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“ W E ’ R E T H E N E I G H B O R LY N E WS PA P E R ” Union Township • Finleyville • Gastonville • Eighty Four • Nottingham • Ginger Hill • Mingo Park • Venetia • New Eagle • Monongahela • Elrama • Elizabeth • West Elizabeth • Jefferson • Library • South Park

September 2007 Vol. 4, Issue 4

GRAND OPENINGS: Dianne Adrian Photography Opens in Finleyville Page 26 SPECIAL SECTION: Fall Home & Garden Page 38

Roller-bladers and skateboarders would be excited to see the concrete quarter-pipes, and mini ramps coming together.

Bulldozers, diggers, and dump trucks roam the construction site where the new 3-B Action Park is being built in South Park

New 3-B Action Park Progessing in South Park By Beth Stroud

SPORTS: Fair Champion Is Also Soccer Standout Page 54 Index: Local News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5 Happenings & Events . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Local Business News . . . . . . . . . . Page 24 Local People News . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 28 Local Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 32 Area School News . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 50 Local Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 54 Kids & Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 60 Your Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 63 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 73

The county’s second 3-B Action Park is scheduled to open next spring in South Park near the BMX Track. Designed for skateboards, bikes, and rollerblades, the park is currently in progress and should be completed this December. “This has been in the making for five years,” commented Park Manager John Stibrik. “A lot of people have been asking for such a park, and now we’ll have the second one in the area.” An existing 3-B Action Park, smaller than the one designed here, has already opened in Boyce Park. “It has been used tremendously,” added Stibrik. There are plans for a third such park to be built in North Park. Monitored by the Allegheny County Police Department, the park will be free for the public’s use and safety equipment will be required. Part of the overall park environment will include a small picnic area, water fountain, and shelter. Operating hours will be from 8 am until sundown, and it’s not out of the question for riders to use the park year round in mild weather. (PHOTOS BY SCOTT MCCURDY)

8th Annual Cruisin’ Oldies Fest – September 30 The South Hills Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 8th annual “Cruisin’ Oldies Fest” on Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The event will be held at the South Park Wave Pool. There will be a pre-event parade at 12:00 noon starting at the VIP Pit Stop on Corrigan Drive, to McConkey, to the Wave Pool. This event is free to the public. Come and enjoy hundreds of classic and antique cars, a vintage bicycle collection, and appearances by the National Marble Champions. Activities will also include an auction under the big white tent, food vendors, crafters, demonstrations, non-stop oldies music provided by DJ Jeff Allen of WLSW Radio, and live music including Dante’s Inferno- Motown & Soulful Concert. Kids will enjoy the Rainbow Express Train, Spangles-the Clown, Kimba, face and hand painter, and M.C. Sturman, Caricaturist. Registration for classic or antique car is $10.00 per car. Dash Plaques & Goodie Bags to the 1st 300 Cars. Classic/Antique Car Parade Opening the Event Begins at Noon at the VIP Parking Lot. Bonus: 1st 50 Cars Registered receives a Reserved Spot in the Opening Parade and Gold Circle Parking at the Wave Pool Event Site. To request a pre-registration form, or for questions and additional information about the event, please call 412-306-8090, Email: or visit the South Hills Chamber of Commerce website at Carry-Out or Delivery • 7 Days a Week 834

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Tip-of-the-Hat From Mingo Cemetery Corporation Dear Editor, The Mingo Cemetery Corporation would like to thank those individuals who donated to our 2007 Fund Drive. With their help we were able to pave an additional 360 feet of our access road. This is an ongoing project and with their continued support we will be able to complete this important improvement to the cemetery. Thanks again for your help. Ronald W. Bewick, Secretary/ Treasurer, Mingo Cemetery Corporation

Township Needs To Do Something About Speeding on Airport Road Dear Editor, I have lived on Airport Road in Union Township for over 13 years. We have seen this quiet country road turn into a highway of accidents. I remember a head on collision a few houses down from me a few years ago where someone was severely injured. On Monday, August 6, 2007 a young man lost his life because he was going too fast to make the bend. The wreckage was indescribable and unrecognizable and I said a prayer for him as the fireman told me there was nothing they could do. I stood there with my son, while we watched the firemen and police remove the wreckage and wondered why this had to happen. It brought back memories as a child when I saw a vehicle from an accident. I hope it left the same picture in my son’s mind of what could happen so he doesn’t drive too fast when it is his turn.

The posted speed limit on this road is 25 mph, however, the normal speed driven is around 40-60 mph. It has become so commonplace that we find it strange when someone is actually obeying the law. I am afraid to let my kids cross the road to get the mail or to ride their bikes. I can’t recall how many times over the years I have heard a car roar by my house and moments later hear screeching brakes as the car tries to make the bend. Many times I have driven down the road to find car debris and the arrow sign knocked down because someone misses the bend. There are scars on the trees from many other accidents. Many times they leave the scene leaving the homeowner to clean up the damage. This happens 4-5 times a year! There have been many times I have almost been hit head on. At night or when it is foggy it is even worse because you can’t see the signs until it is too late. I wonder how many others will have to die before the township does something about this. I have thought long and hard about how to reduce the speed going into this bend without too much expense since we no longer have police to patrol the road. Put a stop sign at the entrance to the Finleyville Airport so that cars will have to stop before proceeding into the curve to go down the hill Put yellow reflective markings on the road before you get to the entrance to the Finleyville Airport, to warn drivers to “SLOW DOWN SHARP CURVE AHEAD”. Rumble strips would also help warn people there is danger ahead. This would warn people who are not familiar with the road. For all others who travel this road on a daily basis, the easiest way to fix the problem is to just SLOW DOWN. Kim Bevan - Union Township

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PLACES TO GO . . . THINGS TO SEE . . . STUFF TO DO . . . SEPTEMBER 2 29th ANNUAL ELRAMA COMMUNITY DAY - 1 pm, Carl Lukitsch Polka Band; 7 pm, Todd Jones. Moonwalk and games for children plus chuck-a-luck wheel, quarter machine, and other games. Plenty of fun for children and adults!

SEPTEMBER 3 LABOR DAY 5K CLASSIC - Washington Park. Walkers start at 8:45 am, runners at 9 am. Cost: pre-registration, $15; $20 after 8/25. 25th annual event sponsored by Washington Christian Outreach, 724-222-0750 LABOR DAY BBQ - The Spring House. 724228-3339

historical Society. Meet renowned regional artists during an elegant evening of original artwork, champagne, hors d’oeuvres & live music under the magnificent beauty of the stained glass Courthouse dome.

elevator to the 3rd floor dining area. Breakfast includes eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, hash browns, fruits, biscuits and sausage gravy, fruits, and deserts (courtesy of The Goody Shoppe of Elizabeth).

WELLNESS BLOOD SCREENING - The Pleasant Hills Lions Club will sponsor its annual AMBA Wellness Blood Screening Event on Saturday September 8, 2007, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building located at 410 East Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The Lions Club will collect a $5.00 handling fee in addition to the $32 cost of the multiphasic blood analysis. For appointments, call 1-800-234-8888.

23rd ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT - CANONSBURG GENERAL HOSPITAL - Valley Brook Country Club. 11 am shotgun start. Player/$225, foursome and tee flag/$1,000. Benefit golf tournament that includes brunch, dinner, hole-in-one and putting contests, skill and raffle prizes. 724-8735835


SEPTEMBER 4, 5 JOHNNY APPLESEED PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM - Mingo Park, Shelter 1 Session I: 10 am; Session II, 1 pm. September is the month to celebrate the adventures of Johnny Appleseed stories and nature hikes, and a craft project will help us all to learn more about the interesting life of this man. Fee: $2. 724-228-6867

SEPTEMBER 6 HOME SCHOOL OURDOOR CLASSROOM Mingo Park, Shelter 1. Pioneer Living Session I, 10 am; Session II, 1 pm. Elementary-age, home-schooled children are invited to take a step back in time to see how pioneer children lived, played, and worked. Corn grinding, food and water collecting, stacking wood, and washing clothes are just a few activities that will be shared. Reservations required. 724-228-6867

SEPTEMBER 7, 8 STAR PARTY - Mingo Park Observatory. Come see the moon, planets, and outer space. The Amateur Astronomers of Pittsburgh, Inc. (AAP), in Cooperation with Washington County, will be presenting public star parties. Bring your family and friends to discover the wonders of the heavens from this dark sky location and visit the newly built Mingo Park Observatory. Events start at dusk and will be staffed with knowledgeable members of AAP. Viewing will take place as long as there is a partly clear sky. 724-228-6867

SEPTEMBER 8 ART IN THE GARDEN ARTISIT RECEPTION & AUCTION - 5pm-8pm. Washington County Court House. Admission. 11th annual event sponsored by the Washington County


CECIL FALL FESTIVAL - Sat 9am-8pm (opening ceremonies at 12 pm) Sun 9am6pm. Cecil Township Park 20th annual event sponsored by Cecil Township Parks & Recreation. Food & craft booths, pony rides, petting zoo & entertainment. HARVEST FESTIVAL - Shoppes of Scenery Hill. Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm 2nd annual event sponsored by the Merchants Guild of Scenery Hill. Enjoy this beautiful time of year in the country. Shoppes, crafters, children activities, farmer’s market, food. A great weekend activity for the entire family. Enjoy a bite of free pie at each shop. 724-945-5116

SEPTEMBER 9 ANTIQUE TRUCKS & TROLLEYS Pennsylvania Trolley Museum 10am-5pm Adults $7, Seniors 62+$6,Children 3-15 $4 Ride the trolley & see many vintage trucks. 724-228-9256

SEPTEMBER 11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills United Methodist Church, is sponsoring a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony that will be held rain or shine on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 PM. The informal gathering will take place at Sunny Slope located in the Allegheny County Park. The tribute will also recognize members of local area fire departments, police departments and EMS. Active military personnel and veterans will also be honored. Other participants in this event include the boy scouts, girl scouts, local performers, and a bagpipe player. A helicopter flyover will also be part of the service.The boy scouts will be collecting old, worn flags that will be retired at a later date during a formal ceremony. The parking lot of Windover Hills United Methodist Church can be used to accommodate any parking overflow.


ART IN THE GARDEN - LeMoyne House Garden. 2pm-6pm 14th annual event sponsored by the Washington County historical Society. Madeleine’s Garden provides the perfect setting for renowned regional artists to display original artwork at reasonable prices. Live music & refreshments. 724-225-6740

NEEDLE & YARN CRAFT WORKSHOP Mingo Park, Shelter 4, 10 am. Needle and yarn is one of the longest running programs sponsored by the Washington County Parks Department. At the Needle and Yarn Workshop, crafters gather to share ideas and to participate in a new craft project every month. The program will be held rain or shine. The monthly meeting place will vary according to scheduling. Reservations required. 724-228-6867

GRANDPARENTS DAY - The Spring House. Old-fashioned meal for the special people in our lives. 724-228-3339 MONTHLY BRUNCH - Steven Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 in Elizabeth located on Plum Street will be holding it’s monthly open to the public brunch on September 9 from 10 am - 2 pm. All you can eat buffet is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for tots.Take

JEWELRY SALE - Canonsburg General Hospital Women’s Auxiliary will sponsor a Silpada Designs Jewelry Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14 in the hospital’s main lobby. Sterling silver jewelry, belts and watches will be available.

SEPTEMBER 14-16 PENNSYLVANIA BAVARIAN OKTOBERFEST - Downtown Canonsburg, Friday, 5-11 pm; Saturday, 11 am-11 pm; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm. 9th annual event sponsored by the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce. The state’s premiere Oktoberfest includes two stages of entertainment, German food, dancing, and music including country, rock, pop, jazz, and R&B. Featuring Oktoberfest fireworks extravaganza on September 15. 724745-1812

SEPTEMBER 15 CASH BASH! - The Library V.F.W. and the Library Vol. Fire Co. will be hosting their annual Cash Bash on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Library V.F.C. Hall. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Drawings will begin at 7:00 pm., with drawings every 15 minutes until 11:00 pm. PA legal slot machines, Texas Hold’em, strip tickets, 50/50, money wheels, food, refreshments & B.Y.O.B. For tickets, please call: V.F.W.: 412-308-0046 — LVFC: 412-835-7114 RUMMAGE SALE - The women’s group of Wright’s United Methodist church will hold a rummage sale from 8:00-2:00 on Saturday Sept 15 in the fellowship hall of the church located at 788 Venetia Road in Venetia. If you have questions or items you would like to donate please contact Kathy Jo 724-348-5969. We don’t except clothing, but any clean /usable item are appreciated. All money raised goes towards mission. A snack shop is also open during the sale with donuts, hot dogs, chips, drinks and homemade deserts. We are also selling sunflower dish cloths for $1 each. BASKET BONANZA AT ARDEN COURTS Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills will host a “Basket Bonanza & Spaghetti Dinner” on Saturday, September 15 from 3-7 pm at the Floreffe Fire Hall. The event is open to the public. Attendees will enjoy Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, and a 50/50 drawing. Dinner cost is $6 for Adults and $4 for Children. For information call Arden Courts at 412-3840300. Proceeds benefit The Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Memorywalk 2007 CAR AND BIKE CRUISE AT LARGE HOTEL - A Car and Bike Cruise will be held at the Old Large Bar & Grill in Jefferson Hills on Saturday, September 15th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM. There is NO ENTRY FEE for this event. 100 dash Plaques, 12 trophies (6-cars, 6 motorcycle). There will be a DJ with outdoor music, 50/50 drawings, plenty of door prizes,

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PLACES TO GO . . . THINGS TO SEE . . . STUFF TO DO . . . giveaways, pizza, food, and drink specials! Everyone is welcome. Rain date is Sunday, September 16. For further information or questions, contact 412-377-7150, or 412-3849950

County’s South Park on Stone Manse Drive off Corrigan Drive. For more information, visit The Associates can be reached at 412 835-1554.


LADIES GOLF SCRAMBLE - Fort Cherry Golf Course, McDonald Registration, 8 am; tee-off, 9 am; lunch, 2 pm. Golf & lunch, $75; lunch, $20. 2nd annual event sponsored by Bye Bye Birdies. Continental breakfast. 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch buffet, learn and skill prizes, treasure baskets auction. Nongolfers can purchase lunch and auction tickets. 724-228-9240, ext. 221.

SEPTEMBER 18 TEA PARTY - Victorene’s Tea, located at 500 Mound Street in Monongahela, will be hosting “A Monumental Monongahela Tea Party” on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1:00 pm. Celebrating Monongahela’s rich history with a tea devoted to our historic city. Come and learn about the Whiskey Rebellion, the Adena Indians, the famous American inventor Edward Acheson, and much, much more! Held inside a beautifully restored 1860’s Victorian farm house, you will feel like family as you enjoy and savor beautifully prepared foods and fresh brewed tea in a gracious Victorian setting. Spots are quickly filling up, so please call today to RSVP at 724-258-7199. You can also visit our website at to learn more about this event and other other upcoming teas.

SEPTEMBEER 15-16 COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL - Mingo Park, Ebenezer Bridge and Henry Bridge 10 am-5 pm; annual festival features crafts, music, and food—something for everyone. 724-228-5520 REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT The Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line will be camped on the grounds of the Oliver Miller Homestead on September 15 and 16, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day. This reenactment group will depict the day to day life of the American soldier in the 18th century. Activities will include close order drills, musket firing, and outdoor cooking. On Saturday, Homestead Association members will have a pig roast at the fire pit for the soldiers and members. An exhibit of antique and reproduction firearms and weaponry will be displayed in the barn. The Oliver Miller Homestead Associates will be in 18th century dress to answer questions about the Homestead and demonstrate pioneer activities such as spinning, weaving, quilting, cooking, hornwork, and blacksmith work. The Homestead includes the original Stone House and springhouse, a reconstructed Log House, beehive bake oven and blacksmith shop, a newly constructed barn, and various gardens. The Miller Homestead is open every Sunday afternoon through December 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $1.00 per person. The Homestead is located in Allegheny

SEPTEMBER 22 BIKES, BABES, BEER, & BOXING - South Park Boxing presents “Bikes-Babes-Beer & Boxing” on Saturday, September 22. Early signups start at 10:30 am. Leaves from Hot Metal Harley Davidson; final destination is Kanczes City Saloon next to Kennywood Park, where the fun begins. First 100 riders receive a T-shirt. Rain date is the following day. Door prizes, food and brew, and DJ music make an evening of exciting USA Amateur Boxing. For more information, call 412-973-3836. FALL FESTIVAL - Jefferson United Presbyterian Church at 716 Gill Hall Rd In Jefferson Hills will have it’s annual Fall Festival on Sat. Sept. 22nd from 2 - 7 P.M. Dinner will be from 4 - 7 P.M. The afternoon activities will include crafts, a produce sale, car wash, and plenty of fun for the kids. The Dinner will be your choice of Hot Roast Beef or Hot Turkey Sandwiches with mashed potato and vegetable, salad, drinks and desserts. Prices for the dinner are: Adult $8; Child 6-12 $5; and kids age 5 and under are free. STAR PARTY - Mingo Observatory, Mingo Park. Come see the moon, planets and outer space. Bring your family and friends to discover the wonders of the heavens from this dark sky location and visit the newly built Mingo Park Observatory. Events start at dusk and will be staffed with knowledgeable members of AAP. Viewing will take place as long as there is a partly clear sky. 724-228-6867 FLEA MARKET - A Flea Market is being held on September 15 from 9 am - 2 pm at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Rd. Tables are available for rent for just $20.00. All proceeds go to The Let Freedom Ring Garden for the Pleasant Hills Garden Club. For further information or questions, call 412 655-4604.

SEPTEMBER 22 – 23 9th ANNUAL ‘FALL ETHNICFEST’ - The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church will be holding their 9th annual “Fall Ethnicfest” on September 22 & 23 from 12:00 Noon until dusk both days. The event will take place at Chess Park-Main StreetMonongahela, Pa. A wide variety of food both Ethnic & American will be featured including cabbage rolls, haluski (cabbage & noodles), hot dogs, burgers, french fries, funnel cakes, hot sausage, stuffed hot peppers, kolbassi & sauerkraut, homemade pirohi, potato pancakes, barbeque, plus much more. Dessert will be available and a Bake Sale both days with homemade pies and nut rolls Pepperoni rolls and items to numerous to list.

WEEKENDS SEPT. 22 - OCT 28 FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL - Trax Farms. 10 am-5 pm. Acres of pumpkins, food booths, hayrides, pony rides, train rides, candy, candy apples, cornfield maze, cornstalk maze, apple sampling, and more. 100,000 pumpkins to choose from, or pick your own in our pumpkin patch. 412-835-3246

SEPTEMBER 23 FALL EQUINOX MEDICINE WHEEL CEREMONY - The Mesa Creative Arts Center 6:309 pm, rain or shine. Greet the arrival of autumn in The Mesa’s outdoor Native American Medicine Wheel. Bring a covered dish to share for a potluck dinner inside The Mesa immediately following the ceremony. 724-947-3097

SEPTEMBER 29 LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL HERITAGE FOUNDATION DINNER - The Mon Valley Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will hold it’s fourth annual John Walker Dinner at Rockwell’s Red Lion Restaurant in Elizabeth on September 29 at 6:30 pm. A full course dinner of Stuffed Pork Chop will be served at the cost of $20, including tips and gratuity. Guest speaker will be Edward Falvo, who has followed the entire bicentennial trail of Lewis and Clark’s Expedition. A discussion of goals for the Mon Valley Chapter will follow. Anyone interested in joining the Mon Valley chapter or attending the John Walker dinner, please contact Lynn McHome at 412-384-3909. WAGS & WHISKERS PET EVENT - On September 29, 2007 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington Area Humane Society will be celebrating 101 Years of Wags & Whiskers. This pet friendly event

will feature arts and crafts, local celebrities, specialty vendors, entertainment, demonstrations, a chinese auction and much more. Please join us from 10:00am- 6:00pm. For more information, call 724-222-PETS. SEPT 29- OCT 31 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL - Triple B Farms. Monday-Friday, 4-7 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm. Pick your own pumpkins, fall decorating, Boo Barn, hayrides, pumpkinland, nighttime fun, mini corn maze, refreshments, farm animals, farm market, and gift shop. Groups welcome. “Play all Day” wristband fee. 724-258-3557

SEPTEMBER 30 ANTIQUES AT THE FAIRGROUNDS Washington County Fairgrounds, 7:30 am-2 pm. Adults, $2 Sponsored by Vintage Expose Antiques; collectibles and flea market. 724229-0356 WASHINGTON ANTIQUES FAIR - Falconi Field, 8 am-2 pm; addults/$3 29th annual event sponsored by The Old Show Antiques, Inc. Hundreds of dealers. Come join the fun. 724-228-3045 8TH ANNUAL CRUISIN’ OLDIES FEST The South Hills Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 8th annual “Cruisn’ Oldies Fest” on Sunday, September 30, 2007 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The event will be held at the South Park Wave Pool. There will be a pre-event parade at 12:00 noon starting at the VIP Pit Stop on Corrigan Drive, to McConkey, to the Wave Pool. This event is free to the public. Come and enjoy hundreds of classic and antique cars, a vintage bicycle collection, and appearances by the National Marble Champions. Activities will also include an auction under the big white tent, food vendors, crafters, demonstrations, nonstop oldies music provided by DJ Jeff Allen of WLSW Radio, and live music including Dante’s Inferno- Motown & Soulful Concert. Kids will enjoy the Rainbow Express Train, Spangles-the Clown, Kimba, face and hand painter, and M.C. Sturman, Caricaturist. for questions, call 412-306-8090, Email: or visit the South Hills Chamber of Commerce website at

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Recent Local Deaths Anderson – William V, 53., of Charleroi died Wednesday July 18. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Magaro – George, 83., of Clairton died Thursday August 9. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

Basich – Albert (Al) 81., of Jefferson Hills died Sunday August 12. Al was a former Chief of Police in Jefferson Hills. Arrangements under direction of Stephen Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

Marche – Helen A, 63., of Monongahela died Wednesday July 25. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Carlson – Clifford Oscar, 81., of Monongahela died Friday July 20. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Crompton – Clarence Russell, 87., of Forward Twp died Sunday July 29. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Mellor – Jennie J, 90., of Monongahela died Monday July 23. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Myor – Mary, 85., of Monongahela died Thursday July 5. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela. Panizzi – Leo F, 92., of Carroll Twp died Friday July 6. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Dosse – Bruno, 84 of Cheney Washington, Formerly of Nottingham Twp died Thursday July 19. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Spahr – Eleanore, 76., of Monongahela died Sunday July 15. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Filippelli – Mary Ann (Popp), 81., of Monongahela died Monday August 13. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Stamback – Elizabeth (Babe) 84., of Venetia died Tuesday July 31. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

France – Anna Mae, 80., of Charleroi died Friday August 3. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Stapulis – Thomas William, 59., of California, Pa died Friday July 13. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Giffin – Freda, 83., of Monongahela died Tues July 10. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Lodovici – Albert (Cueball) 82., of Carroll Twp died Tuesday July 24. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Young – Elizabeth Jane (Betty) 88., of Monongahela died Tuesday July 31. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Mon Area Writers Group Seeks Members Do you have a story to tell? Have you ever dreamed of seeing your words in print? The Monongahela Area Writers’ Guild is accepting new members. The guild is open to writers of all genres and all levels. The Guild is a group of writers, novice and experienced with one thing in common—to write and be published. Facilitator of the guild is Beth Hope-Cushey. Meetings are held at 7 p.m.8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Monongahela Area Library. In addition to monthly meetings the guild has additional workshops and writer events planned. Plans include: • A performance of “The Secret of the Seal. A Library Mystery” • A Mini Writing Workshop on Saturday, December 2. The workshop will present how to write a personalized poem or holiday sentiment for a special gift for that special someone. Also on December 2 a special interactive storytime will be presented by the writers’ guild. • A performance of a Children’s Christmas Play Future plans include a non-fiction writing workshop; a teen idea writing workshop, a mini one act play festival and contest; a short story and poetry contest, a tax information workshop for writers. For more information about our group you may call Beth at 724-2589222 or email the writers’ guild at For more information about the group, monthly contests, inspiration and calendar of events visit us on the web at

Car and Bike Cruise at Large Hotel A Car and Bike Cruise will be held at the Old Large Bar & Grill in Jefferson Hills on Saturday, September 15th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM. There is NO ENTRY FEE. 100 dash Plaques, 12 trophies (6-cars, 6 motorcycle). DJ with outdoor music, 50/50 drawings, plenty of door prizes, giveaways, pizza, food, and drink specials! Rain date is Sunday, September 16. For more information, contact 412-377-7150, or 412-384-9950

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Monongahela’s Viability Focus Of MARC Program The past, present and future of the city of Monongahela and neighboring communities will be the focus at a public meeting to be presented by the Monongahela Area Revitalization Committee (MARC) on Monday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at the Monongahela Senior Citizens Center. Anthony M. Lombardi, of Carroll Township, former president and chief executive officer of Monongahela Valley Hospital and a longtime community leader in the Mon Valley, will be the featured speaker. He will present “An Assessment of Monongahela City: Planning for Its Continued Viability.” “We are very pleased to have Mr. Lombardi offer keynote remarks,” said Judy Loughman, spokesperson for MARC. “He has long been a pillar of our community and his presentation will be of benefit to all who attend.” Loughman also emphasized that the program is open to “anyone and everyone who is interested in Monongahela.” In addition to Lombardi’s presentation, the program will include discussion of ideas and planning for the city’s future. MARC is a non-profit corporation comprised of volunteers living, working or interested in the sustained development of the Greater Monongahela Area of Monongahela, Carroll Township and New Eagle. “The group is committed to preserving, enhancing and beautifying the quality of life in our communities through our service to the area,” Loughman said. She also reaffirmed that MARC members are “community people ... interested in investing their time and energy” in projects that will benefit the communities in the Monongahela area. “Anyone who wants to help determine the future of our area is invited – and encouraged – to be involved with MARC,”

Anthony M. Lombardi will be the featured speaker at the public meeting sponsored by MARC on September 17

she said. “We are always open to suggestions for improvements and changes for the area.” Among the accomplishments by MARC over the years are these: • Beautification of the Monongahela Elementary Center hillside. • Production of a video CD of the Main Street building facades. • Construction of a parklet at Route 136 (Dry Run) and Chess Street with the support of Monongahela City Council, Eat ‘N Park restaurant and Mike Danoff, M.D. • Installation of a gazebo bus shelter at Fourth and Main streets. • Improvement of the horseshoe courts at the Aquatorium and sponsorship of horseshoe tournaments. • Presentation of the Harold Weaver Memorial Jam at Chess Park in honor of the late city musician and music teacher. • Installation of picnic tables at the Aquatorium. • Sponsorship of the Monongahela Historical House Tour. For more information about the September 17 program, call 724-258-3085 or 724-258-2267

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

Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce

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Clubfest 2007 Benefit Concert Supports ‘Hunt of a Lifetime’ By Mandy Withers-Kozlowski Elrama Sportsmen’s Club held a benefit concert, “Clubfest 2007”, for Hunt of a Lifetime on July 14. Hunt of a Lifetime is a nonprofit organization with a mission to grant hunting and fishing adventures and dreams for children ages 21 and under who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illness ( Todd Jones headlined “Club Fest” 2007 The day began at 1 pm with The at Elrama Sportsmens Club Echoes, followed by old-time country and bluegrass band Saddle Tramps and Corey Wood and Chris Knobbs of Strictly Pickin. Fiddlin’ Mike Holerich came all the way from Tennessee to make a special appearance and play at the benefit. Prairie Fire took the stage around 4 pm with a surprising special appearance by Larry Lee Jones. New and upcoming band Alli Gillis had the crowd dancing when they took the stage, and Todd Jones topped off the night as the headliner. The weather was perfect for this Todd Jones entertains the crowd at “Club Fest” all-day outdoor festival. Approximately 500 people attended. The original intention was to raise enough money to send one child on a hunting trip, but the concert was such a huge success that almost $13,000 was raised—enough to cover the cost of trips for three children. The relaxed crowd anxiously awaits the next band at Clubfest 2007 Elrama Sportsmen’s held at Elrama Sportsmens Club Club, on behalf of Hunt of a Lifetime, would like to thank the bands for their great performances, the volunteers, the businesses that donated merchandise for the Chinese auction, all of the businesses and individuals that donated, and most of all the people that came to support the benefit. Due to the overwhelming response this year, there just might be a Clubfest 2008. (PHOTOS: JERAMIE KOZLOWSKI)

Washington Hospital Seeks Volunteers The Washington Hospital currently needs volunteers in many areas and departments. Volunteer positions are available during the morning, afternoon or evening hours, seven days a week. You can volunteer as little as twice a month, or as often as you want. For more information, call 724-223-7114. Training and parking are provided free.

Upcoming Events at Trax Farms Trax Farms Annual Fall Festival At Trax Farms, every weekend is filled with fun activities for the whole family! Our fall festival begins on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to 5 pm and continues every weekend until October 28. The activities held at our market include food booths, hayrides, pony rides, train rides, candy and caramel apples, cornstalk maze, cornfield maze, apple sampling, and much more! With over 100,000 pumpkins to choose from, pick you pumpkin at the market or take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and search through acres and acres of pumpkins to find your perfect pumpkin! Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin trips available only with the purchase of a Combo Hayride Ticket. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (every weekend starting September 22 through October 28) and Wednesday and Friday evenings from 4:30 to 6:30 pm (in October, only 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, and 26). There is plenty to see and savor at Trax Farms. Trax Fall Tours Bring your class, church group, youth group, or senior group for a tour at Trax Farms. Our one-hour day tours will take place Monday through Friday, September 24 through October 31, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Different groups require different tours. School tours offer an hour-long educational, guided tour, including a hayride, an inside peek at a working bee hive, an apple washer demonstration, a walk through our produce cooler and a seasonal vegetable lecture with many on-your-own activities, like the cornstalk maze and play area. Each person will receive an apple, sample of cider, and a 3- to 5pound pumpkin. In addition, teachers will receive an educational packet. Our senior tours include a scenic 25-minute long hayride and brief history of our farm. Each person will receive an apple, sample of cider, and a 3- to 5-pound pumpkin. Boxed lunches are available for an additional fee (place orders in advance, please). Our evening tours offer either a hayride only or a hayride corn maze combo on Wednesday and Friday evenings in October from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The scenic hayride is approximately 20 minutes long and winds through the fields behind our market. Call early to schedule your school, senior, or evening tour with us (412-835-3246). Please have the following information ready when you call: name, address, phone and cell phone number, and approximate count of children and adults. Bulb Day Presentation “So You Think You Know What a Bulb Is?” Saturday, September 15, 10 am Join Linda Steider, Trax Farms plant expert, for an informative talk on everything you ever wanted to know about bulbs. She will be discussing everything from the biology of a bulb to selecting the right bulbs for your particular landscape. Linda will also be sharing tips on the proper way to plant and care for bulbs. All bulbs will be 20% off September 15 and 16.

Big Band Music, Dance to Raise Funds for St. Francis St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville will be holding a “New Church Fundraising Dance” on Friday, September 28, 2007. The activities will be held from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the St. Francis Finley Hall, located on Route 88 in Finleyville. Enjoy music by Lou Zegarelli’s “Big Band Memories”, a 17-piece orchestra. Music of the Big Bands songs from the 40’s to the present for your listening and dancing pleasure. This is a B.Y.O.B. event. Ticket price will include beer, snacks, soft drinks, coffee and more. Advance ticket price is $15 or two for $25. Tickets at the door are $20 each or two for $30. Tickets are on sale after each mass, or at the parish office. Call 724-3487145, or 724-348-6436.

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Finch Crowned Washington County Fair Queen

Rummage Sale at Wright’s United Methodist in Venetia The women’s group of Wright’s United Methodist church will hold a rummage sale from 8:00-2:00 on Saturday, September 15 in the fellowship hall of the church located in Venetia. If you have questions or items you would like to donate, contact Kathy Jo at 724-348-5969. We don’t except clothing, but any clean /usable items are appreciated. All money raised goes towards mission. A snack shop is also open during the sale . We are also selling sunflower dish cloths for $1 each.

Basket Bonanza at Arden Courts Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills will host a “Basket Bonanza & Spaghetti Dinner” on Saturday, September 15 from 3-7 pm at the Floreffe Fire Hall. The event is open to the public. Attendees will enjoy Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, and a 50/50 drawing. Dinner cost is $6 for Adults and $4 for Children. For information call Arden Courts at 412-384-0300. Proceeds benefit The Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Memorywalk 2007

Monthly Brunch Set in Elizabeth Fair Queen Contestants – pictured (l-r) Jennifer Conklin of Washington, Valerie Mahoney of Canonsburg, Jamie Lee Finch of Prosperity, 2006 Washington County Fair Queen, Megan Weinstock, Michelle Gottschalk of Prosperity, Marisa Wyeth of Avella, and Autumn Anne Harris of California, PA.

By Alice Harris Six lovely and highly qualified young ladies competed for the title of Washington County Fair Queen on August 11, opening day at the Washington County Fair. Jennifer Conklin was crowned the 2007 Fair Princess, and Jamie Lee Finch was crowned 2007 Fair Queen. This was the 20th anniversary of Washington County Fair Queen Contest.

Ringgold School Board To Address Low PSAT Scoring By Paul Chasko Recently, I had occasion to speak with Ringgold School Board member Mrs. Denise Kuhn about the low PSAT scoring at Ringgold. As reported in the July issue of the Union-Finley Messenger, Ringgold was ranked 445 out of 498 Pennsylvania School districts that were ranked. I wanted to inquire why the issue did not come up at the July school board meeting which I attended. Mrs. Kuhn assured me that the matter was taken very seriously and that actions were taken almost immediately after the scores were published. “Mr. Gary Hamilton (Superintendent) has been given the task to complete an action plan addressing this issue that will be presented at the next school board meeting (August 21),” said Kuhn. She further added “He’ll be looking at all aspects of the education process including possible curriculum changes.” Residents with children and grandchildren should be pleased to hear that this issue is being addressed vigorously by the Ringgold School Board. By the time you read this article hopefully a plan will be in place and in the works to bring up the PSAT scoring of Ringgold students.

The Steven Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 in Elizabeth located on Plum Street will be holding it’s monthly open to the public brunch on September 9 from 10 am - 2 pm. All you can eat buffet is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for tots. Take elevator to the 3rd floor dining area. Breakfast includes eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, hash browns, fruits, biscuits and sausage gravy, fruits, and deserts (courtesy of The Goody Shoppe of Elizabeth).

Nativity Of The Virgin Mary Orthodox Church ‘Fall Ethnicfest’ The Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church will be holding their 9th annual “Fall Ethnicfest” on September 22 & 23 from 12:00 Noon until dusk. The event will take place at Chess Park-Main Street-Monongahela. Both ethnic and American food will be featured including cabbage rolls, haluski (cabbage & noodles), hot dogs, burgers, french fries, funnel cakes, hot sausage, stuffed hot peppers, kolbassi & sauerkraut, homemade pirohi, potato pancakes, barbeque, plus much more.Dessert will be available and a Bake Sale both days with homemade pies and nut rolls Pepperoni rolls and items to numerous to list. Entertainment will include: Saturday : 1:00 - 2:30 Too Many Tubas; 3:00 - 3:30 Karate demonstration (Full Circle Karate) ; 3:30 to dusk-Nutones Polka Band Sunday : 1:00 – 2:00 Dancers by Lori; 2:30 to dusk - Traditional Country Band

Flea Market in Pleasant Hills September 22 A Flea Market is being held on September 15 from 9 am - 2 pm at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building located at 410 E. Bruceton Rd. Tables are available for rent for just $20.00. All proceeds go to The Let Freedom Ring Garden for the Pleasant Hills Garden Club. For further information or questions, call 412 655-4604.

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Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department Lies One of Its Own to Rest By Paul Chasko

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Bruno Dosse, a former fire chief and lifetime member of the Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) passed away on Thursday July 19, 2007 of natural causes at the age of 84. Dosse was one of the “old guard” of the FVFD. Russ Allridge, who’s the recognized historian of the fire department, puts his membership beginning sometime in 1949. That would make his association with the department 58 years long. He was fire chief for two periods, 1958 through 1961 and 1971 through 1974. Bruno Dosse on the 1937 Ward Russ referred to Bruno as a La France when he was fire chief “class A officer and a handson guy who liked working on the equipment and stressed training when he was chief.” Russ was a personal friend of Bruno and his brother Vic since 1944. He recalls bowling with them at Donora’s Half-Moon Lanes (now long gone) and having 15-cent hamburgers at Henry’s (only we older folks will remember Henry’s on Route 88). There was also this story of Russ, Bruno, and Vic planting a skunk in the rumble seat of someone’s car – boys will be boys. One of the photos shows Bruno at the wheel of the 1937 Ward La France fire The Bruno Dosse funeral procession engine while he was fire chief. The other arriving at Finleyville Cemetery photo was taken during the funeral procession with Bruno being carried to rest on the very same truck. It was Bruno’s request that he be carried to his place of rest in Finleyville Cemetery on the truck he had commanded during his tenure as chief. He was awarded the full honors of a FVFD burial service. Bruno was born April 17, 1923 in Venetia; a son of Rudolph and Vera Campestrini Dosse. Bruno was retired as a mechanic with Mon River Towing in Charleroi. He was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville. Surviving are his son, Bruce Dosse of Dravosburg; a daughter, Kristen Waugh of Cheney, WA; two sisters, Esther Meissonier of Venetia and Marie Dosse of AZ; and four grandchildren. Deceased are his wife, Agnes Dosse, and a brother, Vic Dosse. His last drive through Finleyville on the 1937 fire engine followed a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Francis of Assisi Church with Father Robert J. Boyle as celThe honor guard carries Bruno Dosse to his final resting place. ebrant.

Monongahela High School Class of 67 Planning Reunion Looking for classmates who graduated (or would have graduated) in the Monongahela High School Class of 1967. We are currently planning a reunion for October 2007. If interested, please contact Kathy ‘Acton’ Mason at 724-258-7399 or Patti ‘Acton’ Lacko at 724-258-8625.

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The proposed detour route for the closure of part of Ginger Hill Road next summer is 6 miles long. The circled area at Crookham will be the construction area. The detour route will run through Crookham and Ginger Hill using Ginger Hill Road; and through Baidland and New Eagle using state Route 136 and State Route 88.

PennDOT Work on Ginger Hill Road Bridge Replacements to Begin Early in 2008 By Paul Chasko Representatives from PennDOT and the Markosky Engineering Group attended an open house at the Union Township (UT) Building last month to discuss the replacement of two bridges on Ginger Hill Road with interested residents. The two small bridges are in Crookham (in UT) nearly directly under the Joe Montana bridges that carry Route 43 across the valley and State Route 88. The bridge spanning Mingo Creek will be replaced, and the bridge crossing Froman Run will be replaced with a pre-fabricated box culvert. The two streams sit about 275 feet apart and that section of Ginger Hill Road from SR 88 to SR 1016 (Little Mingo Road) will be closed as the structures are replaced and roadway improvements are made. Although funds have not yet been released for this project, preliminary work involving site preparation is expected to begin as early as January of 2008. The recommended detour around the construction area has been identified by PennDOT and is approximately six miles long. The recommended detour uses Route 88 through New Eagle and Route 136 through Baidland (see PennDOT map). The following points were made by PennDOT: • The road closure will begin after Ringgold’s last day of class in the spring of 2008. • Access to SR 1016 (Little Mingo Road) and all private driveways will be maintained at all times during construction. • The contractor MUST reopen the roadway to traffic before the beginning of the following school year. • The contractor will have incentives and penalties to ensure the roadway reopens prior to the beginning of the next school year. • Completion of the project is scheduled for September of 2008. Basically, the roadway will be closed over the summer of 2008. There may be periods immediately before and after when traffic is restricted to one lane.

K of C to Hold Another ‘Knight at the Races’ On Friday evening, October 19, Finleyville Council 13832 Knights of Columbus will again sponsor a “Knight At The Races,” where you can bet on the horses in the convenience of your own community. The races will be held in the Saint Francis of Assisi General Purpose Building. A low admission price of $8 gets you in the door, a great meal, and your choice of beverages for the evening. An additional $7 gives you ownership of a horse for the evening for bigger payoffs. Tickets will be on sale starting in September. Ask folks who’ve attended – it’s a great time, and the proceeds benefit charities supported by the Knights of Columbus.

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Operation Troop Appreciation Tends to Soldiers Overseas By Mandy Withers-Kozlowski Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA) was founded in July 2004 out of a deep sense of patriotism and respect for the armed forces. This group wanted to show a united front of support and appreciation to deployed military personnel to lessen the burden of deployment and to build and sustain morale of our troops by providing them with items they want, need, or miss from home. For example, items that improve their living conditions, contribute to their health and safety, provide entertainment, and demonstrate our support and appreciation. These “wish list” items include supplemental tactical equipment, Under Armour® clothing, musical instruments, phone cards, entertainment items, sports equipment, blankets, personal hygiene and food items, and hundreds of other specialized gifts. In addition, OTA also writes letters of gratitude to each individual soldier for their daily service and sacrifice. The movement has served more than 24,000 U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and throughout the Middle East. Believing patriotism and support of U.S. troops should extend beyond political lines and beyond personal feelings about military involvement, OTA is a non-political, non-partisan organization focused on the individual soldier. OTA relies solely on private donations and fundraisers. A recent fundraiser was a golf outing at Rolling Hills Country Club on May 18. Eighty-four golfers enjoyed the beautiful weather, a catered lunch and dinner, 50/50, and a silent auction consisting of about fifty items. There was also an awards ceremony with prizes for the golfers. So far, the golf outing has helped send “wish list” items to as many as 650 soldiers and the number continues to grow with donations coming in after the event. Visitors can make cash donations via the web at Donations can also be sent to P.O. Box 14550, Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Volunteers Needed At Canonsburg General Hospital Volunteers are needed to work in the Snack Shop at Canonsburg General Hospital from 5 to 8 pm. on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Volunteers are also needed every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to distribute patient mail and sell newspapers. For more information, call Kim Manko at 724-873-5835.

UT Neighbor-To-Neighbor Community Watch Celebrates Second Anniversary By Paul Chasko It’s hard to believe but the NNCW (Neighbor to Neighbor Community Watch) in Union Township celebrated its second anniversary this past month at the August 8 meeting. Attendees were treated to a buffet of snacks and an informative session led by Tammy L. Taylor, an Administrative Assistant with the WDAC (Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission). Tammy Taylor of the Washington Drug and Alcohol The WDAC fosters a three Commission discusses the role the NNCW might play in the pronged effort to combat the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse with effects of drug and alcohol abuse Linda Evans. in Washington County. Case Management workers screen clients suffering from abuse and refer them to the appropriate treatment facilities. They conduct reviews with the treatment provider throughout the treatment process to provide continuity of services to the client. They also are available to help clients reverse the life areas that have been negatively affected by the abuse of alcohol and drugs. The WDAC contracts with a network of drug and alcohol licensed providers providing a full continuum of drug and alcohol treatment. The WDAC utilizes these agencies to provide care for clients suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse. The WDAC contracts with the NDAC (Neighborhood Drug Awareness Corp.) and Gateway Vision to provide prevention programs throughout Washington County. These include educational programs to fifteen school districts and community programs throughout Washington County and free informational materials about alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Tammy distributed surveys to attendees which will help access needs relating to drug and alcohol abuse services in our area of Washington County. She suggested that the NNCW organization might be a focal point for alerting the WDAC of any special needs or programs that would benefit our area. The WDAC can be contacted by phone at 1-800-247-8379 Be sure to mark your calendars to attend the October 3rd NNCW meeting. Dusk-toDawn fluorescent bulbs, Neighborhood Watch decals and smoke detectors will be distributed free-of-charge to seniors and low-income residents who attend the October 3 meeting of the NNCW at the St. Francis General Purpose Building just off route 88 in Finleyville (200 bulbs will be on hand – while supplies last for other items). This, courtesy of the NNCW, the Elrama Fire Department, Union Township and a grant received from State Representative David Levdansky and. Refreshments will be served as well.

Fall Festival at Jefferson United Presbyterian Jefferson United Presbyterian Church at 716 Gill Hall Rd In Jefferson Hills will have it’s annual Fall Festival on Sat. Sept. 22nd from 2 - 7 P.M. Dinner will be from 4 - 7 P.M. The afternoon activities will include crafts, a produce sale, car wash, and plenty of fun for the kids. The Dinner will be your choice of Hot Roast Beef or Hot Turkey Sandwiches with mashed potato and vegetable, salad, drinks and desserts. Prices for the dinner are: Adult $8; Child 6-12 $5; and kids age 5 and under are free. Come join us for another one of our great dinners and an afternoon of fun and fellowship

McMurray Art League Announces October Art Class McMurray Art League classes will be held at the MAL studio/classroom at McDowell shops near Atria’s restaurant K-Mart Plaza in Peters Township. Intermediate/ Advanced Watercolors OCTOBER 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 – (5 consecutive Tuesdays) Instructor: Sue Pollins; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Cost $18 per day members. $21 per day non -members TO REGISTER: Email Julie Funtal-Novacek : and Send payment to 339 Garvin Rd, Finleyville, PA 15332

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Road Traveled The

By Wild Willy Frankfort

Get Out and Do It! I just recently got a hair cut. Nothing drastic, I just got about ten inches chopped off because lately it’s been very hot. I really wanted to get it done before vacation but I just didn’t get around to it. My son also wanted his hair trimmed because he starts back to school soon and he also wanted to feel cooler. So we made an appointment for him at his favorite hair place here in Finleyville. As my son was in the chair, one of the young women working on another patron asked if I was a writer for the “Messenger” and commented on my “pony tail” and asked if I had donated the cut off portion to charity. I told her that I used my hair or gave it to some of my friends who portray Eastern Woodland Indians. I told her that they make really convincing scalps or other decorative items with the hair and that it might be a good thing to be remembered by, “Leaving my scalp on some warriors lodge pole.” To say the least, this drew a strange look from this young lady. I want to tell you all that I am no stranger to, “That look!” I get that look from most of you who think I’m about two pears short of a fruit basket. To try to describe the look is difficult. I can equate it to the look you give a child that tries to run under the dining room table but has grown about a half inch to tall. The child picks himself up and proceeds to try it again only to be knocked on his keister a second time. Yeah… That’s the look. In my quest to know our local history and recreate that history accurately, I have read countless books and magazines. I have attempted to do what those folks before me did every day without thinking because that’s the way it was done. I often tell people that I have taken more useless twenty-five dollar classes than anyone they know. Most of these courses are held in National Parks or at Historical Sites and are meant to teach their instructors and to make a few dollars to pay for materials and so on. I and others like me who have an interest in history or experimental archeology are invited and we spend two or three days learning archaic and out dated methods of early life and survival. To explain, I have taken classes on how to knap musket flints, how to build a log structure with minimal tools, how to make snares and small animal traps, building dug out canoes, primitive fishing, treking (primitive hiking), and countless edible wild plant courses. Now I don’t want you all to think that you

William “Wild Willy” Frankfort are the only people giving me the look. There are folks on my side of the fence who also give me that look. While on vacation, my family and I attended Dixon’s Gun Fair. It’s built just for people like me. They offer a myriad of gun parts to build flintlock guns and any tool or accoutrement that one would need to accomplish that end. Gun makers, sportsmen, and shooters from across the country come to buy parts and attend seminars and share ideas for three days. I was fortunate to meet a gun builder from West Virginia who was attending the fair for the first time. We talked about a number of things but one evening we were talking about flintlock shooting and shooting events. I told him about an event held in his backyard near Morgantown, where two posts are placed into the ground about forty or fifty yards apart and targets are placed on top. The shooter takes aim and shoots the target on the opposing post, then he or she runs to the next post loading their flintlock on the fly. When the shooter reaches the opposite post he or she turns and shoots the other target. If the runner/shooter stops or their flintlock is not loaded by the time he or she reaches the post they are disqualified. I explained how it was done and what had to be done to be proficient at this type of shoot. He being a gun maker thought this was absurd and couldn’t or shouldn’t be done. I told him it was done and done with accuracy during the American Revolution by many frontiersmen but the best man know for it was Lewis Wetzel and that’s who I learned it from… And the look. For me dear reader, it’s not just in the reading it’s in the doing. I have moved past the look and what people think. I have done..! And enjoyed doing it. Now if I can only find a twenty five dollar three day long coarse on the historical aspects and application of drinking cold beer.

South Park Women’s Club Holiday Bazaar The annual Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the South Park Women’s Club is making some positive changes, including a new location. So save the date ... October 14th 2007. This years event will be held at the Broughton Fire Hall. Don’t delay - we still have some openings for vendors! If you are interested in being part of this anticipated Fall Event, Call Lilas at 412-854-3762. The rate for one table is $35.00 or two for $60.00

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Friends of Montour Trail To Hold Annual Penny Day South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail John Becker (in photo) and Dave Oyler (photographer) removed downed trees from the Montour Trail in South Park. Robert and Chris Williams of Monongahela purchased a total of three lambs in support of the Livestock Market Sale.

The South Hills Friends of the Montour Trail have announced that their annual Penny Day fundraiser will be held on Saturday, October 13, between 9am and 1pm. On Penny Day, Montour Trail supporters can bring coins or other monetary donations to numerous trailside locations including:Bethel Park South Park Waste Water Treatment Plant parking lot on Piney Fork Road, Jefferson Borough at Gill Hall Road, Clairton at the Clairton trailhead on PA Route 837 Funds collected by the South Hills Friends are used to maintain the Montour Trail in South Park, Jefferson Hills and Clairton. In the last year, maintenance activities performed by the volunteers of the South Hills Friends have included regular mowing of the trail in South Park, removal of downed trees and trimming of trees and brush along the trail, painting of trail access gates, and installation of safety railings on the trail bridge over Catfish Run. Additional information on the South Hills Friends may also be obtained on the Montour Trail web site 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. Monthly meetings of the Friends are held at 6:30 on the first Thursday of the month at the Jefferson Hills Borough Building. Stop in and meet us at the Montour Trail Council table at South Park Community Day, Saturday, September 22.

NTSB Report on Aircraft Accident at Finleyville Airport Surfaces By Paul Chasko As many area residents now know, on April 15, 2006, an aircraft-related accident occurred at Finleyville Airport. A Cessna 310Q with a pilot and one passenger aboard sustained substantial damage while attempting a landing. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report of the accident investigation was not immediately available to the public, as it is misfiled as having occurred in Finleyville, Ohio (the report will not turn up unless a search is made of Ohio accident reports). The plane was en route from Rostraver Airport, and as it approached Finleyville Airport the pilot reported that the plane began to sink. The pilot added full power, but the airplane touched down hard in a dirt field about 100 feet before the runway threshold. Neither the pilot nor the passenger was injured. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the accident was as follows: “The pilot misjudged distance/speed during final approach, which resulted in an undershoot and hard landing.” The NTSB report made no reference whatsoever to obstructions to the glide path at the end of the runway as contributing to the accident. Subsequent comments made at a Union Township meeting by a representative of the airport implied that trees at the end of the runway might have contributed to the accident. The NTSB has since determined this was not the case. Their determination points solely to pilot error. As the Union-Finley Messenger reported on the comment made at a public meeting, we feel duty-bound to also report the determination of the NTSB.

Wags & Whiskers Event on September 29 On September 29, 2007 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, The Washington Area Humane Society will be celebrating 101 Years of Wags & Whiskers. This pet friendly event will feature arts and crafts, local celebrities, specialty vendors, entertainment, demonstrations, a chinese auction and much more. Please join us from 10:00am- 6:00pm. For more information visit our website, or call 724-222-PETS.

Cheplic Family Buys Reserve Grand Champion Steer at Washington County Fair (PHOTOS BY ALICE HARRIS)

The George Cheplic family (Cheplic Packing, Finleyville, PA) supported the Livestock Market Sale with a total of seven purchases including 4 hogs, 1 lamb, and 2 steer. They purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Steer owned by Courtney Cowden of Washington, PA in both 2006 and 2007. Pictured(l-r)are George Cheplic, Shae Bachetti, Jaelyn Bachetti, and Jason, Zachary, and Lynn Cheplic.

The Market Livestock Sale Auction was held Friday eve in and all day Saturday in the Harry Hank Show Arena at the Washington County Fairgrounds. 4-H and FFA youth presented their rabbits, goats, hogs, lambs, and steer for public bidding. Monies go to the individual and also in support of the Scholarship Fund.

September 11 Remembrance Ceremony in South Park The South Park Township Board of Supervisors, in conjunction with Windover Hills United Methodist Church, is again sponsoring a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony that will be held rain or shine on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 7:00 PM. The informal gathering will take place at Sunny Slope. The tribute will also recognize members of local area fire departments, police departments and EMS. Active military personnel and veterans will also be honored. Other participants in this event include the boy scouts, girl scouts, local performers, and a bagpipe player. A helicopter flyover will also be part of the service. All area residents are invited to attend the memorial that will include patriotic songs, and the distribution of American flags. The boy scouts will be collecting old, worn flags that will be retired at a later date during a formal ceremony. The parking lot of Windover Hills United Methodist Church can be used to accommodate any parking overflow.

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OMH To Hold Revolutionary War Encampment The Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment of the Continental Line will be camped on the grounds of the Oliver Miller Homestead on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. each day. This reenactment group will depict the day to day life of the American soldier in the 18th century. Activities will include close order drills, musket firing, and outdoor cooking. Young visitors to the Homestead will be recruited and given recruitment papers and they will be instructed in military drills. On Saturday, Homestead Association members will have a pig roast at the fire pit for the soldiers and members. Come see the pig being roasted over the fire. An exhibit of antique and reproduction firearms and weaponry will be displayed in the barn. The Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment was formed in July of 1776 of Western Pennsylvania volunteers. Originally intended to protect the frontier, they were soon called upon to join Washington’s main army in the East. They participated in the Battle of Saratoga, which was the decisive victory over the British in the North. They also wintered with General Washington at Valley Forge. On both days, the Oliver Miller Homestead Associates will be in 18th century dress to answer questions about the Homestead and demonstrate pioneer activities such as spinning, weaving, quilting, cooking, hornwork, and blacksmith work. The Homestead includes the original Stone House and springhouse, a reconstructed Log House, beehive bake oven and blacksmith shop, a newly constructed barn, and various gardens. The Miller Homestead is open every Sunday afternoon through December 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $1.00 per person. The Homestead is located in Allegheny County’s South Park on Stone Manse Drive off Corrigan Drive. For more information and a map, visit our website at The Associates can be reached at 412 835-1554.

Annual Flea Market To Raise Funds for Food Pantry The Mon Valley Food Bank and Finleyville Area Food Pantry will be sponsoring their annual Fall “FLEA MARKET, BAKE SALE & CHINESE AUCTION” on Saturday October 6, 2007 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Finleyville Community Center, located on Marion Avenue in Finleyville PA. Vendor tables are available but limited. Donations are now being received. Call Rose at (724) 292-1060 for details

Area Rotary Seeks Award Nominations Washington Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its annual Vocational Service Award and the Roy R. Gillespie Community Service Award. The Vocational Service Award honors a person from the greater Washington area who best embodies service and ethical practice through his or her vocation. Service can be to employees, customers or the community, using the skills developed in the business world. The Roy R. Gillespie Community Service Award was created as a permanent memorial to Rotarian Roy Gillespie. The award is presented annually to a long-term member of the community who has been active in volunteer efforts and who excels in performing charitable activities across all social and economic levels. Both awards include a $1,000 donation to the charity or organization of each recipient’s choice. To nominate a candidate for either or both of the awards, send the name and a description of 200 words or less how the candidate meets the criteria for the respective award. Mail to: Washington Rotary Club, P.O. Box 4281, Washington, PA 15301. Nominations will be accepted through September 30.

New Eagle Focuses Efforts on Traffic Safety and Road Maintenance By Christen M. Stroh The Borough of New Eagle held its monthly meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2007. In attendance were Council members Fine, Sweeney, Berdar, and Grossi. Mayor Bobnar and Councilman Honsaker were both absent. Much of the August meeting focused around the issues of traffic violations and road improvements. During open forum, residents once again stepped forth to voice concerns about speeding in the more residential areas of town, this time on 7th Ave. Also during open forum, the issue of adding a stop sign to the intersection of 4th Ave. and Monroe was discussed. Residents who live on 4th Ave. feel that this is a dangerous intersection because it crests at the top of a hill. It is difficult for motorists to see anything beyond the top of the hill until they actually reach that point; several close calls have already occurred, according to those present at the meeting, who referred to the location as a “blind knob.” Frequently, they note, motorists are speeding when they drive by, adding to the hazard. Currently, a “Hidden Driveway” sign is posted near the intersection to warn motorists of the fact that residents do live and park at the intersection, though it hasn’t proven to be very effective, according to residents. A stop sign, they feel, would encourage motorists to slow down before approaching and stop long enough to avoid any major collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians. Council approved a motion to inspect the intersection via a police survey to determine whether or not the location meets PA State criteria for the addition of a stop sign. Should the location meet such established criteria, it is likely that Council will approve the addition of a stop sign to this intersection. Insofar as street maintenance is concerned, Council acknowledged the progress in the installation process of a new pipeline along routes 88 and 837. The pipes are 24 inches across, and 80 feet of pipe have been laid into place. As gambling in PA is now legalized, more funding is available for grants to communities through the newly passed gambling-related laws. New Eagle is planning on applying for a grant if they qualify to use the money to continue the pipeline to the Monongahela River as part of their Main Street Program. In order to prevent further cracking and splintering along Chess Street, which has been occurring due to a poor mismatch of seams from the overlay, the Borough is planning to tar and chip this street, in addition to Sycamore and 7th, during the next few weeks. In other news, Council received permission to officially place a placard at the Tubby Hall Park boat dock and ramp on Howard Street in memory of Jake Simoncelli, a longtime New Eagle resident who devoted much of his time to maintaining the area.

Monongahela Holds First Official Night Out Against Crime In keeping with the tradition of Monongahela being one of the safest communities in the Mon Valley, the city held its first official Monongahela Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 7. The event was held in conjunction with the 24th Annual National Night Out Against Crime, which is a night for neighborhoods nationwide to come out and stand united against crime; it involves over 11,000 communities from all 50 states, US territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. This Night Out offered an extraordinary opportunity for citizens, community groups, law enforcement, and local officials to get out, meet, greet, and discuss local safety issues. Citizens of Monongahela were asked to support the Night Out Against Crime by turning on their porch lights and coming out to meet Mayor Ken Cole and Police Chief Denny Mendicino, who were available to discuss any local safety issues with concerned citizens. They patrolled city neighborhoods in the blue unmarked police car, and Monongahela City Police squads also patrolled local neighborhoods. Mayor Cole and Chief Mendicino hope the event will be even bigger next year with block parties, ice cream socials, flashlight walks, safety fairs, and essay contests. To learn more about the “National Night Out Against Crime, please visit

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Ask the Expert BY THE DEALERS AT THE ANTIQUE LOFT AT TRAX FARMS Q. What are the most popular and sought-after antiques in the area? A. The trend in what’s “hot” and what’s “not” in the antique industry changes almost monthly. Collectors of all ages tend to collect for the same reasons. The item reminds us of our past, and it makes us feel good. Baby boomers might collect 50s and 60s items like rock n’ roll memorabilia, handmade aprons like grandma would wear, or train sets. The younger collector may like items that they used to see on television or at the movies like Star Trek and Star Wars items, books about Winnie the Pooh, or The Cat in the Hat. Sports memorabilia is one area in which we see collectors of all age groups. We have been noticing a rising popularity in vintage clothing and costume jewelry among young people, both male and female. Here is a list of our top-selling items for the spring and summer of 2007 • Turn-of-the-century furniture for all rooms of the house • Primitive lawn art and butter churns • Designer vintage clothing from the 50s to 70s • Costume jewelry signed Weiss, Hobe, Hattie Carnegie • The Beatles and Elvis rock n’ roll memorabilia • World War I and II military items • Ornate lamps • Paper items, like baseball and post cards • Made in Japan salt and pepper shakers • Holiday items • Textiles • Depression glass and fine china • Vintage prints • Fine silver • Kitchen accessories Please remember that the most important aspect of collecting is “if you like it, buy it.”

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Elizabeth Borough Council Meeting Notes

Elizabeth Mayor John Yacura proclaims July 24 will be known as Elizabeth Township Emergency Medical Services Day in Elizabeth. Pictured (l-r) EMS Robert Simm, Councilwoman Robin Miller, EWT ESM Director Christopher Dell, Council President Monica Douglas, Elizabeth Borough Mayor John Yacura, EMS John Walter, Councilman Chad Rager, and Councilwoman Mary Van Fossen.

by Alice Harris Below is a summary from the July meeting of the Elizabeth Borough Council. • Mayor John Yacura proclaimed that July 24 will be known as Elizabeth Township EMS Day in Elizabeth. Chris Dell, John Walter, and Robert Simm accepted the proclamation. • Fred Blanchard, Gorden Kirkman, and Daniel Price representing VFW Post 7632 and American Legion Post 553 asked permission to apply for a tank to be set up on Borough property in front of the Elizabeth Honor Roll. Council approved the application. • Approval of the Payment of Bills. Total for July $80,946.15. • Council approved the revised lease for the Waterworks tenant. Lease term is July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. • Borough Secretary, Robin Stockton was approved as Deputy Tax Collector to be able to assist Tax Collector, Norma Reschenthaler as needed. • Allegheny County Board of Assessment refund of $235.17 to the Borough was approved. • Building Inspector, Arlo Roma investigated thirty one complaints in July "OBCAT?JULY?PDF

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(though most of these complaints had work in progress). Seven building permits and one citation were issued, also. 156 and 158 Center Ave. (a state road) have totally disintegrated curbs. Chad Rager will write a letter to the State questioning responsibility. 200 Tanner Ave. is dilapidated and with no forwarding address.233 McKeesport Road has 7’ weeds. Chad will trim the property and keep track of costs to be filed as a lien. Cause and responsibility for sink holes to Borough streets will not be known until they are dug and investigated. Makin Engineering has completed their study and plan for revitialization of the Borough. It was presented at a July 18 Town Meeting and again at a Business Breakfast on August 13. Gratitude was expressed to all those who helped in the Community Cleanup efforts. Monessen Amateur Radio Club annual bike marathon asked to use Waterfront Park as their starting point. Approximately 1000 riders will participate. Chad Rager extended his appreciation to Ron Wiley for applying striping to the Streets Department truck.



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Finleyville Borough Council Meetings: Billboard Ordinance Drafted, Roads Selected For Repaving By Paul Chasko Agreeing on the wording for an ordinance to control signs and billboards in the Borough of Finleyville proved to be too much for the Borough Council and Mayor Mike Kutsek to get through on the evening of August 1. At the Mayor’s request, board chairman Tim Kegal scheduled a second meeting on August 8 to allow enough time for the solicitor to incorporate the ideas discussed at the initial meeting. The resulting draft was distributed and read on the evening of August 8. After a few minor corrections, a motion carried to introduce the ordinance and advertise it for the required 30 day period. The ordinance is likely to be adopted shortly after that period. The ordinance delineates the differences between signs and billboards and estab-

lishes the requirements for application, review and approval of signs by council. The new ordinance as drafted will prohibit the use of billboards (as defined in the ordinance) within Finleyville Borough. According to the Mayor, the application for a $125,000 loan to cover the repaving of streets in Finleyville has been approved with the provison that the application must be advertised for a short period. The streets chosen for repaving are Extension, Center, Potter, Short Street and approximately 1/3 of Highland. Mayor Kutsek clarified the borough’s position on the MMCP (Multi Municipality Comprehensive Plan). The Mayor stated that “The borough understands the benefits of the plan but the costs that might be incurred by the borough as a result of adopting the plan need to be identified. Also, the method for distribu-

tion of benefits (grants) is not clear.” In other business: • Mayor Kutsek advised that legal action regarding the Matesich building on Washington Avenue was postponed as the builder/owner has agreed to complete the construction under a new building permit. • Huffey Excavating (lowest responsive bidder) was awarded the contract to replace storm sewer lines and inlets on Washington Ave. • The traffic light system at the Route 88 and Washington Avenue intersection has become the responsibility of the borough for damage and maintenance. As such the $150,000 system was added to the boroughs insurance policy by motion of the board.

Clarification On Last Month’s Finleyville Borough Meeting Article The last item in the Finleyville Borough meeting summary last month commented on a garage operating behind Juskowich Notary Service. It was not the intent to suggest that the garage in question was on the property of Juskowich Notary Service or that it is in any way associated with the Notary Service. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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Union Township Unveils 2006 Audit Report, Approves Transit Park and Ride By Paul Chasko Representatives from an audit firm presented the UT (Union Township) 2006 audit at the August 13 meeting. The comments from the audit firm were generally favorable. The balance sheet for December 31, 2006 showed assets of $548,000 and liabilities of $99,000 resulting in a positive balance carried forward of $449,000. This is a distinct improvement over 2005 when there was no fund balance. The auditors cautioned that there are still outstanding issues that could affect the budget down the line including some outstanding grievances and legal issues. The management letter submitted with the audit noted, “A significant improvement in township management with better budgeting.” The management letter did include a list of deficiencies and recommendations. The UT Board accepted the results of the audit, the audit presentation and the management letter. The motion to accept also included scheduling of a workshop to be attended by the supervisors and the audit firm to develop a plan for addressing these deficiencies. A member of the MMVTA (Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority) was at the meeting seeking approval of a plan for a “Park-andRide” lot at the intersection of Ginger Hill Road and State Route 88. The lot would be located under the Joe Montana Bridges and would have 90 parking spaces for users. The plan as submitted was approved by the UT Board. Since all the interim steps setting up work for the Elrama sewage project (right –of-way procurement, condemnation proceedings, agreements with other municipalities, interim financing) are taking longer than expected, the contractor (D&M) must be released from their contract. This means that new bids for that portion of the work will have to be sought. The new bid motion requests that the bids be opened at a special meeting scheduled for that purpose on September 24. UT must execute the contract 60 days after opening the new bids. This, once again, puts the final cost of the project for the UT portion up in the air. Since D&M was the low bidder it’s possible that the overall cost for the UT portion of this project may increase. The secretary/treasurer was authorized to pay payrolls #14, #15, #16, and general fund bills in the amounts of $9,871.80, $9,129.46, $8,519.92 and $27,874.25 respectively. After payment of bills the General Fund Balance was $494,619.49

and the Liquid Fuels Account remained at $168,310.40 In other business: • Trees obstructing roadway vision in several areas were addressed. • A DEP offer of materials for replacement of a pipe carrying mine water drainage on Ross street is being evaluated. • Township residents Mrs. Uremovich (106) and Mrs. Urbajia (102) were congratulated on their birthday celebrations. • The lighting ordinance establishing district 7 for Tuscany Estates was approved. • Washington County is seeking assistance from municipalities to input data for a storm water management plan. • A letter from a resident claiming ownership of a portion of Boyd Street is being evaluated. • The Township clerk will attend 2 training sessions on zoning. • The road department is involved with tarring and chipping roads and is following the progress of repaving other roads by Ellis Paving. • Picnic tables were stolen from the Recreation Park • Steps were taken to advertise and adopt an ordinance regulating sizes of structures in developments. • The Roposky subdivision was approved. • Letters were sent to PennDOT requesting action to lower the speed limit on Finleyville Elrama Rd. to 25 mph. Three accidents in the past two months involving trucks were cited. There were more discussions and more evaluation scheduled on the Route 88/Brownsville Road intersection. • The Prokop subdivision was approved. • The Rec. board submitted its plan for use of the recreation facilities for fall soccer. • A letter was read from Mrs. Parish concerning plans to develop her property (zoned R3) near route 88 and Airport road. Engineers are currently drawing up plans. • A letter was received from South Park Township expressing concern over traffic congestion on Route 88 in Library that might be caused by development in Union Township. • A tentative workshop for adjusting budget line items, establishing a 5 year capital budget and reviewing the audit discrepancies was scheduled for September 17. • Projects were identified for submission as part of the Washington County DCED Program • Codification of existing ordinances was discussed.

Elrama Community Day is September 2 The 29th Annual Elrama Community Day will be held on Sunday September 2, 2007. Plenty of fun for children and adults. Great food and entertainment. Moonwalk and games for the children. Chuck-a-luck wheel, quarter machine and many other games. Free admission. Entertainment schedule is as follows: 1:00 PM - Carl Lukitsch Polka Band • 7:00 PM - Todd Jones

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South Park Township Recognizes Two Local Heroes By Beth Stroud Everyone has their own idea of what a “hero” is to them, but on the night of July 1, 2007, an area man was extremely fortunate that there were two heroes traveling Ridge Road shortly after he wrecked his car. A one vehicle accident had left him trapped in the cab of his pick-up truck. When his vehicle had left the roadway his gas tank had ruptured and his truck burst into flames. The unselfish acts of South Park residents Jacob Hannan and David Yarborough saved the driver’s life as the two young men risked their own lives to save that of a stranger’s. In recognition of their heroic efforts, the South Park Township Board of Supervisors presented Hannan and Yarborough with proclamations at the regularly scheduled meeting on August 13, 2007. “So often the media proclaims people to be heroes,” Supervisor David Buchewicz commented, “these young men are true heroes.” Family and friends were present at the meeting as they received their proclamations and loud applause from those in attendance. Several community members were also in attendance at the meeting and presented various concerns including 3 properties located on Berryman Ave., 2 properties located on Amelia Ave, a sinking sewer drain on Stanley St., and a compost pile on Broughton Road that was reported as being a “draw for rodents.” After discussion on each issue, the supervisors, township manager, code enforcement officer, and director of public works will take appropriate action as well as to make contacts with other community agencies for their role in corrective action. Included as part of that action was the scheduling of three hearings on the nuisance properties located on Berryman Ave. The hearings will be held prior to the September 10 meeting beginning at 6:15 PM. Representatives for the South Park Girl Scouts approached the Board for permission to apply for the Adopt A Highway/PA Cleanways programs. These programs have been put in place by the state to rid the roadways of illegal dumping and littering. This has been an ongoing problem in the township and the Girl Scouts would like to “reactivate” the program. This is an issue that has been great concern for the supervisors, and especially Supervisor Buchewicz. “Anyone can get a group together to participate in this program. We may be able to handle our (township) roads, but funds are not available to handle all roads including the state and county roads. This is a great program to clean-up litter. It’s great exercise, a safe, secure operation, and free advertisement for your group or business through the sign that Penndot places along the roadway,” shared Buchewicz. The supervisors encourage more community groups and organizations to participate in the program. In other news, township-owned vehicles will be open for bid on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 beginning at 10 AM. Vehicles available include a 1986 Ford Dump Truck, a 1990 Ford F-350 Pick-Up Truck and a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. There is no minimum bid for any of the vehicles. Bids will be awarded at the regularly scheduled supervisors’ meeting on September 10, 2007. The police chief’s report for the month of July included 785 calls, 28 arrests, 159 traffic citations, 9 parking citations, 178 warnings, 14 reportable accidents, 6 non-reportable accidents, 21 fire calls, 34 EMS calls and 1 deer complaint.

Monongahela Debates Nighttime Trick-or-Treating By Christen M. Stroh The city of Monongahela held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. In attendance were Councilmen Thomas Caudill, William Hess, Robert Kepics, and Arthur Doty, along with Mayor Ken Cole. Council was split on the issue to reinstate nighttime trick-or-treating as part of Monongahela’s Halloween celebration. Last year, trick-ortreating took place during the daytime. In previous years, trick-ortreating has always taken place in the evening. Mayor Ken Cole broached the topic, mentioning that he has had a lot of phone calls from residents requesting nighttime treat-or-treating for this year. He proposed trick-or-treating take place this year from 6 – 8 PM on October 30th. Police chief Dennis Mendicino, also present at the meeting, explained that safety concerns for children trick-or-treating at night have always been met. Extra manpower has always been provided during nighttime trick-or-treating, and importantly, has been done at no cost to the community; it has always been volunteers who offer to work during trick-or-treating to promote safety and prevent problem. Councilmen Hess and Kepics, along with Mayor Cole, were in favor of nighttime trick-or-treating; Councilmen Caudill and Doty were in favor of keeping trick-or-treating during daytime hours, as it was last year. In other news, Council recognized the outdating of zoning ordinances for the city. Joint Committee representative Ken Kulak spoke about the merits of a joint effort to update zoning ordinances in both New Eagle and Monongahela, commending both the City of Monongahela and the Borough of New Eagle for combining efforts and saving money in the process. Council also addressed the problem of a collapsed storm drain in King Alley. The 36” drain has been adding to the sewage flooding problems on Mounds Street. Council approved a motion to begin accepting bids for a contract to fix the problem ASAP.

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Thomas Family Dental Celebrates 10 Years

By: Emily Grazulis

Drs. Dale and Sherri Thomas, the husband and wife team of Thomas Family Dental, celebrate 10 years in their Finleyville office this year. They purchased the practice at 3506 Washington Avenue from Dr. “No Pain Wayne” Porter, a renowned dentist in the Finleyville area for tw25 years, upon his retirement. Drs. Thomas graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Dental School and worked with Porter for four years prior to his retirement. They hold similar philosophies to Porter’s; they believe in making patients feel as relaxed as possible and perform a trick that Porter taught them so patients do not feel the Novocain needle. Drs. Thomas perform a full-range of dentistry, taking a conservative approach. They now offer ZOOM® Professional Whitening System and Invisalign® invisible braces. They live in Peters Township with their three children. The practice welcomes new patients and referrals and accepts most insurance plans; discounts are available for uninsured patients. “We really care about our quality of care,” said Dr. Sherri Thomas. Dr. Dale Thomas said they hope to follow in Porter’s

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A retired wood shop teacher at Gateway High School, Larry Martello also worked in the auto business for much of his life, as well. He started a car cleaning business at the age of 14 which he operated very successfully until he graduated college. Larry holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree from California University of Pennsylvania. While teaching, he also operated an auto body shop for 8 years which then went to selling cars. The way cars are sold has changed a lot over the years. Dealers once relied on walk in business, but today most customers shop on the internet prior to coming in to see the vehicles. Larry keeps an inventory of 75-80 cars which changed daily due to the many vehicles sold. In addition to the lot, their inventory can also be seen online at or Sleepy Hollow Motor Sales works hard to satisfy their customers. They make effort to thoroughly cleaning their cars to be ready for their new owners. And they also try to put a warranty on their vehicles when possible. Larry has been married to his wife, Janice, for 27 years. They have two children Loren Martello age 30 of Pittsburgh and Lindsey Martello, age 26, who works in the office and also operates their Notary Service.

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Canonsburg General Hospital Ambulance Service Receives Certification The Canonsburg General Hospital Ambulance Service recently received certification from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner as a participating department of the Pennsylvania Fire Service Certification Program. The certificate is awarded to ambulance and fire rescue squads whose members are trained at the state level and are certified by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The training prepares emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics to provide ground and rescue assistance to local fire departments during a fire. To achieve certification, EMTs and paramedics from the Canonsburg Ambulance Service enrolled in the volunteer certification training program that included both written and practical courses on firefighting rescue techniques and how to medically care for injured firefighters and/or fire victims. This certification has given our EMTs and paramedics a clearer understanding of general fire fighting and rescue operations so we may better assist during a fire,@ said Eric Zaney, EMT-P, pre-hospital care coordinator. Zaney added that Canonsburg Ambulance Service is on standby at all structure fires in their area. This certification is designated by a state-issued sticker that has been placed on the four ambulances operated by the Canonsburg General Hospital Ambulance Service.

Washington Hospital Capital Campaign Under Way The Washington Hospital Foundation is conducting a $9 million capital campaign, Building on Our Promise, to support the hospital’s $64 million expansion and renovation project. Industry experts predict that over the course of the next decade, the population in the hospital’s service area will outgrow its ability to provide care. To meet the healthcare needs of the community, the hospital is embarking on this three-year building project, which includes construction of four new operating rooms with additional recovery (PACU) and surgical support space, new 26-bed critical care unit (CCU) to replace current 17-bed CCU, a new and larger state-of-the-art emergency department with 32 treatment and 6 holding rooms (23,400 square feet), move outpatient services unit (OPSU) and preadmission testing (PAT) center from sixth floor to current site of CCU adjacent to the surgical suite, new stores/receiving area, and additional parking. The Building on Our Promise campaign is being lead by CoChairmen Ralph B. Andy, John A. Campbell, and E. Ronald Salvitti, MD. As of July 12, the campaign had received commitments of $5,971,838, including $624,320 from physicians, $475,710 from hospital employees, and $450,000 from The Washington Hospital Auxiliary. “I’d like to acknowledge and thank the many donors who have already made gifts during the silent phase of the Building on Our Promise campaign,” said hospital President and CEO Telford W. Thomas. “Their generous contributions have already made this the most successful capital campaign in hospital history. I trust that the community will follow their lead.” To learn more about the Building on Our Promise campaign or to join in support of it, please call The Washington Hospital Foundation at (724) 223-3875 or visit

AGH To Open Life Flight Base at Canonsburg General Hospital NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRCRAFT TO BE ON SITE BY END OF AUGUST Officials at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) and Canonsburg General Hospital (CGH) recently announced plans to establish a permanent base for one of AGH’s Life Flight air medical helicopters at CGH. Construction of a one-story building adjacent to the hospital’s existing helipad that will house the LifeFlight crew is slated to begin on August 1st. According to Kim Malinky, CGH President and CEO, the enhanced presence of LifeFlight in the community will significantly improve the public’s access to advanced medical care and further strengthen Canonsburg General’s role as an important regional conduit to leading trauma and critical care programs at AGH, West Penn and other tertiary hospitals. “For someone suffering a life-threatening injury or illness who requires swift transport to a tertiary hospital it should be reassuring to know there is now a medical helicopter so close by,” Malinky said. “We are also located in one of the fastest growing areas of the region that is burgeoning with residential and commercial development. Coupled with the aging population, the need for rapid air medical transportation is paramount and we are pleased to be able to partner with the region’s preeminent program to provide this vital service,” Malinky added. LifeFlight is currently comprised of five helicopters with bases also in Indiana,

Butler, Rostraver Township and Penn Township. The helicopter being transitioned to the CGH base has traditionally been stationed at AGH. “From both a geographic and demographic perspective, it became clear that locating one of our helicopters at CGH was a more prudent use of resources for the organization. The move will also enable us to better serve communities in the northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio areas,” said P.S. Martin, M.D., medical director of LifeFlight. AGH president and CEO Connie Cibrone said establishing a LifeFlight base at CGH is a natural evolution of the longstanding, close collaboration between the two hospitals, particularly in the field of emergency medical care. For more than a decade, CGH’s emergency department has been staffed by board certified AGH emergency medicine specialists. “We place the highest value on the programmatic synergies and clinical relationships that we have with our affiliate System hospitals. A permanent Life Flight base at Canonsburg General will be a tremendous asset to that hospital and the community it serves, as well as to AGH,” Cibrone said. AGH and CGH are members of the West Penn Allegheny Health System ( In addition to transporting traumatical-

ly injured patients from the scenes of accidents, LifeFlight also performs hospitalto-hospital transports of critically ill patients. The program has flown more than 50,000 missions over the past 25 years. Dr. Martin said a LifeFlight crew – which consists of two critical care nurses and one pilot – will be on duty at the CGH base from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, with a pilot on site around the clock. It is also anticipated that one of LifeFlight’s new EC145 helicopters will be based at the hospital. Considered the most advanced and reliable air medical helicopter in the world, the EC-145 is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and night vision technology, satellite GPS capabilities and an expanded interior design that allows for the most sophisticated patient care procedures. “This helicopter is a virtual flying intensive care unit. It is also a very quiet aircraft compared to other helicopters, which is important in our noise-sensitive neighborhoods. Together with the exceptional skills and experience of our critical care nurses and the pilots who lead our missions, this aircraft affords critically ill patients their best chance of survival when air transport is necessary,” Dr. Martin said. An open house will be held upon completion of the base.

Carriage Hill Lane off of Airport Road


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Grand Openings! Look what’s new in Town Dianne Adrian Photography Opens in Finleyville By Heather Kelley-Latorre


e have all heard the wedding tales – the best man passed out; the flower girl had a meltdown; the photographer telling the couple “you were too busy to get all the shots!” With Dianne Adrian Photography, you might have the first two incidents but not the last. Adrian has a “natural and relaxed” style, and it shows in her photos. Her endearing, romantic, and sexy shots evoke the couple’s personality. Adrian typically does do a quick 30-minute pose session, but other than that she allows the couple to “enjoy their day” and “goes with the flow.” Going with the flow is exactly what Adrian did when she chose to be a photographer – or perhaps it has chosen her. Adrian’s father is a photographer and she assisted him in canvassing neighborhoods and cities soliciting the “at home” baby picture. After having her children, she considered what she “should do with the

rest of her life” and evolved right into what she had done growing up – photography. Laura Ruppersberger of New Castle got Adrian started in the wedding business; they still retain a close relationship and together attend all the major seminars and Professional Photographers Association’s conferences. Not only does Adrian keep up with the industry, her shots have been featured in magazines like The Knot Weddings, Pittsburgh Wedding Pages, and Whirl. Now all digital, Dianne Adrian Photography offers magazinestyle books, “cloned” press books for family or friends, and even silk blankets. With help from her daughters, Nicole who is the second photographer, and Danielle, who keeps the books, the business definitely has a homey feel. That is exactly why Adrian moved from the commercial Route 51 to 3565 Washington Avenue in Finleyville. For more information check out their website at:

Owner, Diane Adrian welcomes new customers to her new studio located at 3565 Washington Avenue in Finleyville

An underwater view. Only at Water’s Edge. 412-665-3640

September 2007 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 27 UNION-FINLEY–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MESSENGER Edmund’s Jewelers recently relocated to a new store on Route 51 in Pleasant Hills. Pictured here are Karen Christoff, Owner Gary Nageli, and Kelli Filippelli.

Locally Owned Edmund’s Jewelers Relocates Business By Andrea Earnest Edmund’s Jewelers relocated to 761 Clairton Boulevard, Route 51, a half mile south of Century III Mall in West Mifflin at the end of May. Originally opened by Edmund Daumit in 1948 in the Monessen-Charleroi Valley, it had been in Century III Mall for 29 years. Gary and Suzanne Nageli of Finleyville purchased Edmund’s in 2000. Soon after settling into their new location on Route 51, Mr. and Mrs. Nageli attended the premier jewelry show in Las Vegas in June. They are proud that everything in their store is hand selected. Their biggest focus is on one-of-a-kind engagement rings and wedding bands. Edmund’s is the only jeweler in Pittsburgh offering the Princess of Hearts Diamond, an 80-facet, square-cut stone. In addition, they offer a full line of jewelry, including watches, gold, and sterling silver, and they accept special orders, diamond and gold trade-ins, and scrap gold. Beginning in September, they will have an on-site jeweler for repairs. Edmund’s is very customer-service oriented, with employees who have been with them for more than 10 years. They offer a lifetime warranty on diamonds and rings at no extra charge and have same-as-cash financing for up to three years. At their new location, the Nagelis feel they can also offer better prices to their customers. Visit them Monday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, or give them a call at 412655-4077.

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Alex Pankas (left) and friend, Kristen Diethorn

Resident Spotlight Alex Pankas Town: Eighty Four Age: 15 Family: Parents Janet & Milton Pankas & Sister, Kari Occupation: Student

Alex has lived all of her life in Eighty Four. She will be a 2007-2008 Sophomore at Cannon MacMillan High School. Involved in sports from a young age, she is on the High School Volleyball Team. She has played softball for Thomas Softball for 9 years. Her current position is 2nd base. Alex is a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, PA. and belongs to it’s Youth Group. She is employed by The Springhouse in Eighty Four, PA. In her free time, Alex likes to go jogging. She also enjoys going out to dinner and to the movies. And she likes hanging out with her friends.

Stella (Hunter) Volkar (left) and Maisie Campbell (right) stood with Campbell’s cousin, as he saw them off to America to be reunited with their “GIs.”

Stella and Tom Volkar met during World War II in Australia, where she lived. The engaged couple stands in front of Stella’s family home there.

World War II Bride – From Here to There By Heather Kelley-Latorre For some of us born in later generations, WWII seems to be embraced by such juxtaposing terms—devastating and deadly but also romantic and glamorous. Stories like this one make those uniformed young men all the more The Marine ship Phoenix left Australia enticing and the women all the more alluring. bound for America. Stella Hunter was just 20 when she met Tom Volkar of Venetia, PA while he was serving near her home in Melbourne, Australia. It was 1945 when Hunter met Volkar at her friend’s 21st birthday party, otherwise known as a “comingout” or debut. No more than six months later, Volkar returned home engaged to a woman located halfway around the world. Volkar’s commanding officer was convinced that he would meet and marry an American girl when he returned home but Volkar would not have it. Many letters and two years later, Hunter finally boarded the Marine Phoenix for a three-week journey from Australia to San Francisco to Chicago to Venetia, PA. That first stop in America was Treasure Island, Stella and Tom (deceased) Volkar spent a San Francisco. Here, the war brides were taught lifetime of happiness together. about American culture—things like how to tip and even how to wear American stockings with a garter belt. Hunter did not reunite with “her GI” until after a long train ride to Chicago, on which she and her friend Maisie Campbell experienced snow for the first time. Both Hunter’s and Campbell’s new husbands were from Pennsylvania, and they were able to continue their journey together. As hastened by all parents involved, each couple stood for the other and was quickly married in Chicago. Stella Hunter became Stella Volkar. She showed such spirit when leaving her home and family, and despite many difficulties, she barely complains and says “it was worth it.” Tom Volkar passed away this spring, yet Stella’s eyes shine with all her spirit and memories. She still resides in the Finleyville home that Tom built years ago. From Australia to America, from here to there—what an amazing generation!

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That Old House

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

By William “Wild Willy” Frankfort

The 1778 Log Cabin Address: Venetia Road, Venetia PA Year built: 1778 Current Owners: Peters Creek Historical Society Those of you who read my articles or know me appreciate how fascinated I am with log cabins. This has brought me back to Venetia road behind the Wright House in Peters Township. This structure was not originally built on this property, but was donated to the Peters Creek Historical Society and is indicative of the type of structure that is called a permanent log house. Most original log cabins or first cabins were built of round logs and were not meant to be inhabited for any great length of time. Most of these log structures were to be lived in until a squared “tight” log home could be built. A tight cabin is one in which the

squared corners are notched so that the log fits tight leaving a small opening between the logs. If you look closely at the picture you will notice the way the logs are notched and fitted together. This not only makes the cabin tight but is symptomatic of the style used in this area in log construction. Once a family moved into a finished squared log home, the round log structure was converted into another usable building. Many were turned to smoke houses or used as animal pens. Another improvement that makes this a permanent structure is the fin-

ished fireplace. A fireplace in the round log house would only be of stacked stone or logs. With stacked stone, you can see light between the stones as no mortar is used. With a log fireplace, the logs are chinked and a crude mortar is made to cover the logs. Many times this would crack letting in sparks that would ignite the dry wood and burn down the cabin. The roof of this particular cabin is finished in the modern style, but in the day one might be able to see the sky through the cracks in the shingles. This was very true, usually after a good

rain the shingles would swell and close the cracks. This ventilation was important so that the fireplace would draw, letting smoke rise up the chimney. It was not uncommon for a cabin to be finished or made so tight, that the fireplace would not draw. To remedy this one need only open the door. Windows were finished in many ways, but mostly they were kept open or sealed shut with shutters. It was not uncommon to see green deer hides covering the window. These would let light in but keep the weather out. This log cabin is a great resource to have in our community and one you can tour for yourself. If your interested inquire at the Wright House or with the Peters Creek Historical Society.

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

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West Elizabeth’s Annual Sports Car Show

Dave and Debbie Petrovich were on hand to check out some of the cars at the West Elizabeth Fire Department’s Annual Car Show.

The West Elizabeth Fire Department recently hosted their annual sports car show. Among the cars on display were a ‘57 Chevy, a ‘48 International truck, and a ‘91 Corvette (see photos). William Penn, the owner of the International truck had just arrived in West Elizabeth that morning. The day prior he was at the Tri-State Auto Show in Cumberland, MD.

Another Fun Year at the Finleyville VFD Carnival The Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department held their annual carnival July 23 – 28 at the St. Francis of Assisi ballfields in Finleyville. Rides, games, amusements and festival foods were enjoyed by all in attendance. The carnival concluded with a fireworks display by Zambelli Internationale.

A great view of the carnival activities could be seen from atop the Ferris wheel.

Julianna Winter of South Park, Austin Williams-Ayers, and Ryan Winter also of South Park get into the carnival spirit.


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Fresh Fruits, Veggies and More at Farmers Market in Monongahela

Elizabeth Borough Holds Annual Riverfest!

Mon Valley residents have enjoyed the Farmers Markets held this Summer on Fridays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at Chess Park in Monongahela. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available from a variety of local farmers including Triple B’s, Simmon’s and Kerns Farms. (PHOTOS BY LISA SATERNOS)

by Alice Harris

Junior “Mini” Majorettes of New Horizon, always the sweethearts of the parade. Natalie, Ben, and Noel Marche enjoy their balloon animals created by Winkers The Clown.

The Borough of Elizabeth hosted it’s annual Riverfest on July 27-28. Although the usual peaceful event was marred by an unruly young crowd and arrests later Friday evening, the majority of attendees had a great time throughout the weekend. Plans are already underway to make sure that future Riverfests will remain anenjoyable and safe family event.

Jonathan Lemus helps Olga Krise and Irina Frye with their shopping list.

Springhouse workers Molly Diethorn and Molly O’Brien help Jeremy Saternos pick out some sweets. Judy McFeely stops by the Kerns Farm stand to pick up some vegetables.

Proud parents Peggy Ormond and Chad Rager of Elizabeth take young Chad out on the town for his 1st Riverfest.

The Hale Children represent their Native American heritage. New Horizon Majorette s dazzle the crowd with their dance steps and twirls.

Shoppers enjoy the aroma of fresh baked breads.

Monongahela streets bustle with shoppers at the weekly farmer’s market.

Coming in October


C A L L T O D AY F O R A D V E R T I S I N G O P P O R T U N I T I E S : 4 1 2 - 2 4 9 - 8 1 7 7

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Kids Klub at First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville New this Fall! Youth Club for children in 1st - 5th grades will begin on September 16th at First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Vacation Bible School was so much fun, we are going to do it all year long! There will be Bible lessons, games, crafts and a snack each night. Youth Group for 6th-12th graders will continue to meet on Sunday nights also from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us! For more information, call 724-348-5689 or email us at firstpresby@

Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church News Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church, located at 561 Mingo Church Road in Finleyville, announces the following church program schedules: Sunday School: 5 years – 6th grade, 9:30 – 10:30 AM Junior and Senior High: Every other Sunday, 10:30 AM Adults: Every Sunday, 10:45 – 11:30 AM Bible 101: Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

A Powerful Gift Of Words At a ceremony in the Washington City Mission Chapel on August 9, 2007, Robert Colleran and his son Bobby presented Robert W. Scott, Director of Programs at the Mission, with 120 New International Version Bibles to be used by Mission residents and visitors during Chapel services. In gratitude for the much needed gift of new Chapel Bibles, Bob Scott awarded a framed print of the Mission to the Collerans. Pictured above from left to right are Robert Colleran, Bobby Colleran, and Bob Scott.

Canonsburg General Hospital To Hold Series On Dealing With Grief Canonsburg General Hospital Chaplain Rev. Cathy Peternel will lead a six-part bereavement series, “When Mourning Dawns” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on September 5, 12, 26, October 3, 10 and 17 in the McNary Conference Center. Participants will be introduced to the uniqueness of each season of grief to know what to expect and what to do. To register for this free series, call 724-745-6100, ext. 4118.

Crossroads Ministries Offers Grief Support Seminar Monday, September 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is the first meeting of a special 13-week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Known as Grief Share, it is a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling. At Grief Share, you’ll learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future! Each session consists of three elements: 1) Your Grief Share group will watch a 30-minute video featuring interviews with top experts on grief, dramatic re-enactments & real-life stories of people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. 2) After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives. 3) There is also a workbook that can be used during the week for further study and journaling. A discussion time during the meeting will cover workbook questions. (A nominal fee of $12 covers the workbook.) Sessions will meet at Crossroads Ministries each Monday evening for 13 weeks. The church is located at 81 Walter Long RD; Finleyville and is one mile south of Trax Farms overlooking Route 88 & Mineral Beach. For further information, please call Barbara Meadows at (724) 941-3652. Crossroads Ministries website is:

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Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church News We are having our Sunday Morning Worship Service in Mingo Park at Shelter 8 on September 9 at 11:00 AM. Everyone is invited. A covered dish dinner will follow. An afternoon of games and music has been planned. Our Sunday School Kick Off Sunday will be on September 16. There is a class for everyone, the young to the old! Come and share the Word with us! Mark you calendars now for Saturday, October 6, 2007 for our annual Yard Sale and Spaghetti Fest. The Yard Sale will begin at 9:00 AM and there is something for everyone! A Chinese Auction will be going on all day and we really have some great baskets to choose from. The Spaghetti dinners will be served from 12:00 to 7:00 PM, and will include spaghetti, salad, Italian bread and homemade cake. A donation will be taken for the dinners. Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 3111 Route 136 in Finleyville next to Chapel Hill Road going into Mingo Park.

Family Night We would like to invite all families to attend a covered dish dinner at 6:00 pm (bring a favorite dish to share) followed by youth group for all ages and adult Bible study on Sept 19. This evening will be an evening of fellowship and anyone in the community is invited to attend. Rally Day Our first day of a new Sunday school year is September 23. The community is invited to come and share our excitement as we begin a new year of discipleship. Worship is at 9:30am, Sunday School for all ages at 10:45am and a covered dish luncheon at 12:00 noon (bring you favorite dish to share). Fun events are planned with several surprises for the children. You don’t want to miss the two special visitors who will be coming! We had a great time at our pig roast in August and want to continue to grow in Christian fellowship. New Nursery! Wright’s United Methodist Church is starting a nursery! September 30th we will begin offering a children’s time in the fellowship hall for those children 8 years and under. The children will remain in the sanctuary until after children’s chat, at that time they will go to the fellowship hall for a craft and story. They will return to the sanctuary during the last hymn.

Riverview Baptist Church Welcomes New Pastor

Mark Forest

St. Thomas A’ Becket To Host Irish Tenor St. Thomas A’ Becket Church, located at 509 Gill Hall Road in Jefferson Hills will be hosting International Irish Tenor, Mark Forrest on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 30 at 3:00 PM. All are invited to attend “A Moment in Time – Come Walk With Me” a time of meditation, music, prayer and healing. For more information,call 412-655-9297.

Grace Lutheran To Kick off Sunday School with “parade” Grace Lutheran Church, located at 911 Howard Street in Monongahela will kickoff Sunday Church School with a Rally Day “parade” on Sunday September 9th. Sunday Church school is held on Sundays at 9:15 AM beginning September 9th. Worship is held each Sunday at 10:30 AM and on the first & 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00PM. For questions, please call 724-258-4505

Wright’s United Methodist Church News Wrights United Methodist Church, located at 788 Venetia Road in Venetia announces the following upcoming activities. For more information, call the church (Pastor Tom) at 724-348-5718.

Riverview Baptist Church, New Eagle welcomes Pastor Bruce Moses and wife Patty to the community. Riverview Baptist Church called Pastor Moses after a oneyear pastoral search. Pastor Moses is a licensed American Baptist Pastor since 1997. Prior to this, he was a new church planter for the Southern Baptist Association, starting churches in Indiana and Ohio. While in Mississippi, they had a ministry for abused, wayward, and unwanted youth, where they taught Bible Studies and acted as listeners for the youth. Pastor Moses & wife Patty both support mission projects, including their most recent which was a ten-day work visit to Deborah’s House in New Mexico. His vision for the local church is one of worship and service. He believes that the church provides a place for people of like faith to come together to express their adoration for God, as well as use the gifts and talents God has given them. The church should also provide areas of ministry that are needed in a particular community. Pastor Moses served many years on the Board of Directors for Camp Judson, an American Baptist Church Camp located near Erie, Pennsylvania. Pastor Moses’ extra activities include reading, and he loves to fish and hunt. Riverview Baptist Church will celebrate 100 years of ministry in August 2008. Riverview has Sunday worship at 11 am, Sunday School at 10 am, and Wednesday night Bible Study & Prayer Meeting at 7 pm. There is a Sunday School class for all ages. Some other ministries included music ministry, youth group, and a children’s bell choir. If you would like more information on Riverview Baptist Church please call 724-258-8976 or 724-2585696.

Olivet Presbyterian Church News Olivet Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth announces the following upcoming services and activities: Sunday, September 2nd, 9:30 a.m. Partnership Sunday Service Sundays beginning September 9th Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Worship with Children’s Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays beginning September 13th OK Corral for elementary students, 3:45-5:30 KFC for middle school and high school students, 5:30-7:00 Saturdays beginning September 15th Olivet Youth Center, “the House,” open from 6-8:30 p.m. Olivet Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth is located at 726 Fourth Street, in West Elizabeth, PA. For questions or more information, call 412-384-7160. Rev. Kristin J. Beckstrom, pastor

Windover Hills United Methodist Church Fall Service Times The Windover Hills United Methodist Church of South Park will be starting their fall service times soon. We have a Contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. followed by fellowship time and Sunday School. Our Traditional service comes next at 11:00 a.m. Child care is available at both services and Sunday school classes are available for all ages from young chil-

dren to adults, starting at 9:30 a.m. We invite all to join us in worship and fellowship at either service. If you need more information, call 412-653-6899.

Registration At Windover Hills Schools The Windover Hills Schools of South Park are accepting registrations for the coming school year. Classes available are a Nursery Class for children who are 3 yrs. old before Sept. 1, 2007 and potty trained. These classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Preschool Class which is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays is for children who are 4 yrs. old before Sept. 1, 2007. A Transition class is available for children who miss the Kindergarten birth date, or who may need a little more time before going to Kindergarten.This class is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for children who are 5 yrs. old by Dec. 31. These preschools are a community outreach of the Windover Hills United Methodist Church in South Park Twp. They have been education children in the community since 1972. They offer creative opportunities and stimulation where the children can learn to express themselves, get along with other children and adults, share, take turns, and grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. If you are interested in registering your child for any of their classes or would like further information, please call the school at 412-653-6899 or Mrs. Gyorke at 412655-0847, or Mrs. Scott at 412-653-4393.

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Bethel Park

Jesus Fellowship 6151 Brush Run Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102 Tony Cataneo: Pastor 412-854-3137 • Worship Services: Sunday: 10:00am Wednesday: 7:30pm

Jefferson Hills

Beulah Baptist Church 1028 Scotia Hollow Road, (just off Route 51) Jefferson Hills • (412) 384-9278 Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Worship Celebration: 10:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Bible Baptist Temple 1415 Worthington Avenue • Jefferson Hills Phone: (412) 233-3737 Pastor, Donald Thompson Email: Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service: 11:00 a.m., & 7:00 p.m. _______________________________________

Christ Community Fellowship Ministries (CCFM) Jefferson Hills, PA • (412) 952-9949 Pastor, Tom Dubs Worship Celebration: 9:45 a.m. *Junior church available* Location: Large Firehall (State Rte. 51) _______________________________________

Jefferson Hills Bible Church 711 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills Pastor, Chris Jerin Phone: (412) 653-6930 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: 10:30-11:45 a.m. _______________________________________

Jefferson United Methodist Church 310 Gill Hall Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 Phone 412-653-3222 Rev. Keith McLlwain, Pastor Worship Services: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Jefferson United Presbyterian 716 Gill Hall Road Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 Phone: (412) 653-4797 Rev. Robert W. Koschik, Pastor Sunday Services: 11:00 a.m. Church School: 9:30 a.m. _______________________________________

St. Isaac Jogues Church 1216 Collins Avenue Jefferson Hills (412) 384-4406 Very Rev. Robert J. Boyle, V.F., Administrator (724) 348-7145 email: Saturday Vigil at 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Library / South Park

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 6810 Hilldale Drive, Pittsburgh (412) 655-3100 Sunday School for all ages - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m. _______________________________________

Nativity Catholic Church

Windover Hills United Methodist Church 6751 Ridge Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236 (412) 653-6899 Contemporary Service - 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service - 11:00 a.m

New Eagle/Monongahela

5802 Curry Road Pittsburgh (412) 655-3000 email: Father John Hissrich, Pastor Worship Services: Saturday 4 p.m. Sunday 8 & 10 a.m. and 12 noon _______________________________________

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church

Peters Creek Baptist Church

First Baptist Church of Monongahela

6300 Library Road, South Park (412) 833-6111 Rev. Gregory A. Adkins, Senior Pastor Worship Services: “Wednesday Night Live” Bible Study from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sun. 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. _______________________________________

Main & 7th Streets Monongahela, PA 15063 (724) 258-6491 • Sunday Services Church School: 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m. _______________________________________ Mark A. Schollaert, Pastor 601 West Main Street Monongahela Phone: (724) 258-7750 Sunday School for all ages 9:30 am Worship: 11:00 am _______________________________________

St. Joan of Arc

First Christian Church

6414 Montour Street, South Park (412) 833-2400 Rev. Phillip Paul Pribonic, Pastor Worship Services: Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sun. 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 noon Weekday Masses: 8:00 a.m. _______________________________________

(Disciples of Christ) 630 Chess Street, Monongahela, PA Rev. Gerald Demarest, Pastor Church phone: (724) 258-3255 Church Web Page: _______________________________________

September 2007 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 35 UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER First Presbyterian Church Monongahela 609 Chess St., Monongahela, PA 15063 (724) 258-8300 Rev. Mark and Sharon Woomer, Pastors Worship Service: Sunday 10:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Grace Lutheran Church 911 Howard Street Monongahela, PA 15063 Raymond A. Ursin, Pastor Church phone: (724) 258-4505 email: Website: Sunday Church School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. (WEE worship during sermon) _______________________________________

Monongahela First United Methodist Church 430 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA Phone: 724-258-7054 Rev. Michael Milinovich, pastor Worship Services: Sunday 8:45 a.m. (Informal Service) 11:00 a.m. (Traditional Service) _______________________________________

Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church 506 High Street, Monongahela, PA (724) 925-7129 e-mail: V. Rev. Father George Yatsko, Presbyter Worship Services: Sunday Divine Liturgy - 9:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Riverview Baptist Church 405 Main Street, New Eagle, PA 15067 (724) 258-5696 (724) 258-8976 Interim Pastor - Sherwood Sawyer Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. _______________________________________

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church 314 Sixth Street, Monongahela, PA (724) 258-5072 Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. Bible Study - Friday, 7 p.m. _______________________________________

St. Paul’s Church A Community of Faith in the Anglican Tradition (724) 258-7792 130 W. Main St., Monongahela email: Website: The Rev. John E. Fierro, Rector Worship Services Sunday Adul Christian Ed - 9:15 a.m. Youth Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:30 a.m. _______________________________________

The Church of God of Monongahela

St. Francis of Assisi

Trinity United Methodist Church

531 West Main Street, Monongahela (724) 258-3261 Rev. Edward Burdett – Pastor Worship Services: Sunday School - 10 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship - 6:30 p.m. _______________________________________

3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville (724) 348-7145 • Very Rev. Robert J. Boyle, V.F., Administrator Saturday Vigal Mass – 6:00 p.m. Sunday Masses – 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Weekday Masses: Mon. – Sat. – 8:30 a.m. _______________________________________

"The Church of Jesus Christ"

Union Roads United Methodist Church

525 Sixth St. Monongahela, PA 15063 Phone 724-258-3066 • Presiding Elder Robert Nicklow Jr. Service Hours: Sunday School 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Sunday Preaching Service 10:45 a.m. - Noon

3687 Finley Elrama Road, Gastonville (724) 348-5504 or (724) 348-6200 email: Rev. Ken Miller, Pastor Worship Services: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Church School: Sunday 9:00 a.m.

530 Center Church Rd. McMurray Rev. David S. Evans, Pastor • 724-941-4770 Sunday Program: Contemporary Worship 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Bible Study for all ages 9:30 a.m. (other adult classes 8:30 & 8:45 a.m.) Wed. Eve. Youth Groups, Grades 4-12 _______________________________________

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Crossroads Ministries Library Baptist 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville (724) 348-1620 e-mail: Rev. John H. Arnold, Pastor Worship Services: Saturday - 6:00 p.m. Sunday – 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Thursday – 10:00 a.m. – Sweet 60’s _______________________________________

Edwards Chapel United Methodist Church 3111 Route 136, Finleyville (724) 258-8413 Rev. Marjorie E. Lindahl, Pastor Worship Services: Sun. 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. _______________________________________

Elrama United Methodist Church Ramage & Downer Streets, Elrama (412) 384-5520 Rev. Thomas Carr, Pastor Worship Services: Sat. – casual service – 6:30 p.m. Sun. Worship – 9 a.m.; Sun. School – 10:15 a.m. _______________________________________

First Baptist Church of Finleyville Marion & George Streets, Finleyville (724) 348-6777 - Rev. Robinson, Pastor Worship Services: Sunday – 11:00 a.m. Sunday School – 9:30 a.m. _______________________________________

First Presbyterian Church of Finleyville 3595 Washington Avenue, Finleyville (724) 348-5689 Rev. Candace Cook-Andres, Pastor Worship Services: Sunday 10:30 a.m. (Summer Worship hours – 9:30 a.m.) _______________________________________

Mingo Creek Presbyterian Church 561 Mingo Church Road, Finleyville Pastor - Glenn McClelland • (724) 785-4393 Worship Service: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: Sun. 9:30 a.m. Nursery is available _______________________________________


Crossroads Church of Christ 236 Thomas Rd., McMurray, PA Terry Lafferty, Minister • (724) 941-4942 Worship Services: Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship - 10:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Lakeside Church 337 Waterdam Rd., McMurray, PA 15317 (724) 941-9035 • Bible Study for all ages: Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service: Sunday at 10:45 a.m. _______________________________________

Nottingham Christian Center 1028 Linden Road, Eighty Four (724) 941-6717 • e-mail: Bill Lusk, Pastor Worship Services: Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. (Family Night Worship) _______________________________________

Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church 45 Church Road, Eighty-Four, PA 15330 Raymond R. Bruno - Pastor 724-225-3431 Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 11:00 am Sunday Bible Study - 5:00 pm Wednesday Worship - 7:00 pm _______________________________________

St. David Episcopal Church 905 E. McMurray Road, Venetia (724) 941-4060 • e-mail: Rev. Mark R. Wright, Rector Worship Services: Sun. – 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday – 9:15 a.m. _______________________________________

Thomas Presbyterian Church 1068 Linden Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330 Phone: (724) 941-8910 Fax: (724) 941-8916 Worship Services: Sunday 8:15, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Wright’s United Methodist Church 788 Venetia Road, Venetia (724) 348-5718 Pastor Tom Hoeke Worship Services: Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School - 10:45 to 11:45

West Elizabeth / Elizabeth

Elizabeth United Methodist Church 317 Second Avenue, Elizabeth Phone: (412) 384-7050 Pastor, Wayne Cleary Sunday School for all ages 9:30 am Worship: 10:45 am _______________________________________

New Hope Assembly Of God 900 Peairs Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037 412-384-5599 email: Pastor Lance T. O’Brien Sundays: 10:00am Celebration Service 10:30am Kid’s Church (all ages) _______________________________________

Olivet Presbyterian Church of West Elizabeth 726 Fourth Street, West Elizabeth 412/384-7160 Rev. Kristin J. Beckstrom, Pastor Adult Bible Study: Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Worship with Children's Church: Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. _______________________________________

Elizabeth Baptist Church 735 Bunola River Road (Above Lock #3) Elizabeth, PA 15037 412-384-6464 Pastor – David L. Meyers Sunday Worship Service and Jr. Church – 11:00 a.m. Prayer and Bible Study: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

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September 12

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller




UNION TOWNSHIP Richard Sollosi Bank New York Housing & Urban Development Estate of Sara Stark Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Todd and Denise Miller Dennis Bowers John and Karla D’Alessandro Richard Cirigliano Gregory and Kerry Gilbert

Estate of Andrew Zelinsky Diane Waggett Robert Michael Brytus Maronda Homes Inc. Kenneth Schmigel Richard Scheuermann

Dorothy Gumpp Roy Barlett and Carol Fuss Thomas and Renee Benn Matthew Mitchell Richard and Catherine Mangino US Bank NA trustee

Maronda Homes Inc. Phyllis Jean Tignanelli Betty Christopher George Zubasic JPMorgan Chase Bank

George Tomko David and Mimi Fisher Thomas Hart Justin and Dawn Marie Friend George and Susan Zubasic

3442 Fawn Valley Lane 3704 Finley Elrama Road 5113 Hill St 3508 Orchard Ave. 77 Powell Lane (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $42,727) 131 Nasal Lane 3484 Orchard Ave 5128 Chevy Chase Drive 5 Cinque Terra Place 6032 Library Road 28 Norton Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $213,019) 15 Cinque Terra Place 4400 Finley Elrama Road 11 Lake Drive McChain Road 5100 Union St.

$170,000 $76,500 $56,011 $124,000 $2,192

$9,667 $889

$37,500 $52,875 $182,000 $155,900 $176,000 $144,840 $155,900 $28,000 $122,000 $74,000 $92,000

MONONGAHELA Nationstar Mortgage Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Penny Foreclosures LLC Richard Jaquay

James O’Connor Countrywide Home Loans Inc. George Ashcraft

Marcy Crow Gabel Child Ashcraft Construction Co. Inc.

Daniel Larry Jones John Reeder Thomas Scrcek Jill Beattie Robert Corbett Patricia Ventura Deanne Frola John Gregory

William and Robyn Brooks Lloyd & Mark LLC Alternative Pathway Pregnancy Center Alice Burton Federal National Mortgage Assn. Federal National Mortgage Assn. Megan Davies Jeffrey Hennon

431 Jackson St. Maple Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $2,241) 412 Second St. 1009 Fourth St. Gregg St. (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $50,632) 627 Fourth St. 568 Bertram St. 308 Chess St. 246 Gregg St. 601 Lincoln St. 609 Lincoln St. 206 Otis St. 100 Sarah St.

Aaron Gilstrap Richard and Christopher O’Brien Carl and Wendy King Oldenburg Property Management Inc. Kristy Baumgardner Richard McBurnie Michael and Michelle Banaszak

190 Morton Ave. 419 Fourth Ave. 151 Morton St. 111 Union St. 186 Morton St. Main St. 817 Maple Ave.

$15,000 $14,000 $66,000 $21,000 $26,000 $5,000 $107,500

Estate of Olive Hoebler April Secrist Washington Country Tax Claim Bureau Claire Shearer James Pritsiolas Wells Fargo Bank Harry Tuman Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Michael and Leah Anderson Albert Fischer James Pelissero Rickie Roberts Piyasri Chulpema Tracey Van Voorhis Jerome Kifus James Pelissero

$118,600 $90,000 $1,500 $115,000 $2,000 $14,500 $9,500 $1,104

John Dudzik Jr. William Lenhart Donald Turkovich Mark Capozza Cathy Sue Levis et al.

Charles Desport Jeffrey Meyer Teresa Zepka Joann Schmitt Patricia and Richard Trainer

109 Laken St. 201 Route 837 528 Dry Run Road 110 Maple Ave. Unknown Address 8 Chestnut St. 413 Walnut St. Watson Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $6,242) 7070 Route 481 11 Snyder Ave. 183 Terrace Drive 42 Locust Ave. 19 London St.

Jill and James Moorehead Daniel Hainaut and Katie Ma NVR Inc. Jay Hoar Martrin and Atna Findura Duneland Site Investments LLC Mary Rhoades HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Barbara Wilson US Bank National Assn. trustee Martin Dawson III and Yvonne Dawson Melissa and Edward Toth Heather Hoffman Joshua Garrett Copeland Michael George Drear William and Carla Durosko Eric and Paula Hollingsworth 303 Kennett Drive Todd and Alisha Martin Aaron and Linda Thomas Leonard and Joan Andrews Jeffrey Szykowny and Alycia Quinlisk Samuel and Tina Marie Colella Robert Buchina Jr. David Karner

2538 Ridge Road 200 Ash Drive Cedar Drive 657 Elway St. 610 Jacktown Road 6207 Roslyn St. 3303 Veatch St. 6003 Chesney St. and Penrod St 6003 Chesney St. and Penrod St 2079 Constitution Blvd 606 Douglas Ave. 141 Grouse Drive 540 Heath St. 1005 Peairs Road 1124 Scenery Drive 228 Dennis St. $218,500 Rock Run Road 522 Scenery Drive 224 Williamsburg Drive 437 Cedar Drive 449 Cedar Drive 121 Penn Oak St. 616 Shaffer Ave.

$117,000 $234,775 $29,000 $82,500 $34,319 $67,000 $22,000 $2,284 $22,000 $2,569 $84,500 $135,000 $60,000 $88,900 $125,000 $82,000

Charles and Nancy Bisel

107 Viola St.


$53,000 $17,000 $1 $108,000 $17,100 $80,000 $44,500 $2,226 $2,375 $39,900 $47,500

NEW EAGLE Federal National Mortgage Assn. Claudia Williams Shannon Koch Bank New York NA Federal National Mortgage Assn. Estate of Emily Roderick William Cousins


$130,000 $89,000 $171,000 $150,000 $135,000

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Ronald Morosko Jr. NVR Inc. Car McP Inc. Richard Strauss Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Mary Anne Wolverton Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Nancy Brauber HSBC Bank USA NA trustee Scott Gettins et al. Marilyn Lilja Wray Mominul Hoque Joseph Frenock Novastar Mortgage Inc. Esther Cherepko trustee Paul Banahasky Maronda Homes Inc. Estate of Delroy Edgar Dick John Stevens Maronda Homes Inc. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Gilbert Fischer et al. Bank New York trustee

$105,000 $60,000 $197,900 $262,950 $229,700 $80,000 $20,000

WEST ELIZABETH Edwin Casaldi estate et al.


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Casey Diebold John Sanders et al. stamps indicate a value of $29,480) Housing & Urban Development James Boyle Thomas Joyce Paul Gitnik trustee et al. J. Matthew Bradshaw Jason Demko William John Son Jamie Ferrero Timothy Schaaf Lisa Stanicar Estate of Margaret Slovak Frontier Development Partn. LLC Frontier Development Partn. LLC Robert Magyan Scioto Construction Co. Scioto Construction Co. Estate of Virginia Fircak Steven Muchicka Michelle Peng Raymond Kassab Darlene Calabrese et al. Norman Kirsch

Joseph and Dayna Seitz Stephen and Bonnie Kisty

2879 Abbey Lane 2401 Brownsville Road

$169,900 $1 (state deed transfer

Jeffrey Mihoces Susan Ponton James Matthew and Leslie Bradshaw Daniel and Devenee Schumacher James and Gail Kalafatis John Betarie Samuel and Ellen Bonanno Ernest and Myra MacDaniel Paul and Janet Behrens Bank New York Co. NA trustee East Haven Housing Development Co. NVR Inc. NVR Inc. H Jay and Sarah Varner Sandra Jones Daniel Earl Maddigan & Thea Jane Mazzoni Maddigan Michael Fircak Eugene Manzetti Tracee Crawford George and Janine Rider Kimberly and Steven Shuman John Albert Pape III and Sandra Pape

$67,000 $160,000 $325,500 $60,000 $170,000 $124,500 $160,000 $163,000 $60,000 $1,449 $23,000 $52,000 $52,000 $54,900 $11,000 $11,000 $90,000 $159,000 $213,000 $140,500 $75,000 $95,100

Cynthia Wasik Vincent Barone Peter Luttrell Kenneth Ochs Jr. Brian Gorny Frontier Development Partn. LLC Frontier Development Partn. LLC Harry Betler et al.

Chelsey Runski Heather Fristick and Dustin DeFranco James and Gail Morgan Michael Fox Christopher and Jodi Thomas NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Dana Sellaro

6370 Crestview Drive 1004 Imperial Drive 1707 Queens Drive 1893 Ridge Road 159 Sylvania Drive 1112 Tyhurst Lane 953 Broughton Road 3359 Maple Drive McElhaney Road 1245 Megown Drive 2680 Pine Hill Drive Remington Drive Remington Drive 1204 Station St. Wallace Road Wallace Road 1121 Wilhelm Ave. 3064 Amy Drive 2621 Chalet Lane 1532 Leona Ave. 1250 McElheny Road 3101 Piney Bluff Drive (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $110,660) 1912 Riggs Road 6525 Zupancic Drive 1601 Cordwell Drive 2902 Overhill St. 950 Bideford Drive High St. Remington Drive and High St. 3130 Ridge Road

$149,900 $143,000 $164,000 $68,000 $200,000 $52,000 $52,000 $82,000

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JEFFERSON HILLS Wesley McClellan Anthony Simeone Dorothy Anna Freiwald Gill Hall Land Co. David Sparks W. Siemon Jr. James Delconte et al. Estate of Charles Skeddle Robert Schmitt Jr. Estate of Alex Dziamniski Charles Fink Frances Biddle trustee Thomas Zabielski Mark Mooney Daniel Loughner et al. MS Assoc. Gill Hall Land Co. Robert Young Norman Ervin trustee John Pillar trustee

Household Finance Consumer Discount Co. Richard Zito Edward and Jessica Listisen Richard and Madeline Cenci Michael Ferrazza John Ignaczak Michael and Suzan Warchola John Casteel Jr. and Cheryl Casteel Matthew and Chrissy Eberts Brian and Barbara Dawson Jennifer Pham and Ronald Haines Kelly Jean Theiss and William Theiss Jr. John and Tracy Supp Joseph Wosko Richard and Sandra Newell Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Assn. Inc. Michael and Denise Weidmann James and Caroline Stuncard Rose Marie Wuletich Thelma Skinner

2141 Bittner Lane 206 Aber Drive 1013 Dale Road 4209 Harlin Drive 137 Reed Drive 2301 State St. 1308 Walnut St. 1211 Gill Hall Road 620 Hidden Oak Drive 1323 Hornbake Drive 202 Pleasant View Court 1008 Riverview Drive 4023 Rustic Woods Drive 408 W. Deer Park Drive 1332 Bickerton Drive Century Drive 4308 Harlin Drive 6415 Jefferson Pointe Circle 322 New World Drive 117 Chapelridge Drive

$1,598 $190,000 $82,500 $226,000 $140,000 $63,900 $33,378 $63,050 $306,000 $92,900 $347,000 $125,000 $287,500 $132,200 $75,000 $30,874 $231,058 $192,000 $56,000 $150,000

Brian and Marcia Matthews Henry and Joan Verner Veronica Delaney Christopher Warden and Nicole Huber Carrie Sullivan

112 Butternut Drive 112 Valley Road 369 Valley View Road 7 W. Hillcrest Drive 15 Withrow Road

$295,905 $273,354 $387,500 $165,000 $141,000

Robert Keagy Kenneth Smith Ronald Cooke trustee C. Grant Williams Linda Taylor Estate of Samuel Scott John Adams et al.

Joseph and Cheryl Conners Edward and Paivi McKittrick Ralph and Wendy Blough Matthew and Joan Paske L & H Construction Co. Sherri Stablein Brandon and Pamela Kamerer

$189,000 $490,000 $295,000 $391,000 $114,000 $210,000 $1

Sheldon Moss Joseph Torchio Toscana Development Group Inc. David Sayne JR Properties I Inc. Robert Clement Carl Smith Jr. Heartland Homes Inc. Anne Johnson Mary Lou Waylonis Brett Pitcairn Linda Taylor William Smouse Jeffrey Guthrie Raymond Marr Jr. Evergreen Village Co. LLC Edgar Berkey Michelle Sinciline Anthony Babigian Edward Michael McGee Timothy Stech William Blehar Dolores Erhard Frank Renda Toscana Development Group Inc. Jon Donner Hardy Credit Co.

Timothy and Mary Stech Keenan and Kasey Holmes Frank Lozar and Tera Faust Giacinto and Italia Russo William Gray Jr. and Darlene Gray Maura Allard and Seth Spill Joan Simmons and Jack Burns Thomas and Linda Burke Mark and Marlene Herzog Michael and Katie Buczkowski Joon Yung and Peggy Lin Lee McCloskey Land Development Co. Inc. Jason Butterworth and Janice McCartan Jason Donald Leo Martin Jr. and Amanda Martin Ronald and Michol Hornack William Kamm Jr. and Karin Kamm Mark McQuillen John and Tami Daniels Charles Shuster Jr. George Schworn Jr. Louis and Whitney Angelo Stephen and Gloria Joyce Donald and Carol Baker Saleem and Manrukh Butt Bryan and Beth Trax Mark Hoskins

Linda Taylor Catherine Perry Robert Garish Linda Taylor Washington County Tax Claim Bureau

Brian and Melissa Vautier James Bissell and Julie Sasko Kathy Parris and John McFadden L&H Construction Inc. Angelo and Jessica Quarture

John Sauer Jr. James Khalil Ellyn Sue Gottlieb Carlton Barrow Kenneth Ball Great Meadows L.P. Patrick Nagy Robert Simmons Bruce Boland David Mayewski Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Herbert Rawlings Kiyoshi Hattori Tracie Guth Nationstar Mortgage Diana Duncombe Kathryn L Marvin Living Trust

Jay and Kelly Grinnell Matthew Winningham Anthony Kioalicas II and Jodie Kioalicas Margaret Diane Ragan Fred Hahn James and Kyna Baehr Bernard Collins Benjamin Marcus Homes LLC Domenico Pasquarelli Jr. et al.&d Domenico Pasquarelli Craig and Carol Bortle Ronald Sopko Jr. Chad Brogley and Darren White Marlane Brinsky Ashlee Moody and Eric Newman Robert Criss Anthony Reilly Michelle Hays

320 Greenfield Drive 39 Lintel Drive 106 Oakwood Road 215 Rock Run Road Sagewood Drive 513 Scott Lane 136 Sienna Trail (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $8,082) 102 Sunrise Lane 198 Sutherland Drive Wild Briar Drive $105,000 620 Bower Hill Road 110 Bridle Trail 144 Brookdale Circle 139 Canterbury Lane 119 Driftwood Drive 106 Judith Drive 141 Meadowbrook Circle 307 Oak Ridge Drive 618 Sagewood Drive 115 Sandpiper Lane 404 Scott Lane 118 Springdale Road 303 Village Green Drive 124 Brandywine Drive 404 Hays Road 106 Julrich Drive 116 Lake Forest Road 106 N. Heide Lane 159 Pleasantview Drive 137 Redwood Drive 102 Scenic Ridge Drive Wild Briar Drive 82 Will Scarlett Road 124 Windemere Court (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $402,500) 102 Blackmore Drive 121 Clearview Drive 116 Fawn Valley Drive Kingston Circle 356 McCombs Road (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $168,448) 463 Pinewood Drive 493 Pinewood Drive 209 Robinhood Lane 227 Roscommon Place 240 Rutledge Drive 151 Scenic Ridge Drive 243 Valleybrook Road Windermere Court 129 Ammons Drive 103 Castlebrooke Drive 204 Center Church Road 141 Hemlock Drive 209 Lightholder Drive 140 Orchard Drive 115 Parkwood Lane 233 Teepee Road 831 Venetia Road

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Critters Beware! By Paul Chasko Let this serve as public notice to all critters that have terrorized my garden and home for the past 15 years. From this point on, a state of war exists between you and meâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;you will be harassed, chased, and plinked with BBs if you persist in frequenting these environsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and you know who you are. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about you deer that jump my garden fence and munch on my green beans, walk across my garden, and pull green apples off my tree for dessert. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about you raccoons that ate my small crop of corn last year just as it was getting ripe and just as I was looking forward to some sweet fresh corn on the cob. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the crew that rolled my garbage can down my driveway scattering garbage to the road. What the heck do you find good in a garbage can anyway? And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking to you groundhogsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; the ones that live in the woods behind my garden and in the hole under Dennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old building next door. Ha! I know where you live. The next time you dig under my fence to get at my tomatoes, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a special surprise waiting for you. Smell those delicious apples Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve left? Just ignore that funny-looking box theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in. Just walk right in and have a piece of apple â&#x20AC;&#x201C; then prepare for relocation!


Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve not forgotten that you chipmunks stole more of our birdfeed than the birds ever ate. You think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so cool and acrobatic, climbing up a greased pole or jumping from a tiki lamp into the bird feeder to make off with your seed-packed cheeks. You look like you have the mumps! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been watching. I know where you live, and when I get mad enough Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tear into that rock pile and get my seeds back. I know you and your friends couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have eaten five pounds of bird seed, and I have my suspicions that you have something to do with those little bites taken out of my nice red, ripe tomatoes. And hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a special warning for the squirrel that was chewing away on the wood of our front door trim. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your problem anyway? I caught you at it once, and if I catch you at it again youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be mighty sorry. I have some good recipes for squirrel stew. Anyway, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something seriously wrong with a squirrel that chews on houses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you need to get some help! Thank goodness you rabbits have been too stupidâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so farâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to find a way to get through the garden fence.

The apples are great, but the entrĂŠe is over the fence in the garden.

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Building or Remodeling a Home the Safer, Smarter Way By: Arlene M. Elosh, State Farm® agent If you’re building a new home, planning to build one, or planning work on your existing home, you’ve probably already thought about some of the construction features you want to include. Did you know there are products available now that may help you avoid the mess and expense of damage to your home in the future? Here are a few ideas: • Impact-resistant roofing is a relatively new product that offers more protection against impact damage (and in some cases against wind damage) than the ordinary roof. Some insurance companies even offer premium discounts for qualifying impact-resistant roofs. You’ll want to check with your agent before you buy to be sure the roof you’re considering qualifies for a discount with your insurer. • Whole-house surge protection is installed either at the electrical service meter or at the breaker box. It helps to protect your home and contents against power surges that arise outside your home. While you’d still need plug-in surge protectors, whole-house protection may help to reduce your risk of lightning damage. Many electricians can show you where to buy this protection and install it for you, and some power companies will install it at the service meter for a nominal charge on your monthly bill. • Whole-house water leak detection systems may save you the hassle of water damage to your home and contents. These systems shut off the water supply to your home if they detect a leak inside. • New research and products to make your home safer or more resistant to damage are always entering the market. It’s easier to add safety items when a home is being built or remodeled, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for the items that will help to provide years of safe and comfortable shelter.

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Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Tidy (NewsUSA) - If you are like most women, you hate to clean the kitchen. A recent national survey found that nearly 40 percent of American women dread cleaning their kitchens more than other areas of their homes. That’s why the experts at Merry Maids offer these tips to help you get started:

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Before placing containers in the refrigerator, always wipe their exterior, and cover securely to avoid spills and reduce odor. Dispose of items that have not been eaten or have expired, every week. Once a month, remove all items and wash the shelves, bins, and walls of the refrigerator with warm, soapy water, and dry thoroughly. For exterior cleaning, all-purpose cleaners are safe for most surfaces in the kitchen, including stainless steel appliance exteriors.

Scrub the sink so it shines. For stainless steel or ceramic sinks, rinse the sink after each use, and wipe with a clean, dry cloth. Drying the sink will prevent mineral deposits from building up on the surface. Each week, scour the sink using a non-abrasive cleaner, such as an all-purpose cleanser, or glass and surface cleaner. Do not use steel wool, wire brushes or abrasive sponges. Use a stainless steel cleaner or a small amount of olive oil when looking to add a shine to a stainless steel sink.

Remember your disposal and microwave. To freshen your disposal, fill it with ice cubes and slices of lime or lemon. Then, run cold water, while the disposal is on, for about 30 seconds. The ice will sharpen and clean the blades, and the citrus will release a fresh scent. If you have dried-on food in the microwave, fill a two-cup glass measuring cup with one cup of water and the juice from one lemon. Microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the water boils. This should create steam in the microwave that will loosen dried-on foods, so you can wipe the microwave clean. The lemon juice will provide a fresh scent. For more tips to keep your kitchen sparkling clean, visit

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Decorate Your Home with Doors (NewsUSA) - Want to make your home luxurious and unique? An easy way to make a statement is to use doors and hardware to add touches of luxury throughout the home. Your entry door should showcase your home’s distinctive style. Most people Handcrafted, solid wood doors, such as Marvin Entry Doors, choose to have a wood entry door, with offer classic beauty that matches any style of home. good reason. Wood is elegant, classic and sturdy. Here are some simple steps to choose the right doors for your home: 1. Consider the style of your home, as well as your own preferences. A beach house might need an entry door designed to look like a ship’s door. A cabin calls for a rustic door of rough-hewn wood, while a stately Colonial might look best with a subdued mahogany door. Wood entry doors are unique because they can be custom-carved, allowing you to add whatever carvings you want. Manufacturers such as Marvin Windows and Doors not only offer a wide range of pre-selected entry door options, but can also make custom entry systems. 2. Spruce up your deck with patio and French doors. Patio and French doors go with any kind of home and are useful in opening up a room and letting in natural light. These doors come in three varieties: sliding, inswing and outswing. Sliding doors offer convenience and beauty where space is tight. Inswing French doors are popular in northern homes where snow outside the door can make it difficult to open, while outswing doors are popular in warmer climates. A new innovation in patio doors is the bi-fold door. This door brings the outdoors in when the door is pushed back, accordion-style. Bi-fold doors are a perfect complement to today’s outdoor living trend. 3. Customize your home by choosing accents that let you express the way you want your home to feel. Finish your doors with architectural hardware. From a baroque look, to sleek modern architectural hardware, you can tie together your home design vision with the simple touch of a doorknob. For more information on Marvin Windows and Doors, Marvin Entry Doors and Marvin’s architectural hardware, please call (888) 537-8268 or visit

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Hard Water Leaves Residents Seeing Orange (NewsUSA) - They are appearing in the toilet bowls of suburban and rural households all across the country: hard-to-remove rust and iron stains. While well water is safe to drink, it Iron Out Automatic Toilet Bowl can leave unsightly orange stains on Cleaner gets rid of rust stains with everything it comes in contact with, every flush. including basins, washing machines, dishwashers, clothing, home exteriors and yes - the toilet bowl. Ordinary household cleaners will not get rid of iron and rust stains. In fact, it requires specially formulated products, or reducing agents, that specifically target rust. Now there are two easy ways to combat the annoying residue. A new approach designed specifically for removing iron and rust stains in toilets is the Iron Out Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner. One tablet dropped into the tank will automatically keep the toilet bowl stain-free for up to 30 days. It is safe for plumbing and septic tanks, and the bowl water won’t harm children or pets. But the results are better when the tank is first cleaned with the powder Super Iron Out. It is safe for virtually all surfaces and rinses rust and iron stains away without scrubbing. It is ideal for use in water softeners and in washing machines to fight rust stains on white and colorfast clothing. Super Iron Out will also remove rust stains on exterior surfaces, including stone, concrete, brick, boats and RVs. Super Iron Out and Iron Out Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner can be found at most grocery stores, mass merchandisers and home-improvement stores. More tips for getting rid of rust stains may be found at or by calling 800-654-0791.

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Ask the Expert BY TIM BARTMAN, ONE HOUR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Q. Can I just clean my own furnace. I don’t want to pay a company, they always seem to find something wrong.


Well isn’t that the idea, to find some thing minor before it becomes serious? Sure this is how we earn a living but a reputable company is also concerned about your family’s safety. I recently had some health problems. I didn’t try to check my self. I went to a doctor and good thing I did. He found some thing wrong that could have lead to a painful death, but I had it taken care of and now feel fine. I know we are not doctors but we are experts in our field. Any piece of heating equipment can cause serious injuries and damage to your home if not maintained. Things you can do are change the filters. Oil the motor and bearings on older furnaces. Move things away from the furnace so it can breath. Things that we do are, clean burners, check in coming gas pressure and manifold gas pressure. Usually about 50% of the furnaces we check are not running at the correct gas pressure. Just like your blood pressure it will cause premature failure. We also measure the temperature rise and adjust it when necessary. Check flue draft and the chimney if it uses one. We use an infrared camera to check the heat exchanger. Every winter you hear about people dieing from carbon monoxide poisoning which usually comes from defective heat exchangers and blocked flue passages. We also check for gas leaks and loose wire connections, both of which can cause fires. Finally we check all safety switches and adjust your thermostat if it needs it. If you have not had your equipment check recently ,I usually takes us about 1 to 1/2 hours to do properly. When someone comes in and does it in about a 1/2 hr or less, they are not doing a proper job. We charge $79.95 for a complete safety check and if your furnace would break down this winter we would credit the $79.95 back to you for any repairs. The fuel savings will cover the cost of the check so basically you are protecting your family safety for free. Ask about our yearly maintenance programs.

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Tips for Preserving Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Canning: (Two Methods) Boiling Water Bath Method – High-acid foods can be processed in a boiling water bath canner. This can be any kettle large enough for the canning jars to be fully surrounded in boiling water and completely immersed under two inches of water. A commercial canner is recommended, as it has a tight-fitting lid and a metal basket to both hold the jars off of the bottom and separate the jars from each other to allow proper heat penetration. Different fruits, vegetables, and jams have different boiling times. Buy the Ball Blue Book of Preserving for canning times and hundreds of great recipes. Steam Pressure Method – Low-acid foods must be processed in a steam pressure canner. This is a heavy kettle with a lid that can be clamped or locked down to make a steam-tight seal. The lid is fitted with a safety value, cent, and pressure gauge. Freezing It keeps the natural color, fresh flavor, and nutritive qualities of most foods better than any other known method of preservation. It is also the simplest and least time-consuming way to preserve food. Pickling This is preserving food, especially cucumbers, in a solution of brine or vinegar, often with spices added. Processing of pickled products is necessary, as harmful microorganisms may enter the food when transferring from pickling container to jars. Relishes Relishes are prepared from fruits and/or vegetables that are chopped and cooked to desired consistency in a spicy vinegar solution. Sometimes sugar is added if a sweet relish is desired and sometimes hot peppers or other spices are added for a hot relish. Cucumber, piccalilli, pepper-onion, tomato-apple, zucchini, chow-chow, and corn relishes are some examples. Jellies, Butters, Conserves, Jams, Marmalades & Preserves Actually, there is very little difference between the various spreads. They are all made of fruit and sugars and are jellied to various degrees. They differ mostly in consistency and whether or not they have pieces of fruit and/or peel in them. Homemade spreads make wonderful gifts around the holidays and bring back the memories of the fresh fruits all year round for you to enjoy. Dehydration This method preserves fruits and vegetables by removing 80% to 95% of the moisture. Dehydrating prevents the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that may cause spoilage making it a useful method of preservation. If you would like more detailed information and great recipes, invest in a Ball Blue Book of Preserving mentioned above, a guide to home canning and freezing. It is an inexpensive book filled with a wealth of information for all the processes above.

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Tips for Adding Value To Your Home This Fall


(NewsUSA) - The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting coolEnergy-efficient heating systems help homeowners er. It’s time to embrace the transitions save money each month. of the season. Fall is an opportune time to make cost-effective improvements to your home, potentially increasing its value, aesthetic appeal and comfort level. If your yard lost the luster and beauty it had in prior seasons, brighten it up by adding flowers such as asters, mums and irises, or diversify by adding kale, ornamental peppers and grasses. This is also the time to plant trees, which thrive on the cool temperatures and adequate rainfall. In addition to providing ambiance, trees will positively impact the value of your home. Autumn also is a good time to protect your decks and other exterior wood that may have been damaged by the summer sun. Wood finishes are best applied when the temperature is between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. And while the fall temperatures are welcoming after the summer heat, they present new obstacles for comfort inside the home. National home improvement expert Lou Manfredini says now is the time to prepare your home for cooler weather. “With today’s volatile energy prices, it is imperative to find cost-effective solutions to maintaining a comfortable home,” he says. One economical solution is the Hybrid Heat system from Carrier Corp., which combines a furnace with a heat pump rather than an air conditioner - helping to reduce energy consumption and lower monthly heating bills. Insulation is another efficient means of preserving the warmth and comfort in your home. Un-backed or loose-fill insulation is appropriate for reinforcing existing insulation, while batted insulation is suitable for homes without any previous insulation. Remember that the foil-backed side is the vapor barrier and must be facing the heated area. For many people, their home is their single largest investment. Following these steps can protect that investment and increase a home’s resale value.

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Monongahela Area Library

Summer Hours: Monday and Thursday - 12noon to 8pm. Tuesday and Thursday - 10am to 6pm. Friday - 12noon to 5pm. Saturday - 10am to 2pm. Fall Hours start September 4 Fall Hours Monday thru Thursday - 12 Noon - 8 pm. Friday - 12 Noon - 5 pm Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm Sunday - 1 pm - 4 pm Storytime Thursdays start September 20 with a new look! Call 724-258-5409 in middle of the month for more details. Our on-going book sale always welcomes gently used books and/or willing customers.

South Park Township Public Library 2575 Brownsville Road South Park, PA 15129 (412) 833-5585 Evening Family Storytimes Family Storytimes will begin again on Monday, September 10 and run through October 15. Younger children will enjoy the evening filled with stories, songs, and crafts. The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. Registration is requested. Preschool and Kindergarten Storytime Storytime for Preschoolers will begin on Monday, September 10 at 1:30 p.m. The other sessions this fall will be Sept 17, Oct. 8, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec 17. Children ages 3-5 are welcome to join the fun with stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is requested.

Ghost Stories at the Library Alan Irvine, a wonderful storyteller, will visit the library on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. and share some spooky stories in the children’s room. Children in grades K-3 are invited to attend this special event. Registration is requested.

Jefferson Hills Public Library 925 Old Clairton Road Jefferson Hills Municipal Building Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 (412) 655-7741 FAX (412) 655-4003 Protect Your Investments! The library will hold a program on Investment Fraud Monday, September 10th, at 7 p.m. Plan on attending if you’re interested in learning how to protect your good name. A second program will be held Thursday, November 8th, covering “No Profits, No Return”. Join us for these informative evenings. Book Discussion Group The Jefferson Hills Book Discussion Group will meet Monday, September 10th, to discuss The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. The book selection for the October 1st meeting is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Join us for an interesting discussion.

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Reading Activities / Programs BOOK BABIES Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult Duration: 9 weeks, September 18 November 13, 2007 When: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Book Babies is a program designed for children from birth - 12 months old and their parent or caregiver. Book Babies will have fun and gain contact with language by listening to stories, songs and rhymes, helping these children take the first step towards a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime. Registration in the Children’s Department begins August 20, 2007 for residents, August 27, 2007 for non-residents.

TINY TUNES MUSIC Ages: 2 - 3? years with an adult Duration: 9 weeks, September 17 November 12, 2007 When: Mondays, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Tiny Tunes Music is a fun, casual program of music for toddlers with an adult. Every week explore a different theme and a way to make music with your toddler. ARTS ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS (Drama, Music, Drawing/Painting)

ACTING CLASS Ages: 10 - 12 Duration: 11 weeks, September 17 December 3, 2007 (Please note: No class November 26, 2007) When: Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $109.00 Students will focus on technical aspects of acting as they relate to movement and dialogue, then they will be immersed in method applications as they MOTHER GOOSE TIME relate to motivation and intent. The session will Ages: 12 - 24 months with an adult conclude with a staged presentation. For serious Duration: 9 weeks, September 17/18 - November inquiries, call Mr. Nunnally may be reached at 12/13, 2007 (412) 759-3971. Register at the library’s circulation When: Mondays, 11:00 - 11:20 a.m. or Tuesdays, desk. 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Interior Decorating Basics A two-part series on Decorating Basics will be held Wednesdays, September 12th and October 17th, at 7 p.m. The first session will cover choosing colors Mother Goose Time is a program designed for chilfor your home. Session 2 will teach us techniques dren from 12 - 24 months old and their parent or and tips for faux painting. caregiver. Registration in the Children’s Department begins August 20, 2007 for residents, CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS August 27, 2007 for non-residents.

Story Time for Toddlers The Library will hold Story Time for 3 year olds at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning September 12th. Story Time will continue September 19th, and 26th; October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th; November 7th, 14th and 28th; and December 5th Toddler Time and 12th. The children will enjoy songs and finger Children ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to plays as well as great stories. attend the action-packed Toddler Time beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. The other Preschool Programs at the Library sessions this fall will be Sept 18, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Preschool children ages 4, 5 and 6 can enjoy stoOct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, ries, songs and finger plays at Jefferson Hills and Dec. 18. Please preregister. Library at 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 pm on Thursdays, beginning September 13th. These sessions will Baby Lapsit continue September 20th and 27th; October 4th, Fun baby lapsits for infants through 18 months will 11th, 18th and 25th; November 8th, 15th ad 29th; begin again on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. and December 6th and 13th. These fun-filled sessions are a great way to introduce your child to the fun of books. Bouncing Book Buddies rhymes and songs are all part of the fun! The other Book Buddies (first and second graders) will meet sessions this fall will be: Wednesday, October 10th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Future meetings are November 14th and December Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 19. Please pre- 12th. Join us to enjoy stories, discussion, a craft register. and snack during this evening. Register for the children’s programs at the library or by calling 412Magic Tree House Book Club 655-7741. Children in grades 1-4 are invited to join a very special book club based the very popular Mary Historical Society Meeting Pope Osborne series. The next meeting will be The West Jefferson Hills Historical Society will held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m. The book, meet Wednesday, September 26th, at 7 p.m. “Tonight on the Titanic” will be discussed. Copies Deborah Morinello and Beverly Borneman will of the book are available at the library before the present a program on “First Steps in Geneology. meeting date. Other meetings will be: The October meeting will be held October 24th. October 25 - “Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve” Christmas Home Tour November 15 - “Dingoes at Dinnertime” The Library is presently planning their Christmas December 20 - “Christmas in Camelot” Home Tour. It’s a great opportunity to show your home decorated with your family Christmas decoMother-Daughter Book Club A very special book club for middle school girls rations. If you would be interested in showing your and their mothers meets every third Monday of the home during this tour, please contact Jean Wavle at month The next meeting will be held on Monday, the library 412-655-7741 for additional information. Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

BODIES IN MOTION Ages: Preschoolers ages 2-5 Duration: 9 weeks, September 20 November 15, 2007 When: Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:05 a.m. OR 1:00 - 1:35 p.m. Preschooelrs ages 2-5 are invited to join us as we wiggle, giggle, move and groove!

TODDLER TALES Ages: 2 - 3 years with an adult Duration: 9 weeks, September 19 November 4, 2007 When: Wednesdays Time: 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. or 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

WATERCOLOR PENCILS Ages: 4 - 6 Duration: 4 weeks, September 18 October 9, 2007 When: Tuesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Cost: $13.00 plus supplies

Ages: 7 - 13 Duration: 4 weeks, September 18 - October 9, 2007 When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Limit: 15 children Cost: $15.00 plus supplies Students will learn basic drawing and line techniques using markers. Register at the library’s cirToddler Tales is a 30-minute storytime designed for culation desk; please see supply list when registerchildren from 2 - 3 years old and their parents or ing. caregivers. Children will enjoy fingerplays, stories, crafts and fun! Registration in the Children’s YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS Department begins August 20, 2007 for residents, August 27, 2007 for non-residents. S.A.T. PREPARATION WORKSHOP Duration: 4 weeks, September 9 - 30, 2007 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME When: Sundays, 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Ages: 3 - 5 Cost: $150.00 (includes textbook) Duration: 9 weeks, September 17/18/19 Limit: 45 November 12/13/14, 2007 All materials, including the student workbook, will When: be provided. Students are asked to bring pencils Mondays, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. OR and paper for note taking. Any student who has Tuesdays, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. OR attended the workshop in the past can return to this Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:45 p.m. workshop for a tuition price of $45.00. Register at Have fun with stories, films, crafts and games all the Library’s circulation desk. S.A.T. test date: revolving around a theme. Lots of active movement October 6, 2007 and great pictures books to enjoy. Children will make a craft to take home. Registration in the ACTING CLASS Children’s Department begins August 20, 2007 for Ages: 13 - 17 Duration: 11 weeks, September 17 - December 3, residents, August 27, 2007 for non-residents. 2007 (Please note: no class November 26, 2007) When: Mondays, 5:00 - 6:25 p.m. KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME Cost: $129.00 Ages: Kindergartners and T-Class Students will focus on technical aspects of acting as Duration: 9 weeks, Sept. 20 - Nov. 15, 2007 they relate to movement and dialogue, then they When: Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or will be immersed in method applications as they 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. relate to motivation and intent. The session will Limit: 35 children conclude with a staged presentation. For serious “Take Me Out to the Barnyard” will be the theme inquiries regarding the class Mr. Nunnally may be for the fall session. Registration in the Children’s reached at 412-759-3971. Register at the library’s Department begins August 20 for residents, August circulation desk. 27, 2007 for non-residents.

September 2007 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 49 UNION-FINLEY–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MESSENGER COMEDY IMPROVISATION CLASS Ages: 13 - 17 Duration: 10 weeks, October 6 - December 15, 2007 (Please note: no class November 24, 2007) When: Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $119.00 In the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and other similar improvisation shows, students will first become familiar with the basic fundamentals of improvisation and come to understand their roots in acting training. They will then learn performance exercises used by the pros. Class will conclude with a one-hour staged improv presentation including advanced games and sketches written by the students. The final presentation will be taped, and each student will receive a DVD. For serious inquiries regarding this class, Mr. Nunnally may be reached at 412-759-3971. Register at the library’s circulation desk. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES VOLUNTEENS Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Time: One to two hours per week If you’re between the ages of 13 - 19 years old, like meeting new people, want to gain some valuable work experience and want to make a contribution to your community ... you can be a teen volunteer at the Peters Township Public Library! Call the library at 724-941-9430 to find out how you can help! PETERS TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL The mission of the Youth Advisory Council is to provide recommendations for the development and continuation of the Young Adult Department, based upon the interests of teenaged library patrons. All teens interested in participating in the Council are welcomed; contact the library for meeting dates and times. TEEN ONLINE BOOK CLUB Our Teen Online Book Club features mysteries, comedies, true-life adventures and even some science-fiction. Every day a new five minute read; every week a new book. Reading was never so easy and so much fun! Go back to the library’s home page and click on the OnLine Book Club logo to sign up for the teen book club. ADULT PROGRAMS READING ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS HOMEBOUND DELIVERY The Peters Township Public Library is proud to introduce a new outreach service: “Homebound Delivery.” Library materials are selected, picked up and delivered to Peters Township residents, regardless of age, who are unable to come to the Library because of a temporary or permanent physical, visual, or other limitation. To apply, either complete a Homebound Delivery Reader Information Form and return it to the Library or contact Mrs. Lee at Library at 724-941-9430 ext. 321. Materials available for circulation include books, large print books, audio books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, and magazines. Items are delivered by a Library volunteer every three weeks. Requests for renewals may be granted if there are no holds on the item, with the exception of videos and DVD’s, which cannot be renewed. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Homebound delivery is a volunteer-driven service. If you are interested in meeting and helping others, and are able and willing to deliver items to meet a real, growing need of those in your community, please call 724-941-9430 ext. 321. ONLINE BOOK CLUBS Join one (or more) of the Online Book Clubs, and every weekday morning we’ll email you a portion of a book that takes about five minutes to read. If you like what you’ve read, and want to read more, simply come to the Library and check out the book to finish it. A new book begins each Monday. To enroll, click on the “Online Book Club” icon on any page within the Library’s website, and follow the instructions. Membership is free and requires only the submission of an e-mail address.

LIBRARY BOOK CLUBS For those interested in joining the “Book Club for Adults” or the “Evening Book Club for Adults”, please contact a member of the Library reference staff at 724-941-9430. You may obtain book club selections directly from the Reference Department. BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS When: 3rd Wednesday of every month Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. September’s book: Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival by Anderson Cooper. All are welcome to attend. The book club meets in the Library’s 2nd floor Reading Room. EVENING BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS When: 2nd Wednesday of every month Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. September’s book: A Cafe on the Nile by Bartle Bull. October’s book: The Cape Ann by Faith Sullivan. All are welcome to attend. The book club meets in the Library’s 2nd floor Reading Room. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP When: 2nd Tuesday of every month Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Based on Neale Donald Walsch’s book: Home With God in a Life that Never Ends: a wondrous message of love in a final conversation with God. Come and join us! Call (724) 941-9619 for more information. GENERAL PROGRAMS INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET Duration: 4 weeks, September 10 - October 1, 2007 and/or October 8 - 29, 2007 and/or November 5 - 26, 2007 When: Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $30.00 per 4-week session (includes a startup kit with crochet hook and yarn) Join us for a 4-week class to learn the basics of the old, now-new-again art of crochet. We will enjoy learning about the originality of this craft and how to use it in decorative and creative ways that are limited only by your imagination. It’s not just about afghans! Register at the library’s circulation desk. ADVANCED CROCHET Duration: 4 weeks, September 6 - 27, 2007 and/or October 4 - 25, 2007 and/or November 1 - 29, 2007 (no class November 22) When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $10.00 per 4-week session This class is for anyone with the knowledge of basic crochet and would like to get together to learn and share conversation and ideas. Register at the library’s circulation desk. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL PROGRAM: THE U.S. AND CHINA — GROWING PARTNERSHIP OR COMPETITION When: Thursday, October 4, 2007 Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. This program will be an open discussion looking at the growing importance of China in the world and how this challenges or encourages U.S. policy and trade around the world. Register at the library’s circulation desk. COMPUTER PROGRAMS DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND AND LIMITED CLASS SIZES, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ON COMPUTER CLASSES HELD AT THE LIBRARY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. FRIDAYS ONLINE When: Fridays Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. During “Fridays Online” patrons may come to the second floor computer for extra help using the Internet, the library online databases, or Microsoft Word and Publisher. Assistance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF E-MAIL When: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Cost: $6.00 This hands-on course will teach students how to use free and fee-based e-mail on the Internet. Topics covered will be: composing, sending, viewing, making attachments, copying and pasting, address book and managing their accounts. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required. NOTE: There must be a minimum of 5 people registered (and paid) for the class to be held. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library’s circulation desk. PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER When: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Cost: $6.00 A menagerie of software is trying to hurt you through your computer. This software does everything from destroying your hard drive to stealing your identity. Learn how to fight back. This presentation covers viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spam, pop-ups, and spyware. Pre-registration is required. NOTE: There must be a minimum of 5 people registered (and paid) for the class to be held. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library’s circulation desk. PRODUCING A NEWSLETTER When: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Cost: $6.00 Learn how to produce a slick newsletter for your group using MSWORD. Includes how to set up columns, include photos, artwork and tables. Preregistration is required. NOTE: There must be a minimum of 5 people registered (and paid) for the class to be held. Registration is not complete until payment is received; register at the library’s circulation desk. BURNING CDS When: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Time: 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Cost: $6.00 CDs are not like floppy disks. They are more pow-

erful because they can be used in equipment other than PCs. Learn how to create, “Burn,” CDs containing date, photos, and music in various formats. Pre-registration is required. NOTES: There must be a minimum of 5 people registered (and paid) for the class to be held. Registration is not complete until payment is received. GENERAL PROGRAMS “ROOTS” GENEALOGY CLUB When: 2nd Tuesday of the month Time: 1:00 3:00 p.m. Interested in learning more about your roots? Join us for an informal gathering as we share resources, information and methods for exploring your family’s history. All are welcome. Memorabilia and other items of interest are encouraged! Register at the library’s circulation desk. PHOTO CLUB When: 2nd Wednesday of the month Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Cost: $15.00 (annual dues) The Western Pennsylvania Lensshooters Photography Club meets in the library on the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. The club, begun in 1981, is dedicated to providing a forum where members can learn from guest speakers and from other members techniques to improve their photography – both film and digital. An annual juried exhibition provides an opportunity for members to display their photographic skills. Annual dues for the calendar year are $15.00, payable in January to the club treasurer. MARATHON BRIDGE (Now held in the Peters Township Parks and Recreation Center) When: 1st Tuesday of the month (Sept. - May) Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. DUPLICATE BRIDGE (Now held in the Peters Township Parks and Recreation Center) When: 3rd Tuesday of the month (Sept. - May) Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Ringgold Pre-K Program Prepares Students for School For over 35 years, Ringgold School District has provided a summer pre-kindergarten program. Once again in August, over 75 children walked into school a bit more confident and prepared, thanks in part to this program. Coming to Ringgold High School every day for four weeks, the children Students in the Ringgold School District Summer pre-kindergarten proattended sessions of gram listen to a presentation from a local policeman storytelling, music, gym, art, and reading/math readiness. Along with meeting new friends, these students sang and read about nursery rhymes and colors, the farm, creepy crawlies, and wheels. Visits from race cars, ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks proved to be Pre-kindergarten students got to socialize and play exciting events for with their new classmantes these five year olds. Teachers for this program were Laura Boyd, Christy Lewis, Ashli Podrosky, Renee Kinder, Janice Zurenski, and Lugene Calderone. Aides in the program were Kyra Petro, Michelle Repasky, Kelly Kurtis, Bethany Moskal, Gina Ghilani, Kim Zukauckas, Jennifer Cattaneo, Melissa Zurenski, Crystal Turkovich, and Katie Irwin.

St. Joan of Arc School News A Message From New St. Joan of Arc School Principal Welcome to Saint Joan of Arc School! We are a dynamic community of learners, located in the suburban Pittsburgh community of South Park. Now entering our 52nd year, Saint Joan of Arc School has a proven track record of graduating young men and women not only prepared for high school and beyond, but to be persons of faith, whose daily lives show witness to Christ. We have a highly qualified, fully statecertified faculty who continually further their own education through a variety of coursework and in-service programs. Many of our teachers hold advanced degrees. Our students excel in the classroom, participating in a variety of learning opportunities and scoring above average on standardized tests. We offer half and full day kindergarten, daily Religious Instruction, twice weekly Technology classes and some of our graduates place out of Algebra I and Spanish I in high school. Our beautiful school building boasts an updated computer lab with wireless internet access throughout the building as well as an automated school library. Our students participate in a wide variety of extra curricular activities ranging from our renowned Forensics team to our annual Spring Musical. Our athletics program allows our students opportunities to participate in Cross Country, Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball and cheerleading. I look forward to sharing with you the good news that is Saint Joan of Arc School. Please enjoy your visit to our home on the internet at Please feel free to contact me directly if I can answer any questions or provide more information at 412833-2433 or Jon Cuniak, Principal

New Faces for St Joan of Arc Faculty Pre-kindergarten students get an up-close look at a police car

An EMS worker along with her “mini-ambulance” speaks to the pre-kindergarten students outside of Ringgold High School

The 2007-2008 school year will begin with some new faces at St. Joan of Arc School. Not only do we have a new Principal, Mr. Jon Cuniak, we will welcome Ms. Katie Tarasovic, Ms. Andrea Mackey, Mrs. Peggy Gregor, Mrs. Kathy Doty, Mrs. Joyce Chasky and Mr. Peter Pranjic. Ms. Tarasovic will be teaching middle level Math and Spanish along with having 7th graders for homeroom. She is a familiar face at St. Joan of Arc school through Junior Achievement and observing other teachers in the past. She is a recent graduate of Duquesne University. Ms Mackey will be teaching 3 and 4 year old preschool students. She too is a recent graduate from Duquesne University. She is very excited to welcome the youngest students and is enthu-

siastic about starting their academic years at St. Joan of Arc School. Mrs. Peggy Gregor is a certified fitness instructor and will be the new Physical Education teacher. With her passion for fitness, she will give the students a jump start with her ideas for the PE curriculum. Mrs. Doty will be the band director. She has taught band in other area schools. She will be tuning up the 4th -8th grade band students and their talents. Mrs. Chasky will be the cafeteria manager. Not only have her children graduated from St Joan of Arc School, she has managed the cafeteria in the past. She is happy to return to the St. Joan of Arc family while fortifying our students. Mr. Pranjic is the new maintenance supervisor. He has been able to tackle a lot of projects already this summer. He is looking forward to the students buzzing about the building. The faculty and families of St. Joan of Arc welcome all of our new staff members.

St Joan of Arc’s School Calendar For September Sept 3: No School Labor Day Sept. 4: 1st Day 3 year preschool Sept. 4: 7:00pm Band Meeting (parents of band/potential members) – multipurpose room Sept. 5: 1st day 4 year preschool Sept. 6: 7:00pm Back to School Night – Gathering Place Sept. 13: 7:00pm Athletic Meeting (parents of all athletes) – Gathering Place Sept. 14: 9:00am Mass Feast of the Holy Cross – Presented by 8th grade Sept. 22: Look for our booth at SP Community Day Sept. 22: Joanie’s Dance Hall & Saloon (dinner, live music & poker tables) 7:00pm - Gathering Place Sept. 26: 12:30 dismissal – faculty meeting Sept. 28: School Choice Day For more up to date information, call 412-833-2433.

Charitable Non-Uniform Days at St Joan of Arc New this year at St Joan of Arc School, there will be a monthly charitable nonuniform day. The last Friday of every month is designated to be a non-uniform day at the cost of $1.00. Each month there will be a different charity designated to receive these funds. The first non-uniform Friday was August 31, 2007. The proceeds benefited Operation Troop Appreciation, an organization that sends care packages and messages of support to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information or to follow our monthly charitable nonuniform Fridays, log onto or call 412-833-2433.

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Open Registration At Madonna Catholic Regional School

Buddy Day for Ringgold’s Pre-Kindergarten Children Recently, Ringgold School District as initiated a transition team for children and entering kindergarten and their families. Consisting of local childcare providers, Head Start, Community Action Southwest, Intermediate Unit One, Washington County Community Engagement Group, SPHS, and Mon Valley YMCA, along with Ringgold teachers, administrators and guidance counselors, the team is focused on providing smooth transitions for children entering school. Buddy Day was one way for these children to feel at ease getting ready for kindergarten. As the network of childcare providers worked with the three elementary schools, all of these pre-kindergarten children spent a morning in a kindergarten class, having a “Buddy” to show them how the class time is spent. More activities are planned throughout the upcoming school year to help prepare the new batch of pre-k children to find the transition smooth, easy, and exciting. Any childcare provider in Ringgold not currently involved is welcome to join the team as well as local community organizations or individuals. For more information, please call Lugene Calderone at any of the elementary centers.

As a school community, Madonna Catholic Regional is dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development of its students, teachers, parents, staff and administrators. Madonna Catholic Regional School is happy to meet the needs of our youngest valley residents with several Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs. Students age 3 by September 1, 2007 are eligible for the 2-Day Pre-School Program. Students age 4 by September 1, 2007 are eligible for the 3-Day ? Day, 5 Day ? Day , All Day 3-Day, or All Day- 5 Day Pre-Kindergarten Program. Call 724-258-3199 for details! Kindergarten Students must be five years of age before September 1, 2007. Kindergarten is a full day program. All parents enrolling a child in Pre-School - Grade 8 are required to bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization record and baptismal certificate (if applicable) to registration. There is a registration fee at application. Financial Aid is available. MCRS is located at two sites: Monongahela has 3 Year Old Pre-School through - Grade 5 and Donora houses the Middle School (6-8) Come and explore the good news in Catholic Education! For information, or to make an appointment to visit the school, please call: Monongahela 724-258-3199 or Donora 724-379-5977. You may also visit our website at Students in grades 1-8 will start school on August 23rd. Kindergarten students will have an orientation on August 27th and begin classes the 28th. There are orientations scheduled for all Preschool and Pre-Kindergartens as well as a New Family Orientation. Call for details! Great beginnings last a lifetime! Union Township’s #1 Dry-Cleaner

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Member Picnic at The Oliver Miller Homestead Members of the Oliver Miller Homestead Associates held their yearly picnic and auction on August 11 on the grounds of the Homestead.

PCHS Holds Annual Picnic The Peter’s Creek Historical Society’s Annual Picnic and concert was held on July 23rd at the Museum of Westward Expansion (Enoch Wright House), in Venetia. Members enjoyed good food and music, and welcomed guests who stopped by to partake in the activities. (PHOTOS BY LISA SATERNOS)

Fred Bowman of Jefferson Hills who works as a blacksmith at the Homestead presents his journeyman papers to Max Hanscak of South Park who will be attending Pitt Johnstown this fall. Max has been apprenticed to Fred for four years. President Jim Willison of Bethel Park looks on.

Picnic goers await the start of the entertainment.

The Duff family from Bethel Park and Mt. Lebanon serve as auctioneers. Alex helps his grandmother Martha and father Daniel.

Mary and Wilson Van Stone of Finleyville enjoy the food and fellowship.

The Swauger family of Whitehall has three generations at the picnic.

Picnic organizer, Anna Banahasky, works hard in the kitchen organizing the food.

PCHS Board President, Jim Amato, enjoys the day with his family.

Board members Richard Gaetano and Jack Manion along with president Jim Amato, help prepare the festivities.

The band Weekend Edition was on hand to entertain the guests. Band members are Bill Shadell, Roman Anthony and Bobby Brown.

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Blaine Hill VFD in Elizabeth Celebrates 75 Years! The Blaine Hill VFD, located on Oxford Avenue in Elizabeth held their annual carnival August 9-11. Activities included a parade and fireworks helping to mark their 75th anniversary celebration. (PHOTOS BY SCOTT MCCURDY)

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Fair Champion Is Also Soccer Standout

MCRS To Hold 2nd Annual Golf Outing

The last full week of July was a very busy, yet productive week for Alexis Milesky. During that week, the 12-year-old Union County girl not only competed in the 2007 Union County Fair but at the national level in soccer. Milesky, a member of the Darby Springs South 4-H group, completed her 4-H project by competing in the beef and sheep skill-a-thon, beef fitting, beef and sheep showmanship (taking first in her class for beef) and market show late Friday night. She then climbed in the family car, where her dad drove her to North Carolina to compete in the United States Club National U12 Soccer Tournament. The Ohio Premier Green team is coached by Marysville resident Kevin Dougherty. The roster includes 17 girls from five different school districts within Ohio. Milesky, a seventh grader at Jonathan Alder Middle School in Ohio, scored the winning goal off a corner kick in the last 20 seconds of the game, locking up the victory in the opener against the Pittsburgh Strikers. The following day brought even more excitement when she scored late on a header from 23 yards out. The championship game resulted in a 4-0 victory over Tennessee, making the U12 Ohio Premier Green Team U.S. Club National Champions. Alexis is the daughter of former Finleyville resident and Ringgold High School graduate Bill Milesky.

Calling all golfers! Madonna Catholic Regional School will be holding their 2nd Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Chippewa Golf Club in Bentleyville, PA. Registration with Continental Breakfast is at 8:30 AM and there will be a Shot Gun Start at 9:00 AM with Lunch on the Turn and an Awards Dinner Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, as well as skill prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, Shown below are Jim Greaves, Anthony Massari – Am Com and longest putt. Many other Representative, and John Kite with their sponsorship sign. prizes also! A Chinese Auction will be held as well as a 50/50 drawing! Sponsorships are available. The sponsor levels are: Platinum / Gold / Silver / Green / Tee. Cost is $300 for a foursome or $85 for an individual. For more information, please call Kim Jacobs at 724-258-3199 on M-W-F

Upcoming Activities at Elrama Sportsmen’s National Trap Shooting Day National Trap Shooting Day will be held at Elrama Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday September 16, 2007. Sign up - 10:00AM-2:00PM. $20 entry fee. ATA shoot. 100 - 16 yard targets (4 class trophies plus champ) 100 - handicap (3 class trophies plus champ) 100 - doubles (4 class trophies plus champ) Trophy for high Overall Fall Trap League The Elrama Sportsmen’s Club Fall Trap League starts Wednesday October 3, 2007. The league runs every Wednesday for 15 weeks. $4 - 25 targets. Sign up is from 6:00PM-8:30PM. Bring a friend - new and beginner shooters welcome. Trophies awarded in 5 different levels. Must shoot all 15 weeks to be eligible for trophies and prizes. Can shoot 2 weeks ahead/behind at any time excluding the last 2. For more information contact Elrama Sportsmen’s Club 412-384-8896 Food and refreshments will be available at the club. Open to the public.

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The Trinity United Methodist Church Golf Classic The Trinity United Methodist Church in McMurray will be holding their annual Trinity Golf Classic at Southpointe Golf Club on Monday, September 24, 2007. This event will be a scramble format and will have a 12:30 PM shotgun start. The Trinity Golf Classic is open to everyone. Cost to participate is $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. Price includes green fees, cart, steak dinner and many skill prizes. There will also be a silent auction and a few special surprises following dinner. Sponsorship packages are available. For information, please call Marlene Humphreys at 724941-4219.

Canonsburg General Hospital Sponsors 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Canonsburg General Hospital’s 23rd Annual Benefit Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 10 at Valley Brook Country Club in McMurray. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the hospital. The event, cosponsored by the Canonsburg General Hospital Medical Staff and Angelo Falconi’s Moon Township Dealerships, includes brunch, dinner, a raffle and skill prizes. For more information about corporate sponsorship or to register to play, call (724) 745-1330, ext. 12.


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PJC on

Sports Are You Ready For Some Football? By Paul Chasko

It’s that time of year again. The Steelers have finished up the pre-season. College games are about to kick off. The local high school teams have worked through a couple of scrimmages and will have their opening games of the regular season on August 31. The Mon Valley Midget Football League opened their regular season this past weekend on August 25. In a week or so there’ll be more football than most folks can handle. Ringgold is starting the school year with new folks in the Athletic Department. Over the summer, Mr. Lloyd Price was appointed to the position of Athletic Director and Mr. Jeff Petrucci accepted the position of Head Football Coach. Mr. Petrucci brings a great deal of coaching experience with him to Ringgold both at the high school and college level. They have their work cut out for them in moving the Rams football program out of the doldrums they’ve been in for the past several years. Yes, the Rams played in the postseason last year but most of us painfully remember how that turned out. There’s a new wrinkle in sub-varsity football at Ringgold this year. Football is back at the Middle School level. There will be a Ringgold Middle School football team this year. For several years now I’ve felt that this was a necessary step to develop some program continuity starting with middle school. Players could have 6 years in a program prior to their senior year – if the coaching staffs are working together at all levels to develop the players as part of a system. The Ringgold coaching staff thinks this is a good first step in developing a strong program. The middle school team does raise some interesting questions. Twelve and thirteen year old boys could play for the Middle School team or continue to play at the Midget level in the Mon Valley Midget Football League – or, they could play on both squads as games and practices are on different days of the week. That would be a lot of football. On top of football there’s girls and boys soccer, girl’s volleyball, golf and cross country all coming up as well. Don’t ya love fall?

Concession Building At McDonald Field in Nottingham Nearing Completion By Paul Chasko I drove by the Nottingham Township Building and McDonald field a few weeks ago and stopped to check on the progress of the new concession building - the roof is on the building, the parking lot is paved and it looks as though finishing work on the interior is about to begin. When finished, the building will provide modern rest rooms for the kids, parents and fans The new concession building at McDonald Field in and a large covered Nottingham Township is nearing completion. porch where folks can gather and enjoy refreshments sold at the stand. I imagine there’ll be a few picnic tables scattered around as well. It’ll be a great addition to the Nottingham recreation complex. The building is being funded in part by a grant arranged by State Representative Dave Levdansky. Those funds were supplemented through the use of township and volunteer labor. That’s called stretching the value of your tax dollars folks and the Nottingham Township Board seems to be pretty good at this sort of thing. The board wants to thank all volunteers who’ve been working on this project.

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Local Boxing Update

A knowledgeable fight crowd of over 1,200 witnessed an energy-filled night of 14 bouts. Admission was free, and the ring was constructed outside with lights above the ring on the side parking lot. Here are some of the results: 85 lbs. Matt “Kid” Conway of South Park Boxing Club vs. Chad Wharton of West Allegheny Boxing, Imperial PA. The Kid Conway is going after his second win in three days. In the first round, fast action from the first bell as they hammer one another. Conway starts slipping some big haymakers and lands counter double lefts to the gut and head. Doing most of the scoring, Kid Conway wins the fight, and when the fights are done Matt wins fighter of the night! 141 lbs. Richard Kostkas of South Park Boxing Club vs. Tim Lewis of James 5:16, Tarentum In the first round, these two green horns (Kostkas’ first, Lewis’ second) wasted no time going for the KO. Kostkas gets nailed with a right hand and gets an eight count. They resume action when Kostkas begins to score with combos, then he gets caught with a right hand off balance. Kostkas gets tangled in the ropes when the ref steps in and halts the action. The crowd boos the premature stoppage!

“Mighty Mike” Conway is ready to rumble before 1st rd. bell!

South Park Boxing after the fights – pictured front row (left to right) Mike Conway, Matt Conway (back row, l to r) Steve “Skeets” Levandosky, Sam Suska, Jack Conway.

140 lbs. - Novice, three two-minute rounds Ian Beitler of Brown House, Washington, PA vs. Tony Romano of PKA Boxing, Pittsburgh The first two rounds happen like this: Romano ”the southpaw” gets rocked from the very start, Beitler, the aggressor, keeps jarring Romano with stinging right hands followed with left hooks to the face that had the Pittsburgh boy pinned against the ropes to end the second. In the third, as the round begins Beitler looks winded and might have punched himself out. He misses wildly with his lead right hands and gets countered with scoring leftsrights. Romano stays busy scoring with counter shots to the final gong! When the winner is announced, Tony Romano “boos” were heard throughout the crowd!

BIKES, BABES, BEER, & BOXING South Park Boxing presents “Bikes, Babes, Beer & Boxing” on Saturday, September 22. Early signups start at 10:30 am. Leaves from Hot Metal Harley Davidson; final destination is Kanczes City Saloon next to Kennywood Park, where the fun begins. First 100 riders receive a T-shirt. Rain date is the following day. Door prizes, food and brew, and DJ music make an evening of exciting USA Amateur Boxing. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 412-973-3836. Sam Suska lands a stiff jab to John L. Farley’s face. (PHOTO BY J.L.MARTELLO)

Matt “Kid” Conway unloads a right hand to the side of Mohaad’s head!

JULY 26 - WPAL BLACK AND GOLD BOXING, PALISADES, MCKEESPORT 105 lbs., Jr., three one-minute rounds “Mighty Mike” Conway of South Park Boxing Club vs. Keilan Walls of Homestead Boxing. In the first round, they start to bang each other right away with “Mighty Mike landing the harder punches that had the Homestead boy against the ropes when the round ended. As the second begins, there’s still fast action as they continue trading punches; now it’s Walls getting the better of the exchanges as Conway’s pace slows to the final bell. Walls bangs out a close decision over Conway! 85 lbs. Jr., three one-minute rounds Matt “Kid” Conway of South Park Boxing Club vs. Jeifh Mohaad [southpaw] of Kronx Boxing, Detroit, MI Both of these 11 yrs. have outstanding boxing skills and stick and move midway through the second round. Kid Conway starts to unload straight right hands to the face, which starts to slow the Kronx fighter. In the third, Conway takes charge with lead rights followed with lefts hooks to the head. Kid is an elusive target. When all is done, Matt Conway wins, unanimous decision! Main Event, 175 lbs. Sam Suska of South Park Boxing Club vs. John L. Farley of Steel City Boxing of Pittsburgh. These two gladiators had war at Heinz Field Feathers & Fights Night on June 15, with Farley winning by decision. In the first round, less than halfway in, Farley explodes a dynamite left hook to the side of the head that staggered Suska in the corner. During the eight count, Suska was swaying back and forth but was able to go on with a big heart and determination. Suska again gets clocked and receives eight more seconds when the bell finally rings. In the second round—what a 60-second rest will do for the body, Suska on advice from his corner starts boxing, scoring with his jab followed with right hands and left hooks, but the heavy-handed Farley counterattacks with body and head shots. Both boys return favor and pain ‘til the final frame! When the verdict is in, John Farley wins another brutal decision over the “Iron Jaw” Sam Suska! This fight should be a local Fight of the Year nominee.

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Ringgold Rams Varsity Football Camp Opens With Enthusiasm By Paul Chasko By the time you read this, high school summer training camps will be over and we’ll be into the first weekend of regular season football. To prepare for the season, the Ringgold Rams Training camp had three-a-day practice sessions – 2 hour sessions – morning, afternoon and evening. The kids seemed pretty excited to be working under the guidance of new head coach Rams coaches look over their group of running backs Jeff Petrucci. What was also very encouraging was that coaches from both the JV squad and the Middle School squad were taking part in the varsity practice sessions so they could learn Coach Petrucci’s system and take it back to the sub-varsity squads. This is the kind of continuity that’s been missing in the Rams Football program for years. There are good things ahead for Rams Football. Two other teams in our area have new football coaches this year. Garry Cathell replaced Pete Rostosky at Elizabeth forward and Nick Milchovich replaced Keith Hartbauer at Peters. The Rams open with a non-conference Rams running backs get some contact work game away at Indiana on August 31 and follow up with two home games with Knoch and Mount Pleasant. There are no sure wins in their nine game schedule. Most of the teams in AAA Section 2 looked to be pretty well balanced last year but every year brings new surprises. The following local players are on MSA’s “Players to Watch List”. Ringgold Jordon Fowler (Sr) – quarterback; Skylar Carter (Sr) - running back; Jake Spaziani (Jr) - wide receiver and Adam Madar (Sr) - defensive back. Thomas Jefferson Brian Baldrige (Jr) – running back; Trevor Wildman (Sr) – defensive back; Cory Smith (Sr) – Offensive Line; Lucas Nix (Sr) – Offensive and defensive line; Dave Bishoff (Sr) – Linebacker. Elizabeth Forward C. J. Smith (Sr) – Offensive and defensive Line.

Rams wide receivers get a good workout in three-a-day practice sessions

South Park Sam Gaetano (Sr) – Running Back and Tyler Firak (Sr) – Ofensive and defensive line.

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UFAAA All Stars Compete In South Park U8 Softball Tournament By Paul Chasko A Golden Glove player takes a mighty swing at the plate

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Around second in a cloud of dust.

Another run for the UFAAA â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Glovesâ&#x20AC;? coming around second.

The UFAAA (Union Finley Area Athletic Association) Under 8 All-Star softball team picked the name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golden Glovesâ&#x20AC;? for their team and it was an appropriate name as this group of girls put together some good defense to hang in a tournament with some exceptionally good teams. There were a total of seven teams in the tournament held at Wilson Fields near South Park on the weekend of August 4 and 5. South Park was able to field two teams one of which went undefeated in the two-day tournament and took first place. The Golden Gloves team had one win and two losses on Saturday but came back with two wins and 1 loss on Sunday. Their only loss on Sunday was to the undefeated South Park team. The team had great wins over Mon Yough, one of the South Park teams, and West Mifflin. But they lost to three very strong teams from Bethel Park, South Park and Penn Township. When the dust cleared late Sunday afternoon the Golden Gloves found themselves finishing in 4th place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just short of the trophy standings. The girls had a great tournament and were awarded T-shirts for their efforts. Congratulations to the team and to Coach Frank Szymanski and his assistant coaches and all the parents who support their kids through the season. There may be some future Lady Rams in this group of girls.




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MOPS: Friendship, Support for Local Moms Being a mom is a challenging and sometimes lonely job. If you are a mother of a preschooler (age infant through kindergarten) and long for some “mommy time,” then MOPS of Windover Hills welcomes you to join us! MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a non-denominational, Christian organization dedicated to meeting the needs of mothers of young children. The women in MOPS come from different backgrounds, yet have similar needs and a shared desire to be the best mothers they can be. MOPS of Windover Hills meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 9:00 am – 11:30 am 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 they meet, their 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 Missy Atkinson at (412) 384-5762. Space is limited, and the new MOPS year begins soon, so call today!

Teens of West Elizabeth Enjoy New Youth Center, “The House” By Charlotte Hopkins

In the small community of West Elizabeth, the parents have heard time again from their children how there just isn’t anything to do. Well, the Olivet Presbyterian Church has a solution. They have opened the Olivet Youth Center for the children, which they affectionately call “The House.” It is a safe place for the children and teens of the neighborhood to spend their time. They provide activities, tutoring, and mentoring and are in the process of opening a library! There will also be an art room and a drama center. After school, homework help will be available during the school year. Schoolage children can enjoy a computer lab and will soon have access to a career center, which will bring speakers to talk to the teens about the vast opportunities and career choices. It also will offer counseling for seniors on choosing a college and applying for financial assistance. Betsy Sevin and David Burke are program coordinators for The House. At least two supervisors will watch over the children at all times, one male and one female. The House is open on Thursdays from 7-9 pm and on Saturdays from 7-9:30 pm; the goal is to be open seven days a week. The House can be used for teens to host classes for the other teens. Kara Sevin of Pleasant Hills uses the house for her “Cooking With” class. She teaches the teens to make smoothies and choose the right food to eat. Her class will help her to earn the “Girl Scout Gold Award.” During the fall she will begin her “Get Up and Move” exercise class for teens. The House is looking for corporate and individual sponsors for their first annual golf outing to raise money for The House, which now has a budget of zero. The outing, which can accommodate 120 golfers, will be held Saturday, September 8 at the Duck Hollow Golf Club. Registration begins at 12 pm, and hot dogs and beverages will be served. Guests will enjoy contests for door prizes, and tee-off is at 1 pm.

By Nathaniel Taylor (age 16)

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Local Girl Scouts Participate In Native American Day Camp Native American traditions were alive and well recently at Mingo Creek Park as the theme of this year's Ringgold Community Girl Scouts Day Camp. Braving all kinds of weather, almost 200 girls ranging in age from 5 to 15 enjoyed activities and programs focusing on Native American traditions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. The day camp, held annually the second week of July at Mingo Creek Park in Finleyville, is staffed by Girl Scout volunteers from the Ringgold Community and is open to any girl in the area. Each year programming consistent with the theme is brought to camp to enhance the scouting experience. This year, the girls learned basic leaf identification and the many uses of plants after a visit from the Regional Environmental Education Center. They were captivated as they watched "Ghost in the Head," a Native American recreationist, discuss how Native Americans hunted, dressed and lived from the land. The Girl Scouts could be seen participating in Native American dances with "Shining Spirit" and discovering all about arrowheads with flint knapper Harold Starcher. Allen Irvine gave the girls some history of local Native Americans with stories containing legends of the Mingo Creek area. The girls worked on various age appropriate earned awards like badges, try-its, interest projects, leadership and program aide. They also got to taste test some examples of Native American foods like Pemmican, a dish from

the Tribes of the Great Plains, Piki with maple syrup of the Southwest Hopi Indians and Cherokee Garden Pan Bread. Crafts are always a favorite among the girls and this year was no exception. Sticking with the theme for the week, the girls created beaded clay pots, dream catchers, and mandellas. They even got to participate in Potlach, a Native American version of a SWAP meet. A "Special Whatchamacallit Affectionately Pinned Somewhere" or SWAPS are a Girl Scout tradition and are a small pins handmade by one scout and traded with another. The focus of the week was not entirely on the past. The girls were brought back to the present with the Monongahela Leathernecks who spent time with them explaining flag etiquette and the proper ways to display the American flag. Mr. Chad Jones shared with the girls the art of tying knots while Army National Guard Specialist Kray discussed survival skills and knife

safety. Camp Directors Betsy Curry and Tara Schmidt summed the week up best in saying, "We are privileged to work with the girls, leaders and parents of our community. They are the reason day camp is such a success." Most of the girls who attended Day Camp will return to a troop in the fall to continue their scouting experiences. Anyone interested in learning more about Girl Scouting in the Ringgold Community can contact Lori Roberts, Membership Coordinator, Girl Scouts Trillium Council, Pittsburgh.

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CURVES of South Park Member of the Month Our August member of the month is Ellen Carlin. Ellen and her husband Leo are longtime residents of South Park. Her children, Wendy and Gregory, are grown with families of their own. Ellen retired from a career in nursing. After taking care of other people for so many years, she’s going to invest quality time in herself. She has been a successful participant in Curves SixWeek Solution and knows exercise works. In addition to her 30 minutes on the Curves circuit, Ellen enjoys biking in the park. ”Just like my daughter Wendy, I take my exercise very seriously. This enables me to keep up with my granddaughter, Dani, and enjoy my retirement.” Working out with Ellen is like working out with family. Her kind, unassuming manner has complimented our circuit for the past three years. She is an inspiration for all of us. Curves Spirit Soars!

Ellen Carlin

Machine of the Month Ellen works out on the Chest/Back machine, which works the pectoral, rhomboid, and latissimus muscles.

Healthy Directions Announces September Programs and Events Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Healthy Directions health education and resource center at 3547 Washington Avenue in Finleyville will celebrate the following national health events in August: • Cholesterol Education Month • 5-A-Day Month Campaign • Healthy Aging® Month • Prostate Health Month • Sickle Cell Awareness Month • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month Anyone interested in this topic is encouraged to stop in for free information. In addition, Healthy Directions will present September programs as follows: September 4 at 1 PM - Let’s Talk About Cholesterol. Awareness of the prevention and treatment of high cholesterol is the focus of this month. Call to register September 18 at 1 PM - Let’s Talk About Prostate Health. The three most common prostate conditions are: benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, and prostatitis. This program aims to raise awareness of prostate health. Call to register. 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 collectedat 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.

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The Washington Hospital Providing Complete Electrophysiology Services The Washington Hospital is now the first medical facility south of Pittsburgh to offer complete electrophysiology (EP) services for electrical problems of the heart. The addition of Dr. Maninder Bedi, a board-certified electrophysiologist, will save patients from having to travel to Pittsburgh to get specialized treatment. Treatments offered in the hospital’s new state-of-the-art electrophysiology lab include EP studies, catheter ablation, cardiac resynchronization therapy and the implantation of cardioverter defibrillators. EP studies help locate the specific areas of the heart tissue that cause abnormal electrical impulses leading to arrhythmias. This detailed electrical flow information provides valuable diagnostic information, which can determine appropriate treatment like ablation or device implantation. Dr. Bedi (on the left) works in the new “While an EP study is more invasive than an electrocardiostate-of-the-art electrophysiology lab. gram, it’s more capable of capturing an arrhythmic event,” Bedi said. “That in turn provides an electrical mapping, which helps us predict the possibility of a future cardiac event, such as sudden cardiac arrest, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.” Implantable devices such as pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) help restore the function of the heart. ICDs have leads that are directly connected to the heart to continuously monitor heart rhythm and deliver precisely calibrated electrical shocks when needed to control abnormal, rapid heartbeats. Catheter ablation is a non-surgical technique that sometimes offers a cure for patients with heart rhythm abnormalities. This procedure is an option for those patients who are not controlled by medical therapy. Radio frequency energy is used to burn away intra-cardiac pathways that cause arrhythmias. Catheter ablation is usually an outpatient procedure. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) helps restore the ability of the ventricles of the heart to contract and relieve some of the symptoms of heart failure. These devices are placed below the collarbone through a small 3-inch incision and continuously monitor the hearts rhythm and treat the arrhythmias and/or heart failure. Bedi said the advantages of being able to perform all the electrophysiological procedures in one setting is enormous. “Patients will not have to leave the area when an EP study or ablation is recommended,” he said. “In addition, if the study indicates the need for a device implantation the procedure can be performed immediately in the EP lab.”

Mutschler Orthopaedic Institute To Offer Educational Sessions The staff of the Mutschler Orthopaedic Institute will offer a free informational session for people who are considering total knee or hip replacement surgery. The free program will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at 2:00 p.m. and repeated on Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the McNary Conference Center at Canonsburg General Hospital. Topics covered include: • Information about arthritis • Explanation of a joint replacement surgery, • Details of the pre-operative, operative and post operative care, • Information on anesthesia, • Pain management guides for the recovery period, and • Physical Therapy guidelines, • A question and answer session is also included. Refreshments will be provided. To register, call 1-888-877-5955 or 724-873-5955.

Blood Pressure Screenings At Peters Community Center Free blood pressure screenings will be provided from 8:45 to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2007 at the Peters Township Community Center. The screenings are provided courtesy of Canonsburg General Hospital. For more information call the Community Relations Department at 724-8735835.

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Dr. Tony’s Corner

Taking A Look at the Energy Drink Craze These drinks have seen an explosion in sales of more than 700%. Are they good for our children? The evidence is not clear cut. Most of these drinks contain caffeine and sugar as their main stimulants. Caffeine varies depending upon the brand: Red Bull 80 mg (8.3 oz), Rock Star 150mg (16oz), Full Throttle 141mg (16oz), and Monster with 140mg (16oz). What is the effect of all this caffeine? The answer to that varies. A study did show that children may experience decreased sluggishness, enhanced test performance, and increased anxiety, because of these drinks. Children with higher intakes of caffeine may experience sleep problems, jitteriness, headaches, nervousness, and stomachaches. Children may also experience withdrawal symptoms from caffeine. These symptoms may include, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, head-

aches, sleep disturbances, and increased daytime sleep. Finally, caffeine promotes fluid loss through its diuretic properties. This may be of concern when kids are consuming energy drinks during exercise and sports due to an increased risk for dehydration. These drinks may contain other ingredients of questionable benefit. The first is Guarna that is another source of caffeine and other ingredients that potentiate the effects of caffeine. Ginseng also may be present in these drinks, which they have shown in multiple studies to have no significant benefits. The third ingredient in these drinks may be carnatine. Carnatine is a protein, and carnatine supplementation has no clinical evidence supporting increased exercise tolerance. All the sugar in these drinks is not beneficial to our children’s teeth or the fight against childhood obesity. Should our children drink these? Probably not. Do mine drink them? Yes. Yet they heavily market these drinks toward our children and teens. Hopefully knowledge brings better informed decisions.

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The Connection Just Got Closer Advanced Heart and Vascular Care at Canonsburg General Hospital For over 10 years, residents of Washington and southern Allegheny counties have benefited from the partnership between Canonsburg General and Allegheny General hospitals. Through it, patients have had local access to services and specialists normally found only at an academic medical center like AGH. And now, the connection for advanced heart and vascular care just got closer. That’s because leading AGH cardiologists like Drs. C. Michael Brown, D. Michael Campsey, John Costello, Vivek Kumar, Michael Pecora, John Wilson and Dean Wolz are now caring for heart patients at Canonsburg General Hospital. And patients with vascular problems can now be seen by such expert surgeons as Allegheny General’s Drs. Daniel Benckart, Bart Chess, Dean Healy and Satish Muluk. The renowned reputation and skill of Allegheny General in cardiovascular disease is now closer and more convenient than ever. From nuclear stress testing and advanced echocardiology techniques to cardiac catheterization to the latest treatment techniques for aortic aneurysms and other vascular diseases, Canonsburg General Hospital now offers a breadth and depth of services and physician expertise unmatched in its history, with physician offices conveniently located at the hospital. It’s this level of care you’ll have available at Canonsburg General Hospital. When it comes to you having access to the most sophisticated and advanced cardiovascular care possible, the connection just got closer.

Informational Session at Washington Hospital Focuses On Hip and Knee Replacement The Washington Hospital Joint Center is holding an informational session on Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Room. The 30-minute educational session about knee and hip replacement surgery will be followed by a Q&A and tours of the hospital’s Ortho/Neuro Unit, inpatient therapy gyms and Main Street rehabilitation area. An orthopedic surgeon will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments and free parking will be provided. To register, please call 724.223.3774.

Call 1-877-284-2000 for more information

Wellness Blood Screening in Pleasant Hills The Pleasant Hills Lions Club will sponsor its annual AMBA Wellness Blood Screening Event on Saturday September 8, 2007, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Pleasant Hills Municipal Building located at 410 East Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. The Lions Club will collect a $5.00 handling fee in addition to the $32 cost of the multiphasic blood analysis. For appointments and other details, call 1-800-234-8888.

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Guttman Room Dedicated At MVH In keeping with a longstanding tradition of honoring present and past Board leaders of Monongahela Valley Hospital and its parent company, Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., the health system has rededicated and renamed another room in the Anthony M. Current MVH and MVHR Chairman Lombardi Education Conference Center in Richard Barcelona (left) congratulates Alan Guttman during recent dedication ceremonies. recognition of Alan R. Guttman. Lauding Guttman for his “commitment and distinguished service” to the health system and the community, the Alan R. Guttman Room was formally dedicated August 15 in ceremonies at the ECC. “It is most appropriate that this room be rededicated in recognition of Mr. Guttman,” Louis J. Panza Jr., president and chief executive officer of Monongahela Valley Hospital, said. “In his role as chairman of our boards, and throughout his distinguished tenure on the boards, he has led the support we have received from the boards in our efforts to make education an integral part of our goals and ideals to improve the health of the residents of our community.” Guttman, chief executive officer of Guttman Oil Company in Speers, served as chairman of the MVH and MVHR boards from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007. He succeeded the late Dr. Julia Ann (Judy) Ansill in both positions following her death on March 16, 2005. Guttman, a member of the Executive Committee of both boards, has served on the Board of Directors of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. and the Board of Trustees of Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc. since April 1987. Throughout his tenure, he has served on numerous committees including service as chairman of the Finance and Medical committees. He was elected secretary of both boards in 1999 and served in that position until 2001, when he was elected vice chairman of both boards.

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Auxiliary’s Annual Monetary Gift Enhances Patient Services at MVH Patient services at Monongahela Valley Hospital again have been enhanced, thanks to the commitment and generosity of the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. That point was emphasized as the Auxiliary presented $75,500 as its traditional monetary gift to Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., the hospital’s parent company, at the volunteer organization’s 29th annual Appreciation Dinner. Mrs. Maureen Lusk, president of the Auxiliary, presented the 2007 contribution to Louis J. Panza Jr., president and chief executive officer of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., at the event in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Mrs. Maureen Lusk, president of the Auxiliary of Conference Center. Mrs. Lusk emphaMon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., and Louis J. Panza Jr., president and CEO of the health system, sized that the monetary gift “represents discuss the volunteer organization’s annual apprethe dedication, commitment and work of ciation dinner. all” of the nearly 200 members of the Auxiliary. This year’s benevolence brings the Auxiliary’s total contributions for the past 29 years to $2,748,155. “That is truly an amazing figure,” Panza told the Auxilians. “It represents the total commitment you and those who preceded you have to advancing services in our health system and, more important, enhancing the health of our patients and our community.” Panza said part of this year’s monetary gift will be used to purchase 10 Lowboy bed, which are designed to lower closer to the floor and reduce the risk of injuries associated with falls. “With the lower beds, we are better able to adjust the bed height so the patient’s knees are bent at a 90 degree angle to assist them when getting into or out of bed,” Pansa said. The beds also are equipped with three levels of alarms to alert staff when a patient is atempting to exit the bed. Another advantage of the Lowboy beds is that the patient can be weighed while still in bed, thus eliminating another risk for a potential fall when a patient is moved to be weighed. “These beds are another step forward in increasing patient safety,” Panza said. Part of the Auxiliary’s monetary gift also will be used to purchase an Exit Writer system for use in the hospital’s Emergency Department. The computerized program contains more than 2,000 patient instructions and are written in an easy to read style with color illustrations. “When a patient receives these instructions, they are individualized and can contain prescription and referral information,” Panza said. “Exit Writer’s discharge instructions have been refined in clinical practice for many years and meet JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) requirements for education and documentation the time of discharge from the Emergency Department.” In addition to the money designated for the Low Boy beds and the Exit Writer system, this year’s Auxiliary monetary gift also included a $1,000 contribution to the hospital’s annual Gala in May and a $500 Volunteen scholarship. “Let me re-emphasize how much we appreciate your financial contributions,” Panza told the Auxilians. “These monetary gifts represent your dedication and work. All of you are to be commended for this success and for perpetuating the legacy of giving of yourselves to help others that the Auxiliary has enjoyed for over 100 years.” Panza said the Auxiliary’s cumulative (ALLRENTALAVAILABLEFOR monetary contribution since 1978 UPTOPERSONS “equates to an average of over $96,000 a s0ARTIESs2ECEPTIONSs-EETINGS year.” s3HOWSs"INGOANDMORE “I know of no other volunteer organization in a health system of our size that &ORRENTALINFORMATIONCALL comes close to that number,” he said. “You truly represent the highest standard of vol-ARION!VENUE unteerism and are viable and vital mem&INLEYVILLE 0! bers of our hospital team.”



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MVH Calendar of Events For September 2007 Unless otherwise noted, the following programs will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) at Monongahela Valley Hospital. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 - LET’S TALK ABOUT CHOLESTEROL - 1 p.m., Finleyville. Healthy Directions. Prevention and treatment of high cholesterol is the focus of this month’s presentation. Advance registration is requested at 724-348-6699. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 - BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-258-1704. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26 - CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSES 7 to 9 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Prenatal/ parent education classes. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229). THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AND 7 - AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ECC. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 724-258-1234. TUESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 12, 13 - MANAGING YOUR DIABETES 8:30 a.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rt. 51, Rostraver. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1483.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - RSDS SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m., ECC. For more information, call 724-929-9492. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP – Supermarket Tour 6:30 p.m., Willowbrook Plaza Shop ‘N Save, Rostraver. Walk the grocery store to be trained in appropriate diabetic food choices and label reading. For more information, call 724-258-1148. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 7 p.m., ECC. Free and open to all cancer patients and their families. For information, call 724-258-1704. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 - LET’S TALK ABOUT PROSTATE HEALTH 1 p.m., Finleyville. Healthy Directions. Information about prostate health. Advance registration is requested at 724-348-6699. TUESDAY-THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 19, 20 - MANAGING YOUR DIABETES 6 p.m., ECC. 3-day, Diabetes self-management and care. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1483. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP 6 p.m., ECC. Free to all persons with ostomies and their families. For more information, call 724-258-1210.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 MULTIPHASIC BLOOD ANALYSIS 7 to 10 a.m., ECC. 40-panel blood screening for only $20. Testing will take place in the Community Room on the lower level of the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Registrations are being accepted at 724-258-1282, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AUXILIARY CLOTHING SALE 7 to 10 a.m., ECC. This event is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc., with proceeds to be utilized to enhance services for patients and visitors at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Reasonable prices and is open to the public. For more information, call 724-258-1234. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229). TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - PUBLIC CPR INSTRUCTIONS 6 p.m., ECC. Adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes are offered by the hospital in conjunction with Valley Health and Safety Training Center (VHSTC). The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and registration is required at 724684-9536.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 CARBOHYDRATE COUNTING 9 a.m., ECC. Diabetes self-management class that focuses on carb counting with everything you need to know. For more information or to register, call 724-258-1148. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM 5:30 p.m., ECC. Men will be offered a digital rectal exam (DRE), the standard test for prostate cancer; a stool blood test and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. For more information, call 724-258-1234. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - PUBLIC FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS 6 p.m., ECC. Adult first aid classes. The $25 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-684-9536. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - APPLE/FALL FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by the Auxiliary of MonVale Health Resources, Inc., is open to the public, and will be held in the outdoor Central Plaza and the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Center. For more information, call 724-258-1234.

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Jefferson CVU Earns 2nd Consecutive VHA Clinical Excellence Award For the second consecutive year, the Cardiovascular Unit (CVU) at Jefferson Regional Medical Center has been honored with the VHA National Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence. The criteria for the award is a six-month consecutive period with no blood stream infections related to central lines beginning in the last quarter of 2005. Jefferson Regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CVU exceeded the requirement by reporting no blood stream infections related to central lines for nine months, from October 2005 to June 2006. The CVU also was honored with the same award in 2006, for achieving no blood stream infections related to central lines from October 2004 to March 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Receiving this award two years in a row is a significant accomplishment for the Cardiovascular Unit and the entire team of care givers who contribute to our efforts of achieving and sustaining clinical excellence,â&#x20AC;? said Louise Urban, vice president, Patient Care Services. Marilyn Rudolph, VHA vice president of performance improvement, said the consecutive accomplishment by the CVU staff is unprecedented, and the entire medical team should be proud of its achievement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only are you doing great work, but you are able to sustain it,â&#x20AC;? Rudolph said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just phenomenal. Six months is considered stellar, but you have gone beyond that.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the national recognition, Rudolph presented the CVU with the APEX (Achieving Patient Care Excellence) Award from the Pennsylvania Regional Office of VHA. Thomas P. Timcho, president and CEO, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, said the CVU team is to be commended for its accomplishments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This truly is a team award, â&#x20AC;&#x153; he said, adding that the achievement is shared not only

Accepting two awards from Marilyn Rudolph, VHA vice president, Performance Improvement (5th from right), are Jefferson Regional Medical Center leaders, from left, Thomas Timcho, president and CEO; Ronald Boron, MD, outgoing vice president, Medical Affairs; Mary Mylo, director, Performance Improvement; Brenda Veschio, RN, patient care manager, CVU; Louise Urban, vice president, Patient Care Services; James Hoover, vice president, Quality; Cindy Ragan, associate nurse executive; Judy Hall, vice president, Cardiovascular Services/Oncology Programming, and Richard Collins, MD, incoming vice president, Medical Affairs.

by Brenda Veschio, manager of the CVU, and her staff, but by the anesthesiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and physician assistants, cardiologists, and pulmonologists who work together to attain excellent patient care at Jefferson Regional. Timcho said the recognition from VHA earned for reducing hospital-acquired infections reinforces the recent accolades that Jefferson Regional has earned for its open-heart program, orthopedic program and vascular services. The CVU staff was nominated for the award by Beverly Flannery, RN, manager, Infection Control, in recognition of their efforts.




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New Ornish Sessions to Start at Jefferson Regional Wellness Center

Finding Joy in a World of Stress: Take a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Hourâ&#x20AC;? By Karen Barnum, RN EP, MS Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the time of year that we see one of my favorite TV commercials. The video shows a father dancing through the aisles of a store with the shopping cart buying back-toschool items for his less-than-thrilled son and daughter, who are looking on. The music playing is Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I laugh every time I see it. Happiness is all a matter of perspective. Our pursuit of happiness is even one of the unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence. Psychologists who study happiness believe we can pursue happiness by avoiding negative emotions such as pessimism, resentment, and anger and we can foster positive emotions such as empathy, serenity, and especially gratitude. Tom Stevens, PhD, who authored the book You Can Choose to Be Happy, writes â&#x20AC;&#x153;we need to reprogram our beliefs and values. Learn good self-management skills and good interpersonal skills. Choose to be in environments and around people that increase your probability of happiness. The persons who become the happiest and grow the most are those who also make truth and their own personal growth primary values.â&#x20AC;? Many psychologists feel we have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;happiness set point,â&#x20AC;? a natural level of happiness to which we gravitate despite temporary shifts of happiness in our lives. Life events do matter and enrich our lives if we allow them to. Our resilience, our attitudes, and, as referred to previously, our perspectives, facilitate our happiness. The researchers of happiness have many opinions yet all agree on a few basic principles of increasing happiness in our lives. Fostering forgiveness reduces the power of bad events to create bitterness and resentment. Remember the hurt of situations, try and empathize with the person who hurt you, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dwell on your anger and desire for vengeance. The alternative to forgiveness is mulling over a transgression, which will only increase your chronic stress. Money canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy happiness. Once your income climbs above the poverty level, more money brings very little extra happiness, yet we assume that because things arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bringing us happiness they are the wrong things. We need to realize that pursuing things is futile. There are few better antidotes to unhappiness than close friendships with people who care about you. Take time to develop these friendships. Our increasingly individual society suffers from our limited social connections. People are seldom happier than when they are in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;flow.â&#x20AC;? This is a state in which your mind becomes thoroughly absorbed in a meaningful task that challenges your abilities. To get more out of life, we need to put more into it. Active leisure that helps a person grow does not come easily. These pursuits take attention at first and then bring more and more happiness with increased comfort levels. As fall rolls around, with it comes a new structure in our days and lives. I encourage everyone at all passages in life to take a â&#x20AC;&#x153;happy hourâ&#x20AC;? daily. This may be quiet reflection on your life, developing a hobby, or reacquainting with a friend. Happiness is a matter of choice, not just luck.

The Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease is a comprehensive lifestyle modification program designed to assist participants in the management of heart disease by addressing key risk factors associated with its onset and progression. Through healthy lifestyle modification, the Ornish Program teaches participants how to improve their health and well being to live longer and healthier. A new session of the one-year-long program will begin Sept. 17 at Jefferson Regional Medical Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cardiopulmonary Wellness Center, 712 Clairton Blvd., Pleasant Hills. Participants will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. Ornish Advantage, a six-week educational program that uses the concepts of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, will begin Sept. 10 and will meet Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Preregistration is required for both programs. Call 412-469-7805 to register.

Seniors Can Stay Fit at Jefferson Regional Fall Exercise Schedule Offers Weight Training, Aerobic Dance Several sessions of weight training and aerobic dance classes will be offered as part of the fall schedule for Jefferson Regional Medical Center Senior Services. Ten-week sessions will be held at the Senior Services offices, Physical Therapy Aquatic Therapy. Registrations are being accepted for the following classes: Aerobic Dance Mondays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. from Sept. 10 to Nov. 12, and Wednesdays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., from Sept. 12 to Nov. 14, a one-hour low-impact workout that is easy to follow and non-intimidating. The class fee is $35. Weight Training Mondays, Sept. 10 to Nov. 12, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Fridays, Sept. 14 to Nov. 16, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Saturdays, Sept. 15 to Nov. 17, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Participants are led through a series of standing and seated exercises to help tone and strengthen the body. The class fee is $35. To register, call Senior Services at 412-469-7099. Class size is limited. Free parking is available.



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Medical Center to Offer Computer Classes for Seniors Jefferson Regional Medical Center Senior Services is accepting registrations for a new series of computer classes that are designed for individuals ages 50 and up. Two-day computer classes on various topics will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on specified dates at the James Bibro Pavilion on the Jefferson Regional Medical Center campus. The fee for each two-session class is $40. Class size is limited. Basic Computers 1 and 2 Sept. 21 and 28. Hands-on experience in turning a computer on and off, learning the basic functions of the mouse and keyboard, understanding search menus, scroll bars, drop down menus and more. No computer experience is required. Basic Computers 3 and 4 Oct. 3 and 10. This class applies and reviews basic skills and teaches participants how to save and find information on the Internet, and how to install new programs, create shortcuts and customize your computer to fit your specific needs. Prerequisite: Basic Computers 1 and 2 or equivalent knowledge. The Internet 1 and 2, Oct. 17 and 24. The basics of search engines and browsers and how to connect to the Internet and navigate around the World Wide Web. The second class will provide time for review and practice and teach how to download programs, search more effectively and avoid viruses. Prerequisite: Basic Computers or equivalent knowledge. E-Mail 1 and 2 Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Participants will learn how to read, send, write, forward and reply to messages. The second class will provide time for review and teach how to set up an address book, send to multiple recipients, send attachments and more. This class will be taught using Outlook Express. Prerequisite: Basic Computers and Searching the Internet. Microsoft Publisher 1 and 2 Nov. 16 and 30. Create professional-looking brochures, personalized greeting cards, postcards, newsletters and other publications for organizations, schools, clubs and personal use. Prerequisite: Basic Computers or equivalent knowledge. Basic Digital Cameras 1 and 2 Dec. 5 and 12. Instruction will include how to take pictures, transfer photos to your computer, edit photographs and send photos to friends and relatives via the Internet. Digital cameras will be provided for use in class. Prerequisite: Basic Computers or equivalent knowledge. For more information, contact Jefferson Regional Senior Services at 412-469-7099.

Senior Activities at The Venetia Community Center As usual, the lunches will be held the second and fourth Thursday of the month. For September, the dates are Thursday September 13 and September 27. The following activities will be held: Blood pressure screening from 11:00 to 12:00 noon Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. After lunch, a lucky person will win the 50/50 drawing. Then the entertainment will follow. On the September 13 we will be entertained by “ELIZABETH JEFFERIES” and “MARY ANN PRICE” on the piano. On September 27 our speaker will be Robin from the “BELL TONE HEARING AIDS company. This should be something we will all be interested in hearing. Don’t forget there will Bingo after the entertainment. We have some special celebrations this month: Birthdays—Barbara Cushey, and Irene Gordon. Anniversaries celebrated this month are Sam an Barbara Cushey. “CONGRATULATIONS” Hope to see you on September 13 and 27 and don’t forget to make your reservations. The phone number to call is 724-941-6956, Erma Grego.

Senior Volunteers Of Canonsburg General Hospital Honored For Hours Of Service

Recognized for their volunteer service. Canonsburg General Hospital Senior Volunteers (hours of service in parenthesis) Back Row (l to r): Vera O’Shinski (5,923), JoAnn Mikus (2,459.5), Dolly Messina (2,969.5), Kay Aquilino (3,841), Rena Patrick (743.5), Dorothy Davis (2,166), Stella Powers (1,531.5), Lucille Tomsic (2,593.5) Seated (l to r): Mary Suleski (5,617), Rose Marie Colussi (2,324.5), Edith Adler (8,047) Not shown: Betty Heron (842), Martha Holt (303), Audrey Lindsay (949), Barbara Snarey (2,929)

The Senior Volunteers of Canonsburg General Hospital were recently honored for their hours of volunteer service to the hospital. The 17 members donated a total of 1,900 hours during the past year. Since the group’s inception in 1955, the volunteers have donated 258,897 hours. Their responsibilities include delivering patient mail, selling newspapers to patients and a variety of clerical duties.

Canonsburg General Hospital Offers Course For Older Drivers Canonsburg General Hospital, in association with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), will offer the drive safety program.The first day session will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 8, in the Canonsburg General Hospital McNary Conference Center. The second session will be held the same time and location on Saturday, September 15. The fee for the course is $10, payable in advance. To register, or for more information, call 1-877-284-2000.

SilverSneakers Open House at Mon YMCA The Mon Valley YMCA located at 101 Taylor Run Road in Monongahela (just off Rt. 43) will be hosting an Open House featuring the nationally recognized SilverSneakers Fitness Program from September 10 through September 14. The open house will take place from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM each day. In Western Pennsylvania, you are eligible for the SilverSneakers if you have Highmark Security Blue, Freedom Blue or MediGapBlue. SilverSneakers Fitness Program, a product of Healthways, is the nations leading exercise program designed for older adults. Members receive a basic membership at the Mon Valley YMCA and includes use of basic amenities and access to the signature SilverSneakers class. The SilverSneakers class is designed to increase participants strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. For further information about the SilverSneakers program or about the Open House, please call412-483-8077.

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Jefferson Regional Outpatient Testing Site A New Location for Blood Collection, Urine Collection and EKG Testing. 5235 Clairton Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15227 Located on Route 51, 3 miles north of Jefferson Regional Medical Center

Office: 412-885-6036 Fax: 412-885-6040 Test results are sent to the Jefferson Regional Medical Center lab for testing. Lab results are forwarded to physicians.

Hours of Operation Mon. - Fri. 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Outpatient Testing is NOW Closer to Home.

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Live Music & Entertainment at Your Neighborhood Hot Spot! Badlands Bar & Grille 724-348-8030 3540 Washington Ave, Finleyville September 1- TBA September 8 - Southern Discomfort September 15 - Unreal September 22 - Storm September 29 - The Jades Every Friday - Karaoke Baltimore House 412-653-4038 176 Curry Hollow Rd, Pleasant Hills September 1- Imposter September 7 - Ruff Creek September 8 - Midlife Crisis September 14 - Blinding Edge September 15 - Mean Street September 19 - Todd Jones September 21 - Stoney Curtis September 22 - The Blue September 28 - Dallas Marks September 29 - Velveeta Brass Monkey 412-233-3375 428 State St, Clairton September 5 - Late Night w/ Nick Fun September 6 - Oldies Night w/ DJ September 7 - DJ Mark September 8 - DJ Mark September 12 - Late Night w/ Nick Fun September 13 - Oldies Night w/ DJ September 14 - DJ Mark September 15 - The Ascenders September 19 - Late Night w/ Nick Fun September 21 - The Regular Joes September 22 - Wisdom September 26 - Late Night w/ Nick Fun September 27 - Oldies Night w/ DJ September 28 - DJ Mark September 29 - The Regular Joes Bruceton Station 412-653-3430 1152 Cochran Mill Rd, South Park September 1 - Moose Head 3 Ball Challenge September 6 - Psychic Jackie

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Eagle Aery Restaurant & Lounge 724-258-8115 131 Union Street & Route 88, New Eagle September 15 - Traditional Country Elrama Tavern 412-384-3630 1520 Rt 837, Elrama September 7 - Mark Shuttleworth Duo September 15 - The Regular Joes September 23 - The Ugly September 28 - Todd Jones Every Monday - Free Jukebox 9:00-11:00PM The Grove Station at the Linden Grove 412-881-4588 100 Grove Road, Castle Shannon September 1 - Dallas Marks September 4 - Oldies Dance Night September 5 - Angel Blue and the Prophets September 6 - Oldies Dance Night September 7 - 80’s Night September 8 - Top 40 Dance Night September 11 - Oldies Dance Night September 12 - Angel Blue and the Prophets September 13 - Oldies Dance Night September 14 - Carolina Shine and Day One September 15 - Top 40 Dance Night September 18 - Oldies Dance Night September 19 - Angel Blue and the Prophets September 20 - Oldies Dance Night September 21 - Whiskey Gin September 22 - Top 40 Dance Night September 25 - Oldies Dance Night September 26 - Angel Blue and the Prophets September 27 - Oldies Dance Night September 28 - Kiger Brannon Band September 29 - Top 40 Dance Night Hey Andy Sportsbar and Lounge 724-258-4755 1221 W Main St, Monongahela September 1- Oldies w/ Brian & Mick DJ & live music September 8 - The Klick September 13 - Matt Tichon September 22 - The Bill Ali Band

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September 29 - White Rose Karaoke Every Thursday - White Rose Karaoke Every Friday - DJ Hot House Tap and Grille 724-258-4212 807 Dry Run Road, Monongahela Entertainment 9:00PM - 1:30AM Every Monday - Jam Night all musicians welcome Every Wednesday - Ladies Night with Top 40 DJ Every Thursday - all request DJ music with karaoke with Total Entertainment Every Friday - all request DJ music with karaoke with Total Entertainment Every Saturday - all request DJ music with karaoke with Total Entertainment Every Sunday - Bike Night

Olde Large Hotel 412-384-9950 510 Oak Rd, Jefferson Hills September 7 - Wisdom September 14 - Regular Joes September 15 - Car Cruise September 21 - Tony Mollick September 28 - Jimmy Adler September 30 - Dream Catcher Pit Stop Bar and Grille 412 -384 -7487 1473 Rt. 837, Elrama September 29 - Down the Hatch Every Friday - Free Jukebox 9:00-1:00AM Every Saturday - Free Jukebox 9:00-1:00AM

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:

Roy’s By The Tracks 724-348-7118 3710 Rt. 88, Finleyville September 1- Karaoke with Ricki Rockin’ Willies Roadhouse September 7 - Dallas Marks 724-745-8844 September 8 - Karaoke with Nunzio 2476 Washington Road (Rt. 19 South), & Scavenger Hunt Canonsburg September 9 - Steelers Party Entertainment Nightly September 14 - Overdrive Martini’s Restaurant and Lounge Monday - Sunday September 15 - Karaoke with Ricki 412-384-5910 August 7 - Jam Night with the September 16 - Steelers Party 1215 Rt 885 South, Jefferson Hills Tom Tearling Jam Band & September 21 - Jason Martinko Wednesdays -7:30PM - John Don Cappa The Guitarman Review Mulkerin (piano player/singer) August 14 - Jam Night with the September 22 - Karaoke Thursdays - 8:00PM - John Mulkerin Tom Tearling Jam Band & with Nunzio (piano player/singer) Don Cappa The Guitarman September 23 - Steelers Party Fridays - 8:30 - Spider Rondinelli August 21 - Jam Night with the September 28 - Bucky and the Pittsburgh Jazz Giants Tom Tearling Jam Band & September 29 - Karaoke with Ricki Saturdays - 3:00 - 6:00 - Spider Don Cappa The Guitarman September 30 - Steelers Party Rondinelli and the August 28 - Jam Night with the Every Wednesday - Karaoke Pittsburgh Jazz Giants Tom Tearling Jam Band & with Nunzio Don Cappa The Guitarman Every Thursday - Jam Night Newman’s Restaurant and Lounge with Bucky and Jim 412-653-6440 Royal Place 611 Old Clairton Rd, Pleasant Hills 412-882-8000 Valley Hotel September 6 - Ladies Night (6-9PM) 2660 Library Rd (Rt. 88), Pittsburgh 412-233-9800 with DJ Steve September 7 - Dancing Queen 1004 New England Hollow Rd September 8 - The Maguires September 8 - Mean Street Intersection of 837/Coal Valley Rd, September 15 - Traxx September 15 - John Kiger Band Jefferson Boro September 22 - Teaser September 21 - Bon - Journey Every Friday - Open Stage Night September 29 - Night Star Every Thursday - Karaoke all musicians welcome Every Thursday - DJ Steve

The Nutcracker Auditions Set at Cal U California University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be holding auditions for their annual production of The Nutcracker on Saturday September 15th, 2007.Auditions will be held in the dance studio in Hamer Hall on the Cal U campus. The times are: 11:30 a.m. for ages 13 and up; 1 p.m. for ages 8 to 12; and 2:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 8. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time and wear appropriate dance attire. This year’s performances will be at the Uniontown State Theatre on December 7th, 8th and 9th, 2007. For more info contact Donna Anthony at or Cal U’s Theatre and Dance Department main office at 724-938-4220.

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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ****$700.-$800,000++ ** 2007! FREE CASH GRANTS/PROGRAMS-, NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medical Bills, School, New Housing, Business, AS SEEN ON T.V. Live Operators! CALL NOW! 1800-592-0366 Ext. 201 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AVON – GENERAL INFORMATION Earn extra $$$, sign up in minutes. For information email: or Call 1-800796-2622 Ind. Sls. Rep. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BE YOUR OWN BOSS – Earn significant income selling the American Dream. Proven program includes leads and outstanding company support. Call 1-877-673-4442 or visit ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AMIGO HEALTH, a Christian Based Wellness Co., building market expansion team for new product line. No investment, free website, Call Mike @ 888-862-2110 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYSTERY SHOPPERS - Get paid to shop! Retail/Dining establishments need undercover clients to judge quality/customer service. Earn up to $150 a day. Call 888-731-1179 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DATA ENTRY PROCESSORS NEEDED! Earn $3,500 - $5,000 Weekly Working from Home! Guaranteed Paychecks! No Experience Necessary! Positions Available Today! Register Online Now! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PRECISION MOTOR TRANSPORT Class A CDL Drivers - 1 Year Recent T/T OTR Experience $70K-$120K/yr. Paid Load Training. Outstanding Benefits! 1-866-701-JOBS (5627) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYSTERY SHOPPERS - Retail/Dining establishments need undercover clients to judge quality/customer service. Earn up to $150/day. Call 888-749-7734 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– "Can You Dig It?" Heavy Equipment School. 3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local job placement. 866-362-6497 or 888-707-6886 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

PHAT JOB: Now hiring! Travel U.S., Fun atmosphere, represent publications. No experience necessary, paid training + bonuses. Shanna 1877-532-2068. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYSTERY SHOPPERS! Earn up to $150 daily. Get paid to shop pt/ft. Call now 800-690-1272. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– POST OFFICE NOW HIRING. Avg. $20/hr. $57K/yr. Benefits, OT, PT/FT. 1-866-483-1057, USWA ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DATA ENTRY! Work from Anywhere. Flexible Hours, PC Required. Excellent Career Opportunity. Serious Inquiries1-800-344-9636, ext. 475 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE CASH GRANTS/PROGRAMS! $700.-$800,000++ **2007!** NEVER REPAY! Personal/Medical Bills, School, Business, Housing. $49 Billion Unclaimed 2006! Live Operators! CALL NOW! 1-800-5920366 Ext. 200 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HELP WANTED Earn Extra Income assembling CD cases from Home Working with Top US companies. Start Immediately. No experience necessary. 1-800-405-7619 Ext 104 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HONEST & LEGITIMATE Program. Earn Up To$500-$1500 Weekly. No Experience Necessary. Start Immediately1-800-210-3317 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY For Store Evaluations. Local Stores, Restaurants, & Theaters. Training Provided, Flexible Hours. Up to $50 per assignment!! 1-800-585-9024 ext. 6262 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS FROM HOME! Year-round Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! TOLL FREE 1-866-844-5091, code-11 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– COME WORK IN COLORADO! Sharp, fun loving, go-getters wanted! Travel USA w/co-ed sales group, marketing our enviro-safe products. Training, cash & transpo provided! Average $300-$500 per wk. START WORK TODAY! Mr. Roberson 800-592-1330 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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) 349-538 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SECRET SHOPPERS NEEDED - For Store Evaluations. Get paid to shop and rate local stores, restaurants and theatres. Flexible hours, training provided. 1-800-585-9024, ext. 6750. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EARN UP TO $500 weekly assembling our angel pins in the comfort of your own home. No experience required. Call 817-230-4879 or visit ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EARN EXTRA INCOME assembling CD cases from home. w! 1-800-267-2060, Ext. 2049. Not valid in MD. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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------ HEALTH/MEDICAL/FITNESS-----FOR SALE - Special handicapped wheel chairs. Reclining wheel chairs, patient lifter and more! 724-258-6188 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Save 50-80% with Classicdrugstore Cialis, Fosamax, Lipitor, Tramadol, Propecia, Viagra and more! Call 1-866-4190403 for free price quote. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HEALTHCARE for $59.93/mo !!! Family Members are Free! Prescriptions, Dental, Vision, Hospitalization, more! The Perfect NonInsurance Solution! Call Today! 800-531-2630 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MEDICAL SUPPLIES - ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO YOU!! Limited Offer!! Power Wheelchairs & Scooters. Medtec Medical Supply. Call Toll Free 800-719-0024. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: New featherweight motorized wheelchair at no cost to you, if eligible. Medicare & Private Insurance accepted. ENK MOBILE MEDICAL: Call 1-800-693-8896. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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! 1-866-465-0732 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CONTACT LENS USERS: Did you use AMO (Advanced Medical Optics) COMPLETE MOISTURE PLUS MULTI-PURPOSE SOLUTION between January 1, 2005 and the present time or BAUSCH & LOMB RENU WITH MOISTURELOC between November, 2004 and June 1, 2006 and developed an eye infection? You may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

HERNIA REPAIR? DID YOU RECEIVE A COMPOSIX KUGEL MESH PATCH BETWEEN 2000 and January 2007? If you suffered complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs of intestinals fistulae during or after placement of this device, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------ ITEMS FOR SALE -----For Sale: 1975 Impala Camper (35ft)1 Bedroom, Bath, Kitchen. Also comes with gas powered Golf Cart and many extras. Must be moved from Bedford campground. $1000.00 or best offer. (724) 797-0973 Leave message. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bunk Beds w/mattresses, never used, solid wood with a heavy duty oak finish $285 724-747-9216. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Treadmill – Sears, ProForm 740 CS. Like new! Full warranty good until 1/09. $300. 412-833-6504 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Girl’s 6-piece bedroom set. Good condition. $300. 724-258-7683. After 5 PM. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Three 29-inch wood swivel bar stools with back. Good condition. $25 each. 724-258-7683. After 5 PM. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pittsburgh Pirate Bobblehead! Mint in Box! $20.00. 412-384-6322 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barry Bonds rookie Card! Mint condition! $15.00 free shipping. 412-384-6322 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sidney Crosby rookie Card! Upper Deck collectible! $15.00 free shipping 412-384-6322 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pittsburgh Penguin Hockey tickets. 3 Seats, in Section F . Must sell, 412-780-5998 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pirate Bobbleheads! Logo's from Different era's! Best offer! 412-7805998 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sears Band Saw! 12 inch, with table. Must sell! Best offer! 412-3846322. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Toro Snowthrower. Model 1028, 10-HP, electric start, 4 forward, 2 reverse, power shift, 40-ft throw distance, 28-inch clearing width, like new. 30 hours max on machine. 724-258-3907 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SOFA-LOVESEAT-CHAIR 100% Italian leather, neutral color. Can separate. Never opened, still in original plastic. Cost $3500. Sell $1250. Delivery avaialable. 412-494-3143 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Furniture - 10-PIECE BEDROOM IS GORGEOUS. WITH DRESSER, MIRROR, CHEST, 2 NIGHTSTANDS. ALL DOVETAILED. INCLUDES ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS SET, IN PLASTIC. ALL BRAND NEW, IN BOXES. COST $3,550. SACRIFICE $1,295. 1-412494-3143 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDS - "PLUSH/PILLOWTOPS, ORTHOPEDIC AND MEMORY FOAM" QUEEN ... $179. KING...$235. FULL SIZE. MATTRESS, ALL NEW. SEALED IN PLASTIC WITH WARRANTIES. DELIVERY AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE CALL 412-787-9128 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HOT TUB/SPA-Waterfalls, Lighting, and 46 water jets. Must sell!!! Still in original plastic. Cost $7,800, Sacrifice $3,950. Can help deliver. 412494-3143 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEED A NEW COMPUTER? Bad Credit – No Problem! Buy new computer Now / Pay for it Later. New Computers/Laptops from $20/month Call Now 1-800-311-1977. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GIGANTIC MIRRORS Jobsite leftovers, 48”x100”x1/4” (15), $115/each. 72”x100”x1/4” (11), $165/each. 72”x50”x1/4” w/1” Bevel, $115/ea. 84”x60” w/1” Bevel, $135 each. Free delivery most areas. A & J Wholesale. 800-473-0619. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN, Trumpet, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1516-377-7907. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STEEL BUILDINGS FOR SALE - POLE BUILDINGS: 2 car Garage 24x24x10 $8995. 3 car Garage 28x36x10 $11,995. 1-3' Door! Painted Steel Roof & Sides. Fully erected. 1-800-331-1875 or 1-717-354-7561 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV FREE 4 Room System! Personal Checks Accepted! 250+ Channels! Starts $29.99/month! FREE HBO/Cinemax/Showtime! FREE DVR/HD Receiver! We’re Local Installers! 1-800-620-0058 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HUGE SAVINGS On ARCH Buildings. 3 Repos left 25x40 and 40x72. No reasonable Offer Refused. Serious inquiries only!Call Bo now! 1-800463-6062. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MEMORY FOAM Thera-Peutic NASA Mattress: Q-$399, K-$499. Free Delivery. Warranty. 1-888-287-5337. (60 night trial) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

SATELLITE TV CHEAP!! FREE installation. No equipment to buy! Free digital recorder upgrade! Up to 250 digital channels. FREE portable DVD player. 1-800-536-0375 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– METAL ROOFING & SIDING. BUY DIRECT, We Manufacture & cut to your length, 10 closeout colors, 36" coverage ABXX Panel $1.45 LF. 1-800-373-3703 A.B. Martin Roofing Supply ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WET, MOLDY BASEMENT?? Inside & Outside Remedies, Foundation Repairs, Wall Anchors, Piering & Rebuilds. LOWEST PRICES. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Insured & Guaranteed. Local Company **1-800-343-2357** ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SLEIGH BEDROOM-CHERRY. Bed, woman's dresser, beveled glass mirror, tall chest, 2 nightstands, (very elegant). Never opened, still in boxes. Was $6,000. Sell $1,450. Call 412-787-9128 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 5 Person Hot Tub. Many Jets. Never used with valid warranty. Cost $5,900. Asking $2,700. Please call Chris 412-787-9128 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE DELIVERY. PLUSH, PILLOW, MEMORY MATTRESS SETS. ALL NEW, STILL IN PLASTIC. WITH WARRANTIES. CALL 412494-7351 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- ITEMS WANTED ------Wanted: Vespa Scooter Wanted! New or old! Call 412-780-5998 WANTED: HP Officejet printer/scanner model R80. This model is approx 8 years old. Wanted for elderly friend (his R80 broke, only wants SAME model). Price must be reasonable. 724-258-6236 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin. 1930s 1960s. Top cash paid. 1-800-401-0440. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wanted clean grocery and shopping bags, glass bottle, VHS and cassette tapes, pop cans or taps, caution tape, copper wire, and old buttons for "repurposing" and reusing. 412-414-8624 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED PINBALLS, ARCADE VIDEO GAMES & coin operated items. ANY CONDITION. Cash paid. Semi-quick removal. 412-5598477, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-3487467. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– JEANS Wanted! Instead of throwing away your old jeans, please donate them. Small jeans, big jeans, XS jeans, XL jeans. Kids jeans, adult jeans. Blue jeans, white jeans, or any color jeans you have. All sizes....All kinds. Will pick up. NEED JEANS, PLEASE! CALL TODAY! 724-747-0793 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

-------- MISCELLANEOUS ----HORSE BOARDING - Private Barn in Mon Valley. Daily Turnout. Large Stalls $200.00/month. 724-986-4263 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– **DIET PILLS** Maximum Prescription Strength! (PHENTRAZINE 37.5mg-white/blue spec tabs 60ct. $79.95) No Prescription Needed! FREE SHIPPING. 1-888-527-0870 ext. NN2 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENEFITS $155.00 Monthly For Entire family. Hospitalization, Prescription, Doctor, Dental, Vision, Chiropractic & More. Everyone's Accepted! Call Today 800-971-7017 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WINDGENERATOR LIQUIDATION!! Must Sell: GREEN-RPOWER Factory Overstock Clearance! Complete Packages discounted 50%++!!! Generate Free Electricity, Home/Farm/Ranch. BBB/since 1980 1-800-973-WATT (9288) Sacrifice From $4975.00!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Financial aid and computer provided if qualified. Call 866-858-2121, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE Equipment, FREE 4 room Installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade and $100 cash back. Programming Packages from $29.99/mo. Call 800-380-8939. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin. 1930s 1960s. Top cash paid. 1-800-401-0440. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CAMPING MEMBERSHIP: Coast to coast USA/Canada. $8.00/night (full hook-up), paid $2595, illness forces sale, $595. 1-800-236-0327 BENEFITS BROKER Earn up to $650/wk with internet and telephone. Daily & Residual Pay, Free Benefits, 401K available. 800-339-9603 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE WEIGHT LOSS Find out how to get your free bottle. Please, limit 1 per household Call now. 1-800-961-6998 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REWARDING INCOME/BIZ opportunity to own a prestigious Retirement and Estate Planning Franchise. No experience necessary. Complete Training/support –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE Equipment, FREE 4 Room Installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade and $100 cash back! Programming Packages from $29.99/mo. 1-800-380-8939. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– *VIAGRA* Prescription Strength Alternative (30 blue tabs 100mg $89.95) No Prescription Needed! FREE SHIPPING. 1-888-527-0870 ext. NN2. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A+ POOL HEATERS - FACTORY Direct: Solar, Heat Pumps or Gas. Complete do-it-yourself pool heater kits. Phone quotes. Solar Direct. 1800-796-1284 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV Satellite Television, FREE Equipment, FREE 4 Room Installation, FREE HD or DVR Receiver Upgrade w/rebate. Packages from $29.99/mo. Call 800-380-8939. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV FREE 4 Room System! Checks Accepted! FREE 4 Months ALL 250 Channels + HBO/Cinemax/Showtime! HURRY, Ask How! Pkgs. Start $29.99. FREE DVR/HD! 1-800-620-0058 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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) 3495387 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STEEL BUILDINGS: 5 Only 25x30, 30x40, 40x50, 45x72, 80x150. Must Move now! Will sell for balance owed/ Free Delivery! 1-800-4627930 x32. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARE YOU THE FATHER? 100% accurate AABB accredited lab test for $265.00 with or without the mother. Toll Free 1-888-875-7574 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, business, Paralegal, computers, criminal justice. Job placement assistance. Financial aid and computer provided if qualified. Call 866-858-2121, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– INJURED in a car, truck or other type of ACCIDENT? Claim may be worth $150,000+. Diagnosed with MESOTHELIOMA? $750,000+. Call toll-free 1-866-546-2729 (24 hours.) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NO MORE VIAGRA? Call toll free 1-866-852-9829. 24 hours. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800OLD-BARN/ MDHIC #05-121-861 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STEEL BUILDINGS: Drastically Reduced! Workshops, General Storage 25x30, 30x40, Farm 45x80, 51x140. Still Crated/ Will Sacrifice! 1-800321-0174 x63 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

---------- PERSONALS ----------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 Mon Valley and South Hills Singles! Check out the newest dating site in Pittsburgh. Meet new friends, find that special someone. Visit our website today and see for yourself!

---------- PETS ----------Miniature Pinschers puppies. Black / tan and chocolates. Raised without cages! Full vet exam, shots, wormed, claws and tails done. Socialized. Adorable. $450 - $600. 412-343-5575, or 412-841-1847. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lost Siamese Cat - Neutered, male. Blue eyes. Dark brown face, ears, feet and tail. Body is cream/tan colored. Named Oliver. Much loved and missed. Reward! Please call 724-969-4213. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lovely cat needs great indoor only home. Spayed, affectionate and quiet. Kelly 724-255-6513" ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ROTTEWIELER PUPPIES BORN AUGUST 1 2007 AKC SHOTS WORMED TAILS. CROPPED DEWCLAWED READY SEPT 14, 2007 CALL 724-217-3843. LEAVE MESSAGE PARENTS ON PREMISES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dog Found – Beagle mix. Black, white, brown. Small. Finleyville, Route 88. Call 724-348-0709. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mama Cat says "meow" - - - translated: she is asking for someone to adopt one of her 5 kittens. 724-348-0256 Topseed Kennel –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- REAL ESTATE ------Building space available in Finleyville on Rt. 88 less than 2 miles from Rt. 43. A downstairs room with 1200 square feet. Upstairs is divided into 4 rooms. Large parking lot, full kitchen, dining room, courtyard & restrooms available for use. Call 724-348-5689. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

September 2007 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 75 UNION-FINLEY–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MESSENGER Investment property in Mid Mon Valley. 6 Residential/ 4 Commercial. 90% Occupied. Email for more information: New Eagle, Main Street. Office Space. Formerly physicians office. 1200 sq.feet. Rent Negotiable. 724-554-6534 or 724258-3773. FOR RENT – Chess Street Apartments, Monongahela. Two, 2-BR apartments available. Appliances included and much more! Quaint and peaceful atmosphere. 724-244-8579 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– House For Sale – Priced Thousands below market value. $145,000. Very attractive, 4 BR, 2-story, with 2.5 baths, new roof an windows. 2 car integral garage in back with large asphalt driveway. Located less than 1 mile from South Park. 412-833-6504 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MOBILE HOME FOR SALE. Finleyville - Mingo Park Estates - 1992 Spacious three bedroom, 2 bath, central A/C, new hot water tank and dishwasher. Well maintained. $24,500. 724-348-7620. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 multifamily 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 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wanted to Sub-Rent - Martial Arts school looking to sub-rent building to another martial art/tai chi/yoga. 33 foot x 33 foot padded mat area. 16 foot ceilings, perfect for weapons training. Rent per month based on hours of use. Premium hours available. Finleyville - 724-348-8350. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1/2 Duplex For Rent - Charleroi. 2- Bedroom. Completely remodeled interior! Must See! Brand new carpet. Brand new kitchen and bathroom flooring. New Kitchen cabinets, countertop, and sink. Fresh Paint Throughout! Covered front and rear porches for relaxing. Private fenced in backyard. Located directly across from playground. Perfect home for kids and families. Convenient to Rt. 43 and Rt. 88. $485/ month plus utilities. Credit check and references required. Security Deposit and first month's rent required. Call 412-656-8508 or 412-7602291. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WAREHOUSE/STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT - Finleyville. Different sizes available. Call 724-348-6688 for details. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Office Space Available! Located in the Charleroi Business District, Rt. 88. NEWLY Renovated, up to 4,400 sq. ft. $2,200 / Month. Call 724531-1310. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NO DOWN PAYMENT? PROBLEM CREDIT? If you’re motivated, and follow our proven, no nonsense program, we’ll get you into a NEW HOME. Call 1-866-255-5267 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS!! Log cabin shell on 1.32acres. 1217SF ready to finish. Wooded lot w/view. E-Z Financing. 828-6528700, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION! Near Tucson, Football Field Sized Lots. $0 Down/$0 Interest, $159/Month ($18,995 total). FREE INFORMATION. Money Back Guarantee! Toll Free 1-800-682-6103 Op#10. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GENTLEMAN'S FARM 40 acres - $199,900. Post & beam barn, rolling fields, awesome views! Near Cooperstown, NY! Owner terms avail! NYL&L Call 866-907-5263 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from $10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! REOs, HUD, FDIC, more! These homes must sell! National Value Network. For Listings: 1-800-425-1620 x3247. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Land For Sale - COMPARE THIS!! WV MOUNTAIN LAND 7 Acres @ $29,990, $200/month. 10 Acres @ $49,990, $348/month. 2 acres Dolly Sods National Forest Access @ $29,990. All have power/perk, All weather roads. Call Owner 866-403-8037. North American Land ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– LAND OF OPPORTUNITY Located in the PA Wilds/Elk Management Area. Bordered by Moshannon State Forest. Town & private roads with electric service. Land parcels starting at $24,900. Financing available! Call for appointment 866-365-6099. North American Land ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ABSOLUTE LAND LIQUIDATION! 8 acres, was $24,900 NOW $17,900. 10 acres, was $29,900 NOW $21,900. Save big on prime Adirondack acreage! Woods, ponds, views, apple orchard! Near major lakes & rivers! Terms avail! Call 800-260-2808 TODAY! *No closing costs til 8/19! NYL&L ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CATSKILLS HANDYMAN CABIN! 3 acres $59,900 Views, woods, stream, perfect setting, 3 hrs NY City! Terms! Hurry! NYL&L 866-9075263 *No closing costs this week only! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 33 ACRE MOUNTAIN RETREAT Just $79,990! Great views. Perk & electric. New roads. Va/Wva line. Other parcels available. Nat'l Forest Border Call Owner 866-910-4486. North American Land ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FINGER LAKES SACRIFICE! 4 acres - $19,900. Woods, meadow, pond site! Mins. to Skaneateles Lake! Beautiful country setting! Owner terms! Hurry! NYL&L 877-891-5263 *No closing costs this week only! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WATERFRONT LIQUIDATION: 20 acres - 500' Deer Creek $39,900. 5 acres - Lake Altmar access - $13,900. 5 acres - Lake Sisley, 5 room cottage, $79,900. 7-70 ac. - 700' Lake Ontario. 40 new properties. Terms 1-888-683-2626. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WOODED LAKEFRONT 8 acres - $79,900. 700+ ft waterfront, tall pines, EZ access off Route 17 3 1/2 hrs. NY City! A rare deal! Terms. Won't last! 877-891-5263 NYL&L *No closing costs this week only! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ABANDONED ADIRONDACK FARM! 8 acres - $17,900. 10 acres $21,900. Woods, ponds, views, apple orchards! Twn rd, elect! Near major lakes! Terms! Won't last! 800-260-2808 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ABSOLUTE LAND SALE! Last Chance! 9 acres - Views - was 34,900, NOW $24,900. 29 acres - Stream - was 69,900, NOW $59,900. 3 acres - Cabin - was 69,900, NOW $49,900. 40 acres - Barns - was 199,900. NOW $149,900. 8 acres - Waterfront - was 89,900, NOW $69,900. Quality Upstate NY land, finest locations under 3 hrs NY City! Must sell NOW! Best offers will be accepted this weekend! Terms avail! Hurry! NYL&L 877-891-5263 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MYRTLE BEACH, SC PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY ON RIVERFRONT HOMESITES UNBELIEVABLY PRICED FROM $59,900 Owner's Swim Complex, Day Docks & Boat Dock (843)399-9752 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AUGUST LIQUIDATION: 50 acres - 700' Deer Creek - $49,900. 5 acres - Lake Ontario access - $19,900.5 acres - Lake Sisley cottage & barn $79,900. 7-70 ac. - 700' Lake Ontario borders stateland. 40 new properties. Terms, 1-888-683-2626. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WV LAND BARGAINS! Great deals on property in Romney, WV, close to the Beltway! 6 Acres, wooded & open $29,990. 12 Acres with pond, $49,990. 13 Acres, Can be subdivided, $59,990. Prices good through 8/18. Call owner: 866-342-8635 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MIN. TO DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, NC NC Spectacular mountain property with panoramic views of Mt. Pisgah! 10 min. to downtown Asheville. 40+ acres of conservation area, miles of nature trails. 1 to 2 acre sites from $129,990. Call owner: 866-800-4561 North American Land –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE Excellent hunting & fishing. Close to several State Parks. Located in Clearfield County. Bordered by State Game Land. Call for more information! 866-365-6099 North American Land ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 50 ACRES, 1400' on Deer Creek - $49,900. 5 acres by lakes, boat launches, beaches, 6,000 acres, NY State land - $19,900. Financing available. 40 new properties. Free closing costs. 1-888683-2626. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– GOT LAND? BUILDING A HOME? GREEN-R-PANEL Prefabs DISCOUNTED 50%+!!! Order Cancellations/Overstock Liquidation. 1,260 sq.ft. $29,950.00, Clearance $14,975.00!! Since 1980/BBB. 1-800871-7089. UNBELEIVABLE PRICES!! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 70 ACRES, 770' on Lake Ontario, borders 3,000 acres of stateland. 5 acres, all access, $18,900. 6 acres, best views, $29,900. Lakes, beaches, boat launches. Camp or build. Owner/broker financing. Won't last. 1-888-683-2626. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $115,000 WILL GET YOU 35 acres of beautifully wooded ridgetop property with spectacular views and all the peace and quiet you can handle. Perk and electric, build when ready. National Forest access in WV close to Virginia Line. Will sell 20 acres from $78,000. Call Owner 866910-4486. North American Land ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STONE HOUSE FOR SALE Two story built in 1922. Unique setting on 35 acres. Additional acreage available. Located in Clearfield County. Bordered by State Forest. Use as family retreat or remodel for your 2nd home. Call for more information. 866-365-6099 North American Land ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ABANDONED FARMS, ESTATE LIQUIDATIONS, BANK REPOS! 2 acres - was 24,900, NOW $19,900! 8 acres - was 54,900, NOW $39,900! 13 acres - was 69,900, NOW, $54,900! Woods, fields, views! Gorgeous country locations less than 3 hrs NY City! Terms avail! Hurry! 877-891-5263 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

--------- SERVICES ----------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 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

----------- TIMESHARES ----------BUY ** TIMESHARE RESALES ** SAVE 60-80% OFF RETAIL!! BEST RESORTS & SEASONS. Call for FREE TIMESHARE MAGAZINE! 1-800-639-5319, ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– #1 timeshare marketplace. Rent, buy, sell, reviews, NEW full-service exchange! Compare prices at 5000+ resorts. B4U do anything, visit, consider options. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Timeshare Resales. The cheapest way to Buy, Sell and Rent Timeshares. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Call 877-494-8246 or go to ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TIMESHARE!!! Paying too much 4 maintenance fees and taxes? Sell/rent your timeshare for cash. No Commissions/Broker Fees. 877271-3414 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- VACATION --------Colorado Mountain Vacation Home! Great location, trout fishing onsite, easy access, cool summer nights, warm sunny days! ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– *ADIRONDACK LAKEFRONT COTTAGE* Enjoy Fall Foliage Special! Great fishing, boat, hiking, fireplace, 4 days - $415! Weeks available. CALL 518-499-1929 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

READER ADVISORY: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above 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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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS! This space $35 per month. Call 412-249-8177

Monongahela Auto Parts

Hot House Tap and Grille

Pittsburgh Computer Solutions, Inc.

123 West Main Street • (724) 258-7707 Charleroi Auto Parts 211 Fallowfield Avenue (724) 483-8011

Computer repair, custom builds, data recovery, system maintenance. 724-942-1337

Accounting Quattrone Tax & Accounting Service

Late Model used auto parts. We buy junk cars. Free Towing • Rt. 837 • Elrama, PA 412-384-6616

Open 7 Days a Week! Great Food • Guinness & Harp on Tap Smoke Free 807 Dry Run Road Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-4212

Shafron Used Auto Parts

Call US for ALL your Income Tax Preparations! Individual, Partnership & Corporate Tax Returns & All Your Accounting Needs. 3537 Washington Ave., Finleyville 724-348-6599

Antiques The Antique Loft at Trax Farms We have an array of unique and interesting antiques and collectibles. Open Daily 10am - 5pm 528 Trax Road, Finleyville (Located above the produce dept.) 412-835-3246, x135

Attorneys At Law Berggren & Turturice, LLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW Civil Litigation, Family Law, Real Estate, Contracts, Wills, Estates, School Law & Auto Related Matters 3535 Washington Avenue, Finleyville (under the American Legion) 724-348-6990 22 East Beau Street Washington Trust Building, Washington 724-222-4880

Paul J. Gitnik & Associates, LLC Attorneys at Law 1201 Broughton Road Pittsburgh, PA 15236 412-655-8720

Auto Dealers Monongahela Ford “Deal with honest people with honest prices” Monongahela, PA New car showroom - 724-258-8800 Used car lot - 724-258-5020

Auto and Tire Berniaks Auto Body Collision repair center. PPG Certified We honor all insurance estimates. Rt. 837 Elrama, PA • 412-384-8402

C.T. Auto Recyclers 24 hour towing, used auto parts, tires, brakes, emissions and state inspections. Finleyville 724-348-7467 or 724-348-8000

Finleyville Auto Service State & Emission Inspections, Foreign & Domestic Repairs, Road Service 3546 Washington Ave., Finleyville 724-348-4828

Latkowski’s Auto Service Tires, alignment, complete brake service, state & emission inspection and repairs, electrical diagnosis and more. South Park: 412-835-2210 or 412-835-2250

Lou’s Service Tiltbed Service Buying Scrap, Cars, Trucks, Machinery. Paying $50 and up. Call Lou at 412-384-2735

Skeets Full Service. Repairs, inspections, emissions, tires, 24 hour towing. Rt. 88 and Highland • Finleyville, PA • 724-348-4715

Banking National City Bank

Great service and a friendly atmosphere Two (2) convenient locations to serve you. Finleyville 724-348-7176 Monongahela 724-258-0628

PNC Bank Banking how you want, when you want, where you want. It’s as easy as PNC. Call our Monongahela Branch at 724-258-3500 or call 1-800-PNC-BANK.

Bakeries New Eagle Bakery & Pizzeria Home of the “Original New Eagle Italian Bread”. Everything baked fresh on-site. Main Street • New Eagle 724-258-8110

Nancy's Homemade Goodies Fresh baked goods & more. Over 26 years of baking experience. Weddings - Holidays - Any Occasion Call Nancy at: 724-258-8325

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 can accommodate 75 people. For more information, stop in & visit the lodge or call 724-348-5608.

Finleyville Community Center Hall rental available for up to 125 persons. Parties, Receptions, Meetings and more! Call 724-348-9656.

Finleyville Volunteer Fire Dept. Friday Night Bingo @ 7:00 p.m. Hall Rentals for Banquet, Showers, Weddings & Special Occasions. Fire Hall Seats up to 200 people with Fully Equipped Kitchen. Business Phone: 724-348-4220

Floreffe Volunteer Fire Dept. * HALL RENTAL * Newly Remodeled! 300 Seating Capacity! Weddings, Birthday Parties, Showers, Anniversaries, Reunions...ALL OCCASIONS! call Eric Welsh, Fire Chief @ 412-384-9644 or 412-327-1949

Bar And Grille Bob's Tavern Daily Food Specials! Stop in to see us! 3700 Rt. 88, Finleyville 724-348-4062

Beer Distributor Finleyville Beer Distributing Inc. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! * Beer * Kegs * Taps * Ice Large Import Selection 3711 State Route 88, Suite 103, Finleyville (724) 348-BEER (2337)

Behavior/Counseling Family Behavioral Resources (FBR) Family Focused Therapy Specialized Autism Services 1-866-FBR-ASD

Cake and Candy Supplies Emma’s Cake & Candy Supplies Merckens Chocolate, Molds for All Occasions, Goody & Treat Bags, Lady Locks & much, muh more! 6116 Brownsville Road Ext. Finleyville 724-348-8151

Catering Pink House Catering Catering from 2 to 200! We're here to cater all your special events! Weddings, Showers, Anniversaries, Funerals, and much more. Our Professional Chef is at your Service! 5624 Brownsville Road, South Park 412-653-7111

Cleaning Services Model Cleaners “Make Your Life Wrinkle-Free” H Free Home Pickup and Delivery H Please visit or contact us at 1 - 888 - 99 - MODEL Locations: Belle Vernon • Bethel Park Brentwood • Charleroi • Greensburg Mt. Lebanon • Peters Twp. • Rostraver Upper St. Clair • Washington

Collector Howard Springer, Collector 1241 Highland Rd. Monongahela, PA 15063 724-258-4189

Computer Services 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

Davison Consulting Do you have need for professional computing service during off hours? Can’t take time off work to meet someone at your home? 724-348-5451

Consignment Shop Grandma's House Consignment and Gift Shoppe, Inc. Come and treasure hunt! 217 Parente Boulevard Monessen, PA (724) 684-4915

Construction Supplies Thomas Fastening Systems, Inc. Construction & Industrial Supplies Over 20 Years of Quality Service 3561 Washington Avenue, Finleyville 724-348-6880

Daycare/Pre-school Children’s Paradise

Quality childcare & pre-school education. Since 1978. Marion Avenue, Finleyville 724-348-6565

Gram’s Place 2580 Brownsville Road • South Park 412-854-9007

Sonshine Tree Preschool/Learning Center Now Enrolling! Providing developmental, Christian instruction in a loving and caring environment. Now offering: Preschool Classes for 3, 4 & 5 year olds; Transition Class for children age 5 by December. 81 Walter Long Road, Finleyville For more information, please call (724) 348-1620, x102

Dental Thomas Family Dental 3506 Washington Avenue Finleyville, PA 15332 • 724-348-7681

Electric Bob Oglesby Electric Free Estimates. Insured. 724-225-8846

Don's Electric Service Licensed Electrical Inspector 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE! Serving the Mon Valley & Surrounding Areas. Fully Insured. Senior Citizen Discounts. CALL: 724-258-3963 or 412-997-6649

Engineering Consultants Keystone Engineering Consultants, Inc. 4017 Washington Rd. #344 – McMurray 724-348-7606

Eye Care / Ophthalmology Pittsburgh Eye Institute Dr. Thomas F. Findlan Conveniently located at Jefferson Regional Medical Center 575 Coal Valley Road, Suite 461, Jefferson Hills 412-466-6800

The Eye Gallery Jim Doty, Optician 609 E. McMurray Road 724-941-3930

September 2007 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 77 UNION-FINLEY–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MESSENGER Farmers Market Triple B Farms Delicious Homegrown Fruits & Vegetables Farm Animals & Playground for the Kids Enjoy our farm market, gift shop & bakery. Just 15 minutes from Finleyville 823 Berry Lane, Monongahela • 724-258-3557

Fire Department Floreffe Fire Department Volunteers Wanted! • Free Training! If interested, please call Eric Welsh, Fire Chief at (412) 327-1949

Flooring 3-R Services Replace * Refurbish * Repair Carpet / Upholstery / Cleaning Flooring sales & Installation • 724-348-6765

Fetchko Floors “Doctors of Carpetology” We make house calls. Family owned and operated. Carpets, ceramics, vinyl, hardwood. Finleyville • 724-348-8422

Floral Finleyville Flower Shoppe Your hometown florist! Flowers, plants, gift baskets and more. 3510 Washington Avenue • Finleyville 724-348-5808

Funeral Homes Kegel Funeral Home, Inc. Serving local families with dignity, respect, comfort and understanding. 3560 Washington Avenue • Finleyville 724-348-7171

Garage Doors/Electric Openers Davis Garage Doors Residential/Commercial • Free estimates Insured, Sales/Service and Installation 724-348-8807

Wuenstel Bros. Garage Door Co. Second Generation Family Owned • Since 1977 Residential Replacement Specialists 3526D Cliff Street, Finleyville • 724-348-7550

Hair and Beauty Salon All About Hair A Full Service Family Salon. Tanning, Hair Cuts, Color, Perms, Waxing, Special Occasions and MORE. 200 Main Street, New Eagle 724-292-0122

Hair-O-Dynamics 3711 Route 88 – Finleyville 724-348-6220

My Sister’s Shop WE’VE MOVED! We're now located behind Finleyville Hardware. Hair • Nails • Tanning • Waxing Convenient Parking! 3526B Cliff Street, Finleyville 724-348-2244

Health & Nutrition Curves “The power to amaze yourself” Over 8,000 locations worldwide. South Park: 412-831-1900 Jefferson Hills: 412-384-3303 Monongahela: 724-258-0725 Brentwood: 412-882-6090 Elizabeth: 412-384-5575

Goji Juice Freelife International • Charmaine Nebash (724) 348-4159

Mon Valley YMCA “Your complete family recreation and fitness center.” All programs are available to both members and non-members! 101 Taylor Run Rd. (Rt. 88), Carroll Twp. Just 10 Minutes from Finleyville, Exit 39 on Turnpike 43 724-483-8077

Nature's Sunshine Products Independent Distributor Take the 90-day challenge (I dare you! )

Health Screening & Education Healthy Directions On-Site laboratory services, Private counseling, Wellness Screenings, Educational programs. 3547 Washington Avenue • Finleyville 724-348-6699

Hearing Aid Trinity Hearing Aid Need to hear…we make words clear! Get better, clearer, more natural hearing with the most technologically advanced digital instrument available. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS TO ALL SENIOR CITIZENS! 6360 Library Rd., Rt. 88, South Park, PA 15129 (412) 854-4080

Heating, Plumbing & A/C Bartman’s One Hour Plumbing • Heating • Cooling Monongahela 724-258-9125 Finleyville 724- 348-7880

Paterson Mechanical Services Complete HVAC Services. Residential/Commercial 412-384-4380 “The No Gimmick Guys”

Quick Response Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning 25 Hour Service • American Standard Dealer • Specializing in hard to heat & cool areas of your home • Expert sewer / camera service • Fully licensed & Insured Phone: 724-258-7724 Toll Free: 1-866-732-4422

Trane "It's Hard to Stop a Trane." Trane home comfort products deliver the Ideal Home Environment. CleanEffects and FreshEffects products deliver true Indoor Air Quality. Visit or call 412-394-9021 for a independent dealer near you.

Hobbies & Collectibles Crafters Showcase Accepting Antiques, Collectibles and Home Decor. Southland Shopping Center 412-650-9906

Ellen Palmer's Quilt Shop 121 Main Street New Eagle, PA 15067

His & Hers Hobbies, Inc. 1356 State Rt. 51, Jefferson Hills Buying Trains & Models 412-384-7991 Monday through Friday, 4-8 PM Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM; Closed Sundays

Home Improvements Fixin’ Vixen The Area's Leading Handy Woman Any Type of Job, Just Ask! Update Your Home with new Hardwood and Laminate Flooring, Lighting, Plumbing Fixtures, Closet and Garage Shelving, Game Rooms, Excavating, and More . . . Fully Insured! Competitive Prices! Call Today (412) 537-2316

Frye Restoration Residential and Commercial Restoration. Smoke, fire, and water damage. Mine subsidence repair. Remodeling Services. Monongahela 1-800-300-4537

Handyman Matters “Angies List Super Service Award Winner 2006. National Customer Service Award Winner 2006.” Get 1,162 different home repairs with one phone call! Drywall, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing & Tile. BBB. Bonded & Insured. Specializing in full & partial bathroom remodels 724-258-4884

INKS Installations Complete Remodeling We Do Our Own Work! FREE In-Home Estimates. Financing Available. Fully Insured. (412) 653-0850 • (724) 776-0805 • (412) 369-3764

Muha Mobile Home Service Co. Minor & Major Home Repairs All types of roofs -- shingles, residential 724-217-2518

Villella Remodeling, LLC Gamerooms, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Windows & Doors Custom Renovations • Free Estimates! 1323 Country Club Road, Monongahela, PA 15063 724-483-1183

Hospitals Jefferson Regional Medical Center “Medical excellence closer to home” Distinguished as one of the top health care organizations in the nation.

Monongahela Valley Hospital 180 member medical staff representing over 40 medical specialties. 724-258-1000

The Washington Hospital Obstetricians / Gynecologists provide a wide array of services for women of all ages. 155 Wilson Avenue Washington, PA 15301 24-225-7000

Ice Cream Fratelli's Ice Cream Shoppe NOW OPEN! Eat Inside or Outside Soft Serve, Custard, Italian Ice, Sundaes, Shakes & lots more Brownsville Rd. Ext., Finleyville 724-348-8884

Insurance Affordable Auto Insurance Low down payment. Immediate coverage. FREE Estimates! Available on weekends and evenings Call (412) 835-9016

Lynn Biondi Licensed Sales & Service Representative Raisley & Ravotti Nationwide Insurance "Nationwide is On Your Side" South Park Shops, 7230 Baptist Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102 (412) 835-9001

Arlene M. Elosh, Agent State Farm Insurance South Park: 412-831-3125

Jewelers South Hills Jewelers *Since 1982* Do you dare to wear diamonds? 5247 Library Rd. (Rt. 88) Bethel Park 412-833-1588

Keepsakes Work from Home! ONCE UPON A FAMILY Family Keepsakes Contact: Rose Rose @ 412-760-7673 e-mail:

Landscaping Chuck's Lawn Care Mowing, Trimming, Mulching & Rototilling. FREE Estimates! Reasonable Rates. Insured. (724) 348-5095

Diversified Landscaping Retaining walls, keystone, stone, precast, new & re-built walks & patios, pave stone, flag stone, brick, drainage problems, and fencing. We return phone calls - 412-882-8335

Lynch Landscape Supply Pickup or delivery 452 Venetia Road, Venetia 724-348-5518

Firewood Prime Seasoned Hardwood 4' X 8' X 16" • $90.00 Free Delivery • 412-233-5800

Lawn & Garden Dupree’s Garden Center & Florist “Full Service Flower Shop” • Thousands of Trees & Shrubs • Everything you need for your Pond • All NEW variety of Statuary & Fountains Rt. 88, Finleyville (724) 348-4550

Topseed Nursery Nottingham Township 4 miles from Finleyville 724-348-6606

Trax Farms “Your place in the country since 1865.” Become a member of Trax Farms Loyalty Club. Enjoy the benefits. It’s FREE! Route 88 between Library & Finleyville (412) 835-3246

Vaccari Enterprises, Inc. Lawn & Garden equipment. Utility & Farm tractors. Forklift sales & service. Venetia – 724-348-4000 Baldwin – 412-653-6678 Waynesburg – 724-627-4737

Page 78 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– September 2007 UNION-FINLEY–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MESSENGER Martial Arts Quest Martial Arts FREE 2 week trial offer! FREE uniform with enrollment. 2 great reasons to enroll in our martial arts program. Evening classes are also available for men, women and children. 724-348-8350

Meat Packing & Sales Cheplic Packing Custom smoking, hams/bacon, homemade kielbassy, 100% beef jerky, hot dogs & sausage, broasted chicken, and much, much more. 111 Cheplic Lane, Finleyville • 724-348-7094

Notary Juskowich Notary Affidavits, titles, transfers, registrations and more. Route 88 in Finleyville • 724-348-7610

Pediatrics Children's Community Pediatrics South Hills Pediatrics Associates JEFFERSON HILLS / MON VALLEY OFFICE 1925 Rt. 51 South • Phone: 412-384-9030 BRENTWOOD PROFESSIONAL BLDG. 4411 Stilley Rd., First Floor (Rt. 51 & Stilley Rd.) Phone: 412-882-7747 PROVIDERS: Mark Diamond M.D., Norman Cohen M.D., Brenda Watkins M.D., Kristen Frederick M.D., Anthony LaBarbera M.D., Timothy Hart M.D., Jennifer Schzure CRNP

McMurray Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Brighter Beginnings for a Better Tomorrow Tonja J. DiCamillo, M.D. 6000 Waterdam Plaza Dr., Suite 280 McMurray • 724-941-8199

Personal Care/Assisted Living Meadowcrest Nursing Center Short Term Rehab & Skilled Nursing Care We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies. Conveniently located off of Rt. 88, just past Library. 1200 Braun Road, Bethel Park (412) 854-5500

Pets Brizes Kennel Grooming, Training, Boarding, Puppy Swimming Pool, 75 Acres. 412-384-6445 • 5839 Brizes Lane, Elizabeth (Forward Twp.)

Carriage Hill Kennel Boarding, Grooming, Bathing, Playtime Pick-up & delivery. Family Suites. 10 minutes from Monongahela. Airport Road, Finleyville. 724-348-2239 •

Fancy Paws Pet Grooming 95 McChain Road – Finleyville • 724-348-4345

Pizza Italian Village Pizza Eat In, Take out, FREE Delivery We deliver to Finleyville, Bethel Park, South Park & Library South Park (Ridge Rd.) • 724-348-5700 Bethel Park (South Park Shops) • 412-833-8777

New Eagle Bakery & Pizzeria Four (4) varieties of pizza styles! Hoagies using our fresh home-made buns. Delivery available. Main Street • New Eagle • 724-258-8110

Vocelli Pizza

Judy Barrett

Classic Italian quality. Regular and specialty pizzas. Panini sandwiches, gourmet salads & more! Finleyville • 724-348-8844

Sales Associate Howard Hanna “For all your real estate needs” Phone: 724-941-8800 x-502 • Cell: 724-747-9283

Plumbing All Service Plumbing Certified Master Plumber Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Gas Lines New Construction & Repairs FREE Estimates • Fully Insured & Certified (724) 348-5157

Bartman’s One Hour Plumbing • Heating • Cooling Monongahela 724-258-9125 Finleyville 724-348-7880

Frye Bros. Plumbing Registered Master Plumbers Residential & Commercial Locally Owned & Operated Fully Insured and Certified Ed Frye: (412) 841-6008 Bob Frye: (412) 600-7905

Podiatrist Valley Ankle and Foot Center A Podiatric Center of Excellence Offering the latest medical & surgical alternatives to ankle and foot conditions. 614 Park Ave., Peno's Plaza, Monongahela, PA 15063 Dr. Rick Scanlan • Dr. Rodney Kosanovich, DAPBS 724-258-7555 trousseau

Printing American Flyers Quick Printing We do flyers and a whole lot more! 4156 Library Road, Castle Shannon 412-341-0608 •

Professional Organizations 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 can accommodate 75 people. For more info, stop in and visit the lodge or call 724-348-5608

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Byczynski Realtor. Prudential Preferred Realty. “Call Tracy to help turn your dreams into reality.” 724-941-3000 ext.37

Century 21 Frontier Realty 3523 Washington Avenue Finleyville 724-348-7470

Howard Hanna Jim & Sandy Gavala Howard Hanna Real Estate Services 5235 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236 Office: 412-833-2200 • Residence: 724-258-6642

Jefferson Hills Real Estate 1264 Gill Hall Road • Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 412-653-4000 •

Marge MacFarlane Sales Representative – Keller Williams. National Sales Excellence Award. “My service will move you” 412-831-3800 x 132

Gabe Paulick Coldwell Banker, Tri-Country Realty 724-929-8866

Pamela Quattrone, ABR, GRI, EPro Coldwell Banker Tri Country Realty 301 Oak Spring Road, Suite 1610, Washington, PA 15301 Phone: (724) 222-4225, x11 • Cell: (724) 263-6518

Vintage Real Estate Susan Zekany Schmitz Broker / Owner “Today’s Technology . . . Vintage Service” McMurray • 724-941-8000

Restaurant Fratelli’s Express NEW • Take Out Restaurant! 6108 Brownsville Road Ext., Finleyville WILL BE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 11:00am – 10:00pm Order online: (724) 348-8884

The New Deli Llama Express

Charleroi, Pennsylvania • 724-483-3507 “A Proud Partner of the Finleyville Area Chamber of Commerce”

“Fill your belly at the deli” Daily Specials, Home Cooked Meals, Mother’s Helpers Dinners, and much more. WE DELIVER! 5624 Brownsville Road • South Park • 412-653-7111

Rehab Services Centers for Rehab Services

Scrapbooking/Yarn The Memory Tree & Yarn Branch

Physical & Occupational Therapy Sports Medicine A Partner of UPMC Bethel Park, 412-854-5077 Jefferson Hills, 412-469-2508 Peters Twp., 724-941-2240 South Hills, 412-851-8850 Belle Vernon, 724-379-8187 3 Locations in Western PA, 1-888-723-4CRS (4277)

Real Estate 1-800-SELL-NOW

We Buy Houses! Terms or Cash! Close Quickly! Any Area or Condition! 1-800-SELL-NOW

422 HOMES 4500 State Rt. 51 South Belle Vernon, PA 15012 800-422-5486

★ NEW in Monongahela! ★ Specialty Yarns, large selection of Scrapbooking supplies, crops & classes. 1015 Chess Street Monongahela, PA 15063 • 724-258-6758

Store/Pharmacy Pleasant Hills Apothecary “We want to be your pharmacy” Hospital equipment and ostomy supplies. Free blood pressure checks daily 25 Gill Hall Road • Jefferson Hills • 412-653-7566

Prescription Center Plus Specializing in Human and Veterinary Compounding 3 Convenient Locations 2850 Brownsville Rd., SOUTH PARK, 412-835-4552 1045 Route 519, EIGHTY FOUR, 724-222-2512 4080 Washington Rd., McMURRAY, 724-941-2522

Storage Ashcraft Self Storage Over 350 Spaces — 05x05 to 20x20 Indoor and Outdoor Spaces Available. Access 365 Days Per Year. Office Hours 6 Days Per Week. • Full Service Facility 101 Gregg Street • Monongahela • 724-258-5857

Hufnagel Self Storage Inc. Nine years in business. Convenient on site management. • 24/7 accessibility. Outside lighting and security gate. Rt. 88, Finleyville • 724-348-4294

Martik Properties Self Storage BRAND NEW UNITS NOW AVAILABLE in Finleyville! 3 Convenient Locations: FINLEYVILLE, EIGHTY FOUR, CHARLEROI 724-348-7545

Peno's Self Storage Over 200 Brand New Units Available! 600 Park Avenue • Monongahela, PA 15063 (424) 258-4000 • Toll Free: 1-866-312-PENO (7366)

Swimming Pools Alpine Pools Inc. "We Service ALL Pools & Spas Fast!" 6070 Library Road Bethel Park, PA 15102 (412) 854-2202 • Toll Free: 866-821-9655

Tanning South Park Tanning 2401 Brownsville Road • South Park Call for your appointment today! (412) 835-5060

Tattoos Studio 88 Tattoo Award Winning Artists Traditional, Portraits, Custom Art. New ink and needles. Rt. 88, Finleyville • 724-348-0818

Transportation Washington Rides Providing door to door transportation at little or no cost to residents of Washington County who qualify for the specail programs offered. 1-800-331-5058 Transportation hours: Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Reservations hours: Mon. - Fri. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Trophies/Uniforms/Awards Tri-State Uniform & Awards Customized trophies and plaques for all occasions. Engraving, hot pressing, embroidery. “We specialize in Groups & Schools” Gastonville, PA • 724-348-6114

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