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November 2008 Vol. 5, Issue 5

Matthew McMahon (age 2) and Connor McMahon (age 5 1/2) of North Strabane enjoy the pumpkin patch at the annual Trax Farms Fall Festival. Has Matthew found the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? (See additional photos and details about the Trax fall Festival on page 41)

SPECIAL SECTION: Pet Guide Page 36 LOCAL NEWS: Survivors and Heroes: Local World War II Veterans Honored Page 14

'One Extraordinary Street' Monongahela’s Park Avenue Documentary Film to Hold Free Screening

Index: News . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Events . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Business . . . . . . Page 26 People . . . . . . . . Page 28 Home & Garden Page 30 Senior News . . . Page 42 Health . . . . . . . . Page 44 Sports . . . . . . . Page 49

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What do these people have in common: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, 31st U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Carl Vuono, Disney Channel Founder Jim Jimirro, former NFL star and Nerf Football inventor Fred Cox and Former New York City Teacher of the Year John Taylor Gatto. They and several other prominent Americans hail from the tiny Park Avenue neighborhood in Monongahela, a typical working class, river town with a population of approximately 4,500 residents. And they are featured in the film "One Extraordinary Street," a unique documentary to be showcased in a screening of the film on Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 PM at Ringgold High School. The screening is open to the public free of charge. The documentary tells the story of Park Avenue in Monongahela,

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a typical American small town street originally inhabited by immigrants. A series of offspring followed; individuals with extraordinary accomplishments who call the Park Avenue neighborhood “home.” The documentary also features former Pittsburgh Pirate Ron Necciai, the only pitcher to strike out 27 batters in a nine-inning game in professional baseball, and with Mary Ann Barkey, the first woman to climb a telephone pole to do repair work for Bell of The 90-minute documentary was produced by Laura M. Magone who holds two degrees from Duquesne University's School of Business and was employed in the Small Business Development Center for sixteen years. Magone is a business consultant and filmmaker and is an artist member at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

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Attend the New Eagle Borough Council Meetings Dear Editor, The New Eagle residents need to start asking if they know what is really going on in their borough? Do they know that we have certain elected councilmen and "their boss" that are trying to do the following things: 1. Stop the new school from being built in our borough. 2. They want to have New Eagle borough consolidated with Monongahela. 3. Eliminate our street crew. 4. Eliminate the position of New Eagle Borough Secretary. 5. Eliminate our Sewage Authority. Ask yourself the question - WHY? Please stop the people that are trying to do these things to us. Come to the New Eagle Borough Council meeting and ask questions. Scott Honsaker – New Eagle

Big Government Takes Away Social Security and More Dear Editor, Social Security and how it was stolen from you by your own government: Franklin Delano Roosevelt our 32nd President introduced S.S.I. He promised the following... 1. That participation in the Program would be stictly voluntary. 2. That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the program. 3. That the money the participants elected to put into the program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year. 4. That the money the participants put in would go into the independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the General Operation Fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program. 5. That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income! Since many of us who paid into the FICA for years are now receiving a monthly S.S.I. check and are being taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to “Put Away” you may be interested in the following. If I recall correctly, in 1958 when Eisenhower, a Republican was President, Ike and congress decided that there was so much money in the Social Security Fund, it would never run out, or be used up for the purpose it was intended. So they decided to remove funds from Social Security and put it into the General Fund for Congress to spend. Now we have immigrants moving into this country, illegally and at age 65 begin to get SSI payments, even though they have never paid a dime into the fund! Thomas Jefferson our 3rd President said “A Government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.” Remember this when you vote. We have to cut government payrolls and give the country back to the working people. Ronald J. Barwell - Finleyville, PA

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POWER FAILURE! Nottingham Township Residents Pleased With Ruling to Stop “The Towers” By J.R. Brower Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com

Nottingham Township residents see good news in the recent decision by two Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) administrative judges recommending denial of Allegheny Energy’s application to build a high-voltage power line through Washington and Greene Counties. The 500-kilovolt power line and two 138-kilovolt branches would have been constructed through Nottingham Township. “This power line would have affected me and many residents of Nottingham Township,” said Jim Sanford, a Sugar Run Road resident who happens to be Nottingham’s Planning Commission chairman as well as an electrical engineer. The proposed 500-kilovolt power line and one of the 138-kilovolt lines would have gone right through his property. Although he is pleased that the PUC’s judges’ ruling went against the Allegheny Energy’s plan for the controversial power line, Sanford remains “cautiously optimistic”, because there is nothing in the agreement that would preclude the power company from proposing different high-voltage line routes in Washington County, whose officials have not signed off on the agreement while Greene County officials have. He has attended many of the PUC hearings as an affected property owner and was impressed by the PUC’s administrative law judges, Michael Nemec and Mark Hoyer. Sanford was also impressed with the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Protection, which he said did a great job of defending the interest of land owners who would be affected by the transmission line. Another member of the Planning Commission, John Harida, said in referring to the controversial power line known as The Towers, “we don’t want them, and we don’t need them. There is nothing to benefit us.” Allegheny Energy, less formally known as Allegheny Power, has abandoned present plans for the power line through Washington and Greene Counties according to terms of a settlement agreement reached on September 22. The two PUC judges ruled against all phases of the proposal due to lack of need and other considerations. One of these considerations was the fact that this power line would have doubled the voltage of electricity normally carried by power lines. The power company had said that the Pennsylvania portion of the project, known as the Trans-Allegheny Interstate

Although progress has been made in stopping the towers, this Sugar Run Road resident isn’t taking down his sign just yet.

Line (TrAILCo), running from North Strabane Township to Dunkard, Greene County through West Virginia to Loudon, Virginia, was needed to avoid power interruptions in coming years. Virginia and West Virginia have already approved the power line, but the line, itself, starts here where the electrical power would be generated. A concerned citizens group known as the Energy Conservation Council of Pennsylvania with the help of property owners in Washington and Greene Counties have been actively involved in convincing the PUC judges that the proposed power line was not needed. The group, who sponsored the “Stop The Towers” campaign (www.stopthetowers.org), cited potential health hazards from higher-than-normal electromagnetic fields, environmental impact from western Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant carbon dioxide emissions and decrease in property values along the proposed line to support their arguments. “TrAILCo has convinced no one that their intent for this project was anything more than to move cheap coal-fired power to the east. There is just no local or regional need for this project,” said Laurie Nicholl president of the Energy Conservation Council. As part of the settlement, Allegheny Power, has agreed to return easements to the many property owners in Washington and Greene Counties who properties would have been beneath the proposed power line. “It looks like I’m going to get back my right-of-way,” said Sanford, “but I’ll believe it when I see it in my hand.” A final PUC decision on the project is due before February 16, 2009, and although Allegheny Energy has promised not to seek federal intervention if the PUC denies their application, the federal government does have the authority to override states’ decisions on transmission lines according to the Energy Act of 2005. No wonder Jim Sanford is cautiously optimistic.

Craft Show at South Park Mobile Estates A Craft Show will be held in Finleyville on November 8 and 9 at South Park Mobile Estates Recreation Hall, Hidden Valley Drive, Finleyville, just 1 mile south of Trax Farms on Route 88. Look for signs! The vent runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. This is an indoor event ... come rain, sleet or snow. There will be free cookies & coffee available for the hungry shopper.


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PLACES TO GO . . .THINGS TO SEE. . . STUFF TO DO . . . NOVEMBER 1

ROAST BEEF DINNER - Brightwood Christian Church in Bethel Park is holding a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, November 1. The Dinner will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. in Campbell Hall and it is catered by Cassidy Catering. Tickets are now on sale and are $9.00 for adults. Call 412-835-6703 for additional ticket information and volume discounts. Brightwood Christian Church is at 5044 West Library Ave at Center St. Just down the road from the Bethel Park Municipal building. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - Vintage to Vogue, (The Shoppes at Peters Trail) 522 Valley Brook Road, Venetia. Christmas ornaments and decorations, one-of-a-kind vintage items as well as upscale resale clothing. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 724-941-4040. ENGLISH TEA - An Annual English Tea will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 130 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Saturday, November 1 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Ham, potatoes, applesauce, green or baked beans, dessert and beverage. Adults: $7.00; children: $3.50. Eat-in or take-out. For more information, call 724-258-7792. NOVEMBER 2

FALL BAZAAR AT ST. NICHOLAS CHURCH - The St. Nicholas Church Fall Bazaar, 6th and Marne Ave., Monongahela, will be held Sunday, November 2nd and will feature a smorgasbord dinner at 12 noon and a bingo and Chinese auction will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. THE OLIVER MILLER HOMESTEAD AT TWILIGHT - Come experience the atmosphere of the Oliver Miller Homestead at twilight as you wander the grounds of this fine old home at the end of the day. The homes, buildings, and grounds will be lit by candles and lanterns and the Miller family and their friends will be seen as they rest and prepare for the end of the day. For one Sunday only, November 2, the Homestead will be open from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The Oliver Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Drive, off the Circle on Corrigan Drive. Admission one dollar. For more information, contact us at 412-835-1554.

MODEL & TOY SHOW - The Olde Potbelly Gangs Model & Toy Show will be held on Sunday, November 2, 9 am-4 pm. New Stanton Volunteer Fire Department, just off Interstate 70 on S. Main Street in New Stanton. Build your favorite plastic model kit and enter the Peoples Choice Competition, or just come to reminisce and shop the aisles of outdated, new, and used model kits; die cast vehicles; and assorted toys. NOVEMBER 4

SOUP AND BAKE SALE - A homemade soup and bake sale will be held at Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, on November 4th. Election day soup & Bake sale starting at 7:00 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds will benefit the women’s group mission project. Also on sale will be our new cookbook for $10 and Sunflower dish cloths for $1.00. Looking for a Christmas present? The women’s of Wright’s UMC is now selling “Cooking the Wright’s Way” cookbook for $10.00. Sunflower dish cloths for $1 make a great stocking stuffers. To purchase you can see any member of the women’s group or call Twila at 412-8317149 or Kathy Jo at 724-348-5969. ELECTION DAY BAKE/HOAGIE SALE Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills. 7:00 a.m. until sold out. For more information, call 412-653-3222. ELECTION DAY SUB SALE – Monongahela. Sponsored by the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. 12” subs – American or Turkey. $7 each. All subs made by Galiffa’s. Subs available at Second & Main Street, City Hall, Eighth & Main Street, or at your polling location. NOVEMBER 5

‘CHOW-CHOW DINNER - ‘Chow Down’ on Great Food For a Great Cause. The Howard Hanna Peters Township Office cordially invites you to our ‘Chow-Chow Dinner’ on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The event will be held at St. Benedict Of The Abbot Church, O’brien Hall, located at 120 Abbington Drive in McMurray, Pa. For a donation of just $5, attendees will enjoy a delicious

Homemade Buffet, Silent And Chinese Auctions, an autographed sports memorabilia auction, a 50/50 Raffle, Lottery Money Tree, Children’s Corner, and more! Children under 6 are free. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund FREE DIABETES FAIR - In observance of National Diabetes Month, Jefferson Regional Medical Center will sponsor a free Diabetes Fair on Wednesday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 1st floor main lobby of the hospital. Representatives from pharmaceutical companies, medical technology leaders in insulin pump therapy and blood glucose monitoring systems, and other related services will be on hand to demonstrate the latest advances in the treatment of diabetes. Jefferson Regional Medical Center is located at 565 Coal Valley Road, Jefferson Hills. For more information, call 412-469-7100. NOVEMBER 7

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM Ganstonville Elementry Center (GEC) proudly presents their 11th annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 7th.Veterans from all branches of the Armed Services will be honored in a special program beginning at 1:30 p.m. All local veterans are encouraged to attend especially those who are relatives or friends of current GEC students. Registration will start at 12:30 in the Hospitality Room. Snacks and Refreshments will be served. Invitations and pre-registration forms will be sent home with each student. Veterans may also register by phone. Please call 724-348-7205 and ask for Mrs. Lamberger. MOVIE CLASSICS – Grand Theatre, Elizabeth. Movie Classics will be held November 7 and is sponsored by the Monongahela River Chapter and Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The Grand Theatre is located at 207 Second Avenue in the heart of downtown Elizabeth. Built in 1902, the restored venue hosts a variety of events including live stage, film, children’s theatre, and community events. For theater information and directions, visit www.elizabethgrand.com or call 412-3840504.

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JOHN MCMILLAN CHRISTMAS AFFAIR - John McMillan Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Christmas Affair on Saturday, November 8th from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event includes over 55 crafters and features the JMPC Bakery, Gingerbread Houses, a Chinese Auction, Kriss Kringle Kafe, and an Angel Emporium Tree. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit local and worldwide missions. Don’t miss the Christmas Affair at John McMillan Presbyterian Church, 875 Clifton Road, Bethel Park on Saturday, November 8th. For more information call 412-833-4704. NOVEMBER 8 – 9

INDOOR HOLIDAY FLEA MARKETS Trax Farms again will hold its Indoor Holiday Winter Flea Markets. The flea markets will run the weekends of November 8 & 9 and 22 & 23 from 10 am to 5 pm. Vendors will sell antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food, and much more. Whether you’re just browsing or ready to buy, there is something for everyone! Free parking and free admission make this the perfect family outing. Come join the fun at Trax Farms Indoor Holiday Flea Markets! CRAFT SHOW – South Park Mobile Estates Recreation Hall, Hidden Valley Drive, Finleyville, just 1 mile south of Trax Farms on Route 88. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. This is an indoor event. There will be free cookies & coffee available. NOVEMBER 9

SPAGHETTI DINNER – Ginger Hill Grange, Route 136, Noon till 6 p.m. to benefit Amanda Wyandt. All-you-can-eat and take out. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, drink and dessert. STEELERS PARTY AND FUNDRAISER – Monongahela Rotary Club and Monongahela Fire Dept. will hold a Steelers vs. Colts party and fundraiser. Door open at 12:30 p.m. Game time is 4:15 p.m. $15 per person. Prizes drawn every 15 minutes. Food, beverages, Chinese auction. For more information or tickets, call 724-258-5000.


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THANKSGIVING EVE ROLLER-SKATING EVENT – Sponsored by the Mon valley YMCA. Monday November 10, tickets will be on sale for the Donora Roller-Skating Thanksgiving Eve All-Night Skate, which will be held Wednesday, November 26. Tickets purchased at the YMCA will be $15; all tickets purchased at the door will be $20.

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FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS Nurses from Canonsburg General Hospital will provide free blood pressure screenings from 8 to 10 a.m. in the food court at Washington Crown Center. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 724-873-5835. FREE FILM SCREENING - ‘One Extraordinary Street’ - Monongahela’s Park Avenue Documentary Film. Tuesday, November 18 at 7:00 PM at Ringgold High School. Free of charge. The documentary tells the story of Park Avenue in Monongahela, a typical American small town street originally inhabited by immigrants. NOVEMBER 22 - 23

AUTO MODELERS MEETING - Three Rivers Auto Modlers meet November 10 at Quaker Steak & Lube in the “Corvette” room from 7-9 pm. The meetings cover club functions, kit releases, upcoming events and monthly kit raffles. For more information contact Jason at 412-384-7991. OLDIES DANCE - An “Oldies Dance” will be held at Royal Place Restaurant on Monday, November 10 from 8:00 PM until 11:30 PM. The dance is open to the public, and will feature music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including some line dances. The event is being sponsored by Parents Without Partners, South Hills Chapter #278. Admission is $4 for PWP members or $6 for non-members. Cash bar, and menu items available. For more information, contact Barb at 412-835-2688. NOVEMBER 14

“KNIGHT AT THE RACES” - On Friday evening, November 14, Finleyville Council 13832 Knights of Columbus will sponsor a “Knight at the Races.” The “races’ will be held at 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. An additional $7 gives you ownership of a horse for the evening. Baskets of valuable household items and other goodies will be raffled off. Tickets will be on sale at St. Francis Church before and after masses and at the rectory. NOVEMBER 15

ANNUAL FALL RUMMAGE SALE - The Annual Fall Rummage Sale for the Presbyterian Women in Westminster Church, will take place on Saturday, November 15 from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. in the Recreation Center and Fellowship Hall. The “bag sale”and half-price sale start at 12:30. There will be a boutique for better items. Collection day is Friday, November 14 from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. and 6 - 8p.m. Donate only clean, usable items. Magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, large pieces of furnitures and broken items will not be accepted. For information call Marilyn at 412-831-5704. THREE STOOGES THEATRE PERFORMANCE - The Grand Theatre ‘Stoogefest’ is back for a sixth year and will be held November 15 at 7 pm! Five stooge shorts will run on the big screen. Special guest speaker Richard Sanner, will give audience members an inside look into the Stooges. $5. The Grand Theatre is located at 207 Second Avenue in Elizabeth. For theater information, or call 412-384-0504.

INDOOR HOLIDAY FLEA MARKETS Trax Farms again will hold its Indoor Holiday Winter Flea Markets. The flea market will run the weekend of November 22 & 23 from 10 am to 5 pm. Vendors will sell antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food, and much more. Free parking and free admission. NOVEMBER 23

SPAGHETTI DINNER - The Mon Valley YMCA Youth & Government Club will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, November 23 from 1-4 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 9 and under. Tickets good for spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, drink, and dessert. A FRONTIER THANKSGIVING - An eighteenth century time of visiting and thanksgiving for the harvest will be observed at the Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park on Sunday, November 23, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Tours of the Stone House, Log House, springhouse, forge, and barn will be given. The Oliver Miller Homestead is located on Stone Manse Drive. Open Sundays through December 14 from 1:30 – 4:30. One dollar. For more information, call 412-835-1554. NOVEMBER 28 – 30

SCENERY HILL ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT AND CAROLS EVENT - The Merchants of Scenery Hill will hold its annual Candlelight and Carols on Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 to 30. Join Two Olde Crows, The Grape Vine, Kounty Korner, G.G. Gundie’s, Holidays in the Village, Jan’s Tea Shop and Second Street Coffee, Sister’s Junk Shoppe, and The Century Inn as well as specially invited vendors. Shop hours - 10 am to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 pm on Sunday. For information, call 724-945-5116. NOVEMBER 29

A “LIGHT-UP NIGHT” TO REMEMBER! Trax Farms Light-Up Night is on Saturday, November 29, from 5 to 8 pm. Santa and his elves arrive at 5:30 pm and FROGGY will broadcast live from our parking lot and play songs of the season! Children can stop at the Kids Corner. There will be sampling and refreshments at the Garden Café and special offers and discounts available! NOVEMBER 30

BINGO - Finleyville Food Bank and Home Interiors are having a bingo on Sunday November 30th at Presbyterian Church, 3595 Washington Ave. Doors open at 1:15 games start at 2:00. For more information, call 724-345-7821.

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• Learn about the latest advances in insulin pump therapy, blood glucose monitoring systems and related diabetes treatment services. • Ask the Pharmacist Ask the Diabetes Educator • Educational information • Giveaways For more information, call Community Programs, 412-469-7100 Jefferson Regional Medical Center 565 Coal Valley Road • Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 412-469-5000 • www.jeffersonregional.com


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The Long C o l d Winter Cancer Survivors, along with Employees of the Cancer Radiation Team from Mon Valley Hospital were on hand at the event to raise awareness and funds.

Mon Valley Walks To Raise Funds For Breast Cancer The fifth annual “Lois Orange Ducoeur Memorial Breast Cancer Awareness Walk” was held Saturday, October 11th, 2008 with events beginning at 9:30 AM at Magic City Square in Charleroi. The weather was just beautiful and there were over 250 participants in the walk. Walkers could choose from either a one mile or two mile walk on the streets of Charleroi. All proceeds raised by this event will go to benefit the Charles & Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavillion and Regional Cancer Center at Mon Valley Hospital. This awareness walk was a great success with people and cancer survivors participating from all over the Mon Valley.

The sidewalks of Charleroi were filled with walkers on October 11 for the Lois Orange Ducoeur Memorial Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

As I sit here composing this article, the temperature is a balmy, 80-some odd degrees. The leaves are turning from their green summer splendor into their autumn multicolored brilliance and, “Indian Summer” is really living up to its moniker. It’s been a long season, and I have spent a good bit of time away from home. My 18th century togs have sustained some hard wear, and I have had to spend some time sewing, mending, and darning. I am often asked, “What would the unmarried frontiersmen do in the winter months?” This question seems odd in print, but you have to remember that most folks see us, much of the time, without our wives and children. It’s easy to say that we all (frontiersmen) have a wife and family waiting at home for us, but for those frontiersmen who didn’t, life could be very lonely and dangerous. During the Indian-raiding season, most settlers sought safety in the many refuge forts that dotted the area. In Washington County, many of the larger forts became centers for trade and commerce. These would eventually become villages and later would evolve into small towns. McDonald’s Station, Burgett’s Blockhouse, Fort Cherry, Gerard’s Fort, Vance’s Fort, all places of refuge in the past, are known by name to us today. The bachelor frontiersmen who wandered and protected the frontier might be expected to stay with extended family or friends. Those who had no family inhabited these woodland stations in winter and would make them their homes until warmer weather permitted them to move on. Clothes had to be mended and patched, wood had to be cut and stored, food needed to be hunted and/or bought, and the list goes on much as it does in present day. I will concentrate on the mending and treatment of fabric in this dissertation, as it is the most odd and my fairer readers will get a kick out of it. Shirts: I start here because the hunting shirt was very important. It served as the main garment covering the body, a towel, a mode of food transportation, a nightshirt, a day shirt, and the list goes on and on. Most shirts of the time period were made of homespun wool or linen. They more often than not reached well down below the knees, which was good because if one didn’t own britches, one went without. Most men owned at least two shirts, and when one became too tattered to wear, another was procured when possible. The shirt incurred the most abuse and therefore needed the most upkeep. No fabric was ever thrown away; it always became patching or another piece of cloth-

William “Wild Wily” Frankfurt

ing. The hunting shirt was very large, cuffed, hemmed, and worn belted at the waist. Frayed or loose edges on fabric easily caught fire so all shirts were hemmed and cuffed. Linen shirts unraveled from the bottom and tended to pull apart at the armpits and neck. These are the points that received the most patching. Iron needles were bought, and thread was usually reclaimed by unraveling woven linen cloth. The string or thread was waxed and wound onto a thread winder to be used later. Some frontiersmen became very competent tailors and those men who had the time became fine embroiderers. In my 20some odd years of following early history, I have become a good tailor, and am widely know for my single line embroidery. I recently made myself a new wool hunting shirt from an old green blanket, and it took me approximately one day. The winter months spent at a fort afforded a single man time—time they didn’t usually have in the warmer months. There was time to mend and time to make, but most of the time one tried to stay warm. So the mending of cloths and making of new warmer cloths was a task a frontiersmen learned well. If he didn’t, his life could become forfeit and may put in jeopardy the life of a friend. Here’s an experiment for you. Give your dad, husband, or brother a needle and thread, and have them repair a piece of clothing. Now set up a hidden camera, and record what happens. Edit out all the swearing, and send it in to “Funniest Home Videos.” You might actually find out they have a hidden skill or you might appreciate a very small but important piece of history. In next month’s article, I’ll explain some more about upkeep and survival in winter months. Remember, dear reader, if your video wins $10,000, don’t forget who gave you the idea

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New flowers placed by family members adorn the Washington County Firefighters Memorial near Houston

Dignitaries, families, friends, and firefighters gather to honor their fallen brothers at the Washington County Firefighters Memorial

Memorial for Those Who Served Local Firefighters Honor Their Fallen Brothers By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Each year during National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters gather at various memorial services to honor their brothers and sisters who have passed on – some in the line of duty. As is the custom, the memorial service for Washington County Firefighters was held at the Washington Family members left flowers on the County Firemen’s Association Training “Pathway of Honor” at the memorial site. Facility near Houston. The ceremony was held on Sunday, October 5, honoring men who passed away during 2007, 2008, and some in prior years who had never been so honored. Also honored were firefighters from nearby fire departments having reciprocal coverage arrangements with Washington County departments. The memorial sits on a grass-covered hillside overlooking the training area and is fronted by a walkway of bricks engraved The Fallen Firefighters Memorial with the names of firefighters who died honors those who have served. while performing their duties as firemen. A brick engraved with the name of Sean T. Whiten was placed in the walkway this year. Several fire departments attended the service, including Finleyville, New Eagle, and Valley Inn. Washington County Red Knights Chapter 13, Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, State Senator John Pippy and Chartiers Township Supervisor William Kiehl also attended and were introduced by Finleyville VFD Association Secretary Ruth Manning. The color guard passed under the aerial ladders of two fire trucks supporting a large American Flag as they approached the memorial site. Guest speakers were Pastor Joseph Toomey and Pennsylvania State Firemen’s Association Chaplain George Coleman Jr. It was a moving ceremony with a bell tolled for each of the 22 names called out being added to the honor roll. The names of local and PA firefighters honored at the ceremony follow: Sean T. Whiten Roscoe VFD Richard Burns Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Brad Holmes Pine Twp. VFD Harvey Jorden Penn Hills #1 VFD Darrel Michael Russel VFD John Stura North Belle Vernon VFD Jeremy Labella City of Washington FD William Church Columbus VFD Leonard Bailey Elizabeth VFD William McDaniels Sr. Mocanaqua VFD Mike Reagan Sharon Hills FC Adam Cole Buchanan Valley FD Alphonse Germano Derry VFD Ray Simonis Wissahickon FC

Veterans Day Program to be Held at GEC Ganstonville Elementry Center (GEC) proudly presents their 11th annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 7th.Veterans from all branches of the Armed Services will be honored in a special program beginning at 1:30 p.m. All local veterans are encouraged to attend especially those who are relatives or friends of current GEC students. Registration will start at 12:30 in the Hospitality Room. Invitations and pre-registration forms will be sent home with each student. Veterans may also register by phone. Please call 724-348-7205 and ask for Mrs. Lamberger.


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First Annual Lewis & Clark Festival Celebrates Expedition of Long Ago

A Fitting Tribute By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

To kick off Finleyville’s Community Day held in September, a memorial ceremony honored all those in emergency service work, past and present. The tribute below was read at the ceremony honoring Finleyville Firemen and especially those that lost their lives in 1964 answering a fire call. It was read as a black wreath was placed at the Finleyville Memorial in remembrance of their sacrifice.

Finleyville’s Finest

The first Annual Lewis & Clark Festival hosted by the Monongahela River Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation took place on Plum Street in Elizabeth, September 18-21. A well-attended period turkey dinner at Rockwell’s Red Lion Restaurant on Thursday evening kicked off the event. An excellent roast beef dinner provided by the First Methodist Church followed on Saturday. Excellent informational booths, period activities and clothing, rein-actors, Native American activities, food booths, and a fishing contest with lessons, along with perfect weather, provided for a fun-filled weekend and a successful festival (PHOTOS BY ALICE HARRIS)

Brothers Barry and Bill Boucher spoke on the importance of Elizabeth, the Walker family, and keelboat building to Lewis and Clark’s expedition west.

Written by Sandy Mayak Secretary /Treasurer of Finleyville Borough The fire whistle blew as it had many times before. The men stopped what they were doing and headed for the door. They were trained and ready for whatever the plight. Who knew the lives that would be changed that night? September Thirteenth, Nineteen Sixty-Four, Finleyville will remember forevermore. Thinking not of themselves or what it would cost, In the line of duty three lives were lost. Roy Simmons, Arvin Kegel, and John Stark… On the heart of Finleyville have left their mark. As a community, we honor them this day For their courage and the price they were willing to pay.

Historians and Reenactors John McNulty and Ed Falvo set up on Plum Street to demonstrate and educate.

Ed Falvo, who traveled with the Lewis and Clark reenactment expedition, demonstrates period clothing and tools.

We sometimes take for granted these brave men, Who answer the call time and again. A paycheck is something they never see, Yet they risk their lives for you and me. Forty-four years later we honor those that are gone, But we must not forget those that have carried on. We are forever grateful for you who are willing to serve, And we want to give you the honor that you deserve. “Thank you, Finleyville Volunteer Firemen. We appreciate you.”

Pat Kline (left, in period clothing) and Paul Toman of the US Army Corp of Engineers educated festival-goers on the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

Experience The Oliver Miller Homestead at Twilight Come experience the atmosphere of the Oliver Miller Homestead at twilight as you wander the grounds of this fine old home at the end of the day. The homes, buildings, and grounds will be lit by candles and lanterns and the Miller family and their friends will be seen as they rest and prepare for the end of the day. For one Sunday only, November 2, the Homestead will be open from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. The gentlemen will be found around the fire at the fire pit as they discuss the politics of the day. In the Stone House, the ladies will be doing stitchery, cooking, and sharing neighborhood news. Violinist Greg Evans will stroll the grounds providing background music for our guests. On the porch of the Stone House, guests may purchase warm cider and cookies of the type appropriate to the Miller times. Other activities will include a demonstration of starting a fire with a striker and flint. In addition, the forge will be open and working. The barn will be open and will hold displays relative to the Whiskey Rebellion. Docents in eighteenth century dress will discuss the times and answer questions from our visitors. The Oliver Miller Homestead, a historic landmark and Whiskey Rebellion site, is located on Stone Manse Drive, just off the Circle on Corrigan Drive. It is open every Sunday through December 14. Admission is one dollar. For more information and a map, visit our website at www.olivermiller.org or contact us at 412-835-1554.

Daughters of the American Revolution Queen Aliquippa Chapter and Elizabeth Historical Society members Jane Robinson and Norma Werner educate on the US Constitution.

Historian and Reenactor John McNulty entertained guests with the period music of the violin and recorder.

Talor Carper “mans” the memorabilia table, while (left to right) Anthony Mackulin, Sandy Holland, Bob Hvozdik, and Martha Bradley pick out Lewis & Clark souvenirs. The Monongahela River Chapter is offering Lewis & Clark T-shirts and coffee mugs that can be purchased via Rockwell’s Red Lion Restaurant.

Oldies Dance Set for Nov. 10 An “Oldies Dance” will be held at Royal Place Restaurant on Monday, November 10 from 8:00 PM until 11:30 PM. The dance is open to the public, and will feature music from the 50's, 60's and 70's including some line dances. The event is being sponsored by Parents Without Partners, South Hills Chapter #278. Admission is $4 for PWP members or $6 for non-members. There will be a cash bar, and menu itesm available. For more information, contact Barb at 412-835-2688. Royal Place Restaurant is located in Castle Shannon at 2660 Library Road (Rt. 88), Pittsburgh, PA 15234.


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PA State Police Provide Safe Winter Driving Tips at October NNCW Meeting By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Even though most of us don’t want to be reminded of winter driving, that was the subject of discussion at the October 8 Neighbor to Neighbor Community Watch (NNCW) group meeting. State Trooper Brian Burden presented an informative review for attendees who learned about winter driving through experience and the “school of hard knocks”—just to our vehicles, I hope. Nevertheless, there was some information given that might be new to some or ignored by many. It’s worth repeating a few of the many points covered by Trooper Burden. • In the last few years, there were some changes to the law regarding snow and ice on vehicles. In PA, you can be held liable for damages if snow or ice from your vehicle slides off and hits another vehicle. Also, you can be liable in an accident caused by snow or ice on the windshield restricting your vision so take the time to clean snow and ice from your vehicle. • Municipalities may not have as much road salt available this year due to high cost and shortages. It’s possible the roads may not be as free of snow and ice as they have been in prior years. • With most cell phone systems, you can place a 911 call even if you’re in a poor service area. Have your cell phone handy. • Don’t attempt to pass a snowplow; the blowing snow and ice will restrict your vision. • Prep your vehicle for winter driving: get good tires (properly inflated) and good wiper blades, top off car fluids (especially windshield washing fluid), and have your antifreeze checked. • Keep a winter driving kit in the car, including an ice scraper, a snowbrush, a flashlight, a small snow shovel, paper towels, windshield washer fluid, flares and a container of road salt. • In a skid, if your vehicle has an automatic braking system (ABS), brake with a steady pressure on the pedal. If you have standard brakes, you should gently pump the brakes. • Stay off roads until they’re cleared and salted. • In PA, our headlights must be on when

It didn’t take long for firemen to get the doors and roof off this car with their “jaws of life” equipment.

Hey, this stuff is heavy! Dru Lilley can barely stand up with the heavy fire gear on. He gets a picture with Fireman Dave Kegel.

Open House at Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com Trooper Brian Burden discusses the rules for safe winter driving at the October NNCW meeting.

our windshield wipers are on. Driving lights come on automatically in most newer cars; however, according to Trooper Burden, this isn’t enough. To activate other safety lights on your vehicle, you must actually turn on your headlight switch. Additionally, some common sense things good for the entire year: • In bad weather, travel if only absolutely necessary. • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. • Be aware of what’s happening around you – be attentive. • Use your seat belts. • Let someone know where you’re going and when you’re expected to return. Trooper Burden also mentioned that calls to the state police from Union Township haven’t changed from the low volume experienced over the past several months. He also warned that statistics show increases in criminal activity during hard economic times, so be vigilant. The next NNCW meeting will be held November12 at 7 pm in the Saint Francis General Purpose Building just off route 88 in Finleyville. A speaker from Mon Valley Hospital will discuss women’s health problems. All are welcome to attend. A NNCW Christmas party is also being planned for December 10. Let Linda Evans know if you have a favorite food snack you’d like to bring (724) 348-7195.

“Knight at the Races” in Finleyville – November 14 On Friday evening, November 14, Finleyville Council 13832 Knights of Columbus will 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 at 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. Baskets of valuable household items and other goodies will be raffled off. Tickets will be on sale at St. Francis Church before and after masses and at the rectory. Ask folks who’ve attended – it’s a great time with great food, and the proceeds benefit charities supported by the Knights of Columbus.

As is customary during National Fire Prevention Week, the Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department held an open house for area residents. The event was held October 8, and there was a fair attendance. Young children seemed to have the best time and were fascinated by all the big trucks, flashing lights, and shiny equipment. In addition to the fire trucks from Finleyville, ambulances from Peter’s Township Ambulance Service and Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Association showed off their equipment. While the demonstrations were underway, the Library Volunteer Fire Company had one of its fire trucks on standby in the event a fire call should come in during the open house event. The Finleyville Firemen demonstrated hands-on training in the use of fire extinguishers and throughout the evening demonstrated how the “jaws of life” equipment was used to cut apart an automobile body to rescue entrapped passengers. It’s always interesting to see how effortlessly doors and roof of an automobile can be removed if necessary to gain access to injured passengers. It’s comforting to know that this equipment is available to our firefighters who respond to automobile accidents. Other equipment was on-hand for view and demonstrations. There were plenty of firemen on hand in full fire gear getting up close and personal with the kids. This is

Hey, Mom! Can I be a fireman?

A fireman demonstrates the proper use of a fire extinguisher.

important as children have been known to run away from firemen in burning buildings, as they look so intimidating in their fire equipment. The social hall was open to visitors who were treated to hot dogs, cookies, and beverages. It was an interesting evening, especially for the kids.

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Amanda’s grandfather, Charlie Wyandt (left), and Chas Fine, one of the event organizers and President of the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department (right) were on-hand for the day’s activities.

Bikers wait patiently for their turn to join the long line of sparkling chrome and fancy paint.

Jim and Bonnie Lawrence of Finleyville rode their tricked-out trike in the Poker Run.

Bikers Come Out in Full Force for Amanda Wyandt Poker Run By Ken Askew Union-Finley Messenger writer kaskew@unionfinley.com

On Saturday, September 20, local motorcyclists came together for a road adventure in the fresh air and spectacular sunshine, but there was much more to it than that— they were riding for a special cause. The real reason for the camaraderie was to raise funds for Amanda Wyandt, a 3-year-old from South Park, who was severely injured in the family car when a drunk driver struck it on May 24. New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department organized the event, which was held at their Social Hall at 156 Chess Street, not far from where Amanda’s grandparents (Charlie and Judy Wyandt) live in New Eagle. An escort was provided courtesy of a Monongahela police car. Maybe that’s why one of the organizers and the day’s Leader of the Pack, Scott Honsaker, cautioned the bikers that “hot dogging” was not appropriate that day. Then, promptly at 11 am, 55 riders fired up their V-twin engines for the Poker Run. Scheduled stops were set for Connellsville, Farmington, Scenery Hill, and then back at New Eagle. Amanda surely would have been impressed by the thunderous sound of the gleaming Harleys, but she couldn’t be there—she is still in rehab. When asked why they were participating in the Poker Run, which was followed by a concert and buffet dinner, Bonnie Lawrence of Finleyville, who rode with her husband Jim on their exceptional custom-built trike, explained that it was their “hope that this event would help put a stop to drinking and driving.” In reply to the same question, Bill Bowland of McKeesport sat astride his big Harley with a sidecar and added “Amanda deserves everything she gets (financial assistance) and more. I only wish I could do more for her.” (PHOTOS BY GAIL ASKEW) YOU CAN HELP… Donations to help defray the substantial cost of Amanda’s recovery can be sent to: The Amanda Wyandt Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 285 Fort Couch Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.

Amanda’s grandfather Charlie Wyandt, her sister Alyssa, and her grandmother Judy Wyandt were thrilled at the event’s turnout.

Bill Bowland of McKeesport straddles his cool Harley with a sidecar.

A Monongahela Police escort leads the way

(Editors Note: To read the original story about Amanda Wyatt please see page 12 of the September 2008 issue of the Union-Finley Messenger, at www.unionfinley.com).

A Black (and Gold) Tie Event for Local Wedding! By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Bride and Groom Debbie and Marty Inserra took their love of the Steelers all the way to their nuptials with a Steelers-themed wedding reception!

Bride and groom Debbie and Marty Inserra – flip side. The “chef” has some special instructions

A lot of Steelers fans were seen gatherfor the servers. ing at Saint Anthony’s Festa Pavilion on September 21 – for a huge tailgate party? Well, no, it was actually a wedding reception. It turns out that bride and groom Debbie and Marty Inserra are huge Steelers fans, and so are all of their friends and extended families. So, they said, “why not?” Why not have a Steelers wedding reception. Admission to this event was not possible unless you were wearing some item of Steelers clothing. There were two large-screen hi-def TVs in place for the Steelers game later in the day, so no one had to leave to watch the game. Steelers colors were everywhere, and a large Steelers banner decorated the stage. The wedding cake was a replica of a football field with goal posts at each end, and the food and drink were plentiful and excellent. Of course there was a big charcoal grill in continuous operation! Guests expected nothing less, as the groom is owner and operator of Marty’s B.B.Q (at Eck’s Lounge/Bar) on Fourth Street in Monongahela. It was a gala event running from noon until the sun went down. The only thing that could have made the evening better would have been if the Steelers could have pulled off a win against Philadelphia. How dare the Eagles to put a damper on such a great celebration?

Debbie Inserra kept her guests happy.


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Stop and Shop at Scenery Hill Candlelight and Carols Event The Merchants of Scenery Hill on the historic National Pike (Route 40) will hold its annual Candlelight and Carols on Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 to November 30. Various holiday activities will include strolling carolers and refreshments in each shoppe. All merchants invite you to come and start (or finish!) your holiday shopping while stepping back in time for a more relaxing shopping experience. Each shoppe carries unique items in this quiet, beautiful Victorian village. Join Two Olde Crows, The Grape Vine, Kounty Korner, G.G. Gundie’s, Holidays in the Village, Jan’s Tea Shop and Second Street Coffee, Sister’s Junk Shoppe, and The Century Inn as well as specially invited vendors. Shop hours will be 10 am to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 pm on Sunday. For information, call 724-945-5116.

Wife of Renowned Local Artist Donates Artwork to Jefferson Regional The wife of a well-known local artist has generously donated three pieces of his artwork to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in memory of her late husband, Jess Hager of Baldwin, who was a former patient at Jefferson Regional. Three watercolor paintings by Hager depicting nautical scenes have been installed on the walls of Jefferson Regional's 4 West patient lounge, which recently was part of a nursing unit renovation project at the hospital. At a ceremony attended by clinical staff and Medical Center administra(l-r) Lee Baron, R.N., patient care manager, tion, Lee Baron, RN, patient care manager, 4 4 West; Louise Urban, vice president and West, thanked Janet Hager for her gift. chief nursing officer; Janet Hager; Susan Barrett, "Your husband's pictures have touched executive assistant, and Robert Frank, many lives throughout this region and the executive vice president and COO. country," Baron said. "I feel fortunate to have his paintings on display at Jefferson Regional. The patients and their families already have commented on their beauty and the inspiration they gave to them." Janet Hager said she chose to donate the artwork to the Medical Center because her late husband was pleased with the care he received as a patient. "He was happy here," she said. Mrs. Hager selected the three paintings, titled "Misty Harbor" (1987), "Lake Superior Boat Repair" (1988) and "Boat Repair" (1990) because of their peaceful settings. Louise Urban, vice president and chief nursing officer, said the artwork will be enjoyed and appreciated by patients and their families for years to come. "We are grateful that we have a place to give your late husband's beautiful paintings the public viewing they deserve," Urban said. "They will be a source of relaxation and comfort for the many patients who come to Jefferson Regional Medical Center."

Allegheny County Dept. Offers Help Through Low-Income Energy Assistance Program The Allegheny County Department of For more information about the Human Services announces that the Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy LIHEAP CRISIS Program, call the Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will open its Allegheny County Department of Human CRISIS centers on November 3, with a tenServices toll-free at 1-800-851-3838 tative closing date of March 31, 2009. or visit the Utility Assistance page During the cold weather season, LIHEAP on the DHS web site: CRISIS provides assistance to low-income households experiencing heating emergenwww.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/utility.aspx. cies, including service terminations, needed deliverable fuels – heating oil, propane, and kerosene – and heating system and fuel line repairs and replacements. In order to qualify for the LIHEAP CRISIS Program, an applicant must have an emergency situation and have a household income at or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For a family of two, this would represent an annual income of $21,000. To be determined eligible for the program, the applicant must provide a termination notice or letter from the utility company stating that the utility has been shut off, proof of social security numbers for all household members, and proof of gross income for a minimum of the last 90 days (more in some situations) for all household members. To apply in person for the LIHEAP CRISIS Program, applicants should go to one of the following locations: Human Services Building, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Downtown Pittsburgh; Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Height; 640 Braddock Avenue, First Floor, Braddock; or 345 5th Avenue, McKeesport

Monica Douglas Gets Endorsement from Firearms Owners Against Crime Firearms Owners Against Crime is pleased to announce our endorsement of Monica Douglas, Republican Candidate for the 39th District of the PA House of Representatives in the 2008-general election cycle. Pennsylvania citizens residing in this district will have a clear choice to make on their ballot. The choices will be between a candidate who wants to impose more government control over our personal freedoms and acquiesces to the party bosses on important social issues, or a candidate who will respect the rights of all Pennsylvanians including an individual’s choice on how to protect their families and property. The right choice is clearly Monica Douglas. “It is fundamentally wrong to predicate the rights of law-abiding citizens on the misdeeds of a few”, said Kim Stolfer Chairman of Firearms Owners Against Crime. “Monica Douglas has clearly set herself apart from her opponent by demonstrating the willingness and desire to abide by her oath to the Constitution and to act in the best interests of her constituents. We are convinced that she has the wherewithal to make the tough decisions”, says Stolfer. Monica Douglas has the kind of independence and dedication that will be of immense benefit to not only her constituents but ‘all’ Pennsylvania citizens as well. Her presence in the Capitol will bring a new focus to, not only, constitutional and criminal justice issues but to many others across a broad spectrum of issues. We urge all 39th District residents to join with us in supporting Monica Douglas as ‘their’ representative to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.


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The Pledge Of Allegiance was led by three generations of Levdansky’s: David, Joe, Walter, and Tim.

Veteran Betty Sholtis of Elizabeth Township proudly receives her medal and an embrace in appreciation for her service.

Representative Levdansky and Wilber Van Voohris of Mingo, who served in the U.S. Infantry in Normandy.

WWII Veterans gather to be honored, and nearly 200 received medals at this celebration.

Survivors and Heroes Local World War II Veterans Honored By Alice Harris and Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writers news@unionfinley.com

Between 1941 and 1945 members of the United States Armed Forces participated in the greatest conflict in World History. The worldwide conflict thrust young men and women from the United States in harm’s way into theatres of war in Europe, the Mid East and Far East, China, and the islands of the Pacific. They fought on foreign soil, on the oceans, and in the skies over the world as well as our own territories. Sixteen million US personnel served in the armed forces, with 4.4% of them being women; 73% of these soldiers, sailors, and marines spent an average time of 16 months overseas. Incredibly, 406,000 were killed directly in battle or in war-related incidents and over 671,000 were wounded. Some spent time in prisoner-of-war-camps. Those veterans that returned to US soil at the end of the war were and still are survivors and heroes. State Representative David Levdansky took on a project to honor those heroes and veterans of World War II living in our area. On October 3, they, their families and friends gathered at a ceremony hosted by Levdansky and the Broughton Volunteer Fire Department in South Park. At the ceremony, 132 men and women received Medals of Honor and certificates acknowledging the sacrifices they made for their country. Among those honored was Representative Levdansky’s father, Walter R. Levdansky, who served in Europe. The ceremony opened with a “Presentation Of The Colors” by the Mon Valley Honor Guard and Firing Squad. Walter Levdansky and his grandsons Tim and Joe led The Pledge Of Allegiance, and Linda Walsak followed singing our National Anthem. Master of Ceremonies Tom Michlovic handled the remainder of the two-hour ceremony, during which each of the 132 veterans were introduced and presented with a Medal of Honor. The ceremonies were closed with a rifle salute and playing of Taps to honor deceased veterans. It was fitting to honor those who served for our country during World War II and to honor those who never returned – and a solemn reminder to never forget those who served or still serve. (PHOTOS BY ALICE HARRIS)

A sea of medals waits to be awarded to local WWII veterans

Representative David Levdansky presents his dad, Walter Levdansky, with a medal. Walter fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Levdansky decided to award WWII Veterans after visiting the World War II Monument in Washington, DC with his family.

Joseph M. Dell of South Park served in the Army Air Force and was shot down over Germany and held prisoner until the war ended. Joseph and his three brothers all served in the Army Air Force in WWII.

A certificate was presented along with the medals. This one was awarded to William A. Dell who served in the Army Air Force in China.

Trax Farms November Events Putting the “Thanks” back in Thanksgiving! “Thanks” is an expression of gratitude, and as Thanksgiving draws closer I hope that we will take a little time to reflect on all for which we have to be thankful. Here at Trax Farms, we are thankful for a plentiful harvest, for hard-working employees, and for dedicated customers. We are also thankful for family and friends. We are a truly blessed society; even with the economic stresses of our time, we still live in a society where freedom is a given not a gift. We are fortunate to have opportunities of which to take advantage and to have people that are dedicated to serving our country, leading our country, and making a difference in our lives. So before you sit down to enjoy a plentiful meal with family and friends, please take a few minutes to be thankful. We know we are. Enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Indoor Holiday Flea Markets Trax Farms again will hold its Indoor Holiday Winter Flea Markets. The flea markets will run the weekends of November 8 & 9 and 22 & 23 from 10 am to 5 pm. Vendors will sell antiques, gifts, collectibles, clothing, apparel, hobbies, food, and much more. Whether you’re just browsing or ready to buy, there is something for everyone! Free parking and free admission make this the perfect family outing. Come join the fun at Trax Farms Indoor Holiday Flea Markets! Holiday Tea Come join is Saturday, November 15 at noon for a relaxing Holiday Tea at Trax Farms. Try our finger sandwiches, tea breads with flavored cream cheese, scones, Devonshire, fruits, desserts, and many varieties of flavored teas. We will raffle a holiday basket, so come and join the fun! Make sure to come early or stay after the

November Store Hours: November 1-23: 9 am-6 pm November 24-26: 9 am-7 pm November 27: closed for Thanksgiving November 28: Black Friday Blowout from 7-11 am; store closes at 6 pm November 29-December 23: daily 9 am-8 pm; Sunday, 9 am-6 pm tea to browse our beautiful holiday displays. Reservations are required, so call 412-835-3246 to reserve your spot early! Holiday Cooking With Wine and TastingLearn how to cook with wines for entertaining this holiday season. On Sunday, November 16 from 2-4 pm, Chef Alex will be demonstrating various recipes

with Arrowhead Wines. creating a holiday to remember for you to taste and enjoy. Guests must be age 21 or older; cost is $35 per person. Deadline for reservation is November 3. There will be no refunds; however, if we do not reach quota on attendees we will then refund your deposit. Call 412-835-3246 ext 114 for reservations. A “Light-Up Night” To Remember! Trax Farms invites you to help us kick off the Christmas season. Our Light-Up Night is on Saturday, November 29, from 5 to 8 pm. Santa and his elves arrive at 5:30 pm in the FROGGY Hummer, and FROGGY will broadcast live from our parking lot and play songs of the season inside for you! Spinning the birthday wheel, meeting Mr. Froggy, and free coloring books for the kids are all a part of the fun. Children can stop at the Kids Corner for Christmas activities and visit with Santa. There will be sampling and refreshments at the Garden Café and special offers and discounts available throughout the store!


November 2008 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 15 LOCAL–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEWS UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER BETHEL PARK RECREATION CENTER 5151 Park Avenue, Bethel Park Contact: Cathy Muscato, recreation@bethelpark.net or 412-851-2910 GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP & HOLIDAY CRAFTS Saturday November 22 - 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ages 6 - 13 years - $40 per student Saturday, December 6 – 1 – 4 p.m. Ages 14+ years - $40 per student Students will make an edible Gingerbread House and fun, fun, fun, holiday crafts! JR. DRAWING STUDIO Mondays November 10 – December 15 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Ages 5 – 12 years - $65 Learn the basics of drawing such as shading and drawing marks while using your imaginations to create wonderful drawings. ACRYLIC PAINTING STUDIO Mondays November 10 – December 15 – 67:30 p.m. • 5 – 12 years - $65 Students will create 2 paintings while learning the basics of painting . One painting will be of a still life and the other will be the student’s choice.

PETERS TWP. RECREATION CENTER 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair Contact: Lynn Walcoff, 412-831-9000 x255 TEEN DRAWING Tuesdays, (6 Classes), November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 - 6:30 – 8 p.m. Ages: 13 – 16 years - $90 Do you like to doodle and draw? In this creative class, students will let their imaginations soar while learning the basics of drawing. Cartooning will also be explored.

Upcoming Classes at South Arts Gallery Supplies required: an 8X10 or larger sketchbook, eraser, 1 black sharpie marker, and HB, 2B, 4B & 8B pencils ADULT DRAWING/PAINTING Wednesdays, Mornings or Evenings February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 Mornings: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or Evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Fee: $90.00 Students will explore drawing techniques for the 1st 3 weeks. For the next 5 weeks, painting techniques will be explored in the student’s choice of medium. For all skill levels. Students may bring their own photograph or subject to draw and paint. The instructor will also provide a still life and photographs. Supply list given upon registration. TEEN URBAN ART Tuesdays, (6 Classes), February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10 - 6:30 – 8 p.m. Ages: 13 – 16 years - $90 This trendy class will let students use their imaginations to create cool projects. Word art (graffiti), geometric and abstract painting, and sculpture will be explored. Additional projects will include a personalized cork board and braided jewelry making. ART AROUND THE WORLD WITH CLAY - CHILDREN Mondays November 3 – December 8 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. • 5 – 11 years - $85

ART AROUND THE WORLD WITH CLAY - TEENS Mondays November 3 – December 8 – 7 8:00 p.m. 12 – 17 years - $85 Students will travel around the world in this fun class while using their imaginations to create worldly sculptures from air dry clay. Continents to explore include North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Antarctica.. ADULT SCULPTURE WORKSHOP Mondays November 3 – December 8 8 – 9 p.m. • 18+ years - $90 In this “hands-on” workshop, fundamentals and techniques of sculpture will be introduced. Then, the sky is the limit as to what students choose to create! Air dry clay will be used as well as acrylic paint and glazing liquid. Clay will not be fired in a kiln. TEEN URBAN ART Tuesdays November 4 – December 9 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. • 13 – 17 years - $90 In this cool, modern class, teens will use their imaginations while creating fun projects such as a painted rug for their room, a geometric or abstract painting, word art (or graffiti), a clay sculpture of a hand, and frayed, ripped, and painted jean design. Students must supply their own jeans.

ADULT BASIC DRAWING II Tuesdays November 4 – December 9 8 – 9:00 p.m. - 18+ years - $85 Students will enjoy exploring all aspects of drawing in this beginner class. Supplies required: 11 X 14 sketch book or larger, HB, 2B, 6B, 8B pencils, eraser, soft vine charcoal, kneaded gum eraser. IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING FOR CHILDREN Wednesdays November 5 – December 10 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 6 – 13 years - $85 Students will learn about the great Impressionist Masters in this fun acrylic painting class. Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, and Edgar Degas will be explored while the students learn to paint in swift, fuzzy strokes. ART AND ARCHITECTURE Wednesdays November 5 – December 10 7 – 8 p.m. - 6 – 13 years - $85 Students will learn about and draw various types of houses such as the Farm House, the Spanish Mission Style House, and, of course, Prairie Style of Frank Lloyd Wright. Buildings and constructions will also be explored such as the Flatiron Building in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. HOLIDAY ART Thursdays November 6 – December 18 (no class 11/27) – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 5 – 11 years - $85 In this Holiday themed class, students will create many festive projects including ornaments, sculptures, cards, and many more holiday themed projects.


Page 16 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– November 2008 LOCAL –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEWS UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER LOOKING AHEAD — Discussing plans for the November 6 fund-raising Harvest Luncheon at The Willow Room in Rostraver are Auxilians (left to right) Mrs. Dorothy Paterline, Ways and Means chairperson, Mrs. Lillian Nard, Ways and Means co-chairperson and Mrs. Ruth Antonelli, Auxiliary Vice President.

MVH Auxiliary Plans Harvest Luncheon Everything is virtually in readiness for the Harvest Luncheon sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. The public is invited to this special luncheon on Thursday, November 6. The sit down meal will be served in The Willow Room at the Mon-Vale HealthPLEX on Rt. 51 in Rostraver at Noon. The luncheon will feature hors d’oeuvres, food, a chinese auction, prizes and entertainment by Tom Hunt, gospel trumpeter. Cost of the affair is $25 and tickets will be sold in advance in the Monongahela Valley Hospital gift shop. “We hope the public will be able to join us on November 6,” Mrs. Maureen Lusk, President of the Auxiliary, said. “We always look forward to the presence of our special friends in the community and the time they spend with our Auxiliary. Our Harvest Luncheon is a wonderful time for friends to share with each other and everyone who attends this event makes this day very special for all of us.” To purchase a ticket or for more information, contact Dorothy Paterline, Auxiliary Ways and Means Chairperson at 724-483-7797 or Co-chairperson Lil Nard at 724-929-6030. WORK CLOTHING WORK BOOTS GLOVES

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Puppy and Senior Dog Survive Gunshot Wounds The story the owners told our Humane Officer, Marcia Rothaar, was that their four 4-week-old puppies had wandered off for a few weeks and they had no idea where they were. Some time later the pups reappeared, but were allowed to continue to roam freely on the farm where they were born. They may have wandered uninvited onto the property of disgruntled neighbors, or they may have run into contemptuous derelicts who get their kicks from using innocent puppies for target practice. Either way, the pups were in imminent danger. When the owners rediscovered the pups, two were unscathed, one was dead from a gunshot, and Gunther the other one had a bullet in his head but was still alive. They surrendered all three remaining pups to WAHS; the wounded pup then suffering additionally from an infection. Although Rothaar did arrive to pick up the dogs the same day, the owners had given one of the pups away before she arrived. Remarkably, the sweet Shepherd-mix pup now named "Bullet" is going to make a full recovery. Apparently shot at close-range with a 22, the bullet entered the back of his skull and exited out near his ear without causing significant damage. His sibling was adopted within a few days of arrival at the shelter. Bullet is in a foster home recuperating, but he is every bit the happy, playful, friendly puppy and will Bullet be made available for adoption as soon as he gets the "all systems go" from the veterinarian. He is YOU CAN HELP jumbo-size for what has been declared to be only a ten-week-old puppy, so he is no doubt going to be Please make your tax-deductible an impressive specimen as an adult. donation check payable to WAHS Only a few days later Officer Rothaar receive and write "Bullet" in the memo line another call from a Peter's Township resident who or visit our website to pay with a thought a dog had been struck by a car. The credit card through Paypal at washsweet-natured, senior, black lab mix had not been ingtonpashelter.org in a car accident. He too had a bullet in him havAll donations in excess of what is ing been shot by someone in his back right hip. needed to cover Bullet's and "Gunther" is receiving treatment at WAHS, but Gunther's expenses will be used for his recovery is of great concern due to his age and the other homeless animals in the severe hip dysplasia. shelter. For more information, conIt is animals like Bullet and Gunther who benefit tact Faye Kennedy at 724-969-0186. from the intervention of Humane Officers like Rothaar. The Washington Area Humane Society maintains both Humane Officers and Animal Cruelty Investigators to serve the shelter's mission to help injured animals. We also need your help to defray the expenses of such care.

Finleyville Food Bank and Home Interiors Host Bingo Would you like to have fun, play bingo, win prizes and help the kids in your community have gifts for Christmas? Finleyville Food Bank and Home Interiors are having a bingo on Sunday November 30th at Presbyterian Church, 3595 Washington Ave. Doors open at 1:15 - games start at 2:00. Adult prizes will be home interiors items. Cost is new toys for boys and girls (no stuffed animals). There will be a basket of food and a 50/50 raffle. We will also have a lunch special. There will be a cash & carry table with home interior items. You may also order from the catalog and have in time for Christmas. Bring a few of your friends. For more information, call 724-345-7821.

Women’s Self Defense Class in Peters Township The Peters Township Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring a Women’s Defense Class on Thursday, November 13. The class will be held at the Peters Township Recreation Center at 7:00 PM. The class will last between 60-90 minutes. This is a great class for women of all ages. It’s a great bonding experience for Mother and daughter teams. We will go over all different types of scenarios. If you have a scenario you want to go over we will go over it together. We will also go over how to physically defend yourself if it ever comes to a situation where you have to. Please dress comfortably. Cost for the class is just $35 for PT residents, or if you bring a partner $30 for each. Non residents of Peters Township can attend for $52.50 or bring a partner for $45 each. To register please call the rec center at 724-942-5000.


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QUESTION of the Month: Who is Your Favorite Presidential Candidate Right Now and Why?

Kelly Frost, South Park

Jack Ondo, South Park

Duane Girol, South Park

“Obama, because I think McCain will keep us at war longer than necessary.”

“McCain, because Obama is a socialist. I believe in capitalism. I believe Obama will raise taxes which is bad for the economy. I don’t believe in government-run healthcare.”

“Obama, because I liked his explanation of how to resolve the top three priorities facing our country: health care, Medicare/Social Security costs, and energy independence.”

Kelly Spalaris, Peters Township “My favorite candidate is Barak Obama, because the change he is offering is believable.”

WORD on the STREET Mid Mon Valley Transit Begins New Transit Route

On November 3, the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (MMVTA) will begin a new transit route. ValleyLINK East will hit the streets as a route specifically designed to connect many Middle Monongahela River Valley communities with the Route 51 area of Rostraver Township. When the ValleyLINK East starts service, it will mark the first time public transportation agencies in the area have attempted to close the transportation gap between the Middle Monongahela River Valley, Greensburg, and Uniontown. The idea behind the route is to provide reliable transportation to safe transfer points in which riders can connect to existing services with partnering agencies. The route includes service to Solar Power Industries at the Rostraver Airport, WCCC Mon Valley Center, Willow Pointe Plaza, the Mon-Vale HealthPlex, and both the Mon Valley and Main Campus locations of Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC). “The ValleyLINK East will provide more mobility options and address some of the current gaps in our public transit system,” said MMVTA Executive Director Valerie Kissell. The ValleyLINK East will operate Monday thru Saturday with morning and evening “sweeps” of the valley to reach Solar Power Industries for the 7 am and 7 pm shift times. It will operate Monday thru Friday from Charleroi, North Charleroi, and Monessen with many connections available at the MMVTA Transit Center from other parts of the Valley. For more information about the MMVTA’s ValleyLINK East or other transit services, call 724-489-0880, visit MMVTA.com, or stop at the Transit Center in Charleroi.

Dickens of a Christmas in Monongahela, December 5 and 6 Monongahela Antique Shops Have A New Look for Holiday Sale Mark your calendars! A ‘Dickens of a Christmas” Celebration 2008 will be held in Monongahela on December 5 – 6. Activities will include a Community Tree lighting ceremony and visit with Father Christmas, music and entertainment, a Creche show, community parade, breakfast with Santa and more! For more details, call the First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela at 724-258-8300 Visit the Monongahela antique shops during during the holiday season 20% off sale and Dickens of a Christmas Celebration and you will see a new look at Collectiques. Collectiques Antiques has transformed their first floor into a showroom that looks like one of the pages out of Romantic Homes Magazine. Donna Baran, Interior Designer and Shirley Roth, transform vintage and antique furniture into one of a kind treasures. Main Street Antiques has added many new and exciting items to their usual great selection of furniture, glassware, jewelry, artwork and collectibles for this special holiday sale. The 20% off sale will start weekends Friday, November 19th and will continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the Dickens of A Christmas Event on Friday December 5th and Saturday December 6th. Refreshments and prizes will be given away during the holiday sale. The shops will be open late on Friday December 5th for the annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration in Chess Park. This is surly an event not to be missed. For additional information contact Collectiques 724-258.4773 or Main Street Antiques 724-258-3560.

Valley Art Club Opens New Exhibit Valley Art Club has opened a new exhibit of works by its members in the main lobby of S o u t h w e s t e r n Pennsylvania Human Calling attention to the new exhibit are (l-r) artists Clarice Services at 300 Chamber Munk of Fredericktown, Bonita T.Tome of Twilight and Harriett Plaza in Charleroi. The Peters of Stockdale. They are admiring “Sunset on the Mon exhibit is free and open to River,” a painting by Peters that is part of the new display. the public viewing during regular operating hours at SPHS and will run through December. Most of the paintings, which represent various genres of art, are available for purchases. Additional information about the exhibit and Valley Art Club is available by contacting president Mary Ann Kopach-Laber at 724-684-5534.

Entries Sought For 2008-09 Irish History Essay Contest The National Historian of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians has published the topics for the 2008-2009 Irish History Essay contest. All children in grades 6-12 attending public, private, parochial and home schools are eligible to enter. The topic for level 1 (Grades 6, 7, 8) is: “From Ireland to the Kentucky Derby – The History of Irish Influence of Horse Races.” The topic for level 2 (Grades 9-12) is: “The Celtic Tiger, What is it?” There is a local award for winners, a state award for the first five winners in each level and five awards in each level on the National Level. The top prize for level 1 is $500 and for level 2 the top prize is $1,000. Parents and teachers are urged to encourage students to enter this years contest. If you have any questions, contact Rose Venanzi, Irish Historian, Mary Ellen O'Neal/Div #4, at 724-258-5295 or irishgma12@hotmail.com.


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Elizabeth Borough Council Commends Police and Residents for Assistance in the Arrest of Man Involved in Bailey Death By Alice Harris Union-Finley Messenger writer aharris@unionfinley.com

Ordinances, deplorable properties, needed Borough repairs, and discussion of how to improve Elizabeth Borough dominated the September Elizabeth Borough Council meeting. Councilman Chad Rager iterated that the work of the Elizabeth Borough Police, neighbors, and himself resulted in the arrest of Roger Matthews of Elizabeth. Matthews has been charged with criminal homicide and arson after Fire Chief and Councilman Leonard Bailey died from a massive heart attack when responding to a fire at former Pfields Bar in September 2007. The fire was started to destroy the evidence of a burglary that took place a few days prior. Guests Agnes and Floyd Sorg reissued complaints concerning the deplorable condition and emitting bad odor at 113 2nd Street, which adjoins their property to the side. The Health Department inspector recently came out to inspect water seeping into the Sorg’s basement from that property, which was thought to have been torn down. The Sorgs also reissued complaints concerning the collapsed roof and deplorable condition of the property at 118 3rd Street, which adjoins theirs at the rear. It had been on the demolition list, but was removed due to legal issues. Council will look into emergency funding for demolition, contact the building inspector for advice, and the property will be posted with caution tape. Guest Melissa Lewis issued complaints against the Police Department concerning her five-year-old son, who was missing for 40 minutes. He was later found asleep on the school bus. She was advised that personnel matters could not be discussed at the Council meeting. Thom Jones of the Monongahela River Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Heritage Trails Foundation thanked Council for its permissions and support of the first annual Lewis & Clark Festival held on Plum Street on September 18-21. In other Borough Business: • Payment of bills in the amount of $57,412.70 was approved. • The Elizabeth Borough Police Department had 77 responses for the month of August. • Mayor John Yacura issued a proclamation that the week of September 17 through September 23 be known as Constitution Week in Elizabeth Borough. • Councilman Paul Shaner stated the

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Borough front loader has a hydraulic problem, the dump truck needs new tires, and the chain saw needs a new chain. The Duke Park playground equipment has been removed and donated to private entity, Sutersville Moose. Although the equipment is good, it is out of compliance for a public playground. A meeting at the Red Lion Inn on October 9 will focus on what would make Elizabeth more inviting. The First Presbyterian Church would like a handicapped parking space near the church. The Zoning Board recommended that a property on 7th Street belonging to Mr. Burke be returned to its original condition. The resident should have had a building permit prior to construction. A letter will be sent to Burke with recommendations. Councilman Duvall who is also on the Zoning Board started that residents need to be better educated regarding permits. Elizabeth Borough Police Department currently is responsible for code enforcement. A resident asked that the Borough trim her tree. As the tree is her responsibility, she will have to take care of it. A motion to accept sealed bids not to exceed $7,500 for the replacement of the Borough Building roof will be accepted at the Borough Secretary’s office. During annual inspection of the Borough Building furnace, the current contractor determined that the furnace must be replaced. The Borough will obtain a second opinion, and a motion to advertise for bids to replace the furnace if it cannot be repaired was approved. The Borough copier needs to be replaced. The Borough still owes $185.79 on the current contract, and the machine is worn out beyond repair. Guest Melissa Lewis said that her employer could possibly give one to the Borough. A motion was approved to pursue any and all options for replacing the copier. Councilman Shaner stated residents should be informed on codes for pools and fencing. Councilman Duval stated that the Zoning Board would advertise in spring what permits are needed. Elizabeth Borough Police advised that residents be aware of the activities of large groups of young people hanging out in town. EBPD recommended calling 911 immediately if residents notice any out-of-line activities.

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Finleyville Council Agrees to Borough Building Restoration Grant Funds Will Be Sought By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Finleyville Borough Council took the first steps at the October 1 meeting to restore the Borough Building to the conditions that existed when it was the First National Bank of Finleyville. The idea of restoring this historic building (1897) to its original state began when Peters Creek Sanitary Authority vacated its offices and moved into its new building on Lincoln Avenue. Since then, some cursory inspections have been made of the interior and much of the original features of the building still exist beneath the paneling and false ceilings installed to create office space. The restoration would incorporate a larger borough meeting space and offices for the Secretary/Treasurer and the police while maintaining the interior look of the old bank. The building might also eventually hold a collection of old Finleyville memorabilia creating a sort of “Finleyville Museum.” This would be a costly ($100,000 +) and long-term project for the Borough that could be accomplished only with an influx of outside funding. To this end, Borough Council voted to hire an architect/engineer to prepare drawings that would be necessary to apply for grant funds for this project. With regard to the Borough Building, Finleyville Borough has now approved the following: 1. Keep the building exclusively for Borough use and no longer rent office space. 2. Pursue steps necessary to restore the building.

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Monongahela Residents Seek Answers on Legal Expenditures. City Plans to Purchase New Fire Truck. The Finleyville Borough Building may be restored to its 1897 state when it was Finleyville National Bank.

By Ken Askew Union-Finley Messenger writer kaskew@unionfinley.com

The monthly meeting of Monongahela City Council was held on October 8. During the public forum, two residents inquired as to why Council had hired a 3. Hire an architect/engineer to prepare drawings necessary to apply for grants Pittsburgh attorney and set aside $8K for a lawsuit regarding the Monongahela website. (engineering work to cost between Council responded that the action is in liti$3,000 and $4,000). gation and that no information could there4. Authorized Mayor Kutsek to make fore be provided publicly. application for grant funds for the The police department reported another restoration project. busy month in September—they received 450 phone calls requesting assistance, In Other business: investigated 18 traffic accidents, 21 traffic • Minutes of the September meeting citations were issued, and 33 people were were accepted without comment. either arrested or issued non-traffic cita• Treasurer’s report showed a balance tions. of $20,147 in the general fund. Monongahela plans to submit two • The mayor reported that another requests for grants to be funded by casino vacated vehicle had been removed from gaming revenues. Councilman Tom the Borough. Caudill announced that one grant is for • It was reported that lids were found renovation (replacing the lights, seats, removed from dumpsters again, creating etc.) of the Aquatorium, which was also a health hazard. • The possibility of acquiring electronic requested but denied last year, when it was estimated at $300K. This year’s request traffic speed indicators was mentioned. will be substantially more and will be done • An October 16 meeting with Nottingham Township. for further discus- in phases. The second grant application, sions on the Multi-Municipality Comprehensive Plan was scheduled. • The Mayor expressed his thanks again for a successful Community Day. • Police Chief Tempest reported that the area police dog, Ben, is in his third week of training and is responding well. • There will be an extra cost for the street paving due to a materials escalation clause in the contract. Most other municipalities are facing this same problem. • The new solid waste storage ordinance will likely be approved at the next meeting. The Borough waived the fee for the October 27 Halloween Parade sponsored by the Finleyville Fire Department. Trick or treating was set for October 31 from 5 to 7 pm.

disclosed by Councilman Art Doty, will be filed in conjunction with the Municipal Authority. No further details on either grant were available at this time; applications are due November 14. Additionally, a state grant will be sought for playground equipment to supplement a $10K grant that has already been received. A public bid opening was conducted to acquire a new Class A pumper fire truck. The lone bid, from Smeal Fire Apparatus, was for $234,973, including trade-in value of a 38-year-old pumper fire truck. The bid was within the amount budgeted, so it was accepted pending review by the City Solicitor. The new truck will be an upgrade from a 500-gallon tank capacity to a 1,000-gallon tank; the pumping rate will be improved from 1,000 gallons per minute to 1,250 gallons per minute. Extension ladders will be stored inside the truck instead of outside so they will not freeze up in inclement weather. Most importantly, the truck will meet newer state regulations that the firemen will be seated inside a 4-door cab, instead of standing on platforms. This month’s Beautification Award went to a property at 1151 Lawton Street (a “No Outlet” street parallel to 4th Street).


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Authorization of Solicitor’s Time Questioned at UnionTownship Meeting Shortage of Road Salt May Affect Winter Driving In other business: • Motion: Minutes from last month’s meetings were approved after a statement was removed regarding the workshop meeting with the Southwest Regional Police Force; the statement implied that there would be no need for UT liability insurance if they were to contract for police services. • Reports from the Road Crew Foreman, Zoning Officer, and Engineer were accepted without comment. • The Secretary/Treasurer was asked to look into adding caller ID with memory to the UT phone system so the sources of complaint calls can be recorded. • Motion: To purchase a catch basin and piping for installation on McChain Road. • Close-up and winterizing of the Recreation Building in the UT Recreation Park will begin as soon as soccer season ends. Two gates will be installed. • Letters will be issued to Elrama residents reminding them about payments for tapin fees for the new sewage system. • Supervisor Spahr expressed thanks to Solicitor Makel and his secretary for all the work done on the Elrama Sewage Project. • Another complaint was heard about mud and stone being washed onto Route 88 by water runoff from the Joe Montana Bridges. PennDOT will be notified again. • Motions: Payment of payrolls #19 and #20 in amounts of $8,236.01 and $7,787.81 were authorized. • Motion: Payment of $90,476.05 in general fund bills was authorized. • UT will schedule a public meeting to discuss the status of the Elrama Sewage Project: The meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 30. • Method of handling West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority billing for Elrama Sewage system users remains unclear. • Review of bids for a UT Building Emergency Generator was tabled due to Columbus Day mail delay. • Motion: To solicit bids for gasoline, as no bids were received from a prior solicitation.

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• Review of proposals for grant writing was held in abeyance. • The Solicitor was authorized to set up a meeting to review the Trax Farm development plan. • Hiring of a new road crew employee and zoning officer was postponed until the 2009 budget is completed. • Repair of railroad crossings near Gastonville is postponed until PennDOT can establish detours. The crossings will need to be closed for three days to complete the repairs. • Motion: To approve the Barnum subdivision for recording purposes only subject to all other required approvals. • Resolution: To support BDH Corporation for a grant for green space development near Cardox Road with letters to state representatives and senators. • Motion: To permit Equitran to use a township road (90 days) to access a pipeline project in Peters Township; Equitran offered $4,000 for use. • Solicitor was authorized to examine any legal implications to an appointee of the UT Board sitting on the Board of Jefferson Hills Area Ambulance Service. • Motions: To advertise dates for budget workshops on October 27 and November 17. • Motions: To advertise two special meetings: November 24 to adopt a preliminary 2009 budget and December 29 to approve the final 2009 budget. • A letter was received from General Code requesting the UT Board to take action to disposition issues on old ordinances uncovered during their codification process. • Motion: To pay for the recertification of the Secretary/Treasurer as a notary. • The board “clarified?” that the Department of Environmental Protection does not permit burning in PA but that the UT ordinance permits burning of non-noxious materials except on Sundays and after dark. • Motion: For the Solicitor to file for discontinuance in the Court of Common Pleas of any litigation involving the Finleyville Airport; this motion passed after a short closed executive session.

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Payment of the Union Township (UT) Solicitor’s fees for research requested by Supervisors and residents came under discussion at the recent township meeting. Supervisors voted on a motion to have UT pay for research into ordinance compliance requested by Supervisor Cheplic relating to excavation work being done on his property. Supervisors Tkach and Spahr voted for payment based on the fact that the research was needed on other cases besides that of Cheplic. Supervisors Evans and Parish voted against payment. With Cheplic abstaining, the motion to have UT pay for the research did not carry. This puts the Solicitor in the position either to forget about the bill or to present it to Cheplic for payment. A resident in attendance pointed out that this would set a precedent; if a resident would ask the Zoning Officer for clarification of an ordinance and the Zoning Officer asks the Solicitor for legal clarification, then the resident may be liable to pay for the Solicitor’s time. This raises the question of just what services residents are entitled to for their tax dollars. Also at issue is whether the Solicitor should take action without Board majority approval. UT Board members acknowledged that there have

been many instances in the past where the Solicitor has acted without majority approval while still acting in the best interests of the Board and the Township. There’ll be more heard on these issues. Road salt availability is going to be an issue this winter. Bids for road salt were requested last month. Out of five responses, four were no bids. The only bid received was from a company in Maryland, and the overall costs, including shipping, were prohibitively high; the UT Board rejected that bid by motion. The only source of road salt available to UT will be through a Washington County arrangement from a supplier that has some stock. It’s feared that even this source will be depleted as wintry weather rolls in. Costs for road salt, if UT can get it, will be nearly three times last year’s prices. UT has some salt left from last winter, and the UT road crew plans to mix it with anti-skid material (cinders) and purchase whatever new salt they can from Washington County. The bottom line is that unless there’s an extremely mild winter, at some point UT roads may not be in very good shape for driving. We’re told that the road salt shortage is due to depletion of stockpiles by very heavy use in the Midwest last winter. This shortage will create a strain on drivers and the UT budget. If you find rock salt available for home use, you’d better buy it sooner than later.

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By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

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That Old House By William “Wild Willy” Frankfort

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The Frontier History Center Owner: Washington County Historical Society Location: Washington Park (Dunn Avenue and Maiden Street, Washington) Nestled in the hills of Washington Park, on Dunn Avenue just off Maiden Street, sets a rather archaic collection of buildings. These are much different from the surrounding structures, but they are also quite newer. Now they don’t look new, but let me assure you that they are. The Frontier History Center is an ongoing project of the Washington County Historical Society and is a very good representation of a refuge or settlers fort. The project is in its final stages of completion, and when finished will be a prime example of the station forts that were located all across Washington County in the mid to late 18th century. The fort is the home of Captain Andrew

Swearingen’s Militia, a group of living historians who have taken on the task of educating people about frontier life and the events that transpired in the 1700s. When completed in 2009, the center will offer themed events once a month from May through December. This will be unique, as there are no other forts of this kind and the instructors will discuss information unique to our area. In past articles, I stated that I would endeavor to introduce you to places you could visit and not just read about; this is one of those places. For more information, you can go to www.wchspa.org/doddridge_s_fort.html, or call the Washington County Historical Society at 724-225-6740.

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Jefferson Hills Council Addresses Concern About Equal Allocation of Monies To Area Fire Departments By Jim Caldwell Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com

Jefferson Hills Council President Chris King promptly convened the October 13 Council meeting, and all members were present except Jeff Weir. Likewise, Mayor Michael Green was out of town and was not able to attend. Many different issues arose during the ‘citizen’ section of the agenda. A lengthy discussion ensued after Michael Plavchak of Jefferson Fire and Rescue 885 Volunteer Fire Company (JFR VFC) approached the podium to strongly object to a proposed item for the night’s meeting in which the Pennsylvania Foreign Fire Insurance allocation for $67.007.70 would be split equally among the three volunteer fire stations in the Borough. Plavchak argued that his station handled the lion’s share of the calls and also had more volunteers than the other companies and therefore deserved or needed a larger share (one-half as in previous years) of the allotment. Council members, including Vice President Jim Weber and President King countered that the equal distribution was to entice and encourage both the Floreffe VFC and the Gill Hall VFC to take advantage of the training provided and raise the competency of their houses. Plavchak stated that all the training was free, and all were always welcomed and invited. He also stated that most of the money received was for personnel gear. Councilman Dominic Serapiglia said that JFR was the only one of the three who also has recue experience and capabilities. He commented that the prospect of lower competencies in the Floreffe and Gill Hall stations had come up in previous years in the same manner. An effort to table the motion lost 4-2 in the body of the meeting and the motion as stated for equal distribution of $22,3335.93 to each of the three stations passed 5-1 with Serapiglia dissenting. A number of requests to speak came from business owners on Cochran Mill Road, requesting that the road be allowed to be open during the construction of the sewer in the Stilley Road tunnel area. Borough Engineer Ruthann Omer and Chief Martin Reagan announced that this was not a Borough project but rather a developer and county project, and they spoke with them to see if the road could be opened during the construction. The only problem would be the actual time to cut in front of the tunnel. This would take about

two weeks. The citizens seemed satisfied with the explanations. Another citizen request involved the request to rescind the affirmative vote from last month’s meeting that would allow the Borough to plow a private road in Jefferson Point Circle. Since there are 16 private roads, this opens the door to requests from all of them, thus greatly expanding the winter budget, which would perhaps deplete funds for other necessary activities. No comments were forthcoming from the Council. A citizen requested the exoneration of a penalty for her delinquent 2007 real estate taxes because of receiving the bill in the mail so late. The motion passed unanimously. Finally, a citizen stepped forth to dispute the figures given by Councilman Weber for the cost of the mayor’s newsletter, for which the Council discussed discontinued. Congressman Tim Murphy stopped by to present a grant check of $16,550 to the police department for thermal detection equipment and a camera on a pole to look over tall edifices and around corners. The Congressman presented the check to Officer Stephanie Behers, who spearheaded the grant proposal. Among some of the other motions to pass in the nearly three-hour meeting included: • A motion to authorize Keystone Municipal Collections to file 169 real estate liens for year 2005 properties. • Motion authorizing the General Municipal Pension System State Aid • Motion to execute the Electric Service Agreement with Allegheny Power concerning the Lick Run Sanitary Sewer Project Pump Station for $7.128.78 • Motion to approve various payments for services completed in the Borough. • A motion to ratify the execution of the Code Enforcement Service Agreement with Middle Department Inspection Agency. The Council likewise passed motions to authorize a Girl Scout sleepover on January 23 and 24, 2009 at Gill Hall Community Center, and to hire a police officer subject to successful completion of the medical and psychological evaluations. In a singular motion, the November Council meetings were rescheduled as follows: the agenda meeting will be November 12, and the regular meeting will be November 17, both at 7 pm. Likewise, the December meetings were rescheduled for December 10 (agenda) and December 15 (regular). As usual, an executive session followed adjournment.

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Peters Township Council Addresses an “Eyesore” Building on Valley Brook Road By J.R. Brower Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com

Traffic calming on Oakwood Drive and the status of an uncompleted commercial building on Valley Brook Road were among the topics addressed in the regularly scheduled meeting of the Peters Township Council on October 13. Increased traffic flow on Oakwood Drive, particularly during rush hours, has been a concern of residents and the township. Many motorists have been using this shortcut route from West McMurray Road to Route 19 North to avoid congestion at the crossroads. According to Township Manager Michael Silvestri, the township staff has come up with a traffic-calming plan for Oakwood Drive that includes four speed humps, a traffic circle intersecting Alexander Drive, and specific directional signs at both ends of the street. A meeting will be scheduled with Oakwood Drive residents to discuss plans before work beginning. Silvestri said that property owners on Snowberry Circle and Rock Run are among others who have requested traffic-calming studies. Another special report item discussed was the status of the unfinished building at St. Petersburg Center on Valley Brook Road, which appears to be in violation of the Township’s property maintenance code. Although the basic structure of the commercial building is near complete, the exterior is open to the elements and construction materials and debris are scattered in and around the building, which borders Brush Run Creek on one side and the Arrowhead Trail on the other. “This building is a hazard and an eyesore, and it’s been that way for years,” said Councilman David Ball, who is concerned that it needs windows and doors. Councilwoman Monica Merrell explained, “we know the owner was given permission to do the work in phases, but it has gone beyond the time frames allowed. He needs to have a conversation with the township as to what his plans are.” It was the concensus of Council that the owner needs to, at least, board up the building, and clean up the area. Ball said that if the owner does not plan to complete construction, he should consider selling or even donating the building. Manager Silvestri said that litigation would certainly be an option to consider in prompting action and offered to write a letter to the owner expressing Council’s concerns. In unfinished business, Council addressed a request by Trans Associates to modify fees on services rendered for their work on the Traffic Impact Fees consultations and studies. A spokesman for the traffic engineering firm outlined the scope of the additional work they performed for the township, which he had estimated to be an extra $7,466. Councilman Robert Atkison took issue and said, “Mr. Silvestri has worked closely with this firm and had advised that we should just give them $3,000 for the extra work.” Council agreed, made a motion to that effect, and approved that sum of $3,000 be paid to Trans Associates for the fee modification.

In new business, an agreement with computer service company In-Synch Systems to provide new hardware and software for the police department was discussed. Council had authorized the manager to negotiate an agreement with In-Synch after receiving multiple proposals for a new police records system. Per the agreement, the initial cost will be $34,625 for installation, licenses, software, and a six-year lease for eight laptop computers for police vehicles. The lease program provides for new laptops every three years or earlier if replacements are needed. An annual operating expense of $18,275 was estimated, which includes $12,000 per year for a server connection. Council unanimously approved the agreement. In other matters: • Acknowledged receipt of a petition from residents of Mt. Blaine Drive for a portion of their street to Nevin Drive to become a Township road. The engineering staff was directed to assess the costs involved in accepting the private portion of the roadway into the township maintenance system. These costs, which would be the responsibility of the petitioners, would then be presented for vote. • Made note of the receipt of $277,211 from the state to offset pension funding from the Township for all employees. This amount will cover 82% of the 2008 total pension obligation. • Approved an agreement with Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. for the demolition and replacement of the Arrowhead Trail bridge, a concrete arch tunnel over Bebout Road at the intersection of Valley Brook Road. Manager Silvestri said last month that the work would probably cost close to $1 million with $380,000 already provided in a state grant awarded in 2003. This agreement will add $19,724 to the engineering phase and $14,931 to the construction phase, which is expected to begin in 2009. • Authorized JMT, Inc. to inspect a concrete arch bridge on Galley Road, which is under a 10-ton weight restriction. This project is under consideration in the proposed Capital Improvement Program. If a design agreement is approved, the Township staff thinks that work can begin on the design of the bridge replacement over the winter months, and the actual replacement work could begin in early 2009. • Scheduled a public hearing for December 8 regarding a request by Stephen’s Hair Graphics owners Stephen and Mary Szabo to re-zone their property to a general commercial designation. The current plan for the proposed Route 19/Valley Brook Road intersection will take away a portion of the salon’s parking lot, requiring them to build new parking spaces elsewhere. • Approved a request by Trinity United Methodist Church to install a public fire hydrant near the church needed to comply with regulations pertaining to a new sprinkling system recently installed in the church. • Received notice from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board that Dominick’s of Peters Township has applied for a liquor

license. • Was notified by Manager Silvestri that he is in discussion with SHACOG concerning upcoming township garbage and recycling bids. Silvestri said that there may significant cost reductions in going with a new vendor. • Discussed options for production of the 2009 township newsletter. Silvestri said that he wants Council to consider possibly contracting out the newsletter to a private publisher in order to save costs. Council weighed this option several years ago, but decided at that time to continue to produce the publication in-house. • Agreed to write a letter to Washington County official in support of Canonsburg Hospital receiving county gaming revenue distribution to help pay for its new lobby.

As seen from the trail, this is how the open unfinished building at St. Petersburg Center on Valley Brook Road has looked for years.

• Was notified by the Peters Township Sanitary Authority that they are seeking gaming fund sponsorship and need to increase rates.

‘Chow Down’ on Great Food For a Great Cause The Howard Hanna Peters Township Office cordially invites you to our ‘Chow-Chow Dinner’ on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The event will be held at St. Benedict Of The Abbot Church, O’brien Hall, located at 120 Abbington Drive in McMurray, Pa. For a donation of just $5, attendees will enjoy a delicious Homemade Buffet, Silent And Chinese Auctions, an autographed sports memorabilia auction, a 50/50 Raffle, Lottery Money Tree, Children’s Corner, and more! Children under 6 are free. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund


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South Park Residents Concerned About Stop Sign Effectiveness By Andrea Earnest Union-Finley Messenger writer Ahge2004@yahoo.com

Early discussion at the South Park Township Board of Supervisors Meeting on Monday, October 13 revolved around residents’ concerns about stop signs at the intersection of Roosevelt and Murray avenues. Several residents, including Rachel Stahle, Tom Tommarelle, and Terry Laine Tommarelle, are distressed because they do not consider the new stop sign at the intersection to be sufficient. They would like to see more stop signs at the intersection because of safety. Mr. Tommarelle said he has had numerous sets of tire tracks running through his yard, as it has served as a safety net for drivers coming around the corner too quickly. He would like to see a stop sign placed in front of his house. The intersection is located in both South Park and Bethel Park townships. Supervisor George Smith said the board would approve Ordinance No. 645 for the stop sign in South Park Township, but the residents will have to go to Bethel Park for the other stops signs. Supervisor David Buchewicz also suggested that they check with their county commissioner. Ed Waddell, Developer of Brookfield Manor, requested that he be given permission to pave in the subdivision this year but is requesting an extension date to November 15 instead of the October 31 final date for paving. Supervisor Smith was not inclined to grant the request, but it was agreed that if Waddell’s engineers can certify that it can be completed properly, they would try to work with him. Gary Wargo, Building Inspector and Zoning Officer, agreed to see what could be done. Joe Betz, another resident, expressed concern about standing water left from the building of the new Brownsville Road Extension Bridge. The storm drain was moved from the northwest corner to the northeast corner of the road, but the outlet pipe does not run far enough to the creek. Public Works Director Bruce Beaver will

talk to PennDot. Dean Cerello asked for a curb on Greenwood as he has a “major run-off problem” because of a new house that was built near his property. Director Beaver will address the problem, and Chairman Smith assured Cerello that the board will do something to help. The Board then approved Ordinance No. 645 for stop signs at the intersections of Roosevelt and Murray avenues, High Street and Terrace Avenue, and Terrace Avenue and High Street. They also approved action of a contract with the Department of Community and Economic Development and on a 2009 Minimum Municipal Obligation for pensions. They then approved Resolution No. 6-08 setting forth the allocation of state aid pensions under Act 205, the General Municipal Pension System State Aid Program. Action was also approved on disbursement of Volunteer Fire Relief Association(s); the purchase of a new 2009 dump truck; and an action of payment request on the 2008 Township-Wide Sanitary Sewer Program. A Ratification of Memorandum of Understanding between South Park Township and the South Park Township School District to establish specific procedures about violence and firearms in the schools was also approved. The last actions to be approved concerned Tax Collector Lawrence P. Arrigo for assessment change reimbursements for the tax years of 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 and reimbursement of office expenses. The Halloween celebration was approved for Friday, October 31, from 6-8 pm. The Police Chief’s Report lists for the month of September 641 service calls, 11 arrests, 67 traffic citations, 12 parking citations, 125 warnings, 4 reportable accidents, 5 non-reportable accidents, 78 medical calls, 10 fire calls, and 3 deer calls. Supervisor Buchewicz thanked everyone who helped with the road and sanitary sewer lines cleanup. Supervisor Walter Sackinsky thanked everyone who helped with the creek cleanup, and the meeting was adjourned.

New Eagle Council Gets Back to Business Residents React to Last Month’s Meeting By Ken Askew Union-Finley Messenger writer kaskew@unionfinley.com

A “Standing Room Only” audience converged into the New Eagle Borough building for the monthly meeting on October 6th. The usual attendance was doubled, as residents showed up to vent their frustrations with Council’s various actions and inactions. All members of the New Eagle Council were present for the monthly. After last month’s contentious meeting, Council appeared to return this month with a determination to set aside personal agendas and instead deal with governing the Borough in a cooperative and respectful approach. The first issue addressed was storm water drainage. Three residents from different sections of the Borough stood to complain about the failure of the Borough to fix water drainage problems. Later in the meeting, one of the attendees advocated getting these problems fixed the oldfashioned way—grab a shovel and do it yourself. As evidence of this American ideology, two residents said they had voluntarily helped the street department when it was working on a project on their respective streets. Council explained that it simply does not have funding to repair all of New Eagle’s street problems. A study done several years ago estimated that the cost could be just under $2M. Next, residents inquired about a rumor stating that the City of Monongahela would take over the two-person New Eagle street department and add those responsibilities to the four-person Monongahela street department. Council President Jack Fine acknowledged the rumor but stated repeatedly that it was just a rumor. In spite of the complaints about inadequate service regarding storm water drainage, other residents praised the street department’s performance record—especially the exemplary snow removal efforts—and expressed a strong preference to nix the transfer of duties. Another taxpayer brought up the

Borough’s overall financial status. He pointed out that in the past, Council disbanded its police department, garbage crew, and the street superintendent all in the interest of saving money. Yet, the Borough is still short of funding. Council responded that they have just sent letters to local legislators seeking financial assistance. Another method being considered to raise revenue is to review the schedule of fees for permits, some of which have possibly not been increased for decades. Council invited taxpayers to suggest other ways of increasing revenue or reducing expenditures. One suggestion from the audience was to sell an oversized frontend loader that is rarely used and could be worth $85K. Other suggestions were to buy surplus items from state and federal sources and buy required supplies and services in conjunction with other municipalities to qualify for quantity discounts. It was reported that a Zoning Board has been established and that an Appeals Board needed to be established prior to the next Council meeting. In another instance of volunteerism, five individuals stepped forward to serve, and Council unanimously approved all. They are: Barry Williams, Graham Taylor, Rick Sichi, Brian Sundy, and Jim Coulter. Once again, the proposed no-burning ordinance surfaced. A resident had performed an online search to gather data about relevant state law and also spoke on the phone to a representative from the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Apparently, Council had been misinformed about the no-burning law, which is directed more toward businesses rather than individuals. This latest interpretation indicates that in addition to recreational fires being lawful, it appears that home refuse fires are not banned either. Consequently, Council voted to extend the permissible hours for burning refuse on Saturday. Formerly, it was allowed from 711 am on Saturdays, but it was changed to 7 am until dusk on Saturdays. Also, it was and is still allowed on Wednesdays from 711 am.


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Nottingham Board of Supervisors Seeks Gaming Revenue to Help Finance Ball Field Lights By J.R. Brower Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com

Among subjects discussed at the October 20 meeting of the Nottingham Board of Supervisors was the approval of a request for funds for ball field lights for McDonald Field in Sherwood Park to the Washington County Local Share Account Program. This is the account that Washington County holds for tax money that they have received from gaming revenue. Municipalities throughout the county are permitted to apply for these funds, which are beginning to be distributed as a result of legalized slot machines in the commonwealth, particularly at the Meadows Casino. A panel has been selected by county officials to oversee gaming revenue distribution. The panel is supposed to assure that the funds are distributed fairly, and Board Chairman Raymond Barley is hopeful and confidant that they will be impartial in deciding who gets what. Nottingham is requesting $120,000 of gaming revenue to go towards the cost of the ball field lights. The total cost of the light is estimated at just over $177,400, so if the township gets the gaming money, the remaining amount of $57,400 would have to come out of township funds. In another project funding matter, the

board announced that they received notice from the Redevelopment Authority of Washington County that $45,000 is available for use by Nottingham Township for the 2009 Community Development Block Grant Program. Supervisor Douglas King said he will look into possible ways that this money can be used effectively, but if it is not used in 2009, it will roll over for another three years. Another agenda item was acknowledgement by the board of the receipt of a letter from the Greene County Commissioners stating that they entered into an agreement with Allegheny Power which returns to property owners in Washington and Greene Counties the easements that were to be used for the TrAILCo (TransAllegheny Interstate Line) project. This action was in response to a ruling in September by two PA Public Utilities Commission administrative judges recommending denial of Allegheny Power’s application to build the high-voltage power line through Washington and Greene Counties. The letter that the board received had an attached document called Release of Easement, which will be kept on file by Nottingham Township. In other business, the board reviewed a proposal from NVP Systems to supply and install a refurbished Comdial telephone system in the Municipal Building. The system is to be installed on existing outlets

and jacks, not requiring addition wiring. According to Supervisor King, the deal will include digital phones, voice mail and speaker phones, and is a good improvement over the existing phone system. The total cost will be $3,939.40, and since it is under $4,000, the township is not required to have a formal bidding procedure, said Solicitor Robert Clarke. The supervisors approved the purchase of the phone system with the written intention to find a maintenance agreement for the telephones as well as for their alarm system. In an effort to save the township money, in another matter, the board agreed to go with a new health insurance provider for their township employees. Approved was a resolution to sign with UPMC’s PPO5 plan for an annual premium of $32,000. Currently, their health plan with Trustees Insurance cost $65,000, so the new plan, which also includes vision coverage, will save the township $33,000 per year. The new health insurance plan will take effect in December. Also related to township employees, the board acknowledged receipt of correspondence from the state agency PSATS that their Trustees Insurance Fund will be introducing a tax-deferred retirement savings program called a 457 plan in which township employees will be allowed to participate at their discretion. Supervisor King will attend one their upcoming

scheduled meetings to get more details. In other agenda items discussed at their October 20 meeting, the board: • Announced that Supervisor Peter Marcoline will represent the township at the next Nottingham-Finleyville Multi-Municipal Plan meeting to compare plans, which is scheduled for early November. • Referred CME Engineers plans for a welding business at the Maple Creek Mining Company’s Park Shaft Site as a matter to be taken up by the Zoning Hearing Board since it involves changing their conditional use permit. • Requested the status of the zoning case Mansmann vs. Nottingham Township from Solicitor Clarke, who is asking the court for a continuance of the scheduled October 27 hearing due to a question of briefs. • Authorized Township Treasurer Shirley Madar as a representative of Nottingham to attend a workshop on November 19 in Bethel Park that is being held to prepare municipalities for the transition involved in the countywide Earned Income Tax collection, which is expected to take effect in 2012. • Announced receipt of a permit from the Washington County Sewage Council for Carl Melhorn to install a sewage disposal system at 354 Sundust Road.


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7jh^cZhhBZgX]VciCZlh Mama Pepinos Pizza - Monongahela Owners: Carl & Kristy Thompson Address: 169 West Main Street, Monongahela Phone: 724-258-2050 Hours: 11 am-11 pm, 7 days a week Mama Pepinos’ Monongahela evening crew: Jessica Popovich, Dave Believes, and Dave Strom.

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Rotary District Governor Visits Monongahela Chapter District Governor of Rotary District 7330, Dr. Mary Berge recently visited the Monongahela Chapter and was welcomed by President Jim Haines. The Rotary Campaign “Make Dreams Real� is its international theme and focuses on eradicating Dr. Mary Berge, District Governor of Rotary poverty and Polio. Rotary has donated milDistrict 7330, was welcomed by Jim Haines, President of the Monongahela Chapter. lions to eliminate poverty and has limited it to four countries in Africa. Proceeds from the “regular� Rotary meal went to the Washington County Food Bank, while meeting attendees enjoyed a “meager meal� of hotdogs and beans. Rotary is a service organization with projects throughout the Monongahela area. It meets at Hill's Restaurant every Thursday at 12:00 noon and is having a huge Steelers Cash Bash fundraiser on Sunday, November 9 at the Monongahela Fire Hall, in conjunction with the Monongahela Volunteer Firemen.

Thinking Outside Of The “Big-Box Store� Evey Hardware Celebrates 55 Years By Ken Askew Union-Finley Messenger writer kaskew@unionfinley.com

Who says size matters? Bigger isn’t always better, and although corporate competition has run some of the “little guys� out of town, Evey True Value Hardware in Bethel Park continues to thrive and grow. According to owner Andy Amrhein, “Service sets us apart from the rest.� A big part of that service includes greeting every customer and making sure they are given the proper information about their purchase. It must be working, because Evey’s is celebrating their 55th Anniversary this month. Ed and Pat Evey opened the doors of Evey Hardware on November 3, 1953. Originally located on Brightwood Road, where Bethel Bakery is now located, they moved to the corner of Logan Road and Route 88 one year later. They remained there for less than a year while the current location at 5779 Library Road in Bethel Park was being built. As one of 10 children, Amrhein followed the footsteps of his siblings in the family tradition of working for Mr. Evey, who was a close family friend. He began unofficially working at the age of 13 after “pestering the living daylights out of Mr. Evey.� At 15, Amrhein was officially placed on the payroll and immediately told his boss that one day he would own the store. That day came when Mr. Evey retired on December 30, 1993. When asked if he considered changing the name of the store, Amrhein replied, “I feel privileged and honored to carry on the Evey Family name.� Although the store ran independently for nearly three decades, Evey Hardware teamed up with True Value in 1980. Amrhein is the True Value spokesperson for this region, and on Saturday mornings he can be heard on the True Value Home Improvement Show on KDKA Radio. It was

Owner Andy Amrhein, and Evey Hardware in Bethel Park are celebrating their 55th year in business.

his love of working with his hands and the interaction with people that led him to his career which consumes roughly 80 hours/week, 52 weeks/year. He does slip in some vacation time. Evey True Value has 30 employees including Amrhein’s three children. Living the words of their boss – “we do what it takes to service our customers,� it’s not uncommon to see employees in front of the store at 3 AM in the dead of winter loading trucks with rock salt hours before the store even opens. These same employees have been known to appear in Santa caps on Christmas Eve delivering grills and other items to local customers. Customers may also be surprised at what they will find at Evey’s True Value Hardware store – bulk mulch in the summer and rock salt in the winter, assembled lawnmowers and Weber grills, water heaters, toilets, a full rental fleet of tents, tables, chairs and other party supplies, Bobcat rentals, plumbing and electrical supplies that you won’t find at the “big box stores,� MTH and Lionel trains including a kid-friendly display during the holidays and much more. Evey True Value Hardware is open Monday through Saturday from 6 AM – 8:30 PM and Sunday from 9 AM – 5 PM.


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Affordable Mortgages, Inc. Offering Zero Downpayment Program to Help Mon Valley Real Estate Market! By Samantha Milton Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com

Monongahela Resident Susan Withers has been the owner, operator, and licensed broker of Affordable Mortgages, Inc. for the past three years. Previously located at 242 W. Main Street in Monongahela, the business has recently moved into the new plaza at 911 W. Main Street. In addition to settling into her new office and preparing to celebrate her business’ three-year anniversary, Withers has been posting flyers around the Mon Valley advertising a 0%-down-offer that could help put some sold signs in a few front yards. “The Mon Valley is very lucky to be a part of this offer, which is why I’m trying to get the word out,” said Withers, who is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. The offer has a list of advantages that are pretty hard for prospective homebuyers to pass up. These include finance full purchase price plus closing costs up to 100% appraised value, no minimum cash requirements for borrowers at closing, no limit to seller concessions for closing cost assistance, 100% gifting permitted for all closing costs (not limited to first-time home buyers), no post-closing reserve requirements, minimum credit score of only 580, and moderate income limitations. This offer is open to select locations, yet includes a wide range of areas here in the Mon Valley. Withers added, “I live in the Mon Valley and therefore I want to help those here in

Tanya’s Treasure Chest is a new consignment shop located on Main Street in New Eagle.

A Real Gem Tanya’s Treasure Chest Celebrates Grand Opening in New Eagle By Christen M. Stroh Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com Susan Withers owner of Affordable Mortgages is ready to help the residents on The Mon Valley become homeowners.

my hometown. There are ‘for sale’ signs throughout the Valley and I want to help get these signs down.” She continued, “Because of the economy, we don’t know how long this offer will last, so now is the time to start looking into it.” Although, Affordable Mortgages, Inc. services the Mon Valley in a variety of ways, but this offer stands out from the rest. As Withers’ stressed, this offer has made becoming a homeowner one step easier and the Mon Valley is lucky to have such a deal especially in today’s world. For more information on this offer or any of the services provided by Affordable Mortgages, Inc., please contact Susan Withers at 724-2582023.

Former stay-at-home mom Tanya Hollister got a real surprise when her husband came home from work one day. He had a present for her – a consignment shop being sold by a friend was in need of a new owner, and John Hollister felt that Tanya would be the perfect person to take it over. The consignment shop features everything from Tanya Hollister became the sole owner clothes to furniture and is arranged by theme, and proprietor of The Fox’s Den, located in like this vanity table seen in the front window. Houston, and while the concept of the store being a consignment shop remained the same the name and location changed to better suit Hollister’s own tastes and requirements. Tanya’s Treasure Chest, located in at 118 Main Street in New Eagle, is a consignment shop that buys and resells furniture, home décor, and clothing. Clients bring Hollister their unwanted items and she prices them, splitting the profits with the clients 50/50 if they sell. Since opening in early September, Tanya’s Treasure Chest has been an adventure for Hollister. “Every day is different,” she notes. “But it’s been a lot of fun for me. I really like it, and there’s always something going on.” Tanya’s Treasure Chest is open Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Hollister can be reached at the shop at 412-420-4013 to set up an appointment.

Vintage to Vogue in Venetia Offers Upscale Resale Clothing and Accessories By Krista Ramsey Union-Finley Messenger writer kramsey@unionfinley.com

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f you’re a clothes hound like me but can’t afford the costly department prices to get the items you want, visiting Vintage to Vogue in Venetia is like finding a treasure chest. The boutique, located at 522 Valley Brook Road (The Shoppes on Peters Trail) offers, as the name implies, one-of-a-kind vintage items as well as upscale resale clothing. “We offer top-quality items at a fraction of Vintage to Vogue is located at the Shoppes on Peters Trail, the cost you would pay at a department store,” says Owner 522 Valley Brook Road in Venetia. Cynthia Rutherford. “In this economy, Vintage to Vogue can help you stay right in fashion without going broke.” Silverman’s and then as a manager for Victoria’s Secret. She then All of the store’s clothing is in current style, and Rutherford is worked at Maggie Design Center as manager of its boutique. After a very choosy about the items she accepts for resale. “The item must stint as a jewelry and accessories representative, selling to private Vintage to Vogue Owner Cynthia be impeccable,” she said. “I only accept top-quality merchandise clients, she decided to open her own store and created Vintage to Rutherford used her experience in visual that’s in perfect shape.” To cinch the question of quality, shoppers Vogue. Although she brings in most items on consignment, she does merchandising to create a unique shopping will find better-name labels like Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Nicole experience for buyers looking for top-quality travel to New York to handpick items from the international market. Miller, Marc Jacobs, Jones New York, Chico’s, and Talbot’s lining merchandise at affordable prices. Vintage to Vogue has strict consignment agreements: all items the racks. For teens, the store carries Abercrombie & Fitch, must be freshly laundered or dry-cleaned and neatly pressed and Hollister, J. Crew, and American Eagle. Vintage to Vogue carries must be in pristine shape. Items accepted for resale include betterspecial occasion dresses and gowns for the upcoming holiday season, and those interested brand shoes, handbags, jewelry, mirrors, lamps, collectibles, antiques, and artwork. in furs can browse through newly acquired mink, beaver, fox, Persian lamb, and coyote Spring/summer consignment begins February 1, and sellers split the profits with the store coats and hats. 50/50. Although clothing is the store’s main staple, the accessory boutique offers new handbags, jewelry, scarves, hats, and other items. Those seeking vintage jewelry and bags will find a To make an appointment with Cynthia, call 724-941-4040. She accepts a maximum of 25 nice selection. While you’re shopping for yourself or for gifts, you can pick up some speitems per appointment. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. cialty ornaments, hostess trinkets, stocking stuffers, and more. A “Holiday Open House” is being held on Friday, October 31 and Saturday November 1. Rutherford has spent the bulk of her career in fashion, first as a co-manager for


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Kenneth Bachman Town: Mt. Vernon, Elizabeth Township Family: Daughter, Kaia Education: Arizona State University, BFA in photography and BFA in liberal arts, psychology Occupation: Father and Freelance photographer (X Photography) specializing in music legends, weddings, models, and web design. Crisis specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy, and parent instruction Kenneth Bachman with his daughter, Kaia, his “Most Beautiful Girl in the World.”

Resident Spotlight By Alice Harris

Author of No Rules Parenting: A Guide to Positive Parenting for Children in High Conflict Custody Cases; currently writing a second book on parenting Interests and Goals: Being the best father possible for daughter, Kaia, and contributing in all ways possible to make the world a better place.

OBITUARY

“Freddie” Leaves Behind Great Memories By Beth Stroud Union-Finley Messenger writer bstroud@unionfinley.com

Ironically enough, the disease that took Freddie’s Restaurants Owner Fred Weinhold’s life Fred “Freddie” Weinhold stripped him of his ability to remember—yet so many in the community have great memories of times spent with one of the South Hills’ greatest entrepreneurs. Fred “Freddie” Weinhold’s legacy dates back to 1958, when although only a senior at Bethel Park High School, he opened the “Miracle Inch,” a combination gas station, deli, and store. Located at the intersection of Route 88 and Kings School Road in Bethel Park, The Pittsburgh Press claimed it to be the “World’s Smallest Shopping Center.” A business visionary, Weinhold went on to open Freddie’s Pizza, Freddie’s Grill, and Freddie’s Family Restaurant all within two decades. “He was an icon around here. He had a good business mind and was very personable—just a happy go-lucky guy,” said Ron Kragnes, who became partners with Weinhold in 1980. Two years, later they opened Freddie’s II located along South Park Road. “I was the disciplinarian, and he was the glue—the one saying ‘how you doing today, honey’ to the waitress who just showed up for her shift late.’” Kragnes said. An additional location, Freddie’s III, was located at Donaldson’s Crossroads in McMurray from 1985 – 1996. The 69-year-old Peters Township resident exuded a jovial, charismatic presence, shaking the hands of his customers, whom he knew all by name. The walls of Freddie’s II portray frames filled with smiling customers, staff, and business partners, but even more than that are the memories created with a beloved friend. Weinhold passed away September 13, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, and his daughter, Dr. Heidi Weinhold.

Local Boy Scout Helping Soldiers Overseas Philip Davis, a Boy Scout from troop 1452 in Finleyville is asking local residents and businesses to help him with his Eagle Scout project by donating Philip Davis items for care packages to military personnel serving overseas. Davis, age 17, is a Boy Scout from Troop 1452 in Finleyville and is the son of Paul and Gwen Davis of Union Township. He is a Life Scout and has been active in scouts since first grade. He is also a Junior at Ringgold High School. The soldiers have requested items such as magazines, letters of support, snacks, crossword puzzles and personal hygiene items including toothbrushes, toothpaste, sunscreen, insect repellent and antibacterial wipes. Drop off locations for donations to the care packages have been established in Finleyville at Huntington Bank, National City Banks and Finleyville Hardware. For more details about Philip Davis’ Eagle Scout Project, and the care packages, please visit the website: www.freewebs.com/eaglescoutcarepackage. Anyone who would like to make financial or material donation may also contact Davis at 724-348-5591

Finleyville Resident Wins Art Contest Jenna Malingowski of Finleyville was a winner in The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center’s “Kids Helping Kids” art contest for her artwork “Family Love.” Children ages 12 and under were encouraged to create an original piece of artwork that reflects Jenna Malingowski, age 12 of Finleyville the mission of The Children’s Home. An exhibstands next to her original piece of artwork, which made her one of five winners it was held October 2 and included local in the 3rd annual “Kids Helping Kids” Art celebrity judges Kiss 96.1 FM Radio DJs Mikey Contest. Her work Family Love,” repreand Big Bob, KDKA-TV personality Dave sents the one-of-a-kind love in a family. Crawley, and University of Pittsburgh student athletes. The contest will raise funds for The Children’s Home. The products, which include coffee, fudge, and stationery, will be available for purchase on The Children’s Home web site at childrenshomepgh.org.

Platz Makes Dean’s List Emily Platz of Finleyville was named to the Dean’s list for the spring 2008 semester of The Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Emily is the daughter of John and Lois Platz and attended Thomas Jefferson High School. She is majoring in biomedical engineering and will graduate in May 2011.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Our little pumpkin is 3! Happy Birthday Kaybella Rose Lattore! Love, Mommy and Daddy.


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Local Federal Researcher Receives Two Prestigious Awards By Ken Askew Union-Finley Messenger writer kaskew@unionfinley.com

Henry Pennline, Chemical Engineer and Research Group Leader at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in South Park, was recently chosen for two prestigious awards: (1) the 2008 Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, and (2) a Research & Development (R&D) 100 Award, presented annually by R&D Magazine. Pennline, who was born in Charleroi and currently resides in Bethel Park received the FLC award during its national meeting in Portland, OR and accepted the R&D 100 award at a banquet in Chicago, IL. Both awards recognize Pennline’s work in the commercialization of sorbents for the removal of mercury, arsenic, and selenium from fuel gas. The palladium-based sorbent, developed by Pennline and colleagues, captures pollutants from fuel gas in a high-temperature environment and addresses the need for a low-cost mercury removal technique that can be applied to integrated gasification combined cycle power plants. “The awards are certainly a highlight for my colleague and me, and I feel very fortunate. It should be mentioned that our contribution is just part of an extensive environmental research effort conducted by the NETL family so that coal-use can be maintained in power generation in a clean manner and electric rates can continue to be affordable,” said Pennline. The NETL sorbents are described in U.S. Patent 7,033,419, as well as recent issues of the journals Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and Fuel. The successful technology transfer effort resulted in the licensing of the technology to Johnson Matthey Inc., of Malvern (a world leader in catalyst manufacture) for commercial development and application. The Federal Laboratory Consortium—a national partnership of more than 700 major federal laboratories and centers, parent departments, and agencies—is a leading entity in maximizing collaborative research and the transfer of federal technologies to enhance the socioeconomic well-being of the nation in the global marketplace.

Recent Local Death Notices Baczkowski – John “Jack”, 76., of Finleyville died Monday September 22. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Morton – Lorna Gwen, 85., of Washington died Tuesday September 30. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Barantovich – Helen J, 88., of Monongahela died Monday October 13. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Pacini – Sarah “Sally”, 80., of Monongahela died Tuesday September 2. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela.

Beck – Martha A, 84., of Monongahela died Wednesday September 24. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Evan Granite (left) and Henry Pennline of the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory are hard at work.

The FLC Excellence in TechCharleroi native and cur- nology Transfer Award recogrent Bethel Park resident nizes researchers Henry Pennline recently who have helped received two national awards for energy to commercialize research. new and innovative technologies. The award is presented annually to federal employees who have accomplished outstanding work in transferring to industry a technology developed within their laboratory. The R&D 100 Awards are given to the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace over the past year. Technologies chosen for the R&D 100 Awards are voted by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine. The Department of Energy regards the R&D 100 Awards as an important indicator of the real-world relevance of technologies developed at its national laboratories. NETL is one of the Department of Energy’s 14 national laboratories. The laboratory manages and implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental programs. It employs approximately 1,100 federal employees and support-service contractors at sites in South Park, PA; Morgantown, WV; Tulsa, OK; Fairbanks, AL; and Albany, OR.

Craig – David, 35., of Venetia died Tuesday September 23. Arrangements under direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. Faulk – Laura Welsch, 44., of Finleyville died Sunday September 28. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Posi – Rose M (Pager), 70., of Donora died Monday October 6. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Radabaugh – Joseph L, 41., of Donora died Friday October 10. Arrangements under direction of Bautz Funeral Home in New Eagle. Ramsey – John J Sr, 87., of Monongahela died Thursday October 2. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela.

Geary – Paul Jerome, 82., of Nottingham Township died Sunday September 28. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela

Rodriquez – Angeline A, 79., of Carroll Township died Saturday September 6. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela

Herman – Earl Leroy, 72., of Washington died Friday September 19. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela

Shorr – Norman, 91., of Donora died Monday September 15. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela

Isaac – Virgina, 83., of Mars, Formerly of Monongahela died Tuesday September 30. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela

Snee – Charles F, 75., of Finleyville died Friday September 26. Arrangements under direction of Kegel Funeral Home in Finleyville.

Koller – John, 43., Formerly of Finleyville died Saturday September 13. Arrangements under direction of Paul L. Henney Memorial Chapel in Bethel Park. Longendorf – Josheph Wesley, 98., of Monongahela died Friday September 12. Arrangements under direction of Frye Funeral Home Inc in Monongahela

Teets – Mary F (Bove), 82., of New Eagle died Wednesday September 24. Arrangements under direction of Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. Willard – Thomas, 76., of Jefferson Hills, Formerly of Clairton died Saturday September 20. Arrangements under direction of Slater Funeral Home in Jefferson Hills.

Finleyville Cadet Completes Basic Training Cadet Ian Mathies, son of Dean & Mary Lou Mathies of Finleyville, PA, recently completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. Mathies entered West Point on June 30, 2008 and recentCadet Ian Mathies ly completed seven weeks of CBT. Also referred to as "Beast Barracks," CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy. The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets. Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological, and chemical training. Mathies began classes August 21. The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Mathies graduated from Ringgold High School in 2008. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2012 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.


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Home & Garden Seal the Cracks in Your Energy Bill (NewsUSA) - With the average home's energy bill higher than ever before, many people simply turn up the heat without eyeing the potential culprit -; your windows. In many buildings and homes across the country, the windows provide little to no insulation from the outside world, leading to a surprising amount of heat loss. As much as one quartmer of the average heating bill is often a result of poorly constructed or insulated windows. IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS THAT ARE DRAFTY AND COLD, THE FOLLOWING TIPS WILL HELP YOU SPRUCE UP YOUR WINDOWS, KEEP OUT THE COLD AND SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MONTHLY ENERGY BILL: • INSTALL HIGH-EFFICIENCY WINDOWS. Many newer windows on the market contain a variety of technological breakthroughs, such as high-performance glass and coatings, which offer more than three times the insulating power of older, single-pane windows -; which are currently found in 50 percent of all U.S. homes. • CAULK AROUND EXISTING WINDOWS. Sealing window frames with caulk will help keep out moisture and stubborn drafts. To see if your existing caulk lines need to be replaced, stick your fingernail into the

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What To Know About Window Replacement By Lou Manfredini - For NewsUSA (NewsUSA) - Replacing the windows in your home is a great way to increase windows' energy efficiency and overall ease of use. But how should you choose the best replacement windows? Use these tips to determine the best replacement window for you: • Think Green. Replacing your windows can increase your home's energy efficiency by up to 70 percent. Today's modern double-paned windows can eliminate the need for storm windows. • Look for Strong Materials. Replacement windows should be low-maintenance and durable, so they will look good over time. Consider getting The Ultimate Replacement Casement wood-clad windows with extruded aluminum from Marvin Windows and Doors cladding. Exterior cladding does not need to be has a unique wash mode to make scraped or painted. window washing easy. • Think About Aesthetics. Whether you are replacing your windows to have a whole new look or want to replicate the look of historic wooden windows, it is important to choose from a range of options. One innovative replacement window that recently came out is the Ultimate Replacement Casement from Marvin Windows and Doors. Through the use of a patented hardware system, the Ultimate Replacement Casement has a unique wash mode that allows you to wash the exterior of the window from the inside of your home. • Choose the Right Supplier. With so many window manufacturers in the marketplace, how do you know whom to trust? Choose a window manufacturer who is well-established and has an excellent reputation. Selecting high-quality windows won't pay off unless qualified people install them. To learn more about replacing your windows and the new and innovative Ultimate Replacement Casement from Marvin Windows and Doors, please visit www.MarvinCasement.com or call (888) 537-8268. Lou Manfredini is a national home improvement expert and regular contributor to NBC’s Today Show and host of the television show HouseSmarts.

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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

Buyer

Address

Price

UNION TOWNSHIP US Marshal Son Developers Inc. Quaker Engineering Co. Kingsfield Corp. Maronda Homes Inc. Debra Reilley Edward Pogany Colleen Scanlon et al. Matthew Pintar Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. , Maronda Homes Inc. Maronda Homes Inc. ,

James Suty Edward and Barbara Clarke Maronda Homes Inc. Sheilds Asphalt Inc. David Komlenic George and Jamie Edwards Jeffrey Wittman and Genna Nester Charlotte Colbert Francis Frahlich Jr. and Terri Frahlich Javan and Kelly Gilliam Brian and Debbie Bookamyer , Mark and Kimberly Weightman, QMI Inc. Theodore Rieger Jr. and Saundra Rieger , Ralph and Marsha Wingrove

3951 Finleyville Elrama Road 6501 Keystone Ave. Viareggio Way Brownsville Road 147 Cinque Terra Place 2 Circle Ave. 4217 Finleyville Elrama Road 281 Garvin Road 342 Mingo Church Road 115 Tuscany Estates Drive 123 Tuscany Estates Drive 140 Tuscany Estates Drive Viareggio Way 119 Viareggio Way, Viarragio Way

MONONGAHELA The 711 Grant Street Land Trust Mark Wilson The 424 Marne Avenue Land Trust Wendy Berinti Roy Paul Sarver Grape Property Investments LLC US Bank NA Housing & Urban Development

Juraj and Martina Stasko Dean Sento Edward and Paula Hodor Wells Fargo Bank Benjamin McAuley James Pelissero Go Invest Wisely LLC Minaxi Patel

711 Grant St. 814 Kennedy St. 424 Marne Ave. 702 Sheridan St. 500 Third St. 1114 Chess St. 784 Kennedy St. 801 Nelson St.

$15,000 $19,500 $5,500 $2,138 by sheriff's deed $67,500 $8,000 $5,000 $17,000

CARROLL TOWNSHIP P&L Real Estate Inc. Kevin Mack David Gasior Kathryn Vance Estate of Bette Cushman Deborah Vince Deborah Vince Kenneth Potemra

JJC Properties I L.P. James Llewellyn Washington Mutual Bank Bruce Neason Gary Alan and Kimberly Rader Joshua Ripepi and Bethany Moskal John and Melanie Marie Burchell Roxanna Shento

1378 Fourth Street Ext. 237 Hazel Kirk Road 12 Meadow St. Route 88 111 Taylor Run Road Walch St. Walch St. 822 Wanner Ave.

$525,000 $110,000 $1,432 by sheriff's deed $59,000 $155,000 $5,800 $5,800 $162,500

NEW EAGLE John Lawrence Debra Crownover Gabriel Paulick et al. Thomas Mogon

John and Michelle Cerqua Anthony Yocolano Chris Riskus Kenneth and Elizabeth Meadors

173 Seventh Ave. 334 Seventh Ave. 174 Chess St. 430 Main St.

WEST ELIZABETH Helen Lynch

Cheryl Johnson

800 Sixth St.

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP Donald Markovics James DiClaudio Jr. Robert Zuluski Estate of Mary Martell William Blissell Bank New York Trust Co. NA trustee Joseph Cindrich Estate of Marjorie James Kight Jeanne White Scott Karloski Dolores DiCristofaro et al. Raymond Hiteman

Steven and Anne Moyer Enterprise Bank Federal National Mortgage Assn. Edward Gasdick Shaun Kennedy and Tanis DeMarco Frank Tibbitt Jr. and Nicole Allen Seth Boyer Troy and Barbra Van Fosson Ashley and Adam Borelli Nationstar Mortgage LLC Thomas Borucki Jr. et al. and Lenora Borucki Raymond Hiteman and Laura Goodman

June Rischitelli Estate of Joseph Lovas

John and Laurie MacDonald Michael and Phylis Lovas

Luther Lane $157,500 601 Scenery Drive $1,526 by sheriff's deed 128 Broadlawn Drive $2,044 by sheriff'sdeed 255 Broadlawn Drive $42,000 2233 Constitution Blvd. $280,000 1212 Dalewood St. $48,500 526 Duncan Station Road , $210,000 2836 Fallers Road $54,900 126 Hillview Drive $100,000 3429 Long Hollow Road $4,719 by sheriff's deed 1512 Rack St. $25,000 3155 Rudolph St. $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $42,340) Saratoga Drive $17,000 Weigles Hill Road $2,000

ELIZABETH BOROUGH Matthew Groff

Krista Kurka

630 Walker Road

$77,000 by sheriff's deed $35,000 $286,000 $29,000 $139,900 $87,000 $138,000 $75,000 $56,000 $188,900 $184,900 $251,950 $189,450 $186,250 $184,100

$205,000 $75,000 $93,000 $4,500 $1 (state deed transfer stamps indicate a value of $46,400)

$53,000


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Recent Local Real Estate Transactions Seller

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FORWARD TOWNSHIP Shaun Kennedy Estate of Theresa Fine Estate of George Holodak Jr. Estate of Philip Riopepi

Michael and Bonnie Dyer Glenn and Margaret Dyer Ernest Stevens V Richard and Laurel Ziskey

Private Road 2011 Church Hollow Road 5526 Longview Ave. 301 Oliver Drive

CLAIRTON IB Property Holdings LLC Estate of Anthony Arillotta Freda Moorhouse HSBC Bank USA trustee Craig Miller Beatrice Buck Tibbitt et al. Tribecca Lending Corp. James Burchell Don McCormley BSR Real Estate Investment Co. LLC Craig Miller Dorothy Ellis Randall Donnelly

Cocca Development Ltd. Kevin Voytko and Melissa Rhodes Shri and Madhu Dalal David Ferrero Bank New York trustee Valetta Moore Adrienne Dusi Robert Wilson Robert and Bertha Gahagen IB Property Holdings LLC Federal National Mortgage Assn. Clenard Lewis Jr. and Frances Lewis PNC Bank NA

620 Seventh St. 1208 McKinley Drive 866 Craig St. 608 Grandview Ave. 926 Miller Ave. 524 N State St. 413 N. Sixth St. 350 New York Ave. 419 New York Ave. 421 Ohio Ave. 821 School St. 908 Waddell Ave. 895 Woodland Ave.

SOUTH PARK John Morgan Jr. Rodger Rose David Glod Michael Buczkowski South Park Gasoline Service L.P. Diane Johnson Robert Olenik Michael Lizik et al. Estate of Margaret Zeher Scioto Construction Co. William Volbers trustee Edward Walker JoAnn Datz Jeffrey Lupo South Park Housing L.P. Shirley Smith

Thomas Rigatti Jennifer and Robert Manz Kevin Jesionowski Daniel and Emilhy Farrah South Park Convenience Store Inc. Thomas Salopek and Lindsay Scheaffer Michael Inks Susan Shetler Anna Keane Sheila and William Seifried Jesse Thwaite Dorothy Klos David Salerno Ronald and Nichole Malec Park Place Apartments LLC , Curtis and Michelle Gee ,

2883 Amy Drive 1168 Mike Reed Drive 1924 Sheplar Drive 6531 Ventura Drive Brownsville Road 2620 Chalet Lane 1112 Edith Ave. 3624 Falmouth Drive 1479 Greenbriar Court 200 Hidden Ridge Court Unit 201 6324 Library Road 4097 Overlook St. 1530 Roosevelt Ave. 2060 Stagecoach Drive Stoltz Road 113 Sylvania Drive

PLEASANT HILLS Housing & Urban Development Thomas McDermott Monica Siegal Andrew Knuth Estate of Barbara Krupp Richard Redlinger

Mark Saunders Donald Adamov Sherry Trbovich William and Mary Kay Siess John Buzard and Bridget Fuller Michael and Susan Burich

402 W. Bruceton Road 72 Dutch Lane 316 Maize Drive 343 Millet Lane 480 Nantucket Drive 234 Toura Drive

JEFFERSON HILLS William Mamula estate et al. Jean Dachille MB2K Development Inc. Costa Industries LLC James Nikolic Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. trustee Southersby Development Corp. M. Edward Spartz , Chad Charles NVR Inc. NVR Inc. James Coslov Southersby Development Corp. Southersby Development Corp. Wendy Rebar Ruth Ann Venora NVR Inc. Edward Check Wachovia Bank National Assn. trustee Gill Hall Land Co. Stephanie Morrison

Charles Correll III and Danielle Correll Brandon Zanardelli Messan and Suzanne Haven Setodji Steven and Danette Smith Alisa Deann King Donna and Terry Breault NVR Inc. Valente Casciato Jr. and Marie Horvath Countrywide Home Loans Inc. Joseph Gary Cortese Jr. Jared Richard and Jessica Ann Lyons James Coslov and Sari Lozada NVR Inc. NVR Inc. Jeffrey Foote Mary Beth Cheplic Douglas Cameron and Barbara Jean Warden Matthew and Lisa Oeler Richard and Crystal Vogtsberger Thomas and Melissa McDermott Kathy Servich

1307 Gill Hall Road 1429 Gilmore Drive Laurel Ridge Drive 2024 Laurel Ridge Road 2368 Ridge Road 1419 Route 885 S. Randolph Drive 109 Spartz Drive 601 Cochran Mill Road 3000 Hamilton St. 3004 Hamilton St. Harlin Drive Independence Drive Independence Drive 339 Joan of Arc Court 115 Roberts Drive 1335 S. Randolph Drive 123 Stettler Drive 409 W. Deer Park Drive 3301 Woodwind Drive 116 Wray Drive

NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP Mark Weightman Estate of Paul Henderson Thomas Stokes Keith Jansen Joseph Salerno Hugh Sebolt

Craig Tate and Rebecca Yohe Richard Maize Theodore Harms III and Sandra Harms Joseph and Ellen Deiuliis Sara Bennett Jesus Mestre

3353 Route 136 33 Blair Road 24 Brook Lane 99 E Chevalier Court 104 Fox Trot Drive 462 Munntown Road

PETERS TOWNSHIP Sunil Tandon Isadore Santangelo STI Homes LLC Brett Shriver Ward Dran William Wilson William Dietrich Heartland Homes Inc. NVR Inc. Daniel Miller Holger Schmidt

Eric and Wendy Segal Federal National Mortgage Assn. Bryan and Jaime O'Neill Kirk Voller Nenad and Nichole Radulovich Daniel Daly John and Rosemary Brooks Alan and Diane Yee Shawn Ferguson and Christi Croup Ferguson Paula and Kenneth Watson Hui Liu Min Li

308 Buffalo Ridge Road 105 Cobblestone Circle 214 E. Edgewood Drive 116 Joyce Drive 103 Maid Marion Lane 174 Marion Drive 211 Prestonwood Lane 218 Rock Run Road 116 Scenic Ridge Drive 113 Stratford Drive 426 Timberlake Drive

Real Estate Transactions provided by <RealSTATs>. Contact <RealSTATs> at 412-381-3880 or visit www.RealSTATs.net.

Price $128,000 $50,000 $80,000 $85,000 $135,000 $58,000 $27,250 $8,700 $4,067 by sheriff's deed $25,000 $19,900 $20,250 $24,000 $1,648 by sheriff's deed $3,237 by sheriff's deed $56,000 $1,689 by sheriff's deed $119,000 $165,000 $159,000 $138,000 $490,000 $175,000 $15,000 $117,500 $168,500 $115,755 $80,000 $112,000 $75,000 $227,500 $6,300,000 $156,500 $90,000 $139,000 $135,000 $162,500 $170,000 $215,000 $165,500 $112,000 $45,000 $305,000 $180,000 $58,500 $40,000 $185,000 $1,557 by sheriff's deed $196,775 $255,800 $5,000 $73,000 $33,000 $86,000 $93,000 $194,500 $288,000 $100,000 $297,900 $60,000 $200,000 $85,000 $210,000 $396,000 $181,000 $162,000 $327,500 $9,531 by sheriff's deed $246,000 $181,750 $310,000 $265,740 $330,000 $429,959 $350,100 $290,000 $260,000

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Well, isn't that the idea, to find some thing minor before it Tim Bartman becomes serious? Sure, this is how we earn a living, but a repOwner utable company is also concerned about your family's safety. I recently had some health problems. I didn’t try to check them out myself. I went to a doctor, and good thing I did. He found something wrong that could have led 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 take care of yourself are to change the filters, oil the motor and bearings on older furnaces, and move things away from the furnace so it can breathe. Things that we do are clean burners and check incoming gas and manifold gas pressures. Usually, about 50% of the furnaces we check are not running at the correct gas pressure. Just like your blood pressure, this 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 dying 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 checked recently, it usually takes us about 1 to 1 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; if your furnace would break down this winter, we 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’s safety for free. Ask about our yearly maintenance programs. an’s

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Pet Guide Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery & Crematory Nestled in the gently rolling hills along Route 19 South between Washington and Pittsburgh, Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery offers acres of panoramic views and pastoral charm. Selected for its bucolic setting and convenient location, Peaceful Pastures was established in 1998 as a final resting place for all types of faithful pets by the Beinhauer Family, experienced funeral service professionals and committed animal lovers. Burial or cremation services to date have included dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, chickens, llamas, and birds. The cemetery is filled with touching monuments and memorials to these family loved pets. It is further distinguished with a large granite memorial that remembers the 28 race horses killed in a tragic fire at the nearby Meadowlands Race Track in 2001. The patina monument is affixed with a 36 x 40 bronze plaque bearing the horses’ names. Peaceful Pasture Pet Cemetery owners donated the land for the burial and were instrumental in the placement of the monument. Losing a pet is a very emotional time. The professional staff at Peaceful Pastures handles all beloved pets in a most dignified manner. Caring, compassionate staff members who understand the importance of saying goodbye to a pet carry out all services. Unique features and services available through Peaceful Pastures Pet Cemetery include: Ceremonies and Viewings: Through Peaceful Pastures Pet Funeral Home, families are able to plan a personalized, “Celebration of Life” funeral service for their pets. Services include a period of time set aside for visitation. Stories, tears, and fond memories are often shared as the pet rests in a soft lined casket filled with toys and a favorite blanket. Pictures and photo albums are displayed, and graveside ceremonies follow. Woodruff Cremation Center: This onsite, state-of-the-art crematory will ensure families that their beloved pet never leaves the care of a compassionate staff who conduct the individual pet cremations. To enhance the services of the crematory many personalized pet urns are offered featuring pet photos and pet breed statues. Scattering gardens and a memory walkway are under development. Tribute Services: Included in these unique services are balloon, butterfly, and dove releases. Obituary Publishing: The website www.peacefulpasturespetecemetery features free obituary publishing complete with pet photographs and tribute/condolence postings. Fallen Heroes Program: The Beinhauer Family recognizes that Seeing Eye Dogs, Hearing Ear Dogs, and K9 Dogs have served their owners and country with special dignity; therefore these working animals are given a burial site at no charge, with a discounted rate on other services. Pet Memorial and Blessing of the Animals: In conjunction with National Pet Memorial Day (the second Sunday in September) an open-to-the-public memorial service is held each year. The ceremony provides many families the opportunity to gather and to share and recognize their grief as they remember loved pets. A special individual blessing ceremony for animals brought that day brings other families with dogs, cats, llamas, and ducks! Merchandise: A wide range of reasonably priced merchandise is on display in the Peaceful Pet Cemetery offices. These include soft-lined pet caskets, distinctive and personalized urns, monuments and markers, pet memory portraits, and pet memorial candles. For complete information, contact Teralyn Schmidt at 724-745-7008 or 724-7458502. Visit the website: www.peacefulpasturespetcemetery to view more details and photographs.

Dog PAC Instrumental in Passing Bill to Protect Dogs in Commercial Kennels By Tom Hickey, Sr., DogPAC Chairman Together, we have accomplished a great thing! Thanks to you, dogs in Pennsylvania commercial kennels now will be guaranteed the ability to get outside, see a vet, and have water at all times, and they will no longer be forced to live in those disgusting stacked cages that they have had to endure for years. In just two days, you sent over 250,000 individual emails to state senators through our web site. You spoke loudly, and elected officials listened. Because of your strong support, House Bill 2525 was overwhelmingly passed by the General Assembly and Governor Ed Rendell was able to sign it into law. That is an excellent first step, but there is still much work to be done to protect dogs and improve conditions in PA. We need to ensure that HB 2525 is properly enforced, and we must keep pressure on the legislature to pass laws to stop other forms of dog abuse. But we'll need the resources to do those things. That's why we really need your help now. Your generous contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, or any amount you can afford will help us continue to fight for dogs in PA and show legislators that we're in for the long haul and we're not going away. In just a few weeks, you have established DogPAC as a strong, grassroots political force in Pennsylvania. Our founding goal was to support stricter dog abuse legislation through bipartisan political action and, to that end, we now need to support the leaders in the legislature that worked so hard to pass House Bill 2525. Without them, we could not have accomplished this historic achievement. Along with helping to get our message out and building a strong advocacy organization for defenseless dogs, your contributions will help to ensure that we elect legislators that are supportive of protecting dogs. We've shown just how powerful a group can be when they work toward a specific, common goal. Now we must demonstrate that we'll continue to work together toward our ultimate goal of protecting dogs from abuse. Our next big test will come in January when we work for passage of House Bill 2532, the bill that will end the cruel practice of breeders performing their own cesarean sections on helpless kennel dogs. Please stay tuned and stay involved in this effort. Thank you so much for your swift action and generous support and for helping to save dogs lives. Go to savingpuppies.com to make your donation.


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Wet Pets Offers the Healthiest Animals Available at Its Peters Township Store Wet Pets’ team of fish and pets experts includes Matt Stewart, Chris Rittenhour, Brian Taimuty, and Brian Marchetti.

By J.R. Brower Union-Finley Messenger writer news@unionfinley.com

What began as a fish-breeding hobby in the basement of a Peters Township family back in the ‘70s has become a highly acclaimed state-of-the-art pet store known as Wet Pets and Friends. Ed and Pat Taimuty, 35-year residents of the township, instilled a love of tropical fish and animal pets in their three sons, Ed, Jr., Brian and, Dean, which resulted in a group effort to build one of the best, most diverse stores of its kind in Western Pennsylvania. In the early days, Ed, Jr. and Brian became so involved in breeding fish that they were soon selling thousands them each week to Pittsburgh pet stores. By the time the family decided to open their own store in Waterdam Commons in 1992, the sons had expanded their animal interest to include rabbits, cats, reptiles, hamsters, and exotic birds. As the business grew, the Taimutys needed more space, so they decided to build their own 10,000-square-foot building in 2005 on Route 19 just north of Donaldson’s Crossroads. The showroom is a sight to behold with fish tanks encased in red oak cabinetry containing 12,000 gallons of water, filled with beautiful fish of all colors and sizes surrounded by aquatic plants. In the basement, where fish are bred and raised, are more tanks plus a 1,000-squarefoot filtration system that pumps an amazing 50,000 gallons of water per hour. All the five members of the family are involved in the store’s operations, and they have 12 additional employees. Brian’s older brother, Ed, is in charge of designing and building outdoor ponds and waterfalls, which is another branch of Wet Pets business. Adjoining the showroom is a 3,000square-foot greenhouse housing 8,000 gallons of pond fish and plants. Both Brian and Ed are graduates of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and they are able to put their artistic design skills to work, whether it’s building wondrous outdoor ponds or indoor aquariums. Wet Pets will come to your home or office to design and maintain any size aquarium you wish. The store presently has over 150 accounts for which they service aquariums in office buildings and homes. Brian’s younger brother, Dean, handles the financial operations of the business since getting his MBA in 2003. Brian says that the store has a great relationship with their vendors, who provide

Pictured are colorful freshwater discus, one of Brian Taimuty’s favorites, of which he has become an experienced breeder.

the highest quality and healthiest fish available. “When we get new fish orders in, I get as excited as I did as a kid,” exclaimed Brian. He said that their most popular freshwater fish include tetras, cichlis, angelfish, and discus. Their bestselling saltwater fish are clownfish, hippo tang, lionfish, and triggers. They also carry small sharks, stingrays, and octopus. Outdoor pond fish include goldfish and Japanese Koi. Reptiles they sell include boas, pythons, turtles, and iguanas. They also carry frogs and scorpions. Small animals include chinchillas, ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and mice. Exotic birds they carry include canaries, parakeets, cockatiels, and small parrots. Although they do not sell puppies, they do sell dog supplies, and kittens are available as well as cat supplies. Supplies, food, cages, and accessories are in stock for all the small animals they sell. Wet Pets and Friends is an educational experience of beauty and wonder, and they draw customers as far away as New York. Awards include certification from the Marine Aquarium Counsel and selection as “Best Pet Store in Western Pennsylvania” by readers of the Tribune-Review. Mike Paletta, an internationally recognized aquatic expert, acclaimed the store as one of the top five in the world. *** Wet Pets and Friends is located at 3695 Washington Road, McMurray, and their phone number is 724-942-4442. Their business hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, and 12 to 5 pm Sunday. Special offers and coupons are available on their website, www.wetpetsandfriends.com.

Indoor Free-Flight Bird Show Wednesday through Sunday All Fall and Winter Long!

www.aviary.org / 412-323-7235

Doggie Daycare • Dog Obedience Training 8,500 sq. ft. Outdoor Play Area Daily, Weekly, Monthly Daycare Rates Non-aggressive Dawgs Only • • • •

Grooming • Day Care Hours: Mon-Fri: 6 am-6 pm Boarding 5 Indoor Heated Boarding Suites • Socialization with other dawgs • Rubberized flooring indoor Canidae Pet Food play areas (www.canidae.com) • Security Fencing Leaving your dawg home alone could lead to unwanted destructive behavior. Your dawg will be happier, healthier and have a dog-gone good time every day.

412-384-3110 • www.luckydawgs.us 2 miles south of the Elizabeth Bridge

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South Park Hosts ‘Pug-o-ween’ 2008 Pug-O-Ween 2008 was held October 4, 2008 at South Park Fairgrounds. The event featured a pug talent contest, a fastest eater contest, pug races, a costume contest and more! Proceeds benefitted homeless and special needs pugs and other dogs in the Pittsburgh area. (PHOTOS BY SCOTT MCCURDY)

Missy Collins and Mac from W. Homestead.

Karen and Greg Rodgers from Brookline w/ pug Chewbacca.

Author/artist Lisa Knapp from Atlanta, Ga selling and signing her book 'Fabulous Pugs'.

Malachi w/ the Steelers sweater on.

The speed eating contest!

Voted Valley Favorite

Jillian Gallagher and Laurie Boykan with dogs Sammy and Daisy, both up for adoption from the Western Pa Humane Society.


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Camp Bow Wow South Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Camp Bow Wow Pittsburgh South's onePups donned their cutest costumes for year celebration was a huge success! Held Camp Bow Wow Pittsburgh South’s October 5, more than 125 people turned one-year anniversary celebration. out, and most of them brought one or more dogs along to share in the fun. We had fantastic pulled pork, Rowdy mac ‘n’ cheese, and potato salad from the amazing Brentwood Express on Route 51. John from KT Entertainment provided music and did a great job of selecting appropriately themed tunes for the contests. Before the dog show, contests began and we ran a game of Musical Paws. This extremely popular game is a variation of Musical Chairs, using paw prints on the ground instead of chairs. Sixteen dogs participated and our winners were Bailey and Daisy. All 1st place contest winners received their choice of four days of daycare or a weekend spa getaway package (two nights boarding plus a bath and nail trim), while all 2nd place winners received one free day of daycare or a T-shirt or hat. The first dog show contest was Cutest Costume, won by Annie (1st) and Fred (2nd). Our Best Kissers were Cash (1st) and Jonny (2nd). There was only one entrant in the Sexiest Senior category, for dogs 7 years or older: Brandy. The Most Impressive Tricks were performed by Fred (1st) and Sadie (2nd). In the Owner/Dog Look-A-Like contest, Scarlet came in first, followed by, again - Fred. Fred was an amazing three-time winner! Our guests really turned out to support the Washington Area Humane Society. The donated items included over 250 pounds of dry dog food, 36 cans of dog food, a variety of dog treats, 25 cans of cat food, cat litter, copying paper, paper towels, and lots of other supplies. We would also like to give special thanks to Doug and Loco's parents, Carola and Shawn, who very thoughtfully brought a birthday gift for all of our staff. Of course, Doug and Loco looked adorable and seemed to be having a great time. Every dog went home tired and happy! Thank you so much for joining us. It is because of you that our first year has been so successful! To view more pictures from the event, visit quinnpuplets.com/party2008/.

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Pets and Owners – Healthy and Happy By Arlene Elosh State Farm® Agent Pets come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and breeds. They become part of the family. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, about 60 percent of U.S. Arlene M. Elosh households have at least one dog, cat, bird, or other companion animal. Pets provide many benefits to their owners – companionship, joy, unconditional love, a sense of safety, and in some cases a specific service. They’re fun to be with every day and make us feel good. In spite of all we do to keep our pets safe and healthy, there are times they may pass germs to us. There are ways, however, to enjoy your pets while protecting yourself against diseases they may carry. The following tips are from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: • Thoroughly wash your hands after coming in contact with an animal or its toys, saliva, or feces. • Make sure animals have clean water and fresh food, as these can become contaminated and possibly carry unwanted germs. • Protect yourself and others from bites and scratches. If you are bitten or scratched, cleanse the area thoroughly and seek medical attention if the area becomes infected. • Check animals for fleas, ticks, and other pests that may carry disease. • Vaccinate pets against rabies and other diseases on a regular basis. • Never handle unfamiliar or wild animals, even if someone tells you “he won’t bite.” A healthy pet is a happy companion. Taking a few extra steps to be cautious can help ensure that you and your pet have a long, happy, healthy life together. As your good neighbor agent, I can help you meet your insurance needs. Call me today at 412-831-3125 or via email at Arlene.m.elosh.bxx5@statefarm.com. My office is located at 6480 Library Road in South Park.

Is Animal Chiropractic Warranted for Your Pet? By Dr. Jonas E. Marry

Pittsburgh Area Pets Go Online Forever Home Beagle Rescue, Pittsburgh, recently has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has 301,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously. Nearly 12,000 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site. Forever Home Beagle Rescue Rescue pets can be viewed at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA637.html. A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the zip code entered. Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 15 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare. Petfinder sponsors are The Animal Rescue Site; BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products; PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters; and Merial, maker of the number one veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative Frontline and heartworm preventative Heartgard.

Animal chiropractic has been around for quite some time, almost as long as chiropractic itself. While the techniques for delivering the adjustment may have changed slightly, the reasons for making them hasn’t. My name is Dr. Jonas E. Marry, and I am a chiropractor in the South Hills. I have been working with animals for the last five years. The main reason for an animal to be referred to a chiropractor is often related to some sort of neurological or musculoskeletal disorder. I have seen dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and horses to name a few. Each animal responds differently, not because of their particular breed but primarily based upon the type of injury they have, their overall quality of health, and length of time the condition has existed. The technique for adjusting in which I was trained is called veterinary orthopedic manipulation (VOM). Chiropractors as well as veterinarians can receive this training, which was developed by Veterinarian William Inman. It requires use of a small tool to make the adjustment; it is safe for the animal and allows specificity in the approach. Before your pet can be seen by a chiropractor, you must take a few steps. First, each animal must have an appointment with its vet to determine if this approach is indicated at this time. Second, the veterinarian must make a referral for your animal to be evaluated. Lastly, the chiropractor will determine whether specific chiropractic adjustments are appropriate. If you have any questions regarding chiropractic for your pets or horses, please speak to your personal chiropractor or veterinarian, or e-mail questions to FamilyFirstChiropractic@comcast.net.


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Bone Appetite Barkery Fresh Bakes All Its Quality Pet Treats Bone Appetite Barkery started in early 2005 simply by accident with a fatal diagnosis of juvenile renal disease in a 4-month-old puppy and a determination to beat the odds. Before we knew it, a small dog treat business was born. Over these past years in business, we have learned a lot and would like share a vital piece of information with you so you to can be an educated dog treat consumer. The reality of it all is that gourmet dog treat businesses are popping up everywhere ~ craft shows, community days, farmer’s markets, and online. It is vastly becoming a business of jump online, grab some recipes, and go sell, sell, sell without complying with the law. Yes, Pennsylvania does have laws on selling dog treats, and many are choosing not to comply because of the expense. So, what do you look for when purchasing treats for your pet? Look for treat bags to list five important things: 1) product name, 2) ingredient statement, 3) net weight, 4) business contact information, and 5) guaranteed analysis, including crude protein, crude fat, moisture, and fiber content. If you can’t find this information, ask the seller where it is or why they do not have it. If you get an answer that you do not like, think twice about your purchase. As our business grows, we have kept true the law and to our mission of simply fresh-baking our very own original recipe dog treats. We use only all-natural ingredients and organics with no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors, no added salts or sugars, and no animal fat or by products. We even use local honey, fresh from the working honeybees of the Fine Family Apiary located in Monongahela. Because we custom bake, hand mix, hand cut, and hand decorate all our treats, they are not mass produced, frozen, or warehouse stored. Our promise to our customers is to never compromise quality for quantity. Please come see us at upcoming holiday craft shows throughout the South Hills, and look for our ad in this issue of the Union-Finley Messenger.

How to Ensure the Best Care for Your Pet

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(NewsUSA) - Hotelaire and real estate magnate Leona Helmsley made headlines when her will left 12 million dollars to her dog. While most Americans can't leave millions to their pets, people should plan for their pets' long-term care. Among moves, military deployments and hospital stays, Americans might find themselves unable to mind their animal companions. But responsible pet owners can take steps to ensure that their animals receive adequate care in their absence. Here are some tips for Americans with pets:

Pet owners should make sure that their pets will receive care in an emergency.

Keep records. Losing an animal can be devastating, but keeping files on pets can help speed recovery. Records can also help veterinarians and new homes provide better care. Files should include recent photographs showing the animal from each side, which can help animal shelters identify your pet. Owners should also keep their pets' vaccinations, health certificates, rabies certificates, medical histories, breeders' information, pedigrees and weights on record. Some services help track pets' information. For example, The Estate Vault, an online estate-planning software program that helps users consolidate everything from marriage licenses to medical histories, contains a section for pets. Users can keep their pets' information in an easy-to-access, safe digital form. The Estate Vault also helps users plan for pet care in their wills. Digital files can prove more secure than paper documents, which can be lost or destroyed by fire or water damage.

Prepare for the unexpected. Speak to at least two people who can care for your pet in an emergency. Give your emergency caretakers your pets' feeding and care instructions, the name and number of your veterinarian and any information concerning permanent care plans for your pets.

Make formal arrangements. Work with an attorney to create a will covering your pets' long-term care. Find someone willing to care for your animal permanently, then formalize the agreement and the amount of money that you plan to provide. For more information about The Estate Vault system, visit www.estatevault.com. Estate Vault trades on the NASDAQ OTC under the symbol TEVI.


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Quilt Show in Monongahela The Mon Valley Quilt Club held their “Harvest of Quilts” quilt show October 10, 11, and 12 at the Monongahela Fire Hall. Over 100 quilt projects showcasing members' talents were displayed during the three-day event. Attendees also enjoyed a Chinese auction, and participated in the Quilt Block Scavenger Hunt.

Family Fun at Annual Trax Farms Fall Festival Trax Farms held their annual Fall Festival September 20 – October 26. Attendees enjoyed food booths, hayrides, pony rides, train rides, moonwalks, spin art, candy apples, caramel apples, cornstalk maze, apple sampling, and much more! Over 100,000 pumpkins were on hand to choose for that perfect “jack-o-lantern”, or delicious pumpkin pie. Fun was had by all.

Emily Morian (4) with sister Megan (21 months) of Bethel Park enjoy playing in the corn.

Ava Boehm (7 months) of South Hills and her mom enjoy her first Halloween.

Laura Simon of Baldwin enjoyed the day with her sons, Bradley (sitting) and Brian.

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Kids making Halloween signs

Pictured (L-R) Isabella Bellisario, Ruby Rederer, Shannan Rederer, Brett Lydig, Austin Shuss, and Dylan Shuss, all from S Park.

Edward Rederer was a NASCAR driver and Mario Bellisario was a football player. Both boys are from South Park.

A ‘Spooky Spectacular’ at Mt. Vernon in South Park Mt. Vernon of South Park Assisted Living Facility held a “Spooky Spectacular” Halloween party on Wednesday, October 22. Children ages 12 and under enjoyed a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating, arts, crafts, story time and refreshments with the residents and staff at Mt. Vernon. (PHOTOS BY SCOTT MCCURDY)

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The following information is for the Venetia Community Center located at 800 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA. • There will be only one luncheon in November because of Thanksgiving. The luncheon will be November 13th and our entertainment will be a duet on the organ and piano. Guests will be Gerry Chapman on the organ and Elizabeth Jefferies on the piano. Reservations are taken by Erma Grego at 724-941-6956. • The AARP safety drivers class is still on. You can save some of your insurance money by taking the course. Offered at The Venetia Community Center on October 28th for the four hour class and October 30th and 31th for the two sessions of four hours each. Call Erma Grego at 724-9416956 for more information and reservations. Both classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10 for either class. • Birthdays for November is as follows: Lois Dobrich, Janet Janico, Mary Kotula, Barbra Medows, Lois Obringer, Mary Paver, and Loretta Stancampiano.


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Medicare Annual Election Period My wife and I are both members of a Medicare Advantage HMO Q. health insurance plan which includes Part D prescription drug coverage. We have individual plans that are not sponsored by a former employer. When is the Annual Election Period and could we change our health insurance plans during this time? Annual Election Period (AEP) is from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31 of A. The each year. You have an opportunity to change your Medicare health insurance plans during this time. There are a number of options that people with Medicare can consider during the Annual Election Period. You should feel free to shop around, understand your options and compare health plans being offered in your area. There are a number of details that you need to consider when thinking about changing your health insurance plans. When comparing plans, most people focus on the costs. They look at the monthly premiums, deductibles and co-pays. This should be done while considering your overall health status and which, if any, health care services you frequently utilize. If you are comparing Medicare Advantage Plans that have networks, like your current HMOs, then you need to make sure that your primary care physician, specialists and hospital participate with other plans. Since your current health insurance plan includes Part D prescription drug coverage you will need to see if your medicines are on the other plans Part D formularies, what the co-pays will be, will there be any restrictions placed on any of your medicines and if needed, do the other plans offer any extended drug coverage through the Part D coverage gap or donut hole. If you and your wife decide to switch plans during the Annual Election Period, then your new plans would be effective on Jan. 1 of the upcoming year. You would then be automatically disenrolled from your current HMO plans. You could receive valuable assistance with this whole process of comparing plans by contacting your local Apprise State Health Insurance Assistance Program. The Apprise Program provides free and confidential health insurance counseling for people who are eligible for Medicare. Trained counselors, who are not associated with any insurance companies, can provide objective information on health plans available in your area. They can also provide more detailed information on the types of changes you can make during the Annual Election Period and when, or under what circumstances, you could make additional changes to your health insurance plans. Our best advice to you is to call the number listed below in your area and make a free and confidential Apprise appointment shortly before or at the very beginning of the Annual Election Period.

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Local County Apprise Programs Southern Allegheny County: Phone: 412-469-7099 (located at Jefferson Regional Medical Center / Senior Services) Fayette / Greene / Washington Counties: Phone: 724-489-8080 ext. 4438 1-888-300-2704 ext. 4438 (located at the Southwestern Area Agency on Aging in Charleroi) Westmoreland County: Phone: 724-925-4213 1-800-262-2103 ext. 4213 (located at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood) Jefferson Regional Senior Services is a free telephone referral service of Jefferson Regional Medical Center that assists area seniors, their families and caregivers with locating available services and programs to meet their needs. Senior Services also offers educational and wellness programs for the community for a nominal fee. Questions? E-mail to seniorservices@jeffersonregional.com call 412-469-7099, or write to Jefferson Regional Senior Services, PO Box 18119, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Subjects of interest will be published in future columns.

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Mon Valley YMCA Offers “Wellness Where You Live” The Mon Valley YMCA announces the following programs that begin in November. For more information on any of these programs, call 724-483-8077. Discover Relaxation Within II Having trouble managing stress? Discover Relaxation Within II. A unique program to help you deal with everyday stressors is offered by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield at Mon Valley YMCA. This program is free for Highmark members and available at a nominal fee for non-members. Classes are starting on Monday, November 3 through November 24. For more information, call 724-483-8077. Eat Well for Life II Want to learn to Eat Well for Life II? Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Mon Valley YMCA are offering this specially designed program to help you discover easy meal planning tools, smart shopping strategies, and healthy ways to cook great-tasting foods. This program is free for Highmark members and available at a nominal fee for non-members. Classes are on Wednesdays, November 5 through December 3 from 6:30 to 8 pm. There will be no class on November 26. For more information call 724-483-8077. Develop Stronger Bones With HOPE Want to develop stronger bones for a lifetime? Highmark Osteoporosis Prevention and Education (HOPE) is being offered at Mon Valley YMCA. This lifestyle improvement program focuses on helping you make healthy choices to improve your bone health and prevent or manage osteoporosis. This program is free for Highmark members and available at a nominal fee for non-members. Classes are Fridays, November 7 through December 19 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. There will be no class on November 28. For more information, call 724-483-8077. HOPE for better bone health at any age.

Canonsburg General Hospital "Women & Wellness" Series Women sometimes neglect their own health to focus on the well-being of their family. Canonsburg General Hospital is encouraging women to take time for themselves by attending a series of Women & Wellness programs. The free sessions are moderated by gynecologist Diana Carmona-Keller, M.D., and Donald Keenan, M.D., Ph.D. and are held the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the hospital's McNary Conference Center. To register , call Physician Access at 1-877-2842000. Women & Wellness schedule For November – January includes: November 6 - Understanding Health Issues in the Different Stages of a Woman's Life Diana Carmona-Keller, M.D., gynecologist/Canonsburg General Hospital December 4 - What Every Woman Needs to Know About Medicare, Supplemental Insurance and Retirement Planning - Rob Keller - Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance Company January 8 - Latest Advances in Breast Imaging for the Purpose of Diagnosing Breast Cancer - William Poller, M.D. - Director/Breast Imaging Center, Allegheny General Hospital

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The Curves Member of the Month is Lorna Webster. Lorna and her husband, Joe, reside in Bentleyville, where they raised three great kids. They love the fact that their children live in the area. In addition to caring for her family and her demanding job, Laura likes to tole paint and enjoys going to Curves. “The ability to dance with my husband again gives me the motivation to work out three times a week. When my nephew got married my legs were killing me, but after disLorna Webster covering the benefits of Curves I am happy to say that I will be dancing on my 60th birthday with joy and ease.”

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Healthy Directions Announces November Programs and Events Monongahela Valley Hospital's Healthy Directions health education and resource center at 6116 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 107 Finleyville will celebrate the following national health event in November: Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month: November 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, which was first proclaimed in 1983 by former President Ronald Reagan, nearly 20 years before he died of the disease. Alzheimer's affects 4.5 millions more family members and caregivers. Anyone interested in these topics are encouraged to stop in for free information. In addition, Healthy Directions will present November programs as follows: November 7, 1 p.m. - Donna Hatalowich, BA - from Monongahela Valley hospital will be presenting the following program on Stroke Information at Healthy Directions. Stroke Telemedicine Program: Monongahela Valley Hospital is bringing the city to you. Treatment of stroke patients enhanced by link to Institute. Patient care continues to advance at Monongahela Valley Hospital with the new link to UPMC Stroke Institute. Please call to register for the program at 724-348-6699. Healthy Directions offers on-site laboratory services for blood and urine analysis are from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday through Friday. A doctor's prescription is required for all laboratory tests conducted at Healthy Directions. Blood drawn and urine specimens collected at the Finleyville station will be tested at the Laboratory at Monongahela Valley Hospital and results of the testing will be sent to the physician designated by the patient. Healthy Directions/Finleyville is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to special programs and screenings, Healthy Directions features a health education resource library of books, pamphlets, videos, and other information. A referral service also is available, as well as private health education counseling. Additional information is available by calling 724-348-6699.


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The Washington Hospital Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Employees

(l-r) Telford W. Thomas, hospital president and CEO; Liz Schmieler, manager, Women’s Health Care; Linda Kelley, lactation consultant; Rosa Snyder-Boyd, Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition; Pam Cummings, director, Health & Wellness Institute; Regina Davin, associate nurse executive.

The Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition recently recognized The Washington Hospital with the Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award. It is presented to employers for best practices in encouraging and supporting breastfeeding employees. The hospital’s Lactation Program provides employees with a private breastfeeding room that includes a comfortable chair and sink and encourages the support of breastfeeding employees by all hospital staff. Break times are provided for the mother to feed her infant and/or pump. The hospital also offers a double electric breast pump for employees to purchase at a reduced cost.

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Washington Hospital’s Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Dedicates New Labyrinth The new labyrinth on the outdoor walking trail at the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center of The Washington Hospital was dedicated on October 18. Designed and built by Dorit Brauer, a Scott Township reflexologist, meditation and guided imagery teacher, and certified labyrinth facilitator, the labyrinth will offer a unique spiritual wellness path. “A labyrinth is a walking meditation,” Brauer said. “They are found in every culture on the globe.” Unlike a maze filled with dead-ends and multiple paths, labyrinths feature a single winding path leading into and away from the center. Brauer explained that walking the labyrinth provides a peaceful opportunity to take time out from the pressures of daily life and seek solutions to troubling questions, open up to deeper spiritual levels, and connect with nature, one’s inner self, or a divine being. In the past 20 years, labyrinths have become increasingly popular in the United States, according to Brauer, who spent six weeks in 2006 walking labyrinths in churches, hospitals, prisons, and many other locations throughout the country. Brauer used pea gravel and river rocks to build the wellness center labyrinth, modeled on a seven-circuit pattern dating back to Crete in 350 B.C. The wellness center labyrinth is the first hospital-affiliated labyrinth in western Pennsylvania. “The labyrinth is a wonderful addition to our walking trail and supports our commitment to a holistic approach to wellness,” said Gary Weinstein, Executive Vice President of The Washington Hospital. “The entire Washington community is welcome to enjoy the walking trail and the labyrinth.” Free and open to the public year-round, the walking trail and labyrinth are located on the north side of the wellness center, at Route 19 and Manifold Road in South Strabane Township.

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Diabetes: A Preventable Epidemic The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that the number of people in the U.S. with diabetes has increased to 24 million. One out of four Americans ages 60 or older now has the disease. Another 57 million people, or 40 percent of those ages 40-70, have pre-diabetes. Teenagers and toddlers have been diagnosed with this disease. The statistics are staggering, and the incidence of diabetes is not declining. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston estimates that more than 92 percent of the cases could be avoided by lifestyle interventions and the development of healthier behaviors and habits. All interventions have one common goal: lower your blood sugar levels and keep them low. This will minimize the risk of long-term complications such as eye disease or damage to the kidneys and reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Circulation not only to the heart is compromised but also to the legs and feet. Non-healing foot ulcers and loss of feeling in the feet (referred to as neuropathy) are also a result of elevated blood sugar levels. Diabetes is diagnosed from blood samples taken after a 12-hour fast or glucose tolerance test two hours after a high-glucose meal. Normal values for the 12-hour fast are normal if below 100, pre-diabetes if 100 to 126, and diabetic if over 126. Glucose tolerance test values are considered normal if 140 or below; pre-diabetes is 140 to 200, and diabetic is 200 or greater. Blood sugar levels should be tested every three years starting at age 45. The Diabetes Prevention Program identified that the greatest effect you can have on your blood glucose levels is weight loss. This will sound intimidating, but weight loss does not have to be dramatic. You can lose 10 to 15 pounds initially, and then keeping those 10 pounds off long-term will lower your risk significantly. Achieving this weight loss also incorporates exercise and nutrition changes. The exercise component includes 150 minutes of walking or a similar activity based on

individual abilities and tolerances per week. This is defined as brisk walking, not a casual stroll. Exercising muscles enables blood glucose to enter the cells in the absence of insulin. Limit the time you spend in sedentary activities. Increase your physical activities in all aspects of your life. The nutrition component of the Prevention Program includes eliminating your trans fat and saturated fat intakes. Trans fats are found in foods that contain partially hydrogenated oils (baked goods, crackers, dairy products). Saturated fats (butter, cream, animal fats, lard) should be replaced with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated oils (peanuts, canola oils, olive oils). Animal fats, which are highest in red meats, should be avoided and replaced with seafood, poultry, beans, and vegetable protein sources such as soy products. Carbohydrates in your diet should be whole grains with increased fiber content. A meta analysis of eight studies showed that individuals who consumed the increase in fiber from breads, cereals, and other grains (but not from fruits and vegetables) had a 30 percent lower risk of diabetes. These foods are high in magnesium, which improves the body’s working cells’ ability to transport glucose into the cell (decreasing insulin resistance). Iron in your diet from red meat sources, especially in larger quantities, damages the beta cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin. Sodium nitrite that is added to processed meats like hot dogs, bacon, and lunchmeats for color and as a preservative increase the effect on blood sugar. Individuals who consumed processed meats on an average of five times a week had a 46 percent higher risk of diabetes than those who ate the least at two times a month. Our current lifestyles show an increase in the number of cases of diabetes yearly with no slowing in the rising rates. Your nutrition and exercise lifestyle habits that contribute to weight loss or to maintaining a healthy weight are the most important factors in the fight against all the odds of developing diabetes. It takes commitment through a conscious effort to make a consistent change, but the rewards are worth the effort.

JEFFERSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER NOVEMBER EVENTS The following programs are held in the Bibro Pavilion, Jefferson Regional Medical Center campus, 565 Coal Valley Road, Jefferson Hills, unless otherwise noted. FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS AT JEFFERSON REGIONAL. Stroke Risk Screening: Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Jefferson Room, Bibro Pavilion. No insurance needed. Screening includes stroke risk assessment survey, blood pressure check, HDL and total cholesterol, blood sugar level, body fat analysis, educational materials and counseling. Advance registration is required. Co-sponsored by Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Highmark. Call 412-469-7100 to register. FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS IN THE COMMUNITY. Jefferson Regional Medical Center Health Pavilion, 1000 Higbee Road, Bethel Park. Free blood pressure monitoring and medication checks, Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, lower level entrance. No screenings November 4 or December 9. FREE MEDICATION CLINIC/BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Wal-Mart Pharmacy, West Mifflin. Free medication clinic/blood pressure checks from 9 a.m. to noon on November 5, 12, 19 and 26 and December 3, 10 and 17. FREE EVENTS AT JEFFERSON REGIONAL Hip and Knee Pain Seminar on causes of and treatments for knee and hip pain with a certified orthopedic nurse manager on November 11, 10 to 11 a.m. Call 412-4697100 to register.

SLEEP/CPAP/BIPAP OPEN HOUSE: Personalized session for anyone with questions about sleep or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and by appointment in the Sleep Disorder Center, Suite 503, South Hills Medical Building. Call 412-469-5981 for details. HEALTH FOR HER: KEEP SMILING: DENTAL HEALTH, November 6, 5 to 7 p.m., with Elaine Berkowitz, DMD, whose topics will be preventing tooth loss and gum disease and how medications affect dental health. Call 412-469-7100 to register. HEALTH FOR HER: THE SPOTLIGHT ON VITAMIN D, November 13, 5 to 7 p.m., with speaker Robert Laux, PharmD, who will discuss the importance of Vitamin D and address questions about vitamin/mineral supplementation. Call 412-469-7100 to register. HEALTH FOR HER: CHRISTMAS UNWRAPPED, December 1, 5 to 7 p.m., with speaker Joseph Cvitkovic, PhD, director of Behavioral Health, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, who will talk about dealing with holiday stress and enhancing the quality of life even with poor health, loss of loved ones and loneliness. Call 412-4697100 to register. LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER: Class focuses on skin care, makeup, hair styling and general well being for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, December 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bibro Pavilion. Call 1800-395-5665 to register.

HEALTH SERVICES AT JEFFERSON REGIONAL Diabetes Education: Take Control of Your Diabetes: Four-part series with a certified diabetes educator on November 4 and 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and November 6 and 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.; also on December 9 and 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and December 11 and 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Physician referral and registration required. Call 412-4695234 to register. Nutrition Link: This program offers oneon-one nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian certified in diabetes education. Call 412-469-7001 for details. Health Services in Your Community Jefferson Regional Wellness Center, 712 Clairton Blvd., Pleasant Hills. Personal Nutrition Coaching: Free for Highmark insurance members. $50 for nonHighmark members. Free parking. Call 412-469-7100 to register.

Counseling Center, Caste Village Mall, Suite M123, Whitehall. Free lunch-time seminars from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Joseph Cvitkovic, PhD. Call 412-469-7100 to register. • Positive Psychology for Help in Everyday Life, November 10. • Developing your Creative Potential, December 1 Wal-Mart Pharmacy - West Mifflin • Researching Medical Information, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to noon • National COPD Awareness Month, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Diagnosis You Can “See,” Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Ask the Diabetes Educator, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Lung Cancer Awareness, Nov. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. • National Family Caregivers Month, Nov. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. LOW-COST CLASSES AT JEFFERSON REGIONAL

FREE EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY Jefferson Regional Outpatient Testing Site, 5235 Clairton Road, Route 51, Baldwin. Leave the Driving to Us: Jefferson Regional Senior Services will help seniors ages 65 and up register for public transportation options. Photo ID required. Also available, educational materials about National Caregiver Month. November 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Classes scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. include: Internet Essentials 1 & 2, Nov. 3 and 10; Basic Computers 3 & 4, Nov. 4 and 11; Vista 1 & 2, Nov. 17 and 24, and Vista 3 & 4, Dec. 1 and 8. $45 for two, two-hour sessions. Call 412-469-7099 to register. AARP DRIVER SAFETY: This two-day, eight-hour class has helped millions of drivers over age 50 stay safe on the road, Nov. 18 and 19, 1 to 5 p.m. Jefferson Room. Fee: $10 payable to AARP. Call 412469-7099 to register.


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Monongahela Valley Hospital Links with UPMC’s Stroke Telemedicine Program Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) recently linked to UPMC’s Stroke Institute Telemedicine Program allowing more patients to be treated faster with advanced medicines while remaining at their community hospital. UPMC is a certified stroke center. When a stroke occurs, every second counts. With the linkage to UPMC’s Telemedicine technology, MVH’s Emergency Department’s Medical Staff can access UPMC’s Stroke Institute’s medical experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Stroke Telemedicine program uses videoconferencing technology allowing the neurologist at UPMC to speak directly with the patient, family, emergency physicians and nursing staff at MVH. The neurologist views vital information including Dr. Brenda Walther, Medical Director imaging results and conducts a real-time patient of the MVH Emergency Department assessment. The faster a patient receives appropriand Ward Mosser, Senior Network ate treatment the greater the chance of full recovCoordinator display the unit they develery. oped and use that allows MVH to link At MVH the Stroke Telemedicine Program with UPMC neurologists during a works by obtaining the patient’s remote stroke patient stroke incident. assessment by utilizing a specialized cart that is brought into a patient’s room and connected near the foot of the bed. The patient is examined with assistance of the Emergency Department Medical Staff and patient/family history is obtained. Then, MVH’s Emergency Department physician and UPMC’s attending neurologist and stroke team discuss the treatment. The proposed treatment is discussed with the patient/family by the stroke team via the telemedicine system, an informed consent is obtained by the neurologist/stroke team, and the patient receives the appropriate treatment. The patient remains at MVH in the Intensive Care or Coronary Care Unit each possessing the capability to conduct all required checks of stroke patients as well as the care for those patients receiving the tPA treatment. MVH has been preparing for UPMC’s Stroke Telemedicine Program by utilizing the same medical terminology among all caregivers, at stroke task force meetings and cross-training of imaging technicians. In addition, in-service training and further education for physicians and nursing staff has been provided and area EMS provided are armed with information about the program and its benefits. MVH’s Information Technology Department was instrumental in developing the necessary technology for the program running smoothly and efficiently. With the creation of an advanced telecommunication cart, information is transmitted to UPMC’s stroke team instantaneously and video conferencing allows for consults from all involved caregivers. Ward Mosser, MVH Senior Network Coordinator, said, “By using existing technology, we created a piece of equipment consisting of a monitor, a polycomm teleconferencing unit, a cart, microphone and uninterrupted power supply. When needed, this unit is hardwired to a T1 line allowing for instantaneous data, voice and image transmission. We currently hardwired our Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Coronary Care Units for this technology.” Mosser developed the system along with Database Administrator Scott Hazelbaker.

Monongahela Valley Hospital November Events Unless otherwise noted, the following programs will be held in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC) at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Managing Your Diabetes - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, November 4, 5, 6 at 8:30 a.m., Center for Fitness and Health, Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. 3-day, 2-hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes selfmanagement and care. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1483. Innovations In Stroke Telemedicine Wednesday, November 5 at 6 p.m. Free program to discuss the newest methods for treating strokes at MVH. Call 724258-1234 for registration. Breast Cancer Support Group Wednesday, November 5 at 6 p.m. This support group is free and open to all breast cancer patients and their families. For more information, call 724-2581704. Childbirth Preparation Classes Wednesday, November 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7 to 9 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. Prenatal education classes designed to prepare couples for the birthing process. For more information, call 724-258-BABY (2229). Stroke Telemedicine Program - Friday, November 7 from 1 to 3 p.m., Finleyville. Healthy Directions, Monongahela Valley Hospital’s health information and resource center at 6116 Brownsville Road Extension, Suite 107, Finleyville. Donna Hatalowich, RN, will be on hand to discuss how MVH is bringing the city to you through its new stroke telemedicine program. To register, call 724-348-6699. RSDS Support Group - Tuesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Free and open to all persons with RSDS or related illnesses. For more information, call 724-929-9492. Carbohydrate Counting - Wednesday, November 12 at 9 a.m., Monongahela Valley Hospital, Fifth Floor Conference Room. Diabetes self-management class that focuses on carb counting with everything you need to know. It is recommended that initial Diabetes Self Management Training be completed prior to attending Carbohydrate Counting class. To register, call 724-258-1148. Prostate Cancer Support Group Wednesday, November 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 724-292- 9404.

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their families. Cost is $7.50. Call 724258-1148 to register. One-Stop Shopping - Friday, November 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event is sponsored by the Auxiliary of Mon-Vale Health Resources, Inc. and is open to the public. For more information, call 724258-1167. Cancer Support Group - Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m. This support group is free and open to all cancer patients and their families. For additional information, call 724-258-1704. Managing Your Diabetes - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, November 18, 19, 20 at 6 p.m. 3-day, 2-hour per day education series that focuses on diabetes selfmanagement and care. Registration is required. To register, call 724-258-1483. World AIDS Awareness Day – Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise. - Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 a.m. This free, annual event is sponsored by the Mon Valley AIDS Task Force, Inc. and MonVale Health Resources, Inc. (MVHR) and is designed for students from middle school, high school and college, youth group leaders, educators and counselors. The program will include presentations and a panel discussion by regional and national experts working to prevent HIV and AIDS. To register, call 724-258-1270 or 724-258-1256. Ostomy Support Group - Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. Free and open to all persons with ostomies and their families and friends. For more information, call 724-258-1773. Public First Aid Instruction - Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. Adult first aid classes. The $25 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-684-9536. Breast-feeding Class - Monday, November 24 at 6:30 p.m., Mon-Vale HealthPLEX, Rostraver. This free class is designed for mothers who plan to breastfeed. For more information, call 724-258BABY (2229). Light Up Night - Monday, November 24 at 7 p.m., Hospital Central Plaza. The Light-Up Night revelry will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a special visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Public CPR Instruction - Tuesday, November 25 at 6 p.m. Adult CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) classes. The $30 fee is payable to VHSTC and advance registration is required at 724-684-9536.


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Ringgold Rams Football Program Steadily Improving: Support Is Making a Difference By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Everyone realizes that the performance of high school football teams is affected by player turnover. A disproportionately large number of seniors on a football squad usually means the following year may not be a good one – a rebuilding year. Yet, why is it that certain schools are able to have winning seasons year after year? They may not end up as WPIAL champions each year, but they usually make and do well in the playoffs – for example: Thomas Simon Bekavac turns the corner to add more yards to his 284Jefferson, Upper St. Clair yard total for the night against Belle Vernon. (USC), Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, and McKeesport, to name a few. One of the things these schools have are contiguous football programs from Midget Football all the way up to High School Varsity, with the coaches at all levels dedicated to not just winning the next game but to preparing the kids for varsity football. Along with this go outstanding support programs – the school board, the coaching staff, football booster organizations, a supportive student body, and a good athletic department. With a good program in place, a good coaching staff will be able to get the best out of the players. Another result is that it fuels the desire for kids to stay in the program. Let’s face it, kids today have a lot to do and a lot on their minds, and football is demanding on the body and the mind. I’m certain many players and parents ask themselves at some point why they’re beating themselves up to reach a losing varsity program that gets less attention from college scouts. We’ve all heard the stories of families relocating to get talented kids into a school with an outstanding football program. All the pieces are in place for a successful program at Ringgold. Coach Petrucci and his staff are doing a great job. Athletic Director Lloyd Price is keeping the program on track. The question is, can the Ringgold Rams Football program reach the next level and sustain it? Incidentally, Rams Running Back Simon Bekavac on October 10 led the WPIAL with single game rushing yards (284 yards against Belle Vernon). Jake Spaziani had a nice night as well with an 87-yard return for a TD on an interception. QB work by Shane Mountain (two TDs) and the blocking on offense and defense lines looked impressive.

Finleyville Rugrats Win First Place in U10 Tournament A Washington County Youth Soccer Association U10 (Under 10) tournament was held on Saturday, October 11 at the Beth Center fields. The Finleyville Rugrats had an action-packed morning. Their first game was against Bentworth, resulting in a victory of 3-1, followed by a victory of 2-1 over CFD and a 1-1 tie against Beth Center that clinched their place in the Rugrats Champs (front row, l to r) Mason St.Cyr, Logan playoffs. The semi-final game Frahlich, Jackson O’Connor, Christian Egan, Tyler Long, Tyler was against Beth Center, this Farrelli, (back row, l to r) Jacob Green, Jacob Young, Antonio time resulting in a win of 3-0. Lucci, Zack Jones, Jakob Krempasky, Luke Bartrum, Head They faced Monongahela Coach Heth St.Cyr, and Assistant Coach Jerri Krempasky. Chippewa in the championship game and came out on top with a score of 4-0. It was an exciting morning for all in attendance. Great job Rugrats!

Finleyville Waterskier Making the Pass Kyle Garase of Finleyville and a freshman at Ringgold High School had a tremendous year of water skiing. Kyle, his dad and sister start practicing in early spring through summer while competing in various tournaments. At the 2008 Mastercraft Eastern Regional Water Ski Championships at Edinboro, held July 31 to August 3, Kyle placed fourth in the Boys 2 slalom divisions - qualifying him for the 2008 Goode Water Ski National Championships in West Palm, Florida held August 12-16. He finished Kyle jumping at States. 40th in the nation for Boys 2. After Nationals he moved to Boys 3 Division State Championships, held August 30 – 31 at Edinboro. Kyle won the Boys 3 Slalom (1st), Trick (1st), Jump (2nd) divisions as well as the Boys 3 overall title. Sister Paige wasn't able to compete this year for the state title as she broke both of her ankles tubing on the river. In water-skiing competitions the goal is to navigate around six buoys with the shortest length of rope attached to the boat. The shorter the rope the more difficult it is to make it through the course. Boys 2 division skiers are 10-13 years old, ski at boat speeds of 34 mph. Boys 3 division, 14-18 years old, boat speed increases to 36 mph. Kyle is a well-rounded athlete: water-skier, swimmer at high school and Mon Valley YMCA swim team, and a gymnast at Gymkhana. Proud parents are Pat and Barb.

Grandstrand Announced as Head Baseball Coach at Ringgold Ringgold High School Athletic Director Lloyd Price has announced that Brett Grandstrand will be the new baseball coach for the Ringgold School District. Grandstrand will replace Dan O’Rourke and takes over a team that went 6-16 last season but returns six starters.

2008 U.S. National Waterski Championships in West Palm Beach, FL. (PHOTO CREDIT: WADSWORTH PHOTOGRAPHY)


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Local Boxing Update By Steve “Skeets” Levandosky

ORANGE & BROWN TURNPIKE CLASSIC, SEPTEMBER 11, CLEVELAND, OH Well, it’s that time of year again for Steelers-Browns football, and the Pittsburgh boxing lads also traveled to Cleveland to do battle in Ohio. South Park Boxing Club (SPBC) had four entries. Golden Gloves State Champ Rob Colasante of SPBC and Munhall was just too much for his Ohio counterpart in the 119-lbs. class and wasted no time as he won by KO in the first round. Then, in the 95-lbs. weight class, GG Champ Matt Conway of SPBC and Brookline beat his opponent in all three rounds and won the decision. Next was the always-tough Sam Suska of SPBC and Brookline, who fought his heart out but lost in a close decision. Then, in the Super Heavyweight 201 lbs. class, Brian Wilkesmore of SPBC and Baldwin gave away height-reach, which was the disadvantage that cost him the fight as he loses a decision. FIGHTS & FIREWORKS, MUNHALL COMMUNITY DAY, WEST FIELD, SEPTEMBER 20 What a great day it was! The weather was perfect, and there were thousands of people on hand to witness the event. 70 lbs. Shawn Cusick of SPBC vs. Corey Moore of Baltimore, MD As soon as the first bell rang, it was all Cusick as he tore into Moore scoring with both hands landing to the body and head. Moore did fight back, but it was Cusick who was in control as he cruised to victory. 155 lbs. Travis Dougherty of SPBC and Upper St. Clair vs. Jeremy Kunkle of Steel Valley Boxing, Homestead These two boys went toe-to-toe as the bout began. Dougherty started to land a

good stiff jab, followed with brain-jarring right hands and left hooks to the head. Both boys continued to pound each other, but it was Dougherty doing most of the heavy scoring. The third round saw more good exchanges when Kunkle drilled a right hand to the gut that slowed Dougherty’s pace; however, Dougherty scored enough earlier to take home the decision win. 140 lbs. Scott Bradley of SPBC and Baldwin vs. “Baby Boy” James of Clairton Boxing In the first, Bradley, just back from summer vacation in Las Vegas, showed some jet lag. He started out fine using his boxing skills, landing with the double jab with the straight right. Never underestimate a man with the name “Baby Boy;” as the fight went on, he got stronger, landing nice counter shots. Then, in the third, he lost s point for hitting below the belt. By the fourth round, fatigue set into Bradley as he also lost a point for clinching. “Baby Boy” finished stronger to claim the victory on points. 119 lbs Munhall’s Own, Golden Glove State Champ Rob Colasante of SPBC vs. Shawn Woodard of Baltimore, MD There were fireworks before the fireworks, as Colasante simply dominated the fight. Landing with machine gun-like lefts and rights to the body and head, the Maryland boy never got on track as Colasante just outworked his foe to win in front of his hometown fans with a unanimous decision! AMATEUR BOXING, OCTOBER 12, THE ROYAL PLACE, ROUTE 88 What a night for the fights! The ring was set up outside, and the weather was perfect as 1,500 fans cheered on the South Park boxers. South Park had 11 fights on the 15-fight card. Here are the results:

Shawn Cusick (left) scored often with his left jab at the Munhall fights on September 20.

Roy Jones Jr. pops Sam Suska during a sparring session at Buzz Garnick’s Gym in Coal Center, PA as Jones prepare for a light heavyweight fight against the Champ Joe Calzaghe “Wales” on November 8 at Madison Square Garden, NY.

• Shawn Cusick, SPBC (decision) vs. Scott Olshinsky, WAFA, 80-lb. match • Aaron Cimino, Steel Valley (decision) vs. Luke Gloeckl, SPBC, 110-lb. match • David Meyers, SPBC (decision) vs. Dan Pila, WVU Boxing, 125-lb. match • Clarence Brown, Thurgood Marshall, OH (decision) vs. Nick Barca, SPBC, 101-lb. match • Hugo Garcia, SPBC (decision) vs. Eric Johnson “Thurgood” Marshall, OH, 90-lb. match • Mike Lemorax, Cleveland, OH (decision) vs. Jake Pesci, SPBC, 152-lb. match • Matt Gooding, WVU Boxing (decision) vs. Tom Santoriello, SPBC, 170-lb. match • Matt Conway, SPBC (decision) vs. Caleb Parrish, WAFA, 90-lb. match • Scott Hutton, SPBC (decision) vs. Tom Nickleson, PKKG-McKeesport, 170-lb. match • Francesco Wilkerson, East Side PAL (decision) vs. Rob Colasante, SPBC,

Travis Dougherty lands one of many right hands he let loose at the Munhall fights.

Scott Hutton (right) studies his foe during the fights at The Royal Place on October 12.

Referee Chris Riskus raises Aaron Cimino’s hand in victory over Luke Gloeckl, as Ring Announcer Mike Farnan reads the verdict in the background. “U.S. Marine” Brian Wilkesmore holds the medals.

120-lb. match • Sam Suska, SPBC (decision) vs. Calvin Streeter, Morgantown Boxing, 170-lb. match Thanks to all that donated and all that participated in this event. (PHOTOS BY J.L. MARTELLO)

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Younger Kids Get Their Kicks at Fall Soccer in Finleyville By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Members of the Mon Valley Speed Skate Team Andrew Johnson, Franklin Hewitt, Spencer Koerner, Cole Keffel, (front) Lee Betham, Chrysta Rands, and Miranda McLaughlin each placed in the top five of their respective age divisions at first meet.

The Union-Finley Soccer program runs from spring to summer and picks up again in the fall. The older kids play on the soccer field behind Finley Middle School. All of the U8 (under 8) and U6 (under 6) games are played on the fields on the Brownsville Road Recreation Park. These are the instructional league games. Wins and losses are not important. The idea at his level is for the kids to have fun and learn something about the game. Pictured are speed skaters (back) David Maman, Starr Melton, (front) Angelina Maman, and Connor Robertson.

Mon Valley Speed Skating Team Members Each Place in Top Five Finishers The Mon Valley Speed Skating Team out of Donora recently returned from its first speed skating meet of the 08-09 season, held Sunday, October 12 in Enola, PA. Team members race on a 100-meter track and complete a designated number of laps according to age division. For the first time, every team member placed in the top five finishers of his or her individual race! The team is now practicing for a United States Invitational in Maryland over Halloween weekend. To join the Valley Speed Team, contact Coach Adorée DeLuca-Johnson at addie3489@hotmail.com or the Valley Skating Center in Donora at 724-379-6700.

Union-Finley Area Athletic Association Seeking New Board Members Union-Finley Area Athletic Association (UFAAA) has a new Board this year, and parent volunteers have already filled some of the positions, but there are still a few that need to be filled before planning the spring 2009 season. We are looking for a few more parents to step up and fill the positions of Baseball Commissioner, Slow and Fast Pitch Softball Commissioners, and Field Scheduler. If you have a child that plays or is thinking about playing baseball or softball with UFAAA this spring, please consider filling one of these open positions. Our Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month. Unfortunately, without a Baseball Commissioner, we may have to eliminate baseball from UFAAA. Player signups will be early next year for the spring/summer season. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help out, please feel free to contact the UFAAA President Michele Gohacki at 724-348-9168 or mgohacki@msn.com.


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Automotive Monongahela’s “Special T Detailing” – A Shining Star By Ken Askew Union-Finley Messenger writer kaskew@unionfinley.com

Your car is dirty—inside and out—but you don’t have the time, energy, know-how, inclination, or place to clean it. Furthermore, you don’t want to waste your money on cleaning products that might not work. What are you gonna do? The answer is to take your car, truck, van, motorcycle, boat, RV, or trailer to Special T Detailing, and let them clean it for you. Special T Detailing opened for business in June 2008 in Penos Plaza on Park Avenue / Route 481 about one mile North of Main Street in Monongahela. They start by using the highest quality products (exclusively from Detail King), and then provide professionally trained and certified services to give you the best results at a lower competitive price. Their extensive list of interior and exterior detailing services includes: hand wash and buff wax, interior steam cleaning, fabric guard protection spray, engine shampooing, scratch repair, and tar and paint removal. On Saturday, Special T Detailing offers a discounted $25 deluxe cleaning package that includes a wash, vacuum, windows, tire shine, and interior wipe-down. For your convenience, they

offer same day service and overnight key drop. Walk-ins will not be turned away, but appointments are preferred. T.J. Carden is the owner and manager of Special T Detailing. His background includes a degree in business management, then work at a local new car dealer as a detail person and salesman. He has always had a strong interest in cars as a hobby and has a special affection for muscle cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of his favorite cleaning jobs so far has been working on a 1967 Chevelle. His other passion is football, which he pursued by playing linebacker and running back for a former arena football team, the Pittsburgh River Rats. Starting in February 2009, he will play for another arena football team, the Wheeling Wildcats. Carden is emphatic about his goal to ensure customer satisfaction. He says, “I believe that if a customer is willing to pay for a cleaning, we will put forth 100% effort— I’m a perfectionist. Your car will not leave this garage until it is spotless.” His business philosophy is, “Customer satisfaction is paramount. We want the customer to be happy and feel that they were treated fairly and with the respect they deserve.” For more information, call 724-310-3063. Store hours are 9:30 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday).

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In Troubled Economy, Finding Financial Advice (NewsUSA) - The current struggles of the economy have many Americans cutting back on everything from fuel and gas to retirement. With so many facets of life affected, the need for expert financial advice is greater than ever. "The first step is to decide which aspects of your overall financial picture require professional help," said James J. Tyrpak, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, AEP, president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. "If you need help funding a college education, for example, you want to make sure the adviser you choose has strengths in that area." Tyrpak offers the following tips to help consumers choose a financial planner: • Ask about the adviser's educational background and professional credentials. Because there are no state or federal laws requiring advisers to meet minimum requirements for education and credentials, virtually anyone can represent themselves as a "financial planner." Professional credentials help ensure that the person has the education and training to provide you with informed advice and ethical service.

• Find out whether the adviser will provide an initial meeting at no cost. During that meeting, ask the adviser to explain the process for preparing a plan. This may include gathering financial data, setting goals and determining how much risk you can tolerate. Be sure that you and the adviser agree on what will be included in the plan, before it is written. • Understand whether the adviser will have access to your money. Be sure the agreement clearly states, in writing, the extent to which the adviser has authorized access to any of your assets. • Ask yourself whether you would feel confident working with this person. Once you're convinced that the adviser is qualified in terms of education and experience, you will want to make sure you feel at ease when discussing confidential financial details and your personal financial goals. For more information, visit www.financialpro.org and click on "Consumer Info."

The poor economy has many people struggling to make ends meet. Finding a qualified financial planner can help fix a tight situation.


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Roast Beef Dinner at Brightwood Christian Church Brightwood Christian Church in Bethel Park is holding a Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, November 1. The Dinner will be served starting at 6:00 p.m. in Campbell Hall and it is catered by Cassidy Catering. Tickets are now on sale and are $9.00 for adults. Call 412-835-6703 for additional ticket information and volume discounts. Brightwood Christian Church is in Bethel Park at 5044 West Library Ave at Center St. Just down the road from the Bethel Park Municipal building. Get your tickets early, since the go fast.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Holds English Tea An Annual English Tea will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 130 W. Main Street, Monongahela on Saturday, November 1 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner includes ham, potatoes, applesauce, green or baked beans, dessert and beverage. Adults: $7.00; children: $3.50. Eat-in or take-out. For more information, call 724258-7792.

Fall Bazaar at St. Nicholas Church The St. Nicholas Church Fall Bazaar, 6th and Marne Ave., Monongahela, will be held Sunday, November 2nd and will feature a smorgasbord dinner at 12 noon and a bingo and Chinese auction will be held from 4 – 7 p.m.

Area Church News Christmas Bake Sale at Jefferson United Methodist

Upcoming Events at St. Anthony Parish

Jefferson United Methodist Church, 310 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, will hold a Christmas Bake Sale on Saturday, December 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cookie trays, cakes, pies, cupcakes, candy, apple dumplings, apricot, nut and Poppyseed Rolls. Mia Bella Candles will also be sold. Call 412-653-3222 for more information.

• On Saturday, October 18th St. Anthony Parish, Monongahela opened their doors to begin a Soup Kitchen to serve the needs of the people in the Mon Valley area. Upwards of 100 people enjoyed a delicious complimentary bowl of homemade soup, breads, desert and beverage. The upcoming dates and times for the Soup Kitchen will be: Saturday’s beginning at 11a.m. until 3 p.m. on November 15th, December 13th, and December 27th. Along with the meal, blankets and gently worn coats will also be given free of charge. For additional information please call the Rectory at 724-258-9710.

Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Westminster Church The Annual Fall Rummage Sale for the Presbyterian Women in Westminster Church, 2040 Washington Road, will take place on Saturday, November15 from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. in the Recreation Center and Fellowship Hall. The “bag sale”and half-price sale start at 12:30. There will be a boutique for better items. Collection day is Friday, November 14 from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. and 6 - 8p.m. Please donate only clean and usable items. Magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, large pieces of furnitures and broken or unworkable items will not be accepted. All proceeds benefit Mission Projects. For further information call Marilyn Hayes at 412831-5704.

• The “Free” Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. The meals will include delicious roast turkey and all the fixing’s. Don’t be alone this holiday – plan to join us at St. Anthony’s in Monongahela and share a delicious meal and good fellowship. Please call the rectory for times at 724-258-9710. • St. Anthony Parish, Monongahela will honor the local Firemen and Police at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 16th. Please call the rectory for more details at 724-258-9710.

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John McMillan Christmas Affair John McMillan Presbyterian Church will be hosting its annual Christmas Affair on Saturday, November 8th from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event includes over 55 crafters and features the JMPC Bakery, Gingerbread Houses, a Chinese Auction, Kriss Kringle Kafe, and an Angel Emporium Tree. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit local and worldwide missions. Don’t miss the Christmas Affair at John McMillan Presbyterian Church, 875 Clifton Road, Bethel Park on Saturday, November 8th. For more information call 412-833-4704.

Soup and Bake Sale to be Held at Wright’s United Methodist A homemade soup and bake sale will be held at Wright’s United Methodist Church,788 Venetia Road, on November 4th. Election day soup & Bake sale starting at 7:00 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds will benefit the women’s group mission project. Also on sale will be our new cookbook for $10 and Sunflower dish cloths for $1.00. Looking for a Christmas present? The women’s of Wright’s UMC is now selling “Cooking the Wright’s Way” cookbook for $10.00. Sunflower dish cloths for $1 make a great stocking stuffers. To purchase you can see any member of the women’s group or call Twila at 412-8317149 or Kathy Jo at 724-348-5969.

Local AWANA Kicks Off a New Year of Fun Publish your news for FREE! PRESS RELEASES, EVENTS, HAPPENINGS, ORGANIZATION NEWS OR BUSINESS NEWS. Mail: Union-Finley Messenger, P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332 Phone or Fax: • 412.249.8177 • Email: news@unionfinley.com

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed - II Timothy 2:15) of Crossroads Ministries started a new year of fun in September, but invites kids to The AWANA gang still join anytime. Meetings are Wednesdays September through May from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Crossroads Ministries is located 1 mile south of Trax Farms in Finleyville. What is AWANA? To parents, AWANA is a non-denominational worldwide program that helps parents raise spiritually strong kids for life, because how your children turn out spiritually is your top parenting responsibility. It is for boys and girls ages three through the fifth grade and is similar to scouting using a handbook that allows each child to learn at their own pace; a uniform shirt or vest, and; awards that are earned as the child successfully completes the requirements of a section of the handbook. To almost 100 kids each night, AWANA is just plain fun! Each night is based around a fun theme with some recent ones being Silly String Night and Crazy Shoe/Sock Night. Upcoming themes include Inside Out Night, Cupcake Night, Popcorn & Movie Night and Christmas Bake Off. October met great excitement as kids saved and presented their pennies for missionaries, including Dave and Ann Dedricks who currently serve in Africa, but who are originally from our area. Come visit any night and see how these kids have a blast while they grow in enduring faith and service to God. You can learn more about AWANA at www.awana.org or any questions can be directed to Crossroads Ministries at 724-348-1620. AWANA because kids matter to God!

Silly String Night


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Canonsburg General Hospital Hosts Halloween Trail Over 800 costumed children wandered along Canonsburg General Hospital’s Halloween Trail on Thursday, October 16. Employees from the hospital and local businesses gave out plenty of treats – and a few tricks, too. Canonsburg General Hospital has sponsored the Halloween Trail for over 20 years.

Becky Crockett of Infection Control, dressed as Thing 1 from Dr. Seuss, has some fun with Grace and Zachary Sneddeker of Avella.

Hope May from the Emergency Department holds Gracie Buckner (1), daughter of Dr. Buckner, along with Pat Hickle, Beverly Mueller, Tina Colletti, and Melissa Nixon, who dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz.

CGH Staff Beverly Mueller, Tina Colletti, and Melissa Nixon delighted trick-or-treaters!

CGH employee Cheryl Sutton, who works in medical imaging, and Kaitlyn Henderson (4) Taylorstown, looked like magical fairies!


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Kids & Family Mon Valley YMCA News Spaghetti Dinner The Mon Valley YMCA Youth & Government Club will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, November 23 from 1-4 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 9 and under. Tickets good for spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, drink, and dessert. Youth & Government meetings will be held Wednesdays November 5, 12, and 19 at 7 pm. You do not have to be a YMCA member to attend or join! Mon Valley YMCA Hosts Saturday Night Live The First “Saturday Night Live” of the season was held on October 11 from 6-9 pm. Children and parents enjoyed trick-or-treating inside the YMCA, hotdogs and snacks, gym “chariot” races, swimming, and hanging out in the Youth & Teen Room. The next Saturday Night Live will be on Saturday, November 8 from 6-9 pm. Contact Youth & Teen Director Adorée DeLuca-Johnson at 724-483-8077. The event is free for YMCA members and $4 for non-members! Everyone is welcome!

What? We’re not throwin stones in the crick! – Noah and Ben Cleary.

Alana Cleary of Pleasant Hills was “pretty as a picture” fishing on Peters Creek

“Gone Fishin” – Just for Kids Tri-Community Anglers Association Hosts Fishing For Kids Day By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Angelina Maman (5) enjoys a snack after trickor-treating at the Mon Valley YMCA’s Saturday Night Live.

Youth & Government Club teens take time out for a picture during their swim at Saturday Night Live.

Thanksgiving Eve Roller-Skating Event On Monday November 10, tickets will go on sale for the Donora Roller-Skating Thanksgiving Eve All-Night Skate, which will be held Wednesday, November 26. Tickets purchased at the YMCA will be $15; all tickets purchased at the door will be $20.

Tiny Tots Dance Class Enrollment Ruby Daugherty Dance Studio in Library, PA (South Park), is currently holding enrollment for their Tiny Tots dance classes. Classes are held on Saturday mornings and include fun, dance and coordination for young pre-school age children accompanied by a parent or older sibling. A second session includes tumbling. Call 724-348-7476 for further information.

By noon on Saturday, September 20, the temperature had crept up over 70 degrees and the day was bright and sunny. Peters Creek was a bit low, but it was a perfect day for the “Kids Fish for Fun Day” on Peters Creek. This was the 10th annual event sponsored by the Tri Community Angler’s Association (TCAA), which has transformed Members of the TCAA and the Allegheny Conservation District working in the registration area. Peters Creek from a literal garbage dump in the early 90’s to a stream nearly as pristine as those found in northern Pennsylvania. It never ceases to amaze me that a stream flowing through a heavily populated area can be kept this clean. The TCAA has been stocking Peters Creek for the regular trout season since 1998. It represents and is supported by the municipalities of Jefferson Hills, South Park and Clairton, which all lie in part along the Peters Creek watershed. The TCAA typically stocks the stream three times a year and cleans the stream of debris twice annually. Fundraisers are held by the group throughout the year to cover their expenses. Just prior to “Kid’s Day,” the stream was stocked with trout. A registration center was set up along the creek at the intersection of Waterman and Peters Creek roads. Hot dogs were grilled for the kids to get them through their afternoon of fishing. Rules for Mom gives Brandon a hand with a tangled line. the day were “catch and release” only for kids under 16 fishing with a parent. Seventy or so kids registered and had a day of fun catching some nice trout on small minnows, worms, and power-bait. The hottest spots were in the deep pools, and it didn’t take long for the word to spread. Quite a few kids caught and released trout. Members of the TCAA ask that the public support their fundraising activities so they can keep up their work. The group meets the second Monday of each month at the Clairton American Legion. Anyone interested in promoting fishing and clean streams in our area is asked to contact Ron Patterson at (412) 384-0650, who’d be happy to get you a membership application.


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

Carefully Consider Your Kids When Choosing a Pet Children and pets seem to go hand in hand. We see them together in advertising, books, on shows, and in movies. When deciding on a pet for your child and family, a few simple things should be kept in mind. First, the pet should be acquired because you and your child want the pet as a member of your family. Pets are a lot of responsibility, and bringing one into your family should be planned. Second, parents should keep in mind the age and personality of their child. Parents often want to purchase kittens and puppies for their young children so they can grow up together. That might not be the right decision. Children younger than the age 5 years lack the ability to control impulsive behavior and aggression. Interaction with immature animals at this age may lead to injury of the child, animal, or both. It may be better to consider adopting an older animal that has been around children if you have young kids. Third, some parents attempt to get around the work involved in pet upkeep by turning to non-traditional pets. These pets, including reptiles, hamsters, hedgehogs, baby chickens, and ferrets, all have their own risks to consider. Reptiles and hamsters may harbor salmonella, a bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea. Hedgehogs may also harbor salmonella and rabies and their prickly spines may transmit fungal infections. Baby chickens may also harbor salmonella—and they grow up. An adult chicken may live 20 years. Finally, ferrets have been known to attack children when they are sleeping or lying down. These attacks can lead to mutila-

tion of the child’s ears and nose. If you decide you want to purchase or adopt a pet for your child and family, please keep some of the above facts in mind. You may also want to check out some web sites to obtain further information: American Veterinary Medical Association at amva.org, The Center for Disease Control at cdc.gov/healthypets, or The Humane Society at hsus.org/pets.

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

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


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MONTHLY

Kid’s Coloring Contest!

DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES!!

Win Four (4) FREE tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium! (Kids ages 10 and under are eligible to win every month.)

HOW TO ENTER: 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.)

Cut out the coloring sheet in the paper. Color it! (use crayons, markers or colored pencils) Fill in your name, phone number, age and mailing address Mail it in by the 15th of the month! LIMIT: One (1) newspaper coloring sheet and one (1) website coloring sheet entry per month per child.

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

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

CONGRATULATIONS to J u s t i n K o r b e l i c (age 10) of West View, PA for being the lucky winner of our October Kids Coloring Contest random drawing, and receiving four(4) FREE tickets to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium!

Coloring Sheet provided courtesy, and with permission from www.free-coloring-pages.com

KID’S COLORING CONTEST Name:_________________________________________Age: _______ Phone #: __________________ Mailing Address:_______________________________________________________________________ * MAIL COMPLETED COLORING SHEETS TO: UNION-FINLEY MESSENGER, P.O. BOX 103, FINLEYVILLE, PA 15332


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School News The queen and her court looked beautiful: (front row) Jessica Klocek, Paige Greco, Taia James, Keionia Tyree, Brittany Rosenfeld, (back row) Charles and Kim Klocek, Robert and Christine Greco, Eric James, Russell Tyree, and Debbie and Ed Rosenfeld.

PETERS TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS Bower Hill Students Read for the Record

School Principal Kelly Gustuvson, reads to a kindergarten class.

Bower Hill Elementary School parent Mary Ranallo reads to a second grade class.

On Thursday, October 2, students at Bower Hill Elementary School took part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign to promote literacy and early childhood education. Students across the country read the same book to raise awareness and to attempt to break last year’s world record for a shared reading experience of more than 258,000 students. This year, guest readers were invited into the Bower Hill classrooms to read the children’s classic Corduroy to the students and set the Bower Hill tally at more than 780 students for the Read for the Record. This event is part of Bower Hill PTA’s annual Read-a-Thon, where students tally how many minutes they read over a 12-day period. Students earn medals for their participation in the Read-a-Thon, and the classrooms that have the most students read could win a minilibrary. Two top readers in each grade level will also become “Bower Hill VIPs” – they could be principal or vice principal for ? day, get the chance to raise the flag, or be a library or teacher helper. Whether they are reading a novel or the baseball scores, Bower Hill students are busy as bees reading all month long!

The dictionaries were presented to the schools by Rotary President Jim Mortimer (right) and David Wylie (left). Accepting the dictionaries on behalf of Bower Hill Elementary and Pleasant Valley Elementary were (l to r) Principal Kelly Gustafson and teachers Marisa McFeaters and Lora O’Brien.

McMurray Rotary Donates Dictionaries to Peters Township 3rd Grade Students The McMurray Rotary has donated more than 330 dictionaries to the Peters Township School District to be given to every third grade student in Bower Hill and Pleasant Valley Elementary Schools. The second consecutive year for the donation, the books were donated in honor of Dr. Howard Jack a former Superintendent in the District who passed away earlier this year. The Rotary is also working with the District to sponsor a spelling bee for the elementary students later this year.

Taia James Crowned As Ringgold High School Homecoming Queen By Paul Chasko Union-Finley Messenger writer pchasko@unionfinley.com

Taia James was recently crowned as the Homecoming Queen at Ringgold High School. Taia is the daughter of Eric and Terrie James of Carroll Township. She is a member of the Interact Club, SAAD, Character Education Club, and the Peer Jury. She has been singing with the Ringgold High School Choir for all four years of high school. Her escort to the ceremony was Walter Wilkerson. Taia plans to attend college and major in elementary education. Other members of the homecoming court were Jessica Klocek, escorted by Jeremy Menzer and the daughter of Charles and Kim Klocek; Brittany Rosenfeld, escorted by Tom Sherred and the daughter of Debbie and Ed Rosenfeld of Taia James is crowned 2008/2009 Finleyville; Paige Greco, escorted by Cory Young Ringgold Homecoming Queen by last year’s Queen Cali Lewis. and the daughter of Christine and Robert Greco; and Keionia Tyree, escorted by Ryan Rosenfeld and the daughter of Christie Lightfoot and Russell Tyree and granddaughter of Linda and Carlson Stallsworth, all of Donora.

Ringgold Kindergarten Family Night – November 12 Attention all families in Ringgold with pre-school children attending kindergarten NEXT year (2009-10): come to Monongahela Elementary Center (MEC) on November 12 from 6 to 7:30 pm to enjoy a night of fun, games, storytelling, refreshments, and valuable information. A project of the Ringgold Transition Team, this event will offer activities, information, and free gifts to all attending. The network of childcare agencies, parenting groups, Ringgold personnel, and family agencies will be there to answer your questions concerning your child’s school readiness. To register your family, please call the elementary centers by November 5. To set up an informational table, please call Miss Calderone at 724-263-3066 or send an email to lcalderone@ringgold.org. Call Donora Elementary Center at 724-379-7600, MEC at 724-258-2911, or Gastonville Elementary Center at 724-348-7205 to register.


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Monongahela Area Library 813 West Main Street Monongahela, PA 15063 (724) 258-5409 Buying a Computer The library will host a program by Jeff Lytle on Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 covering the ins and outs of what to look for in buying a computer. Open House The library is hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 15 from 1-4 p.m. The public is invited to meet and greet the new library director, and see many improvements made in the past year. Preschool Storytime Preschool Storytime is held Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. The program is open to children ages 30 months through 5 years and features singing, stories, open playtime and a craft. Family Fun Family Fun is slated for Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30. It features Thanksgiving related stories and craft. The program is for children 3 – 8, their parents and siblings. To register, call 724-2585409.

Peters Township Public Library 616 East McMurray Road McMurray, PA 15317 724-941-9430 www.ptlibrary.org Adult Programs Wii Sports for Seniors Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon (November 3 - December 14) or Sundays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (November 2 December 15) Join us and learn to play Wii Sports! Peters Township teens will walk you through the use of the Wii-mote, a light-weight, motion-detecting controller that you swing like a golf club, baseball bat, bowling ball or tennis racquet. Bring a friend or two and give it a try! Register at the library’. Classic Film Night November 19 from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. Vertigo starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. This fall, we will be featuring a selection of movies from peerless director Alfred Hitchcock. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Mental Gymnastics Wednesday, November 5 from 7 - 8:45 p.m. Are you experiencing more “Senior Moments” than you are comfortable with? Are you in high school or college and want

to use your mind to its fullest? Would you like to increase your creativity to progress in your career? If so, then come and learn about 24 exercises and activities that will help you keep your mind in shape.

gram, children in grades 1 and up can visit with a registered therapy dog at the library to gain extra self-confidence and fluency by spending time reading to attentive animals. Call or stop in to the Children’s Department to sign up for your twentyThe nowU, Pennsylvania’s 529 College minute time slot. Savings Program Thursday, November 6 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Girl’s Night Out The nowU, Pennsylvania’s 529 College Ages: Girls in grades 4th - 8th and their Savings Program (formerly known as PA moms / caregivers TAP529), provides a tax-smart, affordable 1st Monday of the month, November 3, way to save for college. With the December 1, 2008, January 5, February 2, Guaranteed Savings Plan (GSP), you March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, 2009 from choose the amount you want to contribute 6 - 8 p.m. and make contributions whenever you It’s a girls night out! This after-school want. Your account is guaranteed to grow group meets once a month - just us girls! so that it keeps pace with tuition inflation. Enjoy reading together, watching chick The GSP account funds can be used at flicks, and sharing in this special mothermost colleges and career schools in the daughter book club! Register in the United States for almost all higher educa- Children’s Department. tion expenses. Pre-registration is necessary by calling 724-941-9430. Shivery and Quivery Ages: Grades 1-3 Finding Your Place in the Ongoing Story 2nd Thursday of the month, November Thursday, November 6 from 7 - 8:45 p.m. 13, December 11, 2008; 1st Thursday of Please join Rev. Robert Vande Kappelle as the month, February 5, March 5, April 2, he discusses his book Love Never Fails, a 2009 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. tribute to his parents who spent 33 years as Stories, activities, movies and crafts all career missionaries with the Latin about things that go BUMP in the night! American Mission. His talk will include a Register in the Children’s Department. discussion of current affairs in Latin America. Register at the library. Fans of Fantasy Book Club Ages: Grades 4 and up Trinity Bell Choir Last Thursday of the month, November 20, Tuesday, December 2 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. December 18, 2008, January 29, February Join us for a relaxing hour of beautiful hol- 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25, iday music and holiday storytelling. 2009 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Fans of fantasy get together for a fun-filled night of games, snacks, prizes, crafts, Christmas Tree Raffle movies, and much more! Join us The Lexington Court Garden Club will as we meet once a month to talk about the once again offer a fully decorated new books we’ve read and what we’ll read Christmas tree for raffle at the Peters next. Township Public Library this holiday season. This year’s tree, decorated with the Camp Creepy theme “A Nature Christmas Sparkle,” will Ages: Grades 4 and up be placed on display in the library’s lobby 4th Saturday of the month, November 22 sometime during the first week of from 1 - 2:30 p.m. November. Tickets, available at the circula- Hear your favorite tell-in-the-dark stories tion desk, will be $2.00 each. The drawing around the ‘campfire,’ sing creepy camp will be held on December 11, 2009 (win- songs, and even make spooky smores! ner need not be present to win), and the Never fear, it won’t be too scary ... but you tree may be picked up at the library as soon might want to bring a flashlight! as the winner has been notified. Family Pajama Storytime Children’s Programs Ages: For kids and parents of all ages 3rd Tuesday of the month, November 18, Kung Fu Panda Movie Night December 16, 2008, January 20, February Ages: All ages welcome! 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, Tuesday, November 11 from 6 - 7:45 p.m. 2009 from 7 - 7:45 p.m. Bring your whole family and enjoy “Kung Come in your pajamas for a night of crafts, Fu Panda.” Register in the Children’s snacks, movies, and, of course, stories! Department. Come to the library on October 21 for a special storytime about our fairy friends! Paws for Reading Register in the Children’s Department. Saturdays, November 8, 2008, February 14, March 14, April 11, 2009 from 10 - Talking Turkey 11:40 a.m. (20-minute time slot) Ages: For kids and parents of all ages Come into the library, curl up for twenty Wednesday, November 19 minutes with a canine companion, and ... from 6:45 - 7:30 p.m. you guessed it, read! In this returning pro- Tom the Turkey rules the night with sto-

ries, crafts and more. A donation to our Food Bank is requested. Register in the Children’s Department. For Young Adults Block Printing Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Monday, November 3 from 4 - 6 p.m. Learn the Chinese art of woodblock printing. This easy-to-replicate technique lets you make stamps that can be used over and over to decorate stickers, stationery, clothing, mix CD covers, and more! T-Shirt Bag Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Monday, November 10 from 2 - 4 p.m. Tired of cradling stacks of books in your arms when you leave the library? Want to stop getting plastic bags at the grocery store? Bring an old t-shirt (preferably one with a design or logo that you like) to the Teen Room and we’ll turn it into a bag you can use all over town. Fall Game On! Open Gaming Sessions 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, November 12, 26, December 10 Ages: Tweens (6th - 8th graders) 3:30 5:30 p.m (Please note: November 26 times will be flexible due to early library closing at 5:00 p.m.) Ages: Teens (9th - 12th graders) 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Please note: November 26 times will be flexible due to early library closing at 5:00 p.m.) Youth patrons are welcome to use the Xboxes and Nintendo Wii to play the games of their choice during these sessions. No need to register; just stop by anytime during your grade level’s reserved time! Please note: this program is subject to change (or cancellation) if the bookshelves are being installed in the teen space during the program time. Teen Movie Lounge Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Every other Thursday, November 13, December 11 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Drop by the Teen Room to watch popular movies, movies based on books, and documentaries like Planet Earth, on our large projection wall! Suggestions are always welcome! Most movies shown will be rated PG-13; parents may call the library to find out what movie will be featured each week. Teen Writers’ Studio Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Every fourth Tuesday, November 25, December 23 from 6 - 8 p.m. Share your current and past writing projects with other teens. Come ready to share and give opinions to other writers. Not sure where this story is going? Offer it up to the group for suggestions. Thought this poem was great but no one else liked it? Maybe the group can help you tweak it. Discuss where to submit your pieces for publication. No need to register!


November 2008 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 65 UNION-FINLEY LIBRARYMESSENGER NEWS Late Night @ the Library Ages: Grades 6 - 12 Thursdays, November 20, December 18 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cause a ruckus at the library during these monthly events. Each month we’ll do something different, like a metallic space odyssey. Register for each Late Night at the library’s circulation desk. International Affairs

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munity to discuss interesting books and topics. Share ideas in an informal setting. Make friends and enjoy light refreshments. This month’s selection is “The Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig. You do not have to read the book to attend. Please call to register.

Baby Lapsits Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. - October 15thDecember 10th Join us for fun baby lapsits for infants through 18 months. They are great way to introduce your child to the fun world of books!

Webkinz Club Wednesdays at 6:30p.m. November 19th: Festival of Foods December 17th: Home for the Holidays All school-aged kids are invited to bring their favorite Webkinz stuffed animal to the library for some fun games and crafts.

South Park Beading – Jewelry Design Group Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. The beading group meets monthly to make a new and original project. The class if free; however, you will be purchasing the semi-precious stone beads that you use. The average cost is $15-20.00. Space is limited so please call to register.

Magic Tree House Book Club Thanksgiving on Thursday: November 6th at 7:00 p.m. Christmas in Camelog: December 4th at 7:00 p.m. Students in grades 2-4 are invited to join this special book club based on the very popular series by Mary Pope Osborne. Join us to discuss the book, play games, and make a craft!

Fall Fantasy Movie Nights The Neverending Story: November 10th at 6:30 p.m. The Seeker: December 15th at 6:30 p.m. Come watch some great movies based on classic young adult books! 5th-8th graders are invited to join us!

Adult Programs A Tourist’s View of China Today – Part 2 Wednesday, November 19 at 7:00 pm Learn more about the land of this year’s Summer Olympics. Explore the rapidly changing People’s Republic of China. Part 2 will pictures from the Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam, and visits to Guilin and Hong Kong. This program is free but please call 412-833-5585 to register. Knitting Club Saturday November 1 and 15 at 11:00 a.m. Janie Ruperto is at the Library to help with your knitting projects. All skill levels are welcome. Please call 412-833-5585 to register if you are new to the club. Conversation Salon/Book Club Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Come and join other adults in our com-

South Park Library Book “Lust” Club Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. This month’s selection is “Change of Heart” by Jodi Picoult. The club always welcomes new members. Please call if you are new to the club.

Mother-Daughter Book Club This is a very special book club for middle school girls and their moms. This club meets the third Monday of the month. Come join for lively discussions, fun crafts, and great snacks!

Children and Teens Programs Preschool and Kindergarten Storytime Mondays at 1:30 p.m. - October 13th December 8th Children ages 3 through 5 are welcome to join the fun with stories, songs, and crafts. Toddler Time! Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. - October 14thDecember 9th (Library is closed November 11) Children ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to attend this action-packed storytime just for them!

American Girl Book Club Kit Learns a Lesson: November 13th at 7:00 p.m. Josefina’s Surprise: December 11th at 7:00 p.m. Girls in grades 2-4 are wanted to join this special book club! Each month we will focus on a different American Girl and learn about the time period in which she lived! Snacks and crafts are part of this fun evening!

NOVEMBER’S WORD SCRAMBLE November is upon us and provides a time to reflect on being thankful. Besides the Pilgrims celebrating the first Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the Veterans, both living and deceased, who have devoted a portion of their lives to defend our great country. It’s also a time to be thankful for the bountiful harvest. Unscramble the words below to see what grew in the garden this year! 1. BUSPORT SUSLERS 2. CAGIRL 3. CEBABAG 4. CHANA QUROSS 5. CHICZUIN 6. CROCBOIL 7. ENENE BRAGS 8. ICORFUELWAL 9. ISNOON 10. LAKE 11. LEECRY 12. PRPSPEE 13. QUIETPATH GASHSS 14. ROCN 15. SABEN

16. SAMY 17. SAPE 18. SAPER 19. SCRAW DISHS 20. SCRUMBCUE 21. SLOMEN 22. SMOOTTEA 23. SNIPPKUM 24. SPELAP 25. SPRANISP 26. SUNTRIP 27. TANGLEPG 28. TEASTOOP 29. TEBES 30. TRACSOR

Mrs. Claus Visits the Library! Thursday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. Join the gala celebration at the library as Mrs. Claus makes her annual visit from the North Pole!

REMINDER: Editorial Deadline for the December issue is

NOV. 12

Monthly Pizza Puzzler!

Cindy’s Perfect Puzzles! By Cindy Bartolotta

Native American Storytime Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. Join Barbara Kaczor, a Native American storyteller, for a fun and educational evening complete with a Native American craft!

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

• Official Entry Form • (Deadline for entries is November 12) Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the Union-Finley Messenger. Taia James was named homecoming queen of what high school? What is the name of the Finleyville cadet who recently completed Basic Training? What did the Finleyville Rugrats win in the U10 Tournament? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: Union-Finley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 103, Finleyville, PA 15332

Congratulations to our October Pizza Puzzler winners! KELLY DRESMICH - Bethel Park • LYNN-ANN DAUGHERTY - Mononghela

ANSWERS Acorn Squash, Apples, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Melons, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Spaghetti Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Yams, Zucchini


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------- ITEMS FOR SALE ------Utility trailer, 5 x 10 with sides. In good condition. Have title and license. All steel construction. Asking $600. Call 724-348-8943. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bunk Beds w/mattresses, never used, solid wood with a heavy duty oak finish $300 724747-9216 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fireplace tool set by Adams. Antique brass $175.00. Brass log holder $25.00. 724-8722029 leave clear message. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Penguin Sidney Crosby rookie Card! Upper Deck collectible! Mint condition, and comes in Rookie Card Holder! Price is $15.00 and free shipping. Contact text or call at 412-7805998. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sports Memorabilia - Selling my personal collection: Eli, Archie, and Peyton Manning autographed football, coa $600. / Legends Gridiron (wine bottles..full) very rare. Hand signed by Bleier, Russell, Vandyke, Ham, Blount..complete set. Great gift for the fan who thought they had everything! $1125. / Tiger Woods, 8x10 1999 signed photo w/dna $400, obo. / 1964 Cleveland Browns Litho 24 player signatures w/coa $300. Call 724872-2029 leave a clear message. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maple Dinette Set – Table, 2 Captains chairs, 2 straightback chairs. $60. 412-835-1420. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2006 185 Bayliner Runabout, ready to go. 0nly 4hrs use, Bimini top, custom cover, trailer, Ski knee board, tube, fenders, ropes, all safety equipment etc. 724-938-3558 $11,700 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nordic gold weight machine $100. Excellent condition. 724-938-3558 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chair Lift by Acorn. Nearly new, barely used. Indoor/outdoor chair lift. Chair is weatherized. Best offer. Call 724-258-7028. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1977 Ford F-150. Needs some body work. $1500. E-mail: angfran@hotmail.com. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Impex Powerhouse Home Gym. Model WM 1403. Used Once. $30. Call 724-348-4859. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BRASS BED VERY ORNATE, SIZE-DOUBLE $100. COUCH – FREE. EXCELLENT SHAPE. 724-348-4859 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PITTSBURGH PENGUINS!!! Three (3) seats available for certain Penguin games that we cannot attend. Seats are in F-Balcony! Seats are $60.00 each. If interested, text or call me at 412-780-5998. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Cello 1/2 size. Excellent condition. Soft case included. Good for elementary student. $200. Call 724-942-3929 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WHITE lawn tractor- 13 H.P., new tires, 38" cut. $350. Call 724-942-3929 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cemetery Plots. Jefferson Memorial Park - 4 adjacent lots in "The Garden of the Well" Lot 112A. $2500/all. Can divide. 724-348-5072 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For Sale: Kenmore Upright freezer 15.0 cubic feet. White Good condition and works properly. $50.00. Call 724-348-6511 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HP Deskjet 5550 series computer printer. Great condition. $50. Call 412-835-3959. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bunk Beds w/mattresses, never used, solid wood with a heavy duty oak finish $285. 724747-9216 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– For Sale: Guitar - Yamaha six string acoustic guitar, case, music, accessories, excellent condition. $150 firm (724) 348-8028 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Portable hospital bed - $75. Call 724-328-1766. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Disk (farm), 5 ft. – 3 pt. hitch. $400. Call 724-348-5992. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Trailer (farm), dual wheels, titled. $500. Call 724-348-5992. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cast iron claw foot bath tub (1912) – good condition. $75. 724-258-4240 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Corvette Magazine – 33 lightly read issues, all in perfect shape. From October 2002 (premier issue) through June 2007, except November 2005; February, May, August, and November 2006; and February and May 2007. Newsstand price is $169; asking $80. Call 724-782-0327 or 412-720-0648 (cell). –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Frigidaire gas range, self clean crown model, white, great condition. $275.00 American Standard 9" double bowl white sink with white Delta pullout faucet great cond. $100.00 (724) 348-0515 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Super Steelers Super Bowl games. 1970’s VHS tapes or DVD of the actual Super Bowl games including the classic commercials and pre-postgame footage. These are not the highlight films. Actual recorded games! Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, and XIV. $100 for the complete set of four. A MUST HAVE for any true Steeler fan. Great as a gift. Call 412279-1117. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– LAWNMOWERS! - Used Lawn Boys, Honda mowers, Snappers, All different types. 25 Lawn Boys, all 2-cycle. Great for landscaping. Self propelled and push. Taking trade-ins. Call 724-745-6489. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carry all trailer, 4 by 6 foot, can carry 500 pounds, turn signals, fits in two inch hitch, needs no license. $250 firm. Call 412-831-8998. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SPA/HOT TUB - 5 person portable maint-free Spa. Sells new $4495. Sacrifice $2450. Cover and delivery included. NEVER USED. 866-953-7727 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV FREE 4 Room System! All 265+ Channels FREE 4 Months! Includes Movie Channels! 130 HD Channels! Ends Soon, Ask How! Packages Start $29.99! FREE DVR/HD. 1-800-973-9044 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC - NASA VISCO MATTRESSES. WHOLESALE! T$299, F-$349, Q-$399, K-$499, ADJUSTABLES - $799. FREE DELIVERY. 25 YEAR WARRANTY. 60 NIGHT TRIAL. 1-800-ATSLEEP. 1-800-287-5337. WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDROOM Heirloom quality. Never set up. Must sell ASAP. Asking $975. Call Linda 412-787-9128. Can help to move. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A BEDROOM COMPLETE WITH temperpedic mattress set. Absolutely beautiful. All brand new, still in boxes. (Can separate) Was $5,000. Sacrifice $1,625. 412-787-9128 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BEDROOM 8-PIECE $975 NEW BOXED. ALL WOOD SLEIGH/MISSION WITH 10YEAR WARRANTY. MATTRESS SET. HANDCRAFTED, DOVETAILED FURNITURE. 412-494-7351. Will Deliver. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MATTRESS/BED Brand name, never used, in plastic. Valid manufactuerer warranty. Moving ASAP. Cost $495. Sell $169. Please call 412-494-7351 or 412-494-3143. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

BEDS - "PLUSH/PILLOWTOPS, ORTHOPEDIC AND MEMORY FOAM" FULL... $169. QUEEN...$189. KING SIZE. MATTRESS, ALL NEW. SEALED IN PLASTIC W/10 YR.WARRANTY DELIVERY AVAIL. IMMEDIATELY. PLEASE CALL 412-7879128 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS - CLARINET, FLUTE, VIOLIN, Trumpet, Trombone, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $70. ea. Cello, Upright Bass, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums $190. ea. Tuba, Baritone, Others. 1-516-377-7907. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HOT TUB 4-6 person, 3 pumps, all options with cover. Never used, still in original wrapper. Was $7000, Must sell $3600. Call 412-787-9128. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- ITEMS WANTED ------WANTED ANTIQUES – Oriental Rugs, Paintings, Quilts, Crocks with Blue, Furniture, Lamps or anything OLD! Please call me. Jim Gillespie at 412-979-7050 or home 724-348-6203. Buying all types of antiques – anything old. 724-483-3099. BUYING OLD FURNITURE and Various House Contents. 724-255-2000 or 724-9411827 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Collector buying expired PA hunting licenses. Buying cloth, metal and paper licenses. Up to $300 for Greene County doe licenses from 1950's. Call 412-494-9111 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wanted - Junk cars, trucks, etc., with or without title, all worth money. Also, local and long distance towing. Call 412-498-1622. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED: PINBALL MACHINE, ARCADE VIDEO GAME & coin operated items, ANY CONDITION, cash paid, semi-quick removal. 412-559-8477. E-mail: ed@ataboy.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– JUNK CARS WANTED! FREE Tow! C.T. Auto Recyclers. 724-348-7467. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED: Used Stihl chain saws, used 2 stage snow blowers, Mantis tiller, Rear tire tillers, Lawn Boy mowers, Honda mowers. Need not be running. Pay cash! 724-745-6489 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin. 1930s - 1960s. Top cash paid. 1-800-401-0440. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED! OLD GIBSON LES PAUL GUITARS! Especially 1950's models! Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, D'Angelico, Rickenbacker, Stromberg, Ephiphone. (19001970's) TOP DOLLAR PAID! Old FENDER AMPS! It's easy. Call toll free 1-866-433-8277 CALL TODAY. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- MISCELLANEOUS ------Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. (724)348-8028 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Beautiful Steel Buildings – Utility, Industrial, Commercial. Discounted, can erect. Local Consultant. www.scg-grp.com #061. 724-359-4429 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DIRECTV FREE 4 Room System! All 265+ Channels FREE 4 Months! Includes Movie Channels! 130 HD Channels! Ends Soon, Ask How! Packages Start $29.99. FREE DVR/HD. 1-800-973-9044 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– **OLD GUITARS WANTED!** Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. 1930's thru 1960's. TOP CASH PAID! The Guitar Collector. 1-800-401-0440. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SAVE MONEY! MAKE YOUR OWN FRESH FILTERED CIGARETTES! MATCH YOUR BRAND! WATCH HOW WWW.CUSTOMBLENDS.COM 800-788-4367 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-510-0784. www.CenturaOnline.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––


November 2008 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Page 69 HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation, and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN www.woodfordbros.com MDHIC #05-121-861 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FRUSTRATED with Dial-UP? FAST Highspeed Broadband Satellite Internet. No equipment to Buy. Free Installation. Available now. Call today. 1-866-425-4990, www.ContinuousBroadband.com. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– STEEL BUILDINGS: 4 Only, 25x32, 30x44, 40x56, 45x102. Must Move Now! Selling For Balance Owed/Free Delivery! 1-800-462-7930 x51 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Martin. 1930s - 1960s. Top cash paid. 1-800-401-0440. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– POST OFFICE NOW HIRING. Avg. $20/hr. $57K/yr. including Fed. Benefits, OT. Placed by adSource, not affiliated w/ USPS, who hires. 1-866-483-1057 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Fast, Affordable, Accredited. FREE Brochure. CALLNOW! 1-888-583-2126 www.continentalacademy.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand-Name laptops & desktops. Bad or NO Credit - No problem. Smallest weekly payments available. It's yours NOW. Call 800-932-4501 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Computers, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 800-494-3586 www.CenturaOnline.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– $CASH FOR GOLD$. We buy Gold, Silver & Platinum. Get Cash NOW! Highest Payouts - Satisfaction Guaranteed. 888-245-4517. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A NEW COMPUTER NOW. Brand Name. Bad or NO Credit - No problem. Smallest weekly payments available. Call now 800-804-5010 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– AIRLINES ARE HIRING: Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 888-349-5387. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEED A LOAN? No credit - BAD credit - Bankruptcy - Repossession - Personal Loans Auto Loans - Consolidation Loans AVAILABLE! "We have been helping people with credit problems since 1991". Call 1-800-654-1816. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– * REDUCE YOUR CABLE BILL! * - Get a 4-room, all-digital satellite system installed for FREE and programming starting under $20. Free Digital Video Recorders to new clients. So call now, 1-800-795-3579. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Satellite Internet Broadband! Goodbye Dial-Up! Available Everywhere! Lightning Fast! 30x-50x Faster! $100 Cash Back! Local Installers! Free Installation! Order Hughes Net. Toll Free 1-866-815-2851 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– **ALL Satellite Systems are not the same. Programming starting under $20 per month, HDTV programming under $10 per month and FREE HD and DVR systems for new callers. CALL NOW. 1-800-799-4935 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND PLATINUM JEWELRY! - Get paid cash within 24 hours for your jewelry. No cost, instant cash, insured shipping. Please call 1-877-GOLD-019. Or www.cash4gold.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Advanced Stuttering Therapy - Speak fluently. Practical, Effective 12-day treatment. Superior, long-term results. Some scholarships available. Hollins Communications Research Institute—nationally recognized center, Roanoke, Virginia. 540-265-5650 www.Stuttering.org –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CHRISTIAN DATING & FRIENDSHIP SERVICE. Over 100,000 members, countless relationships & marriages since 1989. Singles over 40 call anytime for a free package, 1800-437-1926 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE DIRECTV 4 Room System! All 265+ Channels FREE 4 Months! Includes Movie Channels! 130 HD Channels! Ends Soon, Ask How! Packages 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) 349-5387 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- NOTICES ------LOST – Wedding Ring. Men’s. White Gold. Lost while driving along Rt. 88 near Mingo Church Road, Finleyville. Very sentimental and important. Reward offered. If found, please call 412-760-2291. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tiny Tots class enrollment still open. Sat. morning fun, dance and coordination for young pre age children accompanied by a parent or older sibling. Second session includes tumbleing. Ruby Daugherty Dance Studio Library. Call 724-348-7476 for further information ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- PETS ------Horse Stalls available - private facility in Elizabeth, excellent care, daily cleaning and turn out, large indoor arena, outdoor and miles of trails. Hurry - only 2 stalls left. $420/month. (724)348-8028 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ANGELS FOR ANIMALS. Collecting Aluminum Cans for an on-going fundraiser. (Please....no steel, no pie tins, and no aluminum foil.) Also selling Enjoy & Entertainment Books for $25.00 each. For pick up of cans or delivery of books, call Jessie @ 724-941-5737. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- REAL ESTATE ------FOR SALE - Investment property; price reduced, 6 residential, 4 commercial units. Close to everything. 724-554-6534 3 bedroom trailer for sale, Monongahela area. Located on Rte. 88 bus line. Inside gentle pet acceptable. Ringgold School District. Well consider “rent to own” program with first and last months rent down. Monthly trailer rent is $150 to $200 per month at 0% interest. Mobile Home Park rent is $200 per month and includes garbage. HUD Accepted. Call 724-258-9115. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Office Space For Rent – Finleyville. 1,300 square feet. Former site of Healthy Directions. $800 + Electric. 412-999-7163. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FOR RENT – LIBRARY AREA. 1 bedroom, $400+ utilities, or 3 bedroom $800+ utilities. Close to transportation. Security deposit required. Credit check/references required! Includes water / garbage. (724) 225-6814 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– New Eagle Main Street. Store Front; 1200 sq. ft; Newly Remodeled. Handicap Parking in front. 724-255-6534 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– House for sale in South Park Twp. Corner lot, large deck, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings in living room and dining room, fireplace in family room, Kohler fixtures in main bathroom, 2 car garage. Fenced in dog run ready for your pet! Call 412-833-5609 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FOR RENT - Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new "Paradise Resort" in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website - www.oceanfront condorentals.com/ParadiseResort.htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843-236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cemetery Plots. Jefferson Memorial Park - 4 adjacent lots in "The Garden of the Well" Lot 112A. $2500/all. Can divide. 724-348-5072 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Office/Retail Available! New Construction located in Finleyville (Brownsville Rd. Ext.) 1,000-3,000 sq. ft. available. $10-$12/sq. ft. Call: 724-348-7545. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– We Buy Duplexes and Multi-Family houses! - Seeking to purchase multi-family housing, duplexes, four-plexes, and apartment buildings throughout the Mon Valley and South Hills areas. Distressed and foreclosed properties OK. Call today! 412-760-2291. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WAREHOUSE/STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT - Finleyville. Different sizes available. Call 724-348-6688 for details. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Apartments for Rent - 2bd 2ba only $201/mo! 3bd 2ba only $324/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @8.5%apr! Buy Foreclosures! For Listings 800-796-6049 ext. 1221 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Homes for Rent - 3bd 2ba Only $234/mo! Buy Foreclosures! Bank Owned! (5%dn, 20yrs @ 8.5%APR) For Listings 800-796-6049 ext. 1279 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Homes for Sale - 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Foreclosure! Only $38,000! Bank Owned Home! For Listings Call 800-796-6049 ext. 1264 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NY PROPERTY SALE: 5 Acres Abandon Farm $15,900. 5 Acres on Lake Morris $39,900. 20 Acres on Salmon River Gorge $49,900. 3 Acres New Sportsman Cabin $59,900. Free Closing Costs, Owner Financing. www.landfirstny.com 1-888-683-2626 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– UPSTATE NY BANK REPO! 34 acres - $157,250. 3 acre bass filled pond, spring, old cabin, awesome views, woods, meadows, apple trees! Originally sold for $225,000! Won't last! Call owner 888-612-8981! –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SALMON RIVER, NY: 5 Acres use 2 Lakes $19,900. 3 Acres & New Cabin. $49,900. 5 Acres 225' on Lake Morris $39,900. Financing Available. www.landfirstny.com. 1-888683-2626 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Acreage: Upstate NY prime hunting & recreational lands. Some border State Land. Waterfront properties. Custom Built Cabins. Gateway Properties of Upstate NY, Inc. www.wcclinc.com 1-877-NY LANDS –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN ACREAGE. 2 acre beautiful homesite. Million $ view! Secluded, utilities, overlooking Tennessee River, close to Marina, Schools, Shopping! $49,900, low down, owner financing! 330-699-1585. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, INVEST IN REAL ESTATE! NEW! E-Z Finish Log Cabin shell 1344 sq. foot/ 1.7 acres $89,900. E-Z Financing!! Call 828-247-9966 code 02 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– BANK ORDERED: LAND AUCTION. 2000+ properties. Land in 29 states. NO RESERVES. Multiple Lot Packs. Min Bids at $100. Bid online at: LandAuctionBid.com/2 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– LAKE MORRIS, NY: 5 Acres 225' on Lake $39,900. Borders 20,000 Acre Recreation Forest. 7 New Waterfront Properties. Free Closing Costs! Financing Available. www.landfirstny.com 1-888-683-2626 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tennessee Mountain River Property. 5+acres, $59,000. Cabin w/16acres $159K, 180acres $299,000. 255acres, $2,700/acre w/commercial gas well. Great hunting/Investment. 1888-836-8439. www.tnwithaview.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TEXAS LAND SALE! 20-acre Ranches near BOOMING El Paso. Good road access. Surveyed. ONLY $15,900, $200/down, $159/mo. Money Back Guarantee. No credit checks. 1-800-843-7537,Ext. 03, www.sunsetranches.com –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS 1+ to 2 acre homesites. Wooded Bluff and Lake View. Starting at $59,900. Guaranteed Financing! 866-550-5263. Ask about Mini Vacation. 3 days, 2 nights & Travel Allowance. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

----- SERVICES ----NEW BUSINESS! Kleantique needs 15 homes to clean! * Reasonable Rates * Commercial & Residential * Need 9 Professional & Experienced Cleaners. *** $10 / HOUR *** Call Annie @ 412-233-5709 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– NEW BUSINESS! - Kleantique needs 21 homes to clean! * Reasonable Rates.* Commercial & Residential. * Professional & Experienced. Call Annie @ 412-233-5709 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Astrology and Tarot by Patricia. Private readings, lessons, parties, fundraisers. 724-8238155. www.patricialove.net –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– "JUST HEMS!" - Specializing in shortening slacks, pants and jeans. Call Diane Lucci at 724-348-6752 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Computer Tune-Up - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $40.00 per machine. 724-348-6837 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CLEANING SERVICES AVAILABLE - Spring cleaning, Weekly Cleaning, Organizing Closets/Cupboards, Free Estimates, Have Excellent References and Criminal Record Check. (412) 896-9342 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DVD Transfer/Home Movies - Home Movie Transfers and DVD Montage Creations by Deb Cheplic. 8mm and Super 8mm projector movies transferred to DVD! Frame by frame digital transfers, with amazing clarity. No hidden costs/set up fees. Add music and chapter menus. 724-258-5336. http://web.mac.com/dcheplic/ ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Bobcat with 2 Buckets FOR RENT! $200/day + delivery & pick-up. Call: 724-825-7233 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Childcare in my home. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years. 7 years teaching preschool, cpr/first aid. References available. Call Karen at 724-348-5946. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A WET BASEMENT? Don't wait until it's too late! Basement Waterproofing inside & outside remedies. Wall Straightening & Rebuilds Crawl Space Excavation, footers & floors. Large Local Company. Insured & BBB Member. Fix it for LE$$. Senior & Military Discounts. 1-800-343-2357. www.abetterchoiceinc.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- TIMESHARES ------BUY TIMESHARE RESALES - SAVE 60-80% OFF RETAIL!! BEST RESORTS & SEASONS. Call for FREE. TIMESHARE MAGAZINE! 1-800-639-5319. www.holidaygroup.com/flier –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!! Maintenance fees to high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation www.sellatimeshare.com. 1-877-494-8246. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No commissions or broker fees. Free consultation. www.sellatimeshare.com, 1-888-310-0115 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– SELL/RENT YOUR TIMESHARE NOW!!!! Maintenance fees too high? Need Cash? Sell your unused timeshare today. No Commissions or Broker Fees. Free Consultation. www.sellatimeshare.com 1-877-271-3414 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

------- VACATIONS ------Myrtle Beach – Oceanfront Condo Available! Spacious and beautifully furnished, this 2 bedroom condo (unit #1507) at the new "Paradise Resort" in Myrtle Beach will provide you with all the comforts of home. 2 Bedrooms + Sleeper sofa; 2 Bathrooms; Lazy River; Hot Tub; Indoor/Outdoor Pools; Exercise Room; Oceanfront Balcony. For complete weekly and seasonal pricing, visit the website - www.oceanfrontcondorentals.com/ ParadiseResort.htm. For additional questions or to make a reservation call Oceanfront Condo Rentals Inc. at 843-236-6623 and ask about Paradise Resort unit #1507 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FREE 2 Night Cruise Vacation! To the Bahamas – Imperial Majesty Just pay port feesMeals and Cruise are 100% FREE. Call Now 1-800-380-6510 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada Year round $10.00/night (full hook-up) Paid $1595, illness forces sale, $595. RV. Plus 1-614-761-9257 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Warm autumn specials at Florida’s Best Beach- New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– VEGAS BABY - Complimentary! 3 days, 2 night accommodations. Pay nothing - High Roller Treatment. Las Vegas - at a fabulous resort casino. Call 1-888-704-6946 for details. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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


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LOCAL BUSINESSES, MERCHANTS AND SERVICES BAKERY

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

BANQUET FACILITY/SOCIAL HALL

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

CLEANING SERVICES

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

COMPUTERS

COMPUTER TUNE-UP - Computer Tune-Up - Computer running slow? Chances are you may have viruses or spyware loaded on your machine. Complete virus and spyware removal along with the latest Microsoft Updates. $40.00 per machine. 724-348-6837. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DVD TRANSFER/HOME MOVIES

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

FLORAL/GIFTS

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

GARAGE DOORS

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

HAIR AND BEAUTY/TANNING

MY SISTERS SHOP – We’re now located behind Finleyville Hardware. Hair, Nails, Tanning, Waxing. Convenient parking. 3526B Cliff Street, Finleyville. 724-348-2244. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

ALL ABOUT HAIR –724-292-0122. Main Street, New Eagle. Wolff Tanning System, “The deepest, darkest tan for a 20 minute bed.” Open Tuesday through Saturday. Call for an appointment please. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

JEWELRY

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

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

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

RESTAURANT THE KICKSTAND BAR & RESTAURANT - Open Daily 3 pm-2 am; Daily Specials; Homemade Soups. 1100 Hayden Blvd. 51 South. 412-384-30807 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

SIDING / WINDOWS / ROOFING MEREDITH HOME IMPROVEMENTS – We also build Porch roofs and small decks. 30 years in business. If you need vinyl siding, roofing, windows or soffit and fascia done professionally, with no problems afterward and done at a reasonable price, we are the company to do it! We are so confident in your satisfaction that we require no money until the job is completed. Call us today at 412-831-9991. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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

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