Women's Nine Hole golf champion at YCC

September 12, 2022

YCC 18 Hole Ladies Out Tournament winners

September 13, 2022

Community barbecue planned at Mt. Vernon Church

     A barbecue featuring chicken, ribs, pulled pork and side dishes is Sept. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, 2200 Greenock-Buena Vista Road in Elizabeth Twp. There will be a cook-off, raffle baskets, a bake sale, face painting, 50/50, music by Rubbie Greenewald, and a performance by the Mon Valley Twirling Corps. Proceeds benefit various activities at the church.

11th annual Joan Burns Fun Walk 4 Kane planned

     The Kane Foundation will host the 11th annual Joan Burns Fun Walk 4 Kane Sept. 17 at Kane McKeesport, 100 Ninth Street in McKeesport. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30. There will be a picnic after the walk. Registration is $20; anyone with $50 or more in sponsorships receives free registration. The cost for the picnic only is $10 and $10 for only a t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Kane Foundation and residents of Kane.

Holy Family Parish to host Polish dinner

     A Polish Platter Dinner will be Sept. 17 from 4-7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 1921 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport. Cost is $15, $12 for children 12 and younger and includes pierogi, stuffed cabbage, haluski, kielbasa, sauerkraut, dessert and a drink.

Shriners Band to perform in Renzie Park

     McKeesport Music Club and Carnegie Library of McKeesport will present The Shriners Band of Pittsburgh Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Lion's Band Shell in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. There will be raffle baskets, a lottery calendar and 50/50. For more information, call the library at 412-672-0625 or go to the web site at www.McKeesportLibrary.org.

Low back pain discussion offered at library

     Nathan Barr, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, facility director for UPMC McKeesport Center for Rehab Services, will discuss Low Back Pain: Prevention and Treatment at Carnegie Library of McKeesport Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room. To register for the free event, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the web site at www.McKeesportLibrary.org. The library is located at 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport.    

St. Sava church to host 'A Taste of Serbia'

​     A Taste of Serbia 2022 will be Sept. 30 from 3-7 p.m. and Oct. 1 from noon to 7 p.m. at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church of McKeesport-Duquesne, 901 Hartman St. in McKeesport. Pre-orders by credit card will be accepted through Sept. 25 by calling 412-287-6249 or online at www.stsavapa.org. Cash or credit cards are accepted for walk-up orders, which will be taken while supplies last. A new courtyard festival tent allows for outdoor seating rain or shine and a Kafana bar offers beer, wine, slivo, soda and water.

     The church’s boneless slow-roasted sliced lamb sandwiches and award-winning 12-oz. haddock filet fish sandwiches top the menu. Fish sandwiches and pierogies are available Friday only, while lamb sandwiches are offered both days. Other menu items include cevaps (six grilled skinless meat sausages served with onions, a roll and kajmak spread), burek (a savory meat and cheese pie in phyllo dough), sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), grah i kupas (traditional sauerkraut and red kidney bean soup), halushki, Serbian potato salad, and Serbian coleslaw. Serbian salads are mixed with an oil and vinegar dressing. Desserts include apple strudel, palacinke, cinnamon roll love knots, fried doughnut krofne, pineapple pita, kifle apricot or nut horns, lady locks, a bakery sampler, and nut and apricot rolls; orders can be placed for the holidays.

Heritage Center to host paint party

     A Fall Paint Party fundraiser for the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will be Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the center. Cost is $20, $25 for non-members and $15 for youth under 15. There will be wine, punch and cheese to enjoy while painting a fall landscape. To register, go to the center's web site at mckeesportheritage.org.

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Clairton/Jefferson Hills AARP 1612 to meet

     The Clairton/Jefferson Hills AARP 1612 will meet Sept. 28 in the Community Room at the Jefferson Hills Borough Building. Coffee and donuts are offered at 9:30 a.m. followed by a brief business meeting. Entertainment will be by guitarist and singer Matt Tichon. Upcoming bus tours include Sugarcreek, Ohio Nov. 11 to see the play, "Our Christmas Dinner" and Highmark's Holiday Pops Dec. 18 at Heinz Hall. For more information about the chapter, call Barb at 412-714-4411 or Kathy at 412-854-0594.

Closing Day Scramble winners are Jean Joseph,  Ginger Spang and Pat Sheleheda. Joseph also won “Most Improved Golfer” and Spang won “Best Putter” of 2022.   

After the 2-day championship tournament, Melanie Zietak, right, claimed victory as the 2022 YCC 18 Hole Ladies Club Champion with a low gross of 177. Both with low nets of 144, Valerie Wilson, left, won the Championship division and Penny Natale, center, won the first flight division.

September 26, 2022

Maureen Fiore won Star of the Year for YCC 18-hole Ladies Golf Association. Each week, the golfer with a low net score is Star of the Day which qualifies her to play in the annual tournament.

September 23, 2022

Scrambled Egg Nine Hole golf winners

welcome

YCC 18 Hole low net winner

The winners of Youghiogheny 18-Hole golfers 10 Ladies Out Tournament "Show us 'Their' Money." Joanne McHolme, center, outlasted the competition in the hole-by-hole elimination. Coming in second was Sandy Payne, right, and Linda Byers, left.

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole League’s Star of the Year is Judi Murray.

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet

     Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Butler's Rock Run Inn. Sandin Home Health Care will offer free blood pressure screenings. Vice President Jim Morningstar will preside and Debbie Gilbert will offer the table blessing. Lunch is $10 and will be hot dogs, kielbasa, sauerkraut, braised red cabbage, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, rolls, cookie and beverage. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m with the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America" led by Sue Blake. Trips will be discussed by Gilbert. Share the Wealth will be conducted by Linda Baila and Gayle Wills, and the basket auction will be conducted by Carol Butler and Betty Lucot. Those bringing items for the auction include Brenda Hoffman, Janet Adam's, Loretta Flanagan, Carol Butler, Lois Smith and Rose Naylor; items should be there by 11 a.m. 
     Financial Secretary Barb Mantsch will collect dues at $10 for 2023. Tickets are $25 and will be on sale for the Christmas party at Rock Run Inn. Only 130 tickets will be sold.
    Election of officers for 2023 will take place. Bingo will be played after the meeting.

McKeesport Heritage Center hosts annual Living History Tour

     The eighth annual Living History Tour in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery, hosted by the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center, is Oct. 8 and 9 from noon until 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the event; cost is $12, $6 for students, no charge for children aged 6 and younger. Actors tell the stories of notable, famous and infamous McKeesporters buried in the cemetery. An encore performance is Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport.

Library offers Wise Walk in Renzie Park

     Wise Walk is offered Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. beginning at the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. Hosted by Carnegie Library of McKeesportj and sponsored by the McKeesport Hospital Foundation, participants gather weekly to report their steps and have a healthy snack, then walk at their own pace. All ages can take part. No registration is necessary and there is no cost. For more information, call the library at 412-672-0625 or visit the web site at www.mckeesportlibrary.org.

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League Champion of the two day Championship is Judi Murray.

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet

      The Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Butler's Rock Run Inn. President Linda Bennett will preside over the meeting and Sandin Home Health Services will offer free blood pressure readings. Lunch is $10 and will spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, and cookies. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m., with the flag pledge recited and Sue Blake leading the singing of "God Bless America." Share the wealth will be conducted by Linda Baila and Gayle Wills, and the basket auction will be conducted by Carol Butler and Betty Lucot. Those bringing items for the auction include Jack Greenawalt, Marian Dimple, Lucille Cindric, Paulette Cleary, Gloria Luckotosh and Mary Lou Hartman; items should be there by 11 a.m. Financial Secretary Barb Mantsch will begin collecting $10 dues for 2023. Entertainment will be the funny fashion show conducted by Marsha Smith. There will not be bingo.

Youghiogheny Country Club Women’s Nine Hole Golf League winner of the Scrambled Eggs game is Judi Murray, left, who is joined by Jean Joseph and Ginger Spang.

October 7, 2022

YCC Nine Hole season-ending golf winners

Mon Valley Happenings

YCC Women's 18 Hole Champions

November 6, 2022

​​​​​MEETINGS and EVENTS

Send information to mvhappenings@gmail.com. Announcements will be posted for one month.

November 2, 2016

Ukrainian church to host pyrohy sale
     St. John's Ukrainian Church, 1907 Eden Park Blvd. in McKeesport, will have a pyrohy sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4. Items ready-to-eat will be potato and cheese pyrohy, homemade haluski, and homemade wedding soup. Also available are frozen potato and cheese pyrohy, and potato and sauerkraut pyrohy, and potato and bacon pyrohy. For more information, call 412-678-2206.

Flea market, bake sale planned

     A flea market and bake sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road in Elizabeth. Outside space rental is $10; tables are not provided. Call 412-384-6464 to reserve a space. Homemade food will be available for eat-in or takeout.

Stuffed cabbage, bake sale scheduled

​     St. Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, 330 Shaw Ave. in McKeesport, will have a stuffed cabbage and bake sale. Orders for stuffed cabbage ($1.75 each), homemade bread ($4 for plain bread, $4.50 for raisin bread), cheregie, cookies, and nut, apricot and poppyseed rolls ($10.50 per roll) must be made by Nov. 6. ; call 412-678-6393, 412-672-3444 or 412-672-0736 to place an order.

     Orders can be picked up Nov. 10.

Elizabeth Twp. Seniors to meet

     Elizabeth Township Seniors will meet Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Butler's Rock Run Inn. Sandin Home Health Care will offer free blood pressure screenings until noon. Vice President Jim Morningstar will preside and Debbie Gilbert will offer the table blessing. Lunch is $10 and will be turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, and a cookie. The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m with the flag pledge and singing of "God Bless America." Share the Wealth will be conducted by Gayle Wills and Linda Baila and the basket auction will be conducted by Carol Butler and Betty Lucot. Those bringing items for the auction include Vaughn Gilbert, Bob Humenik, Barb Mantsch, Patti Gaska, Nancy Nicolai and Pat Kiss; items should be there by 11 a.m. 
     Tour directors Debbie and Vaughn Gilbert will discuss upcoming trips and officers will be elected for 2023. In honor of Veterans Day, veterans from all military branches will be recognized; red, white and blue will be the colors of the day.

     Financial Secretary Barb Mantsch will collect dues of $10 for 2023 at the November, January and February meetings; dues will not be collected at the Christmas party in December. Tickets for the Christmas party at Rock Run Inn are $25 and will be sold at the meeting; no tickets will be sold at the door. Checks should be made out to Elizabeth Township Seniors. The buffet dinner will include roast top round of beef, stuffed chicken breast, roasted fingerling potatoes, green beans and mushrooms, tossed salad, rolls and butter, dessert, and coffee, tea and soda. Ticket cost includes the meal, tax and gratuity, and entertainment.

     Bingo will be played after the meeting.

Library offers elder care law program

     Elder Care Law will be discussed at Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Children's Room. Representatives from Zachariah and Brown Elder Law and Estate Planning will discuss how to help families plan, pay for, coordinate, and secure quality of care for life. Deadline to register is Nov. 7 and can be done online at www.McKeesportLibrary.org or by calling 412-672-0625. Light refreshments will be offered at the free event. The library is located at 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport.

Time to Chit Chat at the Library

     Folks who enjoy talking, telling a story or their story can attend Chit Chat at the Library the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, 1507 Library Ave. in McKeesport. Discussion topics can be serious, topical or funny. Snacks will be offered. Register for the free event online at www.McKeesportLibrary.org or by calling 412-672-0625.