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October, 2017 Issue

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Click on the calendar for a list of October items of interest.


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To see the candidates in the November election just click on their thumbnail ad.
Watch for the November issue of the Town Flyer for more information.


Missed the Deadline | Open House

Open House at Saint Joseph's

The Saint Joseph High School Fall Open House will be held Sunday, October 29 from 12:30-2:30.  Registration begins in the Science and Technology Center.  Receive a private tour.  Get to know our students and faculty. Learn why SJHS is the best place for a Catholic High School Education.  Questions?  Contact Admissions Director Mrs. Shane Palumbo '92 724-226-4932 or admissions@saintjosephhs. com.


Deer Lakes Celebrates Homecoming 2017

Deer Lakes School District celebrated its 2017 Homecoming festivities in style on Friday, September 22 with a parade that featured more than 50 different school and community groups and organizations.

The highlight of the evening was the coronation of Gabby Vergerio as homecoming queen and David Czoper as king.

Last year’s homecoming queen, Caitlyn Reading and king, Brandon Anderson made the trip home to crown their respective successors. Last year’s princess and prince, Abby Lisowski and Noah Darsie were also on-hand.  Click for more on homecoming.


Down on the Farm

If you travel Butler Logan Road on your way to Pittsburgh Mills you might stop at the “Little House” produce stand of Ed and Marilyn Misera of Frazer Twp. They started their produce stand selling several types of sweet corn through out the years. Then they invested in several tents and tables to sell on the side of Butler Logan Road and Misera Lane about 10 years ago. Then the “Little House” idea came to Ed four years ago. The “Little House” on wheels for last three years has been transported near the barn during the off-season.

Ed has been farming since he was old enough to help out on the Misera farm. He is the 9th out of 10 kids. (There are 4 boys and 6 girls). Marilyn, by default, has been helping Ed since they got married. She was a nurse before leaving her job after her third child was born to help with the farming and take care of their six children. Click for more Down on the Farm.


Deer Lakes Student Council to Host Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon

 Members of the Deer Lakes High School Student Council will host their annual Senior Citizen’s Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Deer Lakes High School, 163 East Union Road, West Deer Township. Entertainment will take place in the auditorium beginning at 12:30 p.m. and the luncheon will begin at 1:30 p.m.

This year’s menu will include fresh carved rosemary pork loin, ranch cut seasoned potatoes, steamed green beans and fresh baked rolls.

 The luncheon is open to senior citizens of the Deer Lakes School District. Admission is free, but reservations are required by calling Mrs. Mary DeLuca at 724-265-5300 Ext. 2209 before the close of business, Friday, Dec. 1.

 Shuttle service will be provided from the high school parking lot. Handicap parking will be available at the high school.


Veteran’s Day Salute

Sunday November 12, 2017. Time 10:00 a.m. The Transfiguration Parish, 100 McKrell Road, Russelton, will host a Veteran’s Day Salute and Mass.  Refreshments will be served after Mass. Please call in your Veteran’s name, branch of service, rank and years served, if you have them, for our Roll Call (724-265-1030).  This is open to all branches of service including the Coast Guard.  Help us to honor our Veteran’s commitment and sacrifice for our country’s freedom.


Beginner Hunter Safety

Hunter Safety Instructor Bryce McGee explains techniques for using a tree stand to participants at a hunter safety course presented by West Deer Parks and Recreation.

Nearly 30 youngsters and first-time hunters, along with some of their parents recently attended a one-day course on hunter safety. Hunter Safety Instructors with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Bryce McGee of Franklin Park and Robert Olszewski of West Deer ran the program. Click for more on Hunter Safety.


Scholarship Luncheon

The Dan Angeloni West Deer Alumni Scholarship luncheon will meet on October 26.  This month's meeting will feature the one and only Cahal Dunne.  He is a well known Irish entertainer.  Lunch is served at 12:30 in the American Legion, Post 593, Superior,PA  The cost of the luncheon and entertainment is $15. Luncheon reservations are required by calling Lucille Braun at 724-265-2838 by October 22. If interested in the SHOW ONLY you are welcome at 1:15.  A $5 donation to the scholarship fund is requested.


Deer Lakes Band Boosters 5th Annual Craft and Vendor Show

Crafters and Vendors Wanted! — Deer Lakes Band Boosters are hosting their 5th Annual Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  The show will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Choose from a selection of handmade art and craft creations and products offered by popular home-based business representatives.  We will have Pictures w/Santa (small fee), baked goods; 50/50, Basket Raffles; and refreshments for purchase.  Musical performances throughout the day.

Free admission to the public. — Information and Registration forms are available at  Deadline to submit registrations is November 11, 2017.


Hope for the Holidays Support Our Troops This Holiday Season
Support our troops in Turkey

The holidays are a time we spend with family and loved ones. Unfortunately we have thousands of men and women in the military that won’t get this same opportunity. I wanted to try and find a way to make their holidays a little more special; I wanted the troops to know that they haven’t been forgotten. We created a volunteer group called Community Caring and started the” Hope for the Holidays –Support our Troops in Turkey” fundraiser. The goal of the fundraiser is to create 100 holiday care packages to send over to the Incirlik NATO base in Turkey. The American Legion Post 593 is supporting us 100% and has really helped us get started. But to reach our goal we need everyone’s support. Shipping costs alone are over $1,500, and then all of the items needed to put in the packages. We can’t do this alone, so we are asking for your help by donating to this cause. Click for more on Hope for the Holidays.



Transfiguration’s Tutoring Program is up and running. We are in need of more tutors – retired teachers, presently teaching teachers, students enrolled in a college education program or if you are an expert in a specific subject and feel confident tutoring in this area. If interested, please call 724-265-3284 or email


West Deer Township Police Department

Jonathan D.  Lape, Chief

School Bus Light Law

With the school year back in session the police department would like to remind drivers of the ramifications of proceeding through the flashing red lights of school buses.   A driver of a vehicle who is meeting or overtaking a stopped school bus on a highway or traffic way must stop at least ten feet before reaching the school bus when the red signal lights on the bus are flashing and the side stop signal arms are activated.  The driver cannot proceed until the flashing red lights are no longer activated.  Under no circumstances should a driver resume motion of his vehicle until such time as the exiting children  from the bus have reached a safe place.   Drivers approaching an intersection must stop their vehicles at the intersection until the red flashing lights are no longer activated.

Violators of this law are subject to a $250.00 fine and points on their driving record.


Every year thousands of people lose money to telephone scams, from a few  dollars to their life savings.  Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money.  They’ll seem very friendly to you, they’ll call you by your first name, ask about your family, they’ll make small talk.  They’ll mention a company you may be acquainted with, anything to obtain your trust.
If you get a call from anyone you don’t know whose attempting to sell you something or asks  you to forward money to them, say “no thanks” and hang up the telephone.  Do not under any circumstances provide your personal information such as credit card numbers or your social security number.  If you have an answering machine and you don’t recognize the name or telephone number, do not pick up the line, let them leave a message.  If you say no and they continue to pressure you, just hang up the phone.
Many times scammers will attempt to entice you by saying the following –
-           You’ve been specifically selected for a special offer
-           You’ll receive a free bonus if you purchase the product
-           You’ll win valuable prizes
-           You’ve already won something, you just need to send a small fee tocover handling costs
-           It’s a small investment with minimal risks that provide a high return
The IRS does not make telephone calls regarding your social security benefits. Nor do they call about your tax returns.  These scammers usually talk with a foreign accent.  Do not fall victim to this agency.
Be smart, if the deal sounds too good to be true, it’s more than likely a scam.


Pray for our Country

Pray the Patriotic Rosary for the United States of America at 7 PM every last Wednesday of the month (all year long) at Transfiguration Church, 100 McKrell Road, Russellton, PA 15076.


Future Homemakers

It was 65 years ago when this photo was taken in the school year 1952-53 of the “Happy Future Homemakers Club” of West Deer High School in action! From the left, are Olga Tominac, Dee Simonetti, Rose Swaiko, Marilyn Stepp, Martha Massack, teacher Miss Joan Kraft, Emma Whitico, Anna Mae Kasarda, and Virginia DeBold. (A Dan Angeloni West Deer Twp. Heritage photograph.) Posted by the Town Flyer Heritage Team.

Click for more classic photos from the Dan Angeloni Heritage Collection and the Town Flyer.


“Last Flag Flying” . . .

Watch for it . . .
Coming in November

In case you didn’t see the Trailer for “Last Flag Flying” as it was shown on Pittsburgh Television stations. It was filmed in West Deer Township as well as in about 17 locations throughout Allegheny County.

In November of this year, this major movie starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Lawrence Fishburne will be released in theaters. It is a serious comedy titled “Last Flag Flying”. If anyone looks at the trailer for the movie - one of the first scenes is of the Deer Lakes Community Church of the Nazarene. For the movie it was renamed “Beacon Hill Baptist Church” - We are hoping it is a great movie, Watch for it, and watch for the Deer Lakes Church.

The movie trailer is visible at
The Reverand Richard Wise invites you to join them on Sundays at 10:45 at The Deer Lakes Community Church of the Nazarene, 1839 Saxonburg Blvd., Curtisville.


Happenings at East Union Church

Come and enjoy a delicious Spaghetti Dinner in the East Union Community Center on Wednesday, October 11th  from 4-7pm. Five great sauces, including Alfredo, salad bar, rolls and dessert.  All are welcome. Visit with friends and neighbors as you enjoy a great evening out to dinner. Donations appreciated.

Popcorn and Movie family night will be held on Friday, October 6th  at 7:00pm. This event is Free to the community. Bring your friends, a blanket and pillow and enjoy. Click for more on East Union Happenings.


West Deer Alumni Scholarship Drive

The West Deer Alumni Association is conducting its annual drive to help provide $500 scholarships to the Class of 2018 Deer Lakes High School seniors.  The Scholarship Fund was started many years ago by Dan Angeloni and has helped many deserving and qualified seniors with scholarships.  Please mail your contribution in memory of Dan to The West Deer Alumni Scholarship Fund, 122 Canter Lane, Gibsonia, Pa 15044.


Deer Lakes School District App

Deer Lakes School District, in partnership with esv2go, announced today the launch of the Deer Lakes School District app by esv2go, which is now available for iPhones®, iPads®, Android™, Blackberry™ and Windows™ devices. The Deer Lakes app by esv2go enables parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff to quickly access all of the who, what, when and where for Deer Lakes School District.
Click here to download the app.


Property Brothers in Allegheny Acres!

No, the ‘property brothers’ are not doing a remodel on West Deer #2 Fire Hall on Saxonburg Blvd. in Allegheny Acres. The renovation project that began this past May was necessary due to the age, deterioration, leaks and mold that affected the engine bays, roof, backroom and the offices. When it rained or snowed hard they would be left with water in the office and during heavy rains Saxonburg Boulevard would flood and water would get into the truck bays. The banquet hall, which is a newer construction, was kept in place. A spokesperson said they hope the renovation will be completed by November and plan to start renting out the hall again sometime in 2018.


Seniors for Safe Driving

Class Now Forming
Mature driver improvement course. Helping drivers understand how aging affects driving abilities and providing insight about driving on today’s roadways.
• PennDOT Approved
• Desgned for drivers 55 and older
• Minimum 5% discount on your auto insurance for 3 years (as mandated by PA State Law)
• Refresher course conducted in one 4-Hour session
• Standard course conducted in two 3-1/2-Hour sessions

Upcoming class:
November 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. — Rebecca Residence, Allison Park, PA.
To Register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-282-0245.
To Register online, visit:


Car Show at Transfiguration Church

These folks with surf board and swim goggles came to the Transfiguration RC Church’s car cruise in their dune buggy.  They joined the 80 cars on display during the 5th annual event.   More than 175 people visited the show to check out the cars, eat some fantastic food and take a chance on gift baskets.

This year the grand prize basket was four Steeler tickets to the New England Patriots game in December. Click for more on the car cruise.


See more photos from the
Transfiguration Car Cruise.



Deer Lakes Dedicates Innovation Center

More than more than 75 guests attended the dedication/ribbon cutting ceremony as Deer Lakes Middle School introduced its brand new, state of the art innovation center on August 29. The district spent much of the summer transforming its former middle school library into a 21st Century learning space, complete with dynamic classrooms, interactive video boards, walls that can be written on with dry erase markers and Makerspaces throughout. See more on the Deer Lakes Innovation Center.


West Deer K-9 Officer Jimmy

It’s with sadness the West Deer Township Police Department announces the death of their retired K-9, Jimmi. Jimmi, a Belgium Malinois, passed away on August 31st after working in the department for approximately eight years. He began his employment in May, 2007 and unfortunately had to retire in June, 2015 due to medical reasons. During his tenure as the department’s K-9, Jimmi was involved in numerous drug arrests as well as several successful searches of lost and missing persons. He was replaced in September 2015 with our current K-9, Nitro.







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