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December, 2017/January, 2018 Combined Issue

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


Toys for Children Annual Drive in Progress

Making a list and checking it twice to help Santa this year are West Deer Police Officers Matthew Evan and Zakary Fedunok. They are looking over the more than 500 toys that have been donated so far for the Annual West Deer Toys for Children. West Deer Chief of Police Jonathan Lape, organizer of the drive, said that with the help of several groups that have volunteered to wrap the gifts, they were able to provide 96 children from 48 families with toys and winter clothing last year’s Christmas morning. The program is directed towards students of the Deer Lakes School District between the ages of 1 – 14. Click for more information.


West Deer-William Fish American Legion Children’s Party

Date Sunday 17 Dec. Time: 1 till 4. Party is open to Legion members and their kids, grand kids and great grand kids ages 0-12. Sign up at the Post.


Pancake Breakfast

All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - Sunday, December 3 2017 from 8:OO a.m.  TO  1:OO p.m. at St. Catherine of Sweden, Farmer Hall , 2554 Wildwood Road,  Allison Park, Sponsored by  Knights of Columbus, Council 10411. Free Will Offerings Accepted Proceeds Benefit Nondenominational Local Charities. Take-Outs Available.


Bull Creek Presbyterian Church will Again
Host Their Holiday Train Display.

They are reviving a tradition that took place more than 20 years ago. The display is made up of 6 O-Gauge trains, 2 HO gauge trains, 1 N-gauge train, and 2 trains on a Christmas Tree Layout.
The display will be open on weekends from December 1 through 17. Dates are December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. Times are: Fridays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00.
After Christmas on December 27, 28, 29 and 30 the display will be open from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. each evening and on Saturday, from 2:00 to 8:00.

Bull Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 224 Tarentum- Culmerville Road, Tarentum, PA. 15084. Admission is a donation of $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. A Collection of Canned Goods for AVAC Food Bank will also take place.

For a private viewing, call Billy at 724-272-3401 or Rick at 724- 448-8444. Visit Facebook at Bull Creek Presbyterian Church Holiday Train Display. Click for more photos.


From Leonard Guerre, Outgoing West Deer Township Supervisor

I would like to thank the residents of West Deer for allowing me to serve them for twenty years.

In that time I have learned a lot about government and how it works. I’ve learned it is not like a business, and that people and the services we provide them are what matter.

I met a lot of good people, and would like to think I helped make West Deer a better place to live. So I wish the new, incoming supervisors the best, and hope they continue to keep West Deer the wonderful community it is.

Again, thank you, have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and God bless you all.

Your friend always,
Leonard Guerre


Transfiguration Church to Present the Advent Series

Transfiguration Church to Present the Advent Series
Advent Series,  “The Bible and The Sacraments”, by Scott Hahn will be presented at the Transfiguration Church in Russellton. Facilitator for the series is the Rev. James Holland.
Week 1            Tuesdays, 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. November 28   -- Saturdays*, 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. December 2
Week 2            Tuesdays, 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. December 5     -- Saturdays*, 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. December 9
Week 3            Tuesdays, 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. December 12   -- Saturdays*, 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. December 16
Week 4            Tuesdays, 6 p.m. — 7 p.m. December 19   -- Saturdays*, 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. December 23
*Saturday classes are a repeat of Tuesday’s classes.

Classes will resume in the new year of 2018. Pre-registration is required by calling the parish office at 724-265-1030 so enough books can be ordered. Cost is $10.00 to cover the textbooks.

The series will take place in the Church meeting room. Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church is located at 100 McKrell Road, Russellton, PA 15076.


Santa Claus is Coming to Town with the
Help of Local Fire  Departments

Click for a schedule.



Fun And Freedom Youth Sports

Click for January schedule and
see the Tournament Winners.


Deer Lakes Ambassarors Clothing Drive

Are you in need of supplies for winter? That's a problem no longer!! The Deer Lakes Amabassadors are hosting a clothing drive on December 16th, where gently used winter clothing will be available to anybody in the community. Here you'll find blankets, coats, hats, gloves, socks, and so much more at no cost to you. Please stop by anytime between 2 and 5 pm. There’s no need to worry about keeping warm when you have a community who cares!


Deer Lakes' Chufo to Appear in
"A Musical Christmas Carol"

Joe Chufo, a fifth grade student at East Union Intermediate Center, will perform as one of the Cratchit children in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” back at the Byham Theater for its 26th consecutive year.

Click for more on Joe Chufo.



Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Now what? Find out what you need to know about diet, exercise and medication(s)!
You’re invited to attend “Diabetic Education . . . Putting it All Together!” at the Transfiguration Church, 100 McKrell Road, Russellton.
The Diabetic Discussion Group, will be lead by Rev. James Holland, RN, CNS (Licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist).

Topics will include:
Introduction to Diabetes -- November 30th, 2017
Healthy Eating -- December 7th, 2017
Being Positive -- December 14th, 2017
Taking Medication -- December 21st, 2017
Monitoring: Problem Solving -- January 11th, 2018
Healthy Coping -- January 18th, 2018
Reducing Risks  -- January 25th, 2018

The group will meet in the Church meeting room on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. You must pre-register by calling the Church office at 724-265-1030.
Class size is limited to 20 people. A $5.00 donation is suggested to the Transfiguration Church.

The Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church is located at 100 McKrell Road, Russellton, PA 15076.


Bairdford Park Pavilion Permits

Applications for Bairdford Park pavilion permits will be available Monday, January 8, 2018.  A sign-in sheet is available at the West Deer Township Building when the office opens at 8:00 a.m. but the actual permits are not issued until 9:00 a.m.  Permits are on a first-come/first-serve basis.  For more information, call 724-265-3680.


Deer Lakes School District is Seeking
Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

The Deer Lakes School District is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. The purpose of this award is to honor graduates of Deer Lakes, East Deer/Frazer, and West Deer high schools who have made a valuable contribution to society either in his/her personal or professional life. Click for more on the Distinguished Alumni Awards.


From West Deer Police —

 West Deer Township Police would like to remind all motorists to drive cautiously as the winter weather is upon us.  Although roads may not appear to be hazardous, many times conditions are misleading.  Homeowners need to utilize their driveways for parking vehicles once the public works department begins to plow and salt the roadways.  Additionally homeowners are reminded that it is against the law to remove snow from your residence and throw it onto township, county or state highways.


Bakerstown United Methodist Church Burns Mortgage

On October 22nd, the Bakerstown United Methodist Church celebrated the retirement of its debt with a Mortgage Burning Service in the Sanctuary.  On August 12, 1999 the congregation took out a $1,737,424 loan to fund the building of a new Sanctuary, fellowship hall and Pre-School area.  The loan was paid in full in September 2017 after 18 years of faithful stewardship on the part of the congregation. Click for more on Bakerstown Methodist Church.


CJ Everhart Named Winner of PA
Alliance Geographic Educations Postcard

The PA Alliance for Geographic Education’s latest newsletter is out and it’s cover features a postcard submission from 3-time winner, CJ Everhart.

Every third week in November is an opportunity to recognize and explore the world of geography through the celebration of Geography Awareness Week. Established by presidential proclamation 30 years ago, this annual public awareness program challenges all citizens to become geographically competent through the exploration of various spatial themes. This year’s theme is “The Geography of Civil Rights Movements.” 

CJ was named the 1st Place winner in the 3rd – 5th grade group. He is a fifth grader at East Union Intermediate Center. His piece features Nelson Mandela and is called “The Geography of Civil Rights Movements.”


Local Author Pens Second Dog Tale

West Deer resident Lisa A. Wisniewski has had a second book published by WestBow Press. Trouble with a Capital L-U-K-E is a true story about time and the value created through lessons learned in a special relationship with a dog.  Told from first person perspective with transparent honesty, it is a testament to a relationship that required a lot of faith, patience, diligence, and prayer.  It is also an example of how God works in ways we do not see to provide the things we need most in life. Books are available at  Type “Lisa A. Wisniewski” in the search box to view the book format options. 

Visit Lisa’s blog, to view other writings by Lisa.  Thank you for your support.


Placement Tests

Saint Joseph High School will offer its placement test on Saturday, December 9 from 9am - 12pm.  The test is required for all incoming freshmen wishing to apply for SJHS academic scholarships.  Register by contacting Admissions Director Mrs. Shane Palumbo '92: or 724-226-4932.  For more information about the admissions process visit


Crafting Toys for Children

Lash & Brenda Rosengrant of West Deer Township make these beautiful pieces of doll furniture for children in need in the community. Lash is an amazing woodworking craftsman, and Brenda uses her skills as a seamstress to make the sweet little bed sets. Click for more on crafting for Children.


Hampton Bands Holiday Extravaganza – December 2, 2017

 Please mark your calendars and join us at Hampton High School for the Hampton Band Association’s annual Holiday Extravaganza on December 2.   The event runs from 10-3 and includes:  Sundaes and Santa, our famous Cookie Walk, over 120 vendors, Band Dads’ Café, and entertainment from our school bands from all three school levels (elementary, middle, and Wind Ensemble).   The school address is 2929 McCully Road, Allison Park.  Don’t forget to mark it down and bring your friends.  Thank you !!!


Let’s Move Pittsburgh Names Two
Deer Lakes Schools Champion Schools for Wellness Efforts

At its recent annual symposium, Let’s Move Pittsburgh formally recognized Curtisville   Primary Center and East Union Intermediate Center as two of its Champion Schools Award Winners. 

Curtisville is using its $1,000 grant to fully implement a Revamp Recess program, which creates three distinct recess zones to provide different options for structured play and provide age-appropriate equipment for its students. The school hopes that by providing safe, functional spaces and age-appropriate equipment, students will have more meaningful activity time during recess. Click for more on Let's More.


NHCO Speakers Available

North Hills Community Outreach’s staff or volunteer speakers will speak to your congregation, business, civic group or school at no charge about NHCO’s programs and services and volunteer opportunities. For more information or to schedule a speaker, please contact Jen at or 412-487-6316 opt 1 x 3112.


Deer Lakes Students
Recognized at Regional
English Festival Luncheon

Deer Lakes High School sophomores Mairead Clements, Kelli Galbraith, Madison Madine and Pietro Porco were recently formally recognized at the 2017 Western Pennsylvania Council of English Teachers (WPCTE) English Festival Luncheon, held at Seton-La Salle High School in Baldwin Township, Pa.




Happenings at East Union Church

Join us on December 3rd as we begin our Advent journey…Destination: Bethlehem! We welcome you and your family to all of our holiday activities and worship services. Check out the ad in this Town Flyer.

Come on out and bring the kids to the East Union Community Center for Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 2nd   from 9:00am-11:00am. Enjoy a delicious pancake, egg and sausage Breakfast, Crafts, Christmas Story Room, Face Painting and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Click for more on East Union Church.


Blood Drive with Chance to Win Steeler and Penguin Tickets

Three year-old little boy Marco Mangieri, whose mother, Katie is a special education teacher at Deer Lakes Middle School, is battling Leukemia and he needs your help. The Mangieri family is holding a Blood Replenishment Drive for Marco from 1 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4 at St. Victor’s Church in West Deer. Walk-ins are certainly welcome, but you can also register for the event via the Central Blood Bank by entering code: Z0021038. All donors will be entered into a raffle for either Penguins or Steelers tickets.


Best Tire

“Pictured in the above photo is a young Harry Coots after he helped put up a tire sign at a Gulf station in Deer Creek. The Gulf station became a tire recapping shop started by his grandfather, Bill Custer and his father, Harry Coots. Click for more on Best Tire.


5th Annual Holiday Jazz Dinner to be
Held at Deer Lakes High School

 Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Doors open and seating will begin at 6 PM, with dinner being served at 7 PM. The dinner will be held in the Deer Lakes High School Cafeteria, 163 East Union Road, Cheswick, PA  15024.  Tickets are $12.00 per person, $20.00 for two, Senior Citizens and Students are $10.00, and Children under 5 are free.  Members of the Deer Lakes Band programs will serve a dinner of spaghetti, salad, and dessert.  The DLHS Jazz Ensemble includes students in grades 9-12.  The Jazz Ensemble will be playing a selection of holiday jazz favorites during dinner.  Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Advance purchase tickets will be available starting December 1st by emailing Mr. Chris Snyder at with the number and type of tickets desired or you may call him at 724-265-5300 x2707.  Any remaining tickets not reserved will be sold at the door.


NHCO’s Transportation Assistance Program Expands to
Serve More People In Need

Name change reflects expanded services


Springdale Library December Activities

Click for a listing.


The Town Flyer Has A New Facebook Page

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