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September, 2017 Issue

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Touch-A-Truck — Big Hit at Community Days 21017

The West Deer Township Community Days Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the guests, participants, sponsors, West Deer Township Employees, Board of Supervisors and Parks and Recreation Board for permitting such an event.  If it weren’t for the aforementioned the two-day event would not be possible.  This year’s event was well attended and a great success. We are looking forward to Community Days 2018. Click for more on Community Days.


Deer Lakes to Celebrate Homecoming on Sept. 22

Deer Lakes School District invites all members of the communities of East Deer, Frazer and West Deer townships to join us in celebrating the 2017 Homecoming festivities, including the annual Homecoming parade, football game and coronation, all of which will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

This year’s Homecoming theme is “Disney at Deer Lakes.”

As in years past, parade participants will assemble at the Deer Lakes Middle School parking lot by no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the event. The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will again follow East Union Road from the Middle School to the Deer Lakes High School. The entire length of the route is approximately 1.2 miles.

After the parade, all participants are encouraged to cheer on the Lancers varsity football team as they take on the Valley Vikings at 7:30 p.m.

School or community groups and organizations wishing to participate in this year’s parade should contact Mrs. Sandra Hazlett, Deer Lakes School District at (724) 265-5340 Ext. 5101 or send her an email at by Friday, Sept. 11, 2017.
For staging purposes, we will need to know approximately how many students will be participating and if they will be walking or riding in a vehicle on the parade route.


Wiegand Appointed to Fire Commission

Joe Scarnati, Pro Tempore of the Senate, recently announced that Joshua Wiegand was appointed to the Commission to Study Fire and EMS issues. The commission will make recommendations on the delivery of Fire and EMS services in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Chief Wiegand has been a member of West Deer VFC #3, Station 290 since 1994. He became chief in 2008. Wiegand is responsible for several grants to local fire department and acts as a consultant to various EMS and Volunteer Fire Departments in Western PA. The grants have a combined value of $10 million in to over 60 organizations in the last 10 years.


Open Burning

As a general reminder, there is no open burning permitted in Allegheny County.  They do allow, as an exception, small recreational fires.  Recreational fires may be no larger than 3 feet wide x 3 feet long x 2 feet high and tended by a responsible person at all times.  Proper burning material consists of clean wood, charcoal, commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs, or wood pellets.  It is not permissible to burn pressure treated wood or any other material that is odor causing.  Paper or commercial smokeless fire starters may be used with clean wood to start a fire. Importantly, all fires must be at least 15 feet from the property line - and please control the smoke.  Your neighbor should not be bothered by the smoke generated by your recreational fire.  Call West Deer Township Code Enforcement Officer at 724-265-2780 with any questions.



On Saturday, August 26 at 1:00 PM, Maria Montano of Indiana Township celebrated her Quinceañera at Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church.  Father Leon from St. Augustine Priory in Lawrenceville was the celebrant.

A Quinceañera is the Hispanic tradition of celebrating a young girl's coming of age - her 15th birthday. The celebrations embrace religious customs, and the virtues of family and social responsibility. The Quinceañera tradition celebrates the young girl (la Quinceañera), and recognizes her journey from childhood to maturity.

The customs highlight God, family, friends, music, food, and dance.  After the church ceremony, the celebration continued with a banquet and dancing for family and friends.

Maria, the daughter of Pablo & Maria Montano, is a freshman at Fox Chapel High School. Click for more on Maria.


Harmony Line Chorus, and Barbershop Quartets Present Concert

Pittsburgh North Hills Harmony Line Chorus will present a concert titled “We can cook, too! Barbershop style, ” 7:30pm, Saturday, September 16 in St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland, 311 Cumberland Road, McCandless, in the church’s social hall. Proceeds benefit North Hills Community Outreach, a 30-year old nonprofit serving local families in crisis, hardship and poverty.

In addition to music from the PNHHLC, the audience will also enjoy performances by four barbershop quartets including U4YA, The Sweater Men, Wired for Sound and Vocal Confluence.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 or a bag of groceries for NHCO. For more information, please contact Tom Beecher at tbsoccer1@verizon.netor 412-486-2550.


Dan Angeloni/West Deer  Alumni Luncheon Meeting

Are you interested in attending the next Dan Angeloni/West Deer Alumni luncheon? The alumni luncheon meetings are held the last Thursday of the month. This month’s meeting will feature the Sweet Adelines. The September meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 28, 2017. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. in the West Deer  William Fish American Legion Post 593, 57 Superior Road, Superior. All former students who attended West Deer schools at any time are invited to attend. Luncheon reservations are required by calling Lucille Braun at 724-265-2838 at one week in advance. Deadline for reservations is September 24, 2017.


West Deer Food Bank

West Deer Food Bank would like to thank the people, organizations and churches for your continuous support over the years.  Without you we would not be able to continue to supply food to the people in need in West Deer Township. The Food Bank is opened the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10-noon. We are housed in the garage of East Union Presbyterian Church. If you are in need of food or would like to donate, please call Carol at 724-312-5656.


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.


Happenings at East Union Church

The Summer Worship Schedule at East Union will continue with One Service at 9:30am September 3rd in the pavilion.  We go back to our regular worship service times beginning Sunday, September 10th. Fall schedule is below. Click for more happewnings at East Union Church.


Fun And Freedom Youth Sports

Tuesday Evenings Beginning September 5th
5 Years Old – 2nd Grade:  Age appropriate Basketball Skills and Fun Gym Activities including Animal Catcher, Dodge Ball, Floor Hockey and Line Basketball.

3rd – 6th Grades: Fun “3 on 3” Basketball Games! Individual sign-ups, equal playing time, different team each week.

 Saturday, November 4th – the 11th Annual Coach Deeni Riddle “3 on 3” Youth Basketball Memorial Tournament.  Two Grade Divisions:  3rd - 5th and 6th - 8th.  In addition to the fun competition - every player will receive a Tournament T-shirt, a Gift Bag, a Team Photo, have a chance to win Door Prizes and be served a meal after the Tournament!

ALL activities are for girls and boys and will be conducted at the East Union Community Center – West Deer Township.  Pre-registration IS necessary for each activity.  For registration information visit their website at: and Click on “Current and Upcoming Activities” or call 724-274-7773.


Iced Tea and Lemonade
Sale Marks End of
Summer Vacation

This group of entrepreneurs had an end of summer sale of iced tea and lemonade on the day before school began. Pictured from left to right are Carson (4) and Jordan Allshouse (7), they are the son and daughter of Dan and Anna Allshouse, Allison Walter (8) the daughter of Chris & Jenn Walter, and Alexandria Claypoole (7) she is the daughter of Lacie Claypoole. They are all from the West Deer area.



Fall Family Fun Day

Dorseyville Alliance Church invites the community to a free event, Fall Family Fun Day, in the church parking lot from 12 noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, October 7.

Fall Family Fun Day will feature live music, free food, children’s games, pumpkin painting, and a petting zoo from 12 – 2 p.m., plus prizes, giveaways and an informational table.

"At one time, the church bore the name, Dorseyville Community Church, highlighting its intentional engagement in the neighborhood,” says Mark Conklin, pastor of the church. “ Our objective for this event is to express both our love for the wonderful people who make up this community and our desire to grow in service to others."
Dorseyville Alliance Church has been serving at its present location since 1960. Current local outreaches include providing staples for food banks, making afghans and quilts for area nursing homes, and providing support for a ministry to the homeless.

“We really love this neighborhood,” says Becky Scheid, coordinator of the Fun Day. “We are looking forward to a relaxed, enjoyable event with the community.”For more information about Fall Family Fun Day call 412-767-4600 or visit


Thank You! Thank You!

I would personally like to thank Chief Jon Lape for all his work chairing the West Deer Community Days each year. Without his organizational skills things would not run as smooth as it does. Also, thank you Pam Tedesco for all you did to bring the Touch a Truck to Community Days this year. It was awesome.  The West Deer Road Crew does a great job each year in getting the tents up and ready to go. This year was an especially tough year for the road crew. The storm that came Friday afternoon destroyed some of the tents and they were able to have everything up and running by Friday evening. Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this Community Days a success. — Carol McCaskey


September Events at Springdale Free Public Library

Please visit our website or visit our Facebook page for more details about these programs.  Registration is requested for all of these programs, call: 724-274-9729. Click for a listing of programs at Springdale Free Public Library.


Meals to Go

East Union Presbyterian Church began serving meals to the elderly, homebound and others in West Deer Township in March of 2011. This project is called “Meals to Go”.  The cost of the meals is $5 per day. We deliver Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and noon.  The Starr Road Mushroom Store makes the meals.  Some of the meals we will deliver are stuffed cabbage and mashed potatoes, lasagna and roll, meat loaf with mac and cheese, beef stew etc. If you are interested in being a part of this project, please call Carol McCaskey at 724-312-5656 or email


Addiction: Six Steps to Sanity

Six Steps to Sanity Program – new session starting Wednesday, August 30th from 7 to 8:30 PM, for 12 consecutive weeks.  This is a faith based ministry designed to bring hope, healing and serenity to family and friends of those caught in the cycle of addiction.  This free program is based on the book:  Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children:  Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents, by Allison Bottke.  It is never too late to make choices that will change your life.  For questions and registration please call Judi Damon at 412-496-8582, or email at


Stokes Automotive Moves to a New Location with New Name

After working some time as a mechanic at a garage in Creighton, Brian Stokes started his own automotive repair business moving to a garage on Saxonburg Boulevard in West Deer’s Allegheny Acres section in 2007. Brian said his success is due to the loyalty of his West Deer customers. Because of their clients, Stokes Automotive has outgrown its current facilities and has moved to a new and larger location on Route 910. Operated by Brian and his son, Michael, Pine-Richland Auto Works is a 4-bay facility located at 3505 Gibsonia, Rd., (Route 910). Cross Route 8 and then 3 Miles west on 910. Click for more on Stokes Automotive and their new name and address. Click for more on Brian and Michael Stokes and their new Pine-Richland Auto Works.


West Deer Township Parks and Recreation Board
Presents The Following Programs

Hunter Safety Course
The West Deer Township Parks & Recreation, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, will be hosting a free hunter safety course on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch, at the West Deer Township Municipal Building, East Union Road, Cheswick.  This is a 6-hour training class required for first time hunters to obtain their license.  You must register online at, under education.

Note:  You must be 11 years of age or older by September 8th to register.

Blue Bird House Building Project
The West Deer Township Parks & Recreation Board and the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be hosting their annual blue bird house building project again this year. Daniel Puhala, Conservation Officer, will provide instructions for the course.  The program is opened to children 6-13 years of age.  Each child will be provided with a kit to build the houses that will be taken home at the end of the evening.  We ask parents to attend with the children and to bring a portable drill, if possible, that can be used with drywall screws.  The program is scheduled for September 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bairdford Park Pavilion, cost of which is $5.00. Preregistration is required by calling 724-265-1100, extension 302.  Call for additional information.


Kid’s Water Battle

Kid’s Water Battle winners at the Annual Community Days event in the order of the picture 10 - 12 year old age division third-place Julia Resciniti, 1st place Lexi Quckenbush, 2nd place David Grondwalski, in the 6 - 9 year old age division, 2nd place Colton Restori, 1st place Aiden McCurdy, 3rd place Wyatt Bayne.

Marissa Bailey, the spokesperson for West Deer #2, Station 289 said we had a great turnout this year for the Kid’s Battle of the Barrel despite the cooler temperatures! 21 children participated in the competition! We can’t wait til these participants turn 14 so they can come join our department as junior firefighters.



Little Ads

For Sale: Rare books on history, theology, art and old maps. Russian books and souvenirs. Call 724-165-1030.


Rusted Root to Headline 18th Annual
Allegheny County Music Festival

A Benefit for Children and Youth 

The Allegheny County Music Festival, featuring Pittsburgh-based Rusted Root and several local bands, will be held Sunday, Sept.3, at the amphitheater in Hartwood Acres Park in Hampton. Opening acts begin at 5 p.m. and Rusted Root will take the stage at 8 p.m.

Festival Line-up
The Velcro Shoes
The Buckle Downs
André Costello and the Cool Minors
Rusted Root

 The suggested donation is $20 per car to benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. The Fundfinances requests from children and youth receiving services through the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Probation for life-enriching items and opportunities not otherwise available through traditional government sources. 
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and arrive early to stake out their area on the lawn. A 50/50 raffle will also be held that evening with proceeds benefiting the Fund. 

For more information about the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund, please


NHCO Urgently Needs Volunteers In the
Upper Route 28 Corridor

North Hills Community Outreach has a particular need for volunteers interested in helping seniors in the route 28 corridor near Tarentum and Brackenridge. Specifically, volunteer drivers and dispatchers are needed for the Free Rides for Seniors shuttle, and individual volunteers are needed to help seniors get to appointments and shopping. NHCO now has an online registration process for those who wish to volunteer to help seniors through its In Service of Seniors: North Program.  Visit and follow the easy step-by-step registration process. Volunteers are needed to help seniors get to doctor appointments, take them grocery shopping, do light yard work, drive shuttles and more. For more information, call Cathy at 412-307-0069 x 3313.


The Town Flyer Has A New Facebook Page

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