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May, 2018

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Narcan Training Event --
Hosted by Dorseyville Alliance Church

Dorseyville Alliance Church, 3703 Saxonburg Blvd., Indiana Township, 15238, will host a free Narcan training event on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Special guest speaker, Chris Knight. Learn to save a life. Free naloxone kit with training. RSVP helpful, but not necessary. Call Heather at 754-246-1688 for more information.

 

 

“Important Information on the Upcoming Election!”
For Voters in
West Deer

See pages 16 and 17 of the
May issue for an explanation of
ballot questions or
click here to see a printable
PDF files of this important
information.

 

Recruiting and Training Tomorrow’s First Responders

Statistics show that the volunteer fire service is an aging population.  In addition, volunteer departments are facing challenges retaining and recruiting members at a time when call volume has more than doubled in the past two decades.  Departments across the country are struggling to attract younger members to join their ranks and ensure the future of the fire service. 

Junior firefighter programs are a great way for departments to gain the interest of potential first responders while they are young and help build the next generation of fire and emergency service leaders. Click for more on junior firefighters.

 

Deer Lakes Art

Heather White received an “Award of Excellence” at the Standard Ceramic Supply Suburban High School exhibit in Carnegie. The competition was juried by Gary Greenberg, a ceramics professor at Clarion University. Emily Mischen, Haley Kilnensmith Pierce, Amanda Bialis, Mercedes Guido, and Trisha Edwards also participated in the event. Heather is pictured with Deer Lakes Art teacher Christy Culp. Click to See a photo of Heather.

 

 

Spring and School Picnics

A day at West View Park . . . Circa 1946-1950 This group of Curtisville parents and children prepare to board a school bus that will take them to a school picnic at West View Park. Note the stroller a mother prepares to load onto the bus. Parents took picnic baskets with them for a day at West View Park. The photo was taken at the intersection of Saxonburg Boulevard and Benjamin St. in Curtisville. Park goers used the parking lot of Dalson’s Tavern, now the Pit Stop Restaurant to stage before the bus arrived. A Dan Angeloni West Deer Heritage photo. Click to see an enlargement of this photo.

 

Dody & Stel O’Hare Memorial Scholarship

Michael O’Hare (Deer Lakes, ’70), of Sunset Beach, NC, was on hand to present $20,000 in scholarship money to be divided by 10 Deer Lakes High School graduates from the Class of 2018 who will attend Slippery Rock University beginning in the fall, as part of the Dody & Stel O’Hare Memorial Scholarship.

O’Hare, a retired consumer products executive, and a very proud Slippery Rock alumnus (’74), has now committed more than $120,000 to Deer Lakes students who have chosen to attend his collegiate alma mater. Click for more on Dody & Stel O'Hare Memorial Scholarships.

 

Alumi Luncheon to Feature Cranberry Bog Meisters
Barbershop Members

The West Deer Alumni will be meeting on Thursday, May 31 at the American Legion, Superior at 12:30 p.m. Anyone that graduated from West Deer is welcome to attend . The cost of the luncheon is $15.  The entertainment will be provided by the Cranberry Bog Meisters, Barber Shop members.  Reservations have to be made by calling Lucille Braun at 724-265-2838 or email at epbraun@consolidated.net by May 27.

 

Thank You from the Food Bank

The West Deer Food Bank would like to thank Cub Scout Troop #965 for collecting food for the food bank. The children brought 95 boxes of food to us.  What an amazing job you did. The Cub Scouts and  the food bank would like to thank the community for their generous support. GREAT JOB CUB SCOUTS!!!

 

Flag Placement for Memorial Day -- Volunteers Needed

On Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM, members of the West Deer American Legion will be placing flags on Veterans graves, in cemeteries throughout the West Deer township area. Volunteers to help are welcome.

The West Deer-William Fish American Legion Post 593 is located at 57 Superior Road, Curtisville, PA 15032.

 

Six Steps to Sanity Group Meetings

Do you have a family member whose choices are breaking your heart? Do you live with chaos brought on by poor choices your adult child or family member is making. If so you are not alone.This is an epidemic with catastrophic consequences. If you or someone you know is dealing with a difficult relationship help is on the way. The six steps to Sanity Support Group brings healing to those with family members struggling with addictions. Come and listen to testimonies of true healing in our families.

The group meets Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 at the Allison Park Church, 908 Little Deer Creek Valley Road ,Russellton, PA 15076.

 

DLHS 2018 Spring Jazz Dinner

Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Music and dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Deer Lakes High School Cafeteria. The DLHS Jazz Ensemble will play a selection of jazz favorites during dinner while members of the Deer Lakes Band Programs serve dinner, which will consist of spaghetti, salad, beverages and dessert. Tickets $12.00 per person, $20.00 for two, Senior Citizens and Students - $10, children under 6 - free. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Reservations will be accepted now through May 10 by email to  Director@deerlakesbands.org or calling 724-265-5300 x2707 with the number and type of tickets desired.  Any remaining tickets will be available on a first come basis at the door.

 

Annual Family Fishing Day Sunday – June 3, 2018 — 10 AM-2 PM

The West Deer Parks & Recreation Board along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are sponsoring their annual Family Fishing Day, Sunday, June 3rd – 10 AM-2 PM.  Children learn the basic fishing skills such as baiting a hook, casting, removing their catch and much more.  Everything is provided, poles, reels and bait, no license is required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 5 years old to 12 years old are invited.  A light lunch is provided and prizes are awarded.  Pre-registration is required by calling 724-265-1100, extension 302. Cost is $5.00.

 

West Deer Dog Shelter Annual Rabies Clinic

The West Deer Dog Shelter will be holding its annual rabies clinic on May 26, 2018 at 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the West Deer Township Municipal Building at 109 East Union Road. The cost of the shot is $10.00 and will be administered by a registered vet. No appointment necessary. First come – first serve basis.  All animals must be leashed or caged, no younger than 3 months old, or pregnant.  Please be aware that rabies shots are required by law!  A fine can be imposed for cats and dogs not having rabies shot.  All proceeds benefit the West Deer Dog Shelter.

 

East Deer-Frazer Class of 68 Celebrates 50th Reunion

The East Deer-Frazer High School Class of 1968 will celebrate their 50th reunion on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the River Forest Country Club, 130 Clubhouse Drive, Freeport, PA.

The event begins with cocktails (cash bar) at 5:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00p.m. The menu includes roast beef au jus, stuffed chicken breast, penne pasta with meat sauce; herb roasted red potatoes, vegetable medley, and tossed salad with house dressing. Rolls and butter, coffee and tea with cake for dessert.  Dancing to follow with DJ Kenn Cortese.

The cost per person is $45. If you would like to attend, please reply by May 31, 2018 with a check payable to Judy Christy Tatrn, 192 Tarentum - Culmerville Road, Tarentum, PA 15084.

 

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:
May16, 2018 — 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. — Rebecca Rewsidence, Allison Park, PA 15101
June 2, 2018 — 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. — N. Tier Regional Library, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
June 12, 2018 — 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. — Juniper Village of Forest Hills, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.
June 21 & 22, 2018 — 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. — Shaler Twp. Municipal Building., Senator vulakovich, Glenshaw, PA 15116.
To Register for a class call: 1-800-559-4880 or 724-282-0245.
To Register online, visit: www.seniorsforsafedriving.com.

 

Deer Lakes School District Announces
2018 Distinguished Alumni Honorees

Deer Lakes School District takes great pleasure in announcing that five former Deer Lakes, West Deer and East Deer/Frazer graduates have been selected to receive the seventh annual Deer Lakes School District 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.
The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to identify, recognize, celebrate, and honor those alumni who have distinguished themselves in academics, the arts, public service, professional contributions, or athletics at the collegiate or professional level and who, in so doing, have contributed to the pride and prestige of the Deer Lakes School District.

This year’s honorees include:
Dr. Bruce Kelly          East Deer – Frazer High School Class of 1969
Mr. Dennis Martinez Deer Lakes High School Class of 1970
Mr. Leo Mierzejek     West Deer High School Class of 1947
Dr. Robert F. Pacek    East Deer High School Class of 1953
Mr. Vincent Taliani    West Deer High School Class of 1947

A panel of eight judges, comprising administrators, individuals from the community at-large, former inductees, school board members, and high school student representatives selected five honorees from nineteen nominations. The honorees were selected on the basis of outstanding contributions made in their chosen professions.

They will be recognized at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, May 12. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony at 6:00 p.m. at Deer Lakes High School, 163 East Union Road, (West Deer Township) Cheswick, PA 15024.

The Distinguished Alumni event is open to the public. Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner and the induction ceremony. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. For more information about the dinner and how to purchase tickets, or for information on previous inductees, please visit: www.deerlakes.net or contact the communications office by email: jcromie@dlsd.k12.pa.us or by phone: 724-265-5300 Ext. 2131.

 

Springdale Library Events for May

Click for listing of events.

 

Memorial Day — Monday May 28, 2018

West Deer-Bairdford WW II Memorial          8:30 a.m.
West Deer Township Memorial         9:00 a.m.
Rural Ridge Volunteer Fire Department         9:30 a.m.
East Deer Township Memorial          10:15 a.m.
Indiana Township Memorial 11:00 a.m.
Lakewood Memorial Gardens            11:45 a.m.
West Deer-Wm Fish American Legion Post 593        12:30 p.m.

Services are conducted by the Veterans of the West Deer Legion and members of
the Sons of the American Legion.

There will be a luncheon served after the 12:30 p.m. ceremony which is sponsored by the West Deer American Legion Ladies Auxilary. During the luncheon, The Jimmy Switalski Military Award scholarship will be presented.

All welcome to attend.

This year’s Karen Bizyak Memorial Scholarships will not be presented due to an illness of the Memorial Trustee. They are expected to resume next year.

 

East Union Happenings

East Union Church is a vibrant, multifaceted community of faith. We have a heart for our neighbors and passion for God. Outreach, activities, workshops, studies, events—planned for families just like yours— take place here nearly every day and night of the year.

Come to our annual Spring Craft Fair and Gift Basket Raffle Saturday, May 5th .  Coming September 29 is our Fall Craft Fair. If interested in reserving a table for either event, please contact Mary Lynn at 412-767-5750. Tables go quickly so you can reserve a table for both craft fairs at the same time. See ad in this issue of the Town Flyer. Click for happenings at East Union Church.

 

West Deer  Township
Community Spring Clean-Up Day

Click for story and photos.

 

Depreciation Lands Museum Hosts
Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

See a Fleece to Shawl Demonstration all Afternoon, on Sunday, July 15 from 1-4 pm

Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of an old fashioned Country Ice Cream Social. Traditionally, the Social was an opportunity to relax the social code and visit with friends and neighbors. Ice cream and lemonade are complimentary with your paid admission to the museum today. Take a trip back to colonial times right in Pittsburgh's back yard. Join us for a day of treats, special demonstrations and lots of hands on activites! Click for more on Depreciation Lands Museum.

 

DLMS Students Qualify for Statewide History Competition

The Deer Lakes Middle School tandem of (pictured on left above) Alyssa Weber and (pictured on right) Isabella Bolduc placed third in the Junior Group Exhibit division at the regional National History Day competition at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District. 

This year's theme was Conflict & Compromise in History.  Deer Lakes’ winning exhibit focused on conflict between a group of businessmen and sugar planters in favor of US annexation versus Hawaii's monarchy.  The resultant conflict forced Queen Liliuokalani to abdicate the throne and paved the way for the United States’ annexation and eventual admission of Hawaii as the 50th state in the union. 

Third place qualifies the sixth graders for the statewide competition in Harrisburg this month. Click to see a picture of the finishers.

 

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

 

STEM Design Challenge Winners

The fourth grade team of Garrett Waybright, Wesley Reagle, Eva Stotler and Maylin Penk recently earned Honorable Mention recognition at the STEM Design Challenge at Duquesne University.

Students spent months engaged in the design process to meet challenge requirements, which called for students to design a new, environmentally friendly home product.  Teams brainstormed ideas, narrowed down ideas to produce one design, built a model of the invention from K’Nex pieces, submitted a journal that tracked the design process, created a blueprint of the invention, and finally presented a “Shark Tank”-type pitch during the judging process. Click for more on STEM Design Challenge.

 

Outstanding Young Citizen 2018

Representing Deer Lakes at the Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen awards dinner are (from left to right) Katrina Taliani, Allison Blackwell, Karns Hazlett and Joshua Solomon.

Four Deer Lakes High School students were recognized in this year’s Trib Total Media 2018 Outstanding Young Citizen Award program. Click for more on Outstanding Young Citizens.

 

Bonsai Workshop

It gets intense as  Felipe Palomo center explains techniques during a “Bonsai for Beginners” workshop hosted by Michael Brothers Nursery during their annual Spring Preview Party. Click for more photos on Spring Preview Party.

 

 

 

Porco takes First Place in
Regional National History Day Competition

Deer Lakes High School sophomore Pietro Porco took first place in the 2018 National History Day Regional Competition’s Senior Division, held at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.  

The win qualifies Porco for the statewide competition, which will be held May 11 and 12 at Carlisle (Pa.) High School. Click for more on Porco.

 

Reminders from Last Month's Town Flyer

West Deer VFD #2, Station 289 Hosts Open House

West Deer VFD #2, Station 289 will host an Open House on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

The community is invited to tour their newly renovated building. Bring the entire family down to see the fire trucks, meet the firefighters, grab a bite to eat and learn about the fire service in your township.

While you’re there, why not fill out an application and come be a part of our family! We would love to have you! Hope to see you there!  

 

Hard to Recycle Collection Events — Save These Dates

Saturday, May 5, 2018. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Household Chemical Collection Event. Paint Products, Automotive Fluids, etc. North Park Swimming Pool Parking Lot.

Saturday, May 12, 2018. Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Hard To Recycle Collection Event. Electronics & Televisions. Pittsburgh Mills Parking Lot. Televisions will be accepted.
            FEES:
• Computer monitor — $20
• Television — $30
• Projection or console tv — $40
For more info: www.prc.org or 412-488-7452. Fees to be determined.

 

Annual Family Fishing Day

Sunday – June 3, 2018 — 10 AM-2 PM
The West Deer Parks & Recreation Board along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are sponsoring their annual Family Fishing Day, Sunday, June 3rd – 10 AM-2 PM.  Children learn the basic fishing skills such as baiting a hook, casting, removing their catch and much more. 

Everything is provided, poles, reels and bait, no license is required.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 5 years old to 12 years old are invited.  A light lunch is provided and prizes are awarded.  Pre-registration is required by calling 724-265-1100, extension 302. Cost is $5.00.

 

Do  you have Type 2 Diabetes?

Now what?
Diet! • Exercise! • Medication(s)!
Diabetic Education… Putting it all Together!
Diabetic Discussion Group

Leader: Rev. James Holland, RN, CNS (Licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist) Click for a list of topics and registration.

 

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.

 

Beginner Beekeeping Class

Thinking about becoming a beekeeper?
New to beekeeping and have questions?

Join us for an introduction to beekeeping class May 19th at Tarenbee in Tarentum from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We will discuss where to get honeybees, equipment, how to care for them, how to find the queen, how the hive works, how to treat for mites, and more. Our videos will take you to our hives for a great learning experience.

Register: michellewright@outlook.com
Cost: $20.00 (includes lunch and coffee)
Where: Tarenbee, 300 E 8th Ave., Tarentum, PA 15084

We would love to introduce you to the wonderful experien e of beekeeping.
—Michelle Wright and Jim Fitzroy

 

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