Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church and Vanderbilt United Methodist Church will hold a healing service 7 p.m. May 31 at the Vanderbilt church at 524 Main St., Route 201, Vanderbilt. Guest speaker will be Ray Domachoski.
For information, call Pastor Bruce Anthony at email@example.com or 412-610-5485.
Mt. Pleasant Business District Authority, 445 W. Main St., will offer a series of training seminars in the coming months focused on marketing. “How to be a Better Leader” will be held 8:45-9:45 a.m. May 31. Topics will include the need for effective communication, focusing on servant leadership, developing influence to grow leadership ability, and delegating for success.
To register, visit mountpleasantbda.com/training-%26-seminars.
Uniontown Hospital retirees, semi-retired employees or former employees are invited to lunch 11 a.m. June 1 at at Mark C’s, Oliver Square, Uniontown. Everyone is responsible for the cost of their own meal. A voluntary collection in memory of Kathy Rishel, RN will be collected to be sent to the American Stroke Association. RSVP before May 28 2023 to Connie at 724-366-7917 or Rose at 724-880-1720.
A plant sale will be held 9 a.m. to noon June 3 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Available for sale will be perennials, native, pollinators, herbs and vegetables. It is a project of the Fayette County Master Gardener program.
The Keslar Cemetery Association will meet 1 p.m. June 3 at the cemetery, 170 Coffman Road, Acme. All officers are asked to attend, along with anyone who has gravesites or wishes to purchase a grave site. For information contact, President James Kalp at 724-455-2557.
Down ‘n Dirty Band will play at 9 p.m. June 3 at the Mt. Pleasant VFW Post 3368, 416 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. There is a $5 cover charge. Proceeds benefit veterans.
Bullskin Senior Center breakfast fundraiser will be held 8-11 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, weather permitting, at the center at 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville. The next event is scheduled June 3. Breakfast includes pancakes (buckwheat and regular), scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits with sausage gravy, ham, potatoes, coffee, tea, and juice. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Children younger than 6 eat for free. It is eat in or take out.
Albright United Methodist Church will hold a strawberry social 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3. It will feature cake, ice cream, strawberries and whipped topping. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Sandwiches will also be available. Tickets sold at the door.
Immaculate Conception Holy Name Society will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 4 in Sciberras Social Hall. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.
The Penn Highlands Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. June 5 in the hospital. The meeting will be held in the learning center of the hospital or inquire at the front desk of any change in room location. Ticket monies for the July 4 special Martin’s gift cards will be collected.
James E. Zundell American Legion Auxiliary Unit 446, Mt. Pleasant will meet 6 p.m. June 6. It will be the annual Appreciation Dinner. Reservations must be in to Kelly Majercak by May 30.
Lions/Leo Club outing
The Connellsville Lions/Leo Club will hold its first annual golf outing on June 9 at Pleasant Valley Golf Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Connellsville Lions/Leo Club. The cost is $95 per player and $380 for a foursome. Cost includes breakfast, golf, cart, lunch, chances at prizes and gift bag. There will also be a hole-in-one contest with the opportunity to win huge prizes. Visit www.connellsvillelionsclub.com.
The next meeting of the Fayette County HealthChoices Advisory Board is set for 5 p.m. June 7 in Conference Room 1 (first floor) at the Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration Office, 215 Jacob Murphy Lane, Uniontown. The meeting is open to the public.
The local Christian Women’s Club Luncheon will be held noon June 14 at “Mallard’s Landing,” Duck Hollow Golf Club, 374 Duck Hollow Road, Uniontown. Cost is $22 inclusive. Featured will be Carol Dzavan from Merrittstown with Echo Child Development. Vocalist is Kathleen Mingrino from Hopwood and speaker is Linda Parker from Vienna, Va. Reservations are necessary and must be honored. Calll Janice at 724-437-6205.
Pool Zumba water exercise classes return to Laurelville Retreat Center for six refreshing, low-impact workouts on select Fridays at 10:30 a.m. this summer. Pay just $10 per class, or $50 in advance for all six at https://tinyurl.com/PoolZumba2023. Daynelle Sanner of Find Your Fire Fitness will lead classes on June 9 and 23; July 14 and 28 and Aug. 4 and 18 in Laurelville’s outdoor heated pool. A pool workout is fun, eases impact on one’s joints, and water creates natural resistance so every step helps tone muscles. Ages 12 and older are welcome. Laurelville is located at 941 Laurelville Lane, Mt. Pleasant in Westmoreland County. The classes are held rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms brew. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Ramsay High School all-class reunion will be held June 10 at Roosevelt Hall in Norvelt. Please check out the new website at rhsacr.com for current information and local photos and past reunion photos. Questions? Call Nancy at 724-433-0069.
A drive-through free soup distribution is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14 at Indian Head Church of God, 691 Indian Creek Valley Road, Indian Head.
The Last Supper
“Know Him: The Last Supper,” is being presented at St. Rita Social Hall, Second Street, Connellsville, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14 and 15. It is sponsored in partnership with the National Eucharistic Revival and the Greensburg Diocese, the Catholic parishes of Connellsville and Dunbar. The event is free.
Sample ethnic breads and hear about the importance of gathering together and sharing a meal at the table; view a video presentation about the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s mural of “The Last Supper” from Dr. Liz Lev, noted art historian and learn a deeper understanding of the washing of the feet.
The Vanderbilt United Methodist Women will hold a ham dinner 3 to 6 p.m.June 14 (or until sold out) at the Vanderbilt United Methodist Church, Route 201 across fromSweet Peas. It is takeout only. Menu will be ham, parsley potatoes, green beans, noodles, applesauce, and cake.Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for those 12 and under. Pay at the door.
Golf Classic Golfers and Sponsors needed
Penn Highlands Healthcare is seeking golfers and sponsorships for its 2023 Golf Classic, sponsored by KTH Architects.
This one-of-a-kind event will be held June 16, with a 9 a.m. tee time at three locations in Northwestern/Central Pennsylvania to benefit Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands DuBois, Penn Highlands Elk, Penn Highlands Huntingdon and Penn Highlands Tyrone. Additionally, a separate Golf Classic will be held June 23, in Southwestern Pennsylvania to benefit Penn Highlands Connellsville and Penn Highlands Mon Valley.
This Classic is the largest attended fundraiser for Penn Highlands Healthcare. Proceeds benefit cardiac care services at the Penn Highlands Healthcare facilities.
Teams and individuals are encouraged to register online. For those who are unable to golf, there are many sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information, email email@example.com or call Lindsey Herzing at 814-375-3901. To register, visit www.phhealthcare.org/golfclassic.
Golf outing planned
Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation will host its annual golf outing June 16 at Ligonier Country Club. Cost per player is $300 and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner with open bar, greens fees and gift. Skill prizes awarded on every hole. Hole-in-one and prizes on the Par 3’s sponsored by Town & Country Ford of Ligonier. Other sponsorship opportunities range from $200 to $5,000 with proceeds supporting further expansion within the Surgical Institute at Latrobe Hospital. Spouses, guests and nongolfers are welcome to attend dinner at $50 per person. Event-day check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Outing is limited to 120 golfers on a first-come, first-served basis, and features a scramble format. Register and pay online at www.ExcelaHealth.org/LatrobeGolf. Checks also may be made payable to LAHCF and mailed to One Mellon Way, Latrobe, PA 15650. If paying by mail, include the names of guests, or those comprising a foursome. Golfers who do not specify will be assigned.
The Connellsville Diversity & Inclusion Board is currently looking for food and craft vendors for their third annual Juneteenth celebration, which will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023. Interested parties can email Toni Colland, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a copy of the vendor application.
Vacation Bible School
Faith Bible Church, 425 South Arch Street in Connellsville, will hold Vacation Bible School from June 19th to the 23rd, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
This year’s theme, “Stompers and Chompers,” will include activities, games, singing, crafts, and snacks.
All preschoolers through teenagers are invited. For information, call the church at 724-628-7055.
ANNUAL DINNER-LECTURE WITH LOCAL HISTORIAN RICHARD ROBBINS
The Connellsville Historical Society planned to begin an annual Dinner-Lecture series in 2019 to compliment the Annual Braddock’s Crossing of the Yough held in Connellsville the last full week-end in June. The first dinner-lecture with Dr. David Preston was quite successful. Then COVID struck, and the series was interrupted. This year the Historical Society is pleased to reintroduce this event. On Friday, June 23, 2023, the public is invited to the Connellsville Canteen to dine and listen to Richard Robbins, local historian. Mr. Robbins, who writes for the Uniontown Herald Standard, will be the guest speaker, and his topic is, TROUBLED TIMES; THE STRUGGLE FOR WAGES, RECOGNITION AND POWER IN THE AGE OF COAL AND COKE. He will have copies of his book for sale at the event.
The evening begins with dinner at 6:00 pm. The menu includes; ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, salad, cherry cobbler and beverages. The cost of the ticket to attend is $45.00 a person. You must have reservations for the event. Send a check to 1103 Isabella Road, Connellsville, PA 15425, made out to the Connellsville Historical Society. You may call 724-628-5344 for additional information, but a check must be received to assure seating at the event.
Please consider coming to the Dinner-Lecture and support our efforts to preserve and educate the public on the amazing history of the Connellsville area.
Big birthday bash
Connellsville Class of “61” is having a Big 80th Birthday Bash at Bud Murphy’s at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Those who wish to attend should respond to Marsha Sansone Urbany at
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Class celebrates reunion
The Mt. Pleasant Area Class of 1968 will celebrate its 55th reunion Sept. 8.
The event will be held at Bell’s Banquet/The Barn, with a cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing to the “oldies.”
Invitations have been mailed. If you are a classmate and have not received your invitation, notify the committee with a current address.
The Mt. Pleasant Area Class of 1968 will celebrate its 55th reunion on Sept. 8, 2023. The event will be held at Bell’s Banquet/The Barn, with a cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing to the “oldies.” The committee is unable to reach the following classmates: Carol Ankney, Sandra Altman, Carol Baker, Martha Baker, Sam Baughman, Eileen Bellish, Carroll Betz, David Beveridge, Janet Bungard, Carol Clark, Kathy Geyer, Charles Holt, Judy Johnson, William Kaminsky, John Lohr, Connie Logan, Patricia Marietta, Nancy May, Jack Romel, Karen Vinsek Miller, and Deborah Watkins.
Any information is appreciated; please call 724-396-2224.
Every third Thursday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. is pasta night at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Ave., Connellsville. The dinner is free to all that come and eat in. Take outs are $5.
Compassionate Friends meet
The Philip Cochran Memorial United Methodist Church in Dawson hosts regular meetings of The Compassionate Friends organization at 6:30 the second Monday of each month. The Compassionate Friends is a self-help organization offering friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved families that have experienced the loss of a child. New members are always welcomed. Please enter the Howell Street (ramp) entrance to the church.
Volunteers needed at Geyer theater
The Geyer Performing Arts Center is seeking volunteers to serve as ushers, candy counter clerks, ticket takers and other tasks. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Word of Life clubs
Millertown Community Church is inviting all children ages 3 years old through sixth grade to its Wednesday night Word of Life clubs. There will be singing, game time, lesson time, snacks and more. The clubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For information, email email@example.com or call 724-455-2939.
There is also a Bible study for adults currently in the Book of James which meets from 7 to 8 p.m.
Bullskin Senior Center breakfast fundraisers will be held the first Saturday of every month (weather permitting) from 8 to 11 a.m.
The center is located at 52 Medsger Road, Connellsville.
The breakfast includes pancakes (buckwheats and regular), scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits with sausage gravy,ham, potatoes, coffee, tea and juice.
Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Children under age 6 eat for free.
Bake sale will be held during the breakfast that benefits the senior center.
Christian Church of Connellsville, 212 S. Pittsburgh St., will hold a free community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Monday. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 724-628-3802.
Helping Hands Pantry
Dawson Baptist Church and Dawson Volunteer Fire Department installed a Helping Hands Pantry on the fire department property.
In the pantry is nonperishable food products donated by members of the church and fire department. Anyone in needed is encouraged to take what is needed.
Work from Home with Dom Care
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging’s Domiciliary Care Program is seeking individuals to open their homes to become a Dom Care provider in Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties.
Dom Care is a unique program through the Area Agency on Aging that may offer job seekers a full-time, work-from-home position with monthly compensation.
The 2023 monthly stipend rate for a Dom Care provider is $1270.96 per individual. Providers may become certified through the Area Agency on Aging to house up to three individuals in their home. Anyone who has a caring heart and the desire to help others in need by opening their home should contact the Agency for more information. Dom Care is a community living, family style, housing program. Dom Care Providers open their homes to people aged 18 and older who cannot live independently due to physical, mental, or age-related impairments.
Dom Care Providers are responsible for transportation to and from appointments, set up/ supervision of medications, laundry, preparation of healthy meals, and making sure individuals needs are met.
Individuals that utilize the Dom Care program have often stated that they feel like part of the family and have even attended vacations with the Dom Care Providers.
To apply to become a Dom Care provider, or for more information on the Dom Care Program, contact the Domiciliary Care Program at 724-489-8083, ext. 4612, or call 1-800-411-5655.
Friday night bingo at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Route 981, Trauger, is held the second Friday of every month. There are now two jackpots, two quickies, and bigger payouts if attendance is met. Doors open at 4 p.m., and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. with the Early Bird. Cost is $26 for the first set of cards. The kitchen will not be staffed to cook fast food. Only snacks and drinks will be sold. For more information, call 724-423-8838 and leave a message.
Fairview Church of God rummage buildings are open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday, weather permitting. The church is located on Route 982 between Laurelville and Kecksburg.
Were you surprised by your student’s most recent report card? Could their grades use some improvement? Mt. Pleasant Public Library, 120 S. Church St., offers extra support for students, every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. through the Homework Helpers program. There are state-certified teachers available for all grade levels. Students bring homework, a project, or research that needs completed or improved and someone at the library can assist. Thisis a free program! Just call the library at 724-547-3850 and register your student, and a helper will be available for assisting or supporting their individual needs.
Alzheimer’s Support Group forms
An Alzheimer’s support group, open to everyone who may be caring for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s and memory loss related disease, meets 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Reunion Presbyterian Church social hall, 769 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Shirley Farino and Tami Baker are facilitators. For information, email tbaker@VisitingAngels.com or call 724-216-0488 or 724-547-0219
Brooms are back
The Bullskin Township Lions Brooms are back in stock at the Dunbar Township Tax Office, located at 171 Hi Way Supply Road, Dunbar. The selection includes large and medium kitchen brooms with bamboo, angle and wisk brooms, Soft and hard bristle push brooms, car wash brooms and kid’s brooms are available. These brooms are made in the United States. All monies generated are used for local projects. For more information on purchasing or ordering brooms, contact Marigrace Butela, Dunbar Township tax collector at 724-626-0804.
Property transfers on the web
Fayette County Recorder of Deeds Jon Mariatta said Fayette County Property transfers are available online at the county website at Fayettecountypa.org. Go to government, elected officials and select Recorder of Deeds. A tab for property transfers will be listed.
Tyrone Presbyterian Church, 402 Jimtown Road, Dawson, recently installed a Blessings Box behind the church building, next to the pavilion. In the box are nonperishable food products donated by members of Tyrone Presbyterian Church and Boy Scout Troop 150. If you are in need, we encourage you to take what you need. If your blessings are abundant, please consider giving what you can.
Dunbar Loving Hands Senior Center is accepting new members ages 55 and older. The organization meets 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Franklin Memorial United Methodist Church, 54 Bridge St., Dunbar. For more information, call 724-277-8338 or 724-603-2348.
CASA collecting stuffed animals
CASA of Fayette County is collecting stuffed animals for children. Stuffed animals are given to a child during permanency hearings to help them keep calm. Donations of teddy bears and stuffed can be dropped off at the CASA office at 39 S. Beeson Blvd., Uniontown. For information, contact CASA at 724-220-6179.
Connellsville Area High School Class of 1968 reunion committee is seeking addresses for the following classmates as it prepares for the 55th class reunion in 2023: Kathy Baughman, Charles Clement, Deborah Coffman, Mary Lou Green, Darnell, Keith, Joanne Martin Harper, Carol Snyder Gemas, Robert Snyder, Paul Williams, and Jack Wilson.
Anyone with information should contact Lynne White Ritenour at 724-277-0352 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Cathy Keffer Thomas on Facebook
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is offering a diverse group of knowledgeable faculty and staff members who are available to speak on a variety of subjects with valuable insights and real-world experiences.
Visit fayette.psu.edu/experts and browse through the list of available experts and find the perfect speaker for a class or event, or for business needs. Those who identify an expert to work with can reach out to them directly and arrange a meeting. Fayette’s renowned faculty and staff are willing to work together to coordinate a stellar experience for an organization, whether an in-person presentation or virtual Zoom meeting.
Take advantage of this opportunity to reach out for more information or to schedule a speaker to enhance a learning experience.
Millertown Community Church in Indian Head is starting up a new youth ministry on the first and second Sunday night of each month. Each night will include games, snacks, devotional and fun. For information emaill email@example.com or call 724-455-2939.
The Carpathian Cookery cookbook, has entered its 21st printing, having sold over 20,000 copies, is available for sale. This cookbook was requested by the Library of Congress to be in their ethnic cooking collection. The 330-page cookbook has a new look and features a protective plastic cover. The book includes sections on Christmas and Easter customs and recipes, traditional Rusyn and Slavic foods, other ethnic dishes, and many other tried-and-true recipes of St. John’s parishioners. There is a variety of paska bread and kolachi (filled roll) recipes, as well as meatless dishes and Lenten recipes, suitable for the Great Fast, as well as the Pre-Christmas Fast. The cost of the cookbook is $14 plus $4 postage and handling ($19). If ordering from Canada, please send a $36 ($14 plus $22 postage) U.S. Postal money order payable in U.S. dollars to reflect the difference in the exchange rate and postage cost. To order please send a check or money order to: Ethnic Craft Club, St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, 201 E. Main St., Uniontown, PA 15401, or call 724-438-1382 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays) for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Compassionate Friends
The Laurel Mountain Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meet at the Cochran Memorial UMC in Dawson, the Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
The organization was founded in England when a Pastor discovered two grieving families who had lost children helped each other even more than he could.
In 1978 the organization was established in this country, spread nationwide and can be found online. The group mission is, “ No one need walk alone,” and offers support for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child of any age.
Questions about the organization or the local meetings can be answered by phoning Lora, at 724-963-2531.