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Upcoming June Events Scheduled at North Belle ... -- "The following June events were recently announced for North Belle Vernon." -- 29 May 2017
June News from Mantle House Mission -- "Mantle House Mission is a transitional home for homeless and near-homeless ..." -- 29 May 2017
Cub Scout Troop 210 Honor Soldiers with Cross ... -- "By Charlotte Hopkins Cub Scout Troop 210 built an amazing 30' x 30' cross ..." -- 29 May 2017
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation ... -- "Carly V. McCoy is a marketing and development professional with 18 years’ ..." -- 29 May 2017
Venetia Heritage Days Celebrated Three Ways ... -- "By J.R. Brower There was much to celebrate in Venetia on Saturday, May 20 and ..." -- 29 May 2017
United Way Awards Presented at Annual Luncheon -- "By J.R. Brower On May 18, the United Way of Washington County hosted their ..." -- 29 May 2017
Intro to Square Dance Planned for July 25th -- "Join us for a night of fun and dance." -- 29 May 2017
Be a Tourist in Your Own City! -- "Whitehall Library Launches Pittsburgh-Themed Experience Kits The Whitehall ..." -- 29 May 2017
Youth Fishing Rodeo Set for June 10 in the ... -- "The Brownsville-area youth fishing rodeo will be held on June 10 from 8:30 a.m. ..." -- 29 May 2017
Volunteer Tutors Needed in the Mon Valley Area -- "The Literacy Council of Southwestern PA is in need of volunteer tutors in the ..." -- 29 May 2017

About Us


The South Hills – Mon Valley Messenger (the Messenger) is a division of Haniford Enterprises, LLC. Owner and Publisher Douglas Haniford launched the premier issue in June 2004 in an effort to keep local residents informed about what's happening in their community, and to provide local businesses an affordable and effective means to advertise their products and services to potential customers in their primary marketing area. We are a reliable, independent, unbiased and trusting source for hometown news, information, happenings, and feature stories of local interest.

 

The Messenger is a proud member of:

  • Finleyville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Peters Township Chamber of Commerce
  • Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • South Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce
  • West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Brentwood Baldwin Whitehall Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Monessen Chamber of Commerce
  • Mid-Atlantic Community Papers Association (MACPA)
  • Association of Free Community Papers (AFCPA)
  • Independent Free papers of America (IFPA)
  • Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce


We are a FREE community newspaper that is published every month. Our circulation is currently 27,000 copies representing over 60,000 readers!

The Messenger is available FREE of charge at over 500 area locations throughout the south hills and Mon valley including: Finleyville, Union Township, Gastonville, Elrama, Elizabeth, West Elizabeth, Clairton, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills, West Mifflin, Forward Township, Brentwood, Baldwin, Whitehall, Castle Shannon, Bethel Park, Venetia, Nottingham Township, Canonsburg, McMurray, Eighty-Four, Peters Township, Library, South Park, New Eagle, Monongahela, Carroll Township, Fallowfield Township, Bentleyville, Charleroi, Speers, Dunlevy, Monessen, Donora, Belle Vernon, Rostraver, and more.

Our Editorial Policy
The Messenger publishes community news free of charge. We welcome the submission of articles, news releases, community announcements, editorials and letters for publication. The Messenger will accept information via telephone, e-mail, Fax or U.S. Mail. All editorial submissions are subject to editing for length clarity and taste. The opinions expressed in the Messenger are those of the author, and not necessarily of the Messenger or Haniford Enterprises, LLC.

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