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Elizabeth-Forward Area Celebrates Memorial Day -- "The Communities of Elizabeth Borough, West Elizabeth Borough, Elizabeth ..." -- 30 June 2018
Spaghetti Dinner Raises Funds for MVH Wig Salon -- "The Wig Salon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) was recently gifted funds ..." -- 30 June 2018
Shekinah Ranch Camp Offers Positive Summer ... -- "Calling all boys and girls, ages 5-17! Don't miss out on the best experience of ..." -- 30 June 2018
Plum Street in Elizabeth Borough is the Place to ... -- "Concerts, Outdoor Dining, Rocking Chairs, and a new Gift Shop Summer is ..." -- 30 June 2018
Monongahela Valley Hospital Physician Presents at ... -- "Mohsen Isaac, M.D., medical director, Department of Radiation Oncologyat ..." -- 30 June 2018
Monongahela Farmers Market Is In Full Swing! -- "The Monongahela Farmer’s Market has been a success thus far in 2018. Held ..." -- 30 June 2018
Mon Valley YMCA Offering Bus Trips in July -- "The Mon Valley YMCA will be hosting two bus trips during the month of July. ..." -- 30 June 2018
An Old Fashioned Fair Comes to Elizabeth Township -- "By Michelle Taylor Spirit Chapel of Elizabeth Township hosted their second ..." -- 30 June 2018
Elizabeth Area Church Welcomes The Diaper Pantry -- "The Anglican Church of the Transfiguration in Elizabeth is answering the call ..." -- 30 June 2018
Dance Company by Lori Celebrates Competitive ... -- "The Dance Company by Lori recently wrapped up another award winning competition ..." -- 30 June 2018

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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)
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  • 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.

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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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