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By Jill Runfola

A rainy day did not hold back the crowd of owners and their furry friends in attendance at the ‘Mutt March’ on Saturday, May 4, in downtown Monongahela.  Said to be the largest dog parade in the Mon Valley, the large and small, but all adorable dogs walked down Main Street to Chess Park around 10:00AM, followed by food, vendors, a photographer, a costume contest, and a DJ on hand at Chess Park.


Belle Vernon Rotary showed its support for three local libraries at their May 9 meeting at Cedarbrook Golf Course. Rotarian Theresa McCulloch introduced representatives of three Belle Vernon area libraries for remarks, followed by check presentations by President Brian Mentzer and Rotary Members. 


By Matthew Peaslee

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly one-third of new businesses fail within their first two years.  And half of new businesses close their doors for good within the first five years.   So, it is no small feat that a local community newspaper that printed their first issue back in June 2004 – at a time when newspapers were considered a dying breed, a dinosaur – has reached a milestone, celebrating their 20-year anniversary.  The June 2024 issue of the South Hills – Mon Valley Messenger signifies the beginning of the company’s 21st year of publishing.


On Thursday, May 23 at 10am, City Mission held a private groundbreaking ceremony to showcase their plans to build a new 50-bed shelter for homeless women, helping to fulfill an urgent need in our community. According to Dr. Sally Mounts, City Mission’s Chief Development Officer, “City Mission is forced to turn away an average of almost 60 women each month “due to limited capacity.”


Thomas Jefferson High School students won first place at the Allegheny County Envirothon on April 26, 2024, and will compete in the statewide environmental competition in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. 



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