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Here’s a homespun version of “America’s Got Talent”, right here in our own back yard, called “Vandergrift’s Got Talent”.  And what better place to hold such a variety show than the historic Casino Theatre in Vandergrift,  the area’s original Vaudeville Theatre that has just celebrated its 111 Birthday.  The show, sponsored by the Vandergrift Improvement Project (VIP), will feature a dozen acts of all types, where the audience will vote to select their most talented act.  There is no charge for admission, so come one and come all to enjoy all the fun.  Voting will be done by the audience for a nominal fee to help select the winners.  The donations will be split with the winners as a part of their grand prize.  That’s show business!  The event will be Thursday, August 25th and will begin at 7 p.m.  Also watch for the special “big time” magic show to be at the theatre on Saturday, October 22nd just in time for Halloween.  For more details go to www.casinotheatre.org.

WEST HAVEN HOLDS BEAUTY PAGEANT AT LAUBE HALL:  West Haven Manor and Fair Winds Manor and their sister nursing homes from the Quality Life Services, are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Ms. Quality Life Beauty Pageant to be held on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Laube Hall, high above Freeport, Pennsylvania.  Tickets are only $8.  The contestants are residents from 8 nursing homes throughout Western Pennsylvania, with the oldest contestant recently celebrating her 101st birthday.  If you’re interested in attending, please contact Tabitha Kupec at the Quality Life Services home office- [email protected] or call 724-431-0770, extension 2139.  Deadline to reserve tickets is September 13, 2011.

LEECHBURG’S 5 K TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 24TH :  The Leechburg Area Community Association (LACA) will hold its 2nd Annual Leechburg 5K beginning on Market Street in Leechburg, registration at 6:30 a.m., race time at 8 a.m., on Saturday, September 24th, 2011.  Proceeds from the event will benefit LACA and the Leechburg Food Bank.  The course is all flat and everyone will have a great time because this event coincides with Homecoming and alumni weekend.  For more information please call Brandi Sprankle at 724-845-6618 or you can go to their special website, www.leechburg5k.com. 

VANDERGRIFT FARMER’S MARKET CONTINUES THROUGH OCT. 20TH: Every Thursday from now through October 20th, you can meet friendly vendors, see live entertainment and buy great produce and products in the Columbia Avenue Parking Lot, across from the State Wine and Spirits Store in Vandergrift.  A special bonus is that you can stop by the indoor market at 134 Grant Avenue (former JCP Store) for indoor market items, too.  You are encouraged to go to www.vandergriftfarmersmarket.weebly.com to vote for Vandergrift’s market as America’s Favorite Farmer’s Market. 

FLEA-TIQUE CONTINUES INTO THE FALL:  August 21, September 18 and October 16, still remain for the largest flea-market in the region.  Tour-ed Mine is the location of this large and exciting event.  To reserve a space or to get more information about it you can call 724-224-7666 and talk to someone at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society, the program’s sponsor.

SERIOUS ABOUT THE NAME CHANGE….:  They’ve changed their company name from Serious Materials to Serious Energy.  They feel that this better reflects their platform of breakthrough innovations designed to reduce energy use and costs for building owners while comfort levels are raised for building occupants.  It can be said that they are serious about your buildings and delivering value in a realistic manner.  Please make the appropriate name changes in you current StrongLand Directory. 

THOMAS TOURS PLANS TRIPS TO STEELERS AWAY GAMES:  Please note that Thomas Tours has announced that it will be offering some fantastic away game action including overnight hotel accommodations, meal, deluxe motor coach transportation and tickets to the games, not to mention any tailgate party you can crash!  The trips will be offered for the November 12th and 13th weekend (Pitt at Cincinnati) and December 31 and January 1 (New Year’s Special) (Pitt at Cleveland).  The prices are $275 and $225 respectively. Call them at 724-337-1551 for all the details about this or any other fine trip you would like to take.

ADELPHOI VILLAGE PROVIDES NEEDED SERVICE FOR YOUTH…CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SERVICE:  You could probably pass right by it and never know that hundreds of kids who have committed acts against society are there working hard with professional guidance to correct the mistakes they have made in their lives.  Adelphoi Village, its headquarters located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, celebrates 40 years of service and dedication to helping kids in trouble with the law to become better citizens. Recently I had the privilege to tour their main campus near St Vincent College and meet their staff and clients.  I could definitely see how this organization was making a real difference in the lives of boys and girls who made some mistakes in their lives.  Most of the young people at their campus in Latrobe and at the Leonard C. Miller Home in Apollo, Pa. come out of the program with a new focus on being positive and constructive citizens in their communities.  We all owe Adelphoi Village a round of applause as a “thank you” for what they do for all of us.  For more info you can view their website at www.adelphoivillage.org and find out how you can help.

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