The Hampton News
From the Neighborhoods of Hampton Township, PA Vol. 1 No. 4
Hartwood Network of Hope to Host
Celebration of Lights Christmas Stores Protect Your Identity
he Hartwood This holiday season the Network of Hope is This Holiday
Celebration of once again promoting a creative alternative Last year, 635,000 consumers filed
Lights is a to traditional giveaways. The initiative is
breathtaking 3 mile stretch
identity theft claims at a total of $547
called Give-A-Gift, and it provides the million in losses. “Identity theft is
of light displays leading up opportunity for some to give, and some to
to the mansion. Over two difficult to prevent, but there are several
receive, by means of unique Christmas ways to protect your good name.” said
million lights are used to Stores, operating throughout the area.
illuminate the holiday- Hampton insurance agent David Petett.
themed displays standing 3 Sign the back of your credit card and
to 40-feet tall. This event is write in “ask for ID”.
sponsored by Eckerd Drugs Keep a record of your account numbers.
and Allegheny County. Check your statement against receipts.
Enjoy the display and Avoid letting others borrow your credit
holiday music from the The Give-A-Gift Christmas Stores will
feature toys and gift items for children and card.
warmth and comfort of your
teens, which parents of low income families Avoid giving your account number on
car for a $10 donation or a
can select and purchase at minimal cost the phone or internet.
$35 passport. Now in its
thirteenth year, the (usually only 10% of the retail price). The Cancel unused cards.
Hartwood Celebration of stores give parents an opportunity to select Consider purchasing identity theft and
Lights helps raise money for 5 to 7 gifts which they know their child will restoration insurance. The peace-of-
The Salvation Army's enjoy, and to have the satisfaction of mind coverage costs just pennies a day.
Project Bundle-Up, The knowing they participated in the process.
The David Petett Agency located at
Children's Miracle Network, This is the third year for the Give-A-Gift 4790 Route 8 in Allison Park offers a
St. Joseph's House of Outreach, and this year, four stores will be full line of insurance and financial
Hospitality and local non- operating in various locations on specific services. Call him at 724-449-3993.
profit organizations. Come Advertorial
dates in the northern Pittsburgh region:
and enjoy this beautiful Allison Park (Dec. 12 & 13), Sharpsburg
Holiday display November (Dec. 15 & 16) and North Side (Dec. Blood Drive
18th through January 16th 17). “These stores offer many families a
beginning each evening at A blood donation is the best gift of all this
wonderful Christmas who would otherwise
6:00 p.m. and running until holiday season! The Central Blood Bank
be dreading it,” says Kate Callahan,
10:00 p.m. Sunday through is in desperate need of all blood types and
Network of Hope Executive Director.
Thursday and until 11:00 this is your chance to help save a life! A
p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. blood drive is being held at The Manor,
If you would like to participate in the
4842 Rt. 8, Allison Park, 15101 on
COVENTRY SQUARE program, please pre-register by calling
December 15th from 1- 5:00 p.m. For
presents: Network of Hope at 412-492-4030. The
more information please contact Matt
LIGHT-UP NIGHT Hampton Township Christmas Store is
Tack 724-443-6644 x4274.
Thurs., December 1 at located at Allison Park Church on Duncan
7:00 p.m. Avenue. There will be two sessions each
You and your family are day: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
invited to enjoy an evening And because “’tis better to give than to What’s Inside
of festivities with Santa, his receive”, the project provides the vehicle Notes from Editors/Sports ----------------- 2
elves, and Rudolph! Sing Kids Question--------------------------------- 3
for volunteers to generously give of their
your favorite Christmas Dr. Rosenthal --------------------------------- 4
time, and financial resources. Cash We Are In Your Backyard ----------------- 5
songs as the Pine Creek donations and/or new toy items are greatly Entertainment/Chef’s Corner ------------- 6
Community Band rings in needed and appreciated, in addition to Upcoming Events ---------------------------- 7
the Holiday Season with a hands-on helpers with the events in each Library Corner------------------------------- 8
choral performance by location. Religious Fellowship------------------------- 9
Marlaina’s Magical Stars. Continued on page 2 Police Log ------------------------------------10
Notes from the Editors Sports
Well, it is finally official! The votes have been Hampton’s In-Line all girl team
counted and the name of the newsletter remains participates in the
“The Hampton News”. The fifty dollar gift Iron Man Tournament
certificate to The Hartwood Room (since The by Tracy Burns
Hampton Inn Restaurant and Pub is temporarily
Hampton’s In-Line ALL GIRL team, ages
closed) has been presented to Joni Rothlein.
10 and under, will be competing in the
Thanks to all who participated in the “Name Allison Park/Gibsonia
your Newsletter” contest as well as to all who
Holiday Iron Man tournament at
4960 William Flynn
have been sharing with us positive feedback. Bladerunners in Harmarville. The Highway
tournament runs from December 26th
Do you have news you would like to share or a through December 31st with different age 724-449-5700
story idea you would like to see covered in our
groups playing on their scheduled days.
publication? Send us your ideas! All submissions New Store Hours:
The All-girl team is in the 10-U division
will be considered for coverage and
publication. Please continue to patronize our
and will play December 31st from 9:00 Mon – Thurs:
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The team, named The 10:30 AM-11:00 PM
advertisers who make “The Hampton News” Fri. & Sat.:
possible and be sure to reap the benefits by Nutcrackers, is comprised of Hampton
10:30 AM to Midnight
taking advantage of the coupons this month. and Shaler students. The roster tentatively Sun.: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
includes Hampton students: Lindsey Carr,
We would like to wish all of you a very Alex Hetzel, Erin Harper, Taylor Bajus 1 Medium Pizza
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and and Brianna Dobson. up to 3 toppings
healthy, Happy New Year! An Iron Man tournament is especially
Laurie Rizzo and Tracy Burns challenging because the teams are entered $7.77
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are out on the rink for the entire for $5.00 each
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Chief Editor: Tracy Burns game, otherwise the clock keeps ticking!
Design & Production: Laurie Rizzo
The Hampton News is published 12 times a year. The
Stamina is definitely a factor. This sport is FREE Sweet Treat
for those with drive and
newsletter is FREE and available at over 50 Hampton Dessert Pie: Apple
determination. Come and enjoy the action
businesses. Subscriptions mailed to your home or
while you support our team! Twist, Very Berry or
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Cinnamon Swirl with
the purchase of any
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most generously for the previous campaigns. phone is also available at 412.492.4030 or Not valid with any other offer
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FANTASTIC JANUARY HOSTESS BENEFITS Kids Question
(Continued from page 3)
BOOK YOUR SHOW TODAY Six Geese a-Laying, the six
days of creation; Five
Golden Rings, the first five
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known as the Torah; Four
Calling Birds, the four
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(faith, hope and love); Two
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new testaments; A Partridge
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www.pamperedchef.biz/cindysamplecooks Christ, the son of God.
instructional song dated to the 16th
Kid’s Question century in England to teach children
What are the basics of Faith. To these, each
“The Twelve Days of day of Christmas sung about in the
song holds the following meaning:
Twelve Drummers Drumming
The origin of the Twelve represent the twelve points of
Days of Christmas is related doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed;
to differences in calendars, Eleven Pipers Piping, the eleven
church traditions and ways to faithful apostles; Ten Lords a-
observe the holy day in leaping, the ten commandments;
various cultures. It is Nine Ladies Dancing, the nine fruit
complicated. But I can tell of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace,
you that in the Western patience, kindness, generosity,
church, the twelve days begin faithfulness, gentleness, self-
on Christmas and run until the control), Eight Maids a-Milking, the
beginning of Epiphany, which eight beatitudes (blessed are the
is January 6th. Epiphany is poor in spirit, those who mourn, the
traditionally celebrated as the meek, those who hunger and thirst
time that the Three Wise Men for righteousness, the merciful, the
arrived with their gifts to give pure in heart, the peacemakers, those
to baby Jesus. The twelve who are persecuted for
days of Christmas then, run righteousness’ sake); Seven Swans
from December 25th through a-Swimming, the seven gifts of the
January 6th. The song, The Holy Spirit (prophecy, ministry,
twelve Days of Christmas, is teaching, exhortation, giving,
thought by some to be an leading, compassion);
instructional song dated to the (Continued on Page 2)
16th century in England to
North Pittsburgh Telephone Company will
Again Provide Recycled Telephone Directories
as Material in New Ceiling Tiles
North Pittsburgh Telephone Co. and Lancaster, PA based Armstrong
World Industries, Inc. have once again partnered for a joint telephone
directory recycling campaign that will use the telephone directories
collected this year as material for the creation of new Armstrong Ceiling
Tiles. From Nov. 28, 2005 through Feb. 10, 2006, North Pittsburgh
Telephone Company will collect old telephone directories at Giant
Eagle, Route 8, Northtowne Square in Gibsonia (other locations
available by calling 724-449-SAVE). Each filled dumpster will then be
transported to Armstrong’s ceiling tile plant in Beaver Falls, PA to be
used in creating new ceiling tile. Directories from any company will be
accepted, but they cannot accept cardboard, newspaper, glass, cans or
any other material.
Now in its third year, this program was at the time a first for the ceiling
industry, and is being duplicated in other areas throughout the state.
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has a long history of diverting post-
consumer waste from landfills. North Pittsburgh is proud to be a part of
this innovative process and would like to thank Armstrong World
Industries, Inc. and Vogel Disposal Service, Inc. for their participation in
this year’s campaign.
Support your local Boy Scout Troop while
Getting in the Christmas Spirit
Please support Boy Scouts of America Troop #195 as they sell Christmas
Trees in the parking lot of Wagner’s Market on Middle Road. Sales will
take place on weekends beginning December 2nd and running through
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How to Cure In other words, the first few times are
Your Fear the worst.
of Public Speaking One of the best techniques to ameliorate
the dread is to practice your speech at
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your kids, your pet parrot, your
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I just landed a new job and was informed anyone else who will listen. Presenting
that I must do public speaking. Help! I am in front of a mirror is also helpful.
literally scared to death. Any suggestions? Next, purchase a cassette or digital
– Debbie recorder and listen to yourself giving the
speech again and again. Re-record the
presentation when you notice any weak
Your comment that you are “scared to points. The better the recorded lecture
death” is not that unusual or inaccurate. gets the more confidence you will
Some studies actually indicate that public muster up and confidence is the sworn
speaking is the number one fear people enemy of anxiety. Moreover, keep
harbor. In fact, some studies actually reminding yourself that you know more
indicate that a fear of public speaking is than anybody in the room.
indeed right up there with the fear of death. A neat little trick some public speakers
The good news is that repeated bouts of employ is that they don’t really look at
public speaking can help to reduce the fear. the audience. Instead, these speakers
look slightly over their heads. Some
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Some psychodynamic practitioners
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from the unconscious desire to have
all the attention from the crowd, but
you are unable to consciously accept
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We Are In Your Backyard:
There are just a few weeks left and then…. It’s from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., come and peruse over can do that too. Gift baskets are personal, can
here. Christmas is just around the corner. Are 60,000 Christmas items. Everyone that buys be made to suit any price range and can please
you ready? Wildwood Merchantile is the anything in the store during the Open House the hard-to-get for person on your list. We also
perfect place to do your Christmas shopping. will receive a free gift for themselves, as well have Christmas novelty foods, cookies and
We have what you need to be able to knock a as a 10% discount on everything candies, stocking stuffers, and a variety of gifts
whole lot of people off that list. If you were purchased. Need ideas? You may want to big and small that are beautifully displayed to
not able to come to our Open House in consider a gift basket. Gift baskets can be give you many gift ideas. While shopping you
November (and even if you were) you have personalized to suit anyone on your list. They will be able to enjoy new tastes as you sample
another chance. Come join the excitement on are also a perfect way to show clients your our novelty food items. Don’t miss the fun,
December 2nd, 3rd and 4th when we have our appreciation. We accommodate in-state or out- excitement, delicious tastes and savings. We
last Open House before Christmas. Friday of-state deliveries. If you have a bottle of wine hope to see you!
from 4pm–9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday or a special item you would like to include, we
5061 Route 8 Gibsonia Phone: 724-444-1448
The table below represents the average percent of
students (by grade level) that have met and
exceeded PA. math expectations from 2001 – 2005.
District 3rd 5th 8th 11th
FOX CHAPEL 95% 79% 80% 68%
HAMPTON 95% 81% 80% 80% Attorney Hal English
N. ALLEGHENY 95% 78% 85% 78%
N. HILLS 96% 83% 74% 70% Thanks to the Volunteer
PINE RICHLAND 92% 76% 81% 78% Firemen that helped to save
SHALER 88% 62% 61% 57% the Mt. Royal/Duncan Ave.
* Source: PA. Dept. Of Ed., District Performance Level Results Office.
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Entertainment Chef’s Corner
Winter Family Movie Series An Italian Christmas Eve;
The Hampton Community Center is offering a a Feast for any Seafood Lover by John Rizzo
winter family movie series free of charge for all to
enjoy. You may bring your own snacks and was too young to remember when the anticipation of the
beverages or these may be purchased at the Christmas Eve dinner overcame the anticipation of
concession stand. The movies begin at 7:30 p.m. Christmas gifts; this meal is truly a favorite in our family.
with the doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and will be Although I am only a fraction Italian, I’m grateful that our family
shown in the Great Room. The continued the tradition of the Christmas Eve feast.
schedule is as follows: The history is a little unclear; there are numerous
December 16 explanations of the origin as well as the number of fish served.
The Polar Express Depending upon whom you ask, seven may represent the number of
sacraments of the Catholic Church, the number of days for God to
January 20 – Antz
create the world, the seven days it took Mary and Joseph to reach
February 17 - Hoosiers Bethlehem or some may tell you it represents the seven hills of
March 17 Rome. Some Italians will serve nine fish on Christmas Eve; the
The Incredibles trinity times three. Others serve twelve for the apostles and some
even thirteen; the twelve apostles plus Jesus. Regardless of how
Hampton “Spirits” many fish are served; there is nothing like getting together with the
Arise on Halloween Again family and celebrating Christmas with a magnificent feast of
Although we are on our way to Christmas, we felt seafood and pasta.
the need to acknowledge a group of Hampton Maryland Crab Cakes Yield: (8) 4 oz cakes
Township school students who gave of their time
to raise money for a charity benefiting local flood Lump Crabmeat (Backfin) 1 lb. Horseradish 1 tsp
victims over Halloween weekend. The students Fresh white bread (slices) 10 Worcestershire 1TBL
worked hard sacrificing their evenings and Mayonnaise ¼ cup Tabasco dash
weekends to set up the Second Annual Haunted
Milk or ½ and ½ ¼ cup Dry Mustard 1 tsp
House on Haberlein Road. Students Eddie Lee
and Erin Harper, Jake, Jenna and Ali McKelvey, Egg, Whipped 1 Parsley 2 TBL
Ben and Tom Vey, Nathan Lish, Joe Meinert, Jake Onion, Minced 4 TBL Flour ¾ Cup
Stoy, Lindsey Carr, Rebecca and Richard Smith, Roasted red pepper, Diced 1/8 cup Oil for Cooking ½ Cup
Pamela and Erin Wisniewski, A.J. Usner, Dylan Butter 1 TBL
Szramowski and Alissa D’Amico always elicit
some genuine screams as they bring to life this Sauté the diced onion in butter; let cool. Remove the crust from the
five-room haunted tour which begins by making bread and cut into ½ inch cubes.
your way through red mist as you “enter the portal In a large mixing bowl, whip the egg and then add the sautéed
to the darkside.” These students would also like to onions, bread cubes, mayonnaise, red peppers and milk. Mix well
thank their neighbors, families, and classmates for until the bread cubes begin to dissolve. Add the Worcestershire,
their contributions. Be sure to check out this Tabasco sauce, mustard, horseradish and parsley; mix well.
annual event next year. Donations (amount of Drain the crabmeat well and pick through it for shells. Gently fold
your choice) are requested at the door to benefit in the crabmeat to the bread mixture.
by Tracy Burns Pour the flour onto a clean counter top. Portion the crab mixture
with a half cup measure and form patties by rolling each portion of
crabmeat into the flour and shaping with a small pie spatula.
Heat the oil until just below the smoking point and add the crab
cakes; brown on both sides and place in a casserole dish.
“The life you choose”
Bake the crab cakes at 350° F until the internal temperature reaches
180° F. (approximately 20 minutes)
Serve with cocktail or tarter sauce and lemon.
These can be prepared one day early. After browning the crab
cakes in the oil; immediately put them in the refrigerator until
Call to arrange a complimentary lunch and tour. needed. When ready to serve, bake them in the oven. It may require
4480 Mt. Royal Blvd. * Allison Park, PA 15101 a few additional minutes if the mixture is ice cold.
Apples for Students
Hampton School is once again 5. Shop at Giant Eagle with your advantage card.
participating in the Apples for Students If you do not have Internet access you can complete the
Program. This program allows the school to accumulate following:
points when the community members use their advantage
card while shopping at Giant Eagle. The school can use the 1. Call 1-800-474-4777
points to redeem free teaching tools. The program runs from 2. Tell the phone operator that you would like to
October 30th through March 18th, 2006. Each year your register your advantage card to a school
registration will automatically be renewed unless you call to 3. They will ask for the school code.
change your information. To help the school of your choice 4. Shop at Giant Eagle with your advantage card.
you must register your advantage card through the following As a bonus, for every advantage card registered to HMS the
steps: School gets 10 Box Tops for Education. The Box Tops are
1. Go to the website www.gianteagle.com used to support our Leadership Teams at both HMS and
2. Scroll to the bottom and click the "Apples for HHS.
Students" hot button.
3. Follow the directions given by the website. Upcoming Events
4. When prompted please fill in the School Code:
Poff 0849 Middle 0416 MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Central 0170 Wyland 1378 Hampton Athletic Association
2006 Season Baseball & Softball Sign-Up at
Hampton Community Center!
Wednesday, January 4,
6:00 pm to 9 pm
Tuesday, January 10,
6:00 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, January 14,
9 am to Noon
Boys & Girls ages 5-18
Boys must be 5 by May 1, 2006
Girls must be 5 by January 1, 2006
Hampton Residents Only
1st time registrants MUST bring birth certificate
Players must be present for
Late registrations are not guaranteed to be available.
St. Catherine's Pre-school News
We offer programs for 3, 4, 5 year olds and Pre-K Children. We
are located in the lower level of our new church off Wildwood
Rd. The fall, 2006, registration begins January 9th. On Sunday,
January 15th after the morning masses, you are invited to join us
to view the classrooms and meet the teachers. For more
information call Connie at the preschool 412-486-6001.
DEAL WITH LOCAL PEOPLE
YOU KNOW AND CAN TRUST
Buy one get one free
half pound Burger
at Whispers Pub
Tuesday: Dinner Only
Sunday: Lunch and Dinner
Expires: 12/31/2005 “WE BELIEVE IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT”
Library Corner Holiday Gift Idea
Hampton Library The “Friends Group” of the Hampton
Hampton Library has Hosts Local Community Library is selling tote bags
expanded the hours! Author as a fund raiser to continue to make our
Beginning December 1st, the ampton library an enjoyable visit! For only
library will be open 45 hours per Community $15.00 you can purchase a “Margate”
week! Library will Boat Tote bag of high quality, 100%
host a book signing benefit, canvas.
Sunday & Monday: Closed featuring local author Gerry K. Smith at This is a
Tuesday: 9am-8pm 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. The great gift
Wednesday: 10am-8pm program will be held in the library’s new for
Thursday: 10am-8pm space in the Hampton Community yourself
Friday: 10am-5pm Center, which opened this year. and every
Saturday: 9am-4pm Ms. Smith, a freelance writer and long- person on
time resident of Hampton, will discuss your
Holiday Library Hours her recent book “Rome to Beirut.” It shopping
December 24-26: Closed depicts a family’s search for roots list. Stop
December 31: 9am-11:30am following the canonization of their 19th
January 1 & 2: Closed century great-uncle in Rome last year by
January 3: 9am-8pm the late Pope John Paul II.
“A true story,” one reviewer noted,
more books and videos to fill your bag
“amidst all the current fictional intrigues while supporting our community
Book Drop is In! library!
The book drop was installed in surrounding the Vatican and its Popes,”
November! It is inside the first set ranging from murder at the Vatican (in
of doors to the Community Center. the first chapter) to a kidnapping of the MORE GOOD NEWS
The book drop is accessible during author and her two daughters in the
Hampton Community Library received
the Community Center hours listed remote mountains of Lebanon.
a grant for $2,500 from PPG to buy
below: Signed books will be available for
Mon–Fri: 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. purchase, with proceeds benefiting
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hampton Library.
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 p.m. “As a long-time resident of Hampton
Township, I’ve watched the growth and
Book Review struggling of Hampton Library,” the
A re you looking for a author notes, “and I look forward to
good book to sit and helping it through the proceeds of my
share with your child, book signing.” Light refreshments will
age 4 to 10 and beyond? I have be provided by the Friends of the
Library. Reservations are
one from an author you may not
recommended. For more information,
suspect. I’ll bet you think that
contact Hampton Community Library at
Dean Koontz is a writer only of
suspense thrillers. Not so! He
has ventured into the field of Story Time Schedule
Personalized Books Holiday Story time:
amusing poetry. Every Day’s a
Where your child is the star of the story!
Holiday….Amusing Rhymes for More than 35 titles available. Quality hard-cover. December 7th
Happy Times is filled with poems Stories include: Child’s name, age, friends’ names, hometown 11:30-12:00 noon
for every holiday including some Plus a personalized dedication and full-color illustrations.
he has created. Learn about the Also Available December 14th
“Lost Tooth Holiday”, “Gravity Holiday Craft Day
Day” and “Praise the Chicken 11:30-12:00 noon
Day”. This is a fun book
guaranteed to make you and your A letter from Santa Both dates are for ages 2-6
children chuckle. It combines Request your catalog today! and registration is required
humor with some subtle 412-487-0333 for both story times.
educational tidbits and is a great Please call 412-684-1098.
holiday gift! We do Give-A-Book programs for schools, scouts, birthdays and more!
A Community Outreach by Tracy Burns Religious Fellowship
Bill Leja, a contractor who runs his business from Etna
on Kittanning Street, was called by the Martinez family Christmas Eve at Hampton
to provide an estimate regarding the building of a deck Presbyterian Church
onto the back of their home. When Bill got home and 2942 East Hardies Road * Gibsonia, PA 15044
discussed this with his son, his son told his dad “Dad, Events Open to the Community
you can’t charge them!” After discovering the
family’s recent experience with Justin, Bill decided to 5:00 p.m. – Family Candlelight service. Children’s choirs,
contact the Hampton Rotary Club and see what they instrumentalists, and carols sung. A special gift will be given to
could do to help this family with, not only their deck, all children who attend.
but other major jobs that needed to be performed on 6:30 p.m. – Contemporary Candlelight Service. Turning Point
the home. As a result, Bill Leja Remodeling, Max C. Praise band, carols, candle-lighting
Smith Roofing, H.P. Starr Lumber, Traco Windows 8:00 p.m. – Traditional Candlelight service. – Chancel Choir,
and Modern Builders came together and donated time Brass, Bell ringers, carols and readings
and volunteers as well as materials at exceptional 11:00 p.m. – Traditional Candlelight service. Communion
prices in order to perform the work needed on the served. Choirs, bells, carols, readings.
Martinez’ home. Six front windows, the front half of For information, please call
the roof (the back half had already been replaced) and 724-443-3201.
a deck were installed. Donations were also given by
St.Vincent DePaul and the Shaler Rotary Club. The “The Legend of the Christmas Rose”
work began on Friday November 18th and was
completed that same weekend. St Catherines of Sweden Catholic Church presents this
Christmas performance, on Sunday, December 11th after the
11:00 a.m. mass. This group of kindergarten through 5th grade
Window of Contentment students have worked hard under the supervision and direction
Material gifts of Theresa Hune, a local actress and parishioner of St.
Catherine’s Church. So mark your calendar for this free play.
fill the room,
But gifts of love and
kindness fill the heart.
In 1999 PA adopted academic standards for MATH.
These standards identify what a student should know
and be able to do at each grade level. However, school
districts possess the freedom to design and implement
their own curriculum and instruction (which may or may
not be working for your son/daughter).
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FRAUD and the shipment address have been Motorcycle was stolen from the garage of
Victim’s debit card was discovered obtained. a residence on E. Elfinwild Road.
missing from his glove box of his car.
FIRES An employee at Home Depot
His card had been used in ATM machines
Police responded to a call reporting a admitted to using a customer’s credit card
in Etna. Surveillance video will be
fire on Rihn Strasse at approximately numbers to make gift card purchases in
11:30 pm on 11/14. Caller gave the the amount of $400 at the store which he
Victim’s visa/debit card was used in address he was calling from and stated he subsequently sold to another customer.
Texas; however her card has never been could see flames coming from his The employee also permitted the same
lost or stolen. neighbor’s house and that there were customer who purchased the gift cards to
people inside the home. Upon arrival, it pass through his register line without
Victim reported someone withdrew was discovered the call was false in paying for merchandise. The employee
money from her savings account using a nature, the address given as the location was terminated from Home Depot and
bank machine at the Sheetz on Rt8. Her of the calling party did not exist and the arrested. Charges will be filed.
card is not stolen. Review of the video phone number given by the calling party
led them to the person involved who belonged to Super Cuts in Northtown BURGLARY
admitted to the crime by taking the card Square. Further investigation into the 911 Responding to a hang up 911 call
from the victim’s purse and later returning information led to the discovery of two from Hal English’s, Attorney office on
it. perpetrators calling from Braddock both Mount Royal Blvd on 10-31 at 3:19 am,
of which have extensive criminal the front glass door was found smashed
Victim’s bank card number was used out and smoke was coming from the
to make a purchase in a retail store, E- histories. One of the perpetrators dates a
girl who lives on Rihn Strasse. The girl building. Investigation of burglary and
Spirit, possibly in Germany. possible arson is undergoing.
also works at Super Cuts. Additional
Victim reported three fictitious investigation is pending. DRUG VIOLATIONS
checks recorded on his bank statement.
THEFT Giant Eagle reported a bad
This is being investigated further.
Victim’s I-Pod was stolen from under prescription. CVS on Wildwood Road
Victim on Cramlington Court paid a the driver’s seat of a Ford Explorer which Extension, reported two incidents where a
construction company $3,900 to install was parked in the rear lot of the High white male in his 20’s passed two bad
new windows, enclose a porch and School. The doors were not locked. prescriptions for Oxycontin.
remodel a bathroom. The victim has not
heard from the construction company Victim living on South Villa Drive ASSAULTS
had cash stolen from his safe box totaling Victim reports being assaulted by her
since being paid. 84 Lumber advised the
between $65,000 and $85,000. A hidden boyfriend. She had obvious injuries to
victim that his windows were never
key to his safe was also missing. In her face, neck and arms. She agreed to go
ordered. Victim’s daughter states
addition, 4-5 rounds of ammunition were to Passavant for evaluation and follow up
perpetrator changed the payee on one of
missing from his shotgun and 4 rounds with Crisis North.
the checks made out to the construction
company. Investigation is ongoing. were missing from his handgun. A An assault took place at Hampton
woman working for the victim later
Victim living on West Hardies Road High School involving juveniles
admitted to the theft.
paid the same construction company
Victim’s license plate was stolen and VANDALISM
$5,700 to install new windows, doors and
remodel a kitchen and bedrooms. No placed on perpetrator’s car. After running A school van parked in the front
work has been done and attempts to reach the plate number and checking with the lot of Winchester Thurston School
the construction company have been rightful owner, perpetrator has been had both right side tires cut in the
unsuccessful. Victim states the arrested. sidewalls.
perpetrator signed one of her checks over
Victim’s apartment in Devlin’s Point SUSPISCIOUS ACTIVITY
to another person. Investigation is
was entered and her cookie jar containing Victim reported her window had
$90 in coins and notes was stolen. been possibly forced open. The
Victim paid another construction window is over 10 feet off the ground.
Victim’s wallet was likely stolen
company a deposit of $800 to complete There is a ladder stored outside the
from his vehicle while he went inside
work in her home. Work was never
Sheetz on E. Hardies to pay for gas at residence, which looked to be moved.
begun and attempts to reach the contractor
11:45 am. Video will be reviewed. Victim states some of her Lorazepam
have been unsuccessful. Investigation is
ongoing. Victim’s tree stand was stolen from may be missing.
his property on Rosanna Drive in Allison CHILD ENDANGERMENT
Victim reported two charges on her
Park. The stand consisted of a 20 foot Three child endangerment cases
Visa statement to an electronics type store
aluminum ladder, plywood and brackets are currently under investigation.
in Orlando, Fl which were made via the
and had been chained and locked to a tree.
internet. The perpetrator’s email address
Classified Christmastime is the perfect time Birth Announcement
to reach out to those who are in
need. If you are willing to give of Bob and Nancy Zegar announce the birth
Shults Ford Allison Park your time to better the lives of of their son, Matthew James on Monday,
others, please consider the October 3, 2005, at West Penn Hospital.
412-487-3600 following volunteer opportunities: He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was
21 inches long. Matthew was welcomed
North Hills Community Outreach is home by siblings, Allison, 11 and
2003 F150 $18,988
a service unit of the Salvation Army Thomas, 8. Congrats to the Zegar
2005 Taurus $11,588
and receives 90 percent of what they Family!
2005 Explorer XLT $19,988
collect in their kettles.
2002 Monte Carlo $9,588
2002 Grand Am $13,988
Bellringers are needed from now
2005 Escapes $18,988
through December 23 at Shoppers’
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Choice in Duncan Manor. Call
Ginny at 412-487-6316.
2004 Dakota Crew Cab $19,588
2002 Chevy Venture $10,588
Gift wrappers are needed from now
2003 Neon SXT $10,988
through Christmas Eve for the
2003 Infiniti G35 $23,988
annual gift wrap fundraiser at
2005 Impala $14,588
Northway Mall, organized by North
2005 Focus SE $12,988
Hills Community Outreach.
Proceeds support ten local food
Townhouse for Sale! pantries. Call Ruth Graham at 412-
Allison Park, 3 floor End Unit! 2BR 486-5001.
(large), 1.5Bath, LR, DR, K, Large If you are planning a garage
fully finished game room w/sep NHCO Faith in Action volunteer sale, selling a car, looking
Laundry room, Patio, Storage Shed caregivers are urgently needed to for help, or make an
and too many closets to count! help frail elderly seniors remain safe announcement place an ad
with us! Mail/Email/Fax
Brand new roof, windows, and independent in their homes. information before Friday,
appliances, hardwood, ceramic and Volunteers provide non-medical December 16th to:
carpet flooring throughout! Brinx services including: transportation to
security system and swimming physical therapy and other medical The Hampton News
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availability. Must see, won't last phone: 412-818-6491
of isolation. Training is provided.
long. fax: 724-449-6068
Call Cathy at 412-307-0069.
Do you have in-line hockey
equipment sitting around that you
have outgrown? If so, we have got
the perfect idea for its future. How
about passing on your used
equipment to future In-Line Hockey
players ages elementary through
high school to help them get their
start? Clean out those attics,
bedrooms and hockey bags and take
your donations to your Hampton In-
Line practice to give them to your
coach or call JoLene at 724-443-
2935. Thank you for supporting
Uhl Construction Co. of Allison Park marks its 85th
anniversary this year. As a general contractor, building a
reputation for quality and value takes time. Uhl’s
commitment to excellence is based upon the belief that our
customers deserve the best in design, management, and
Uhl Construction has extensive experience in
commercial, industrial, educational, and institutional
buildings. “Building lasting value” is the goal that is set
prior to launching every new project. Uhl can provide a
comprehensive range of services to meet the most
demanding needs. We offer a broad range of general
construction services, including complete design
assistance, for both conventional and pre-engineered
buildings. Uhl offers cost-effective pre-design,
construction, and renovation services for any building or
Some of Uhl’s completed projects in the Hampton and
surrounding areas, are as follows:
PNC Bank (Hampton office)
Harley Davidson showroom (Shaler)
Nicklas Supply (Glenshaw, Murrysville, and Cranberry)
Hance, Wyland, & Wexford Elementary Schools
Mt. Royal Intermediate School
PPG Industries (Research & Dev. complex, Hampton)
Treesdale Farms (storage facility)
Harmarville Rehabilitation Center (Institutional)
Shaler Skateland (recreational)
St. Mary’s of the Assumption (site improvements), in
Eat-N-Park, in Hampton, (restaurant)
Tuesday Morning (store fitout), in Hampton, (retail)
At Uhl Construction, we pride ourselves on our
reputation that we’ve established for integrity, quality,
experience, teamwork, and value. These are just a few of
the positive aspects that continues to distinguish Uhl for
over 85 years.
P.O Box 8 * Allison Park, PA * 15101
Phone: 724-443-0600 Fax: 724-443-7966