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560 Lincoln Avenue - Bellevue
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John Earl Kuder, formerly of Emsworth

History of Ben Avon Heights
The Borough of Ben Avon Heights is situated on a hill above the Ohio River just nine miles from the city of Pittsburgh. The original land belonged to the farms of Samuel Taylor and John Wilson. In 1906 Walter P. Fraser of Ben Avon bought 84 acres on the former Taylor farm and used forty of the acres to build the Ben Avon Country Club and golf course. He opened up the rest of the property for a residential development, calling the area Ben Avon Heights. The rural site attracted Pittsburghers who wanted summer homes.

The development progressed to the point that residents wanted to incorporate. This was accomplished in 1913. The Ben Avon Country Club closed in 1917 and the golf course property was divided into housing lots. In 1920 Shannopin Country Club opened with its clubhouse in the Borough and the golf course in Kilbuck Township. It remains the only commercial property in the Heights.

In the early thirties John I. Thompson purchased a portion of the John Wilson Farm in Kilbuck Township adjacent to the Heights and built some houses there. The current borough boundaries were set in 1936 when the borough annexed the “Thompson Plan.” The borough now contains 142 homes, a community park, and the Shannopin club house in its almost two square mile area.

The Borough is governed by a mayor and borough council all of whom serve as elected volunteers. The current borough real estate tax rate is 5.75 mills and a wage or earned income tax of one half of one percent. The borough’s annual budget is about $500,000. The borough contracts with Ohio Township for police protection and with Avalon Borough for fire services. Borough council meetings are typically held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at Shannopin Country Club with the exception of November, December, January, February and March. Please refer to the community calendar for the meeting dates and locations during those months.

Click Here for Ben Avon Heights Web Site

Pine Township, Pittsburgh, PA: Community Auto , a program of North Hills Community Outreach serving the Greater Pittsburgh region, needs donations of new or used car cleaning supplies in order to provide clean, detailed vehicles to working individuals who purchase vehicles to get to work.
Community Auto is a unique low-income car ownership program that accepts donations of vehicles in any condition, has them repaired and sells them at below-market value to low-income working individuals who need a car to get to work. Cars not suitable for repair are sold at auction and the funds are used to purchase other cars for the program.
Community Auto takes pride in providing clean vehicles for clients, but detailing the cars costs thousands of dollars each year. Brady Riedel, Community Auto Team Leader, explains, “Community Auto has been getting the cars detailed at a competitive discount, but the gentleman who does the detailing is retiring this year. Our cleaning costs would increase by at least 50 percent. Instead, we’re looking to reduce operating costs further, as well as engage the community by utilizing volunteers to detail the cars.”
The following car detailing supplies are needed to get that volunteer program started:  garden hose and a spray nozzle, buckets, canister vacuum (with blow) including attachments, large sponges, car wash brushes, rags and towels (especially microfiber), chamois, car wax (like Turtle Wax), upholstery cleaner, car wash soap (like Rain-X or Armor All), vinyl protectant (like Armor All Original), leather protectant (like Armor All Leather Care), industrial glass cleaner (like 3m or Armor All) and windshield washer fluid. Of course, Community Auto always needs vehicle donations.
Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off 9:00 am-4:00 pm weekdays at Community Auto, 11490 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090 or at any NHCO office, including the main office at 1975 Ferguson Road, Hampton. (Please indicate that the items are for the Community Auto program.)
For more information, visit or contact Brady at or 724-443-8300.
North Hills Community Outreach, an interfaith nonprofit organization, served 5,301 local families last year in crisis, hardship and poverty. NHCO offers more than 20 programs ranging from emergency services to long-term solutions that help families break the cycle of poverty and work toward self-sufficiency. For more information, please visit or call 412-487-6316 option 1.

Community Auto, a program of North Hills Community Outreach and a partner in the United Way-funded Ways to Work program, is a unique low-income car ownership program serving the Greater Pittsburgh area. Last year, 125 cars were donated. There is always a waiting list of low-income working families waiting to purchase a car. Community Auto accepts donations of vehicles in any condition, has them repaired and sells them at below-market value to low-income working individuals who need a car to get to work. Vehicles not suitable for repair are sold at auction and the funds are used to purchase other cars for the program. For information, visit or call 724-443-8300.

Trinity Lutheran Church
638 California Ave.
Avalon,Pa. 15202
412 761-4010
Sunday September 7th 2014 9A.M.

On Sunday September 7th at 9 AM, Trinity Lutheran Church is forming new Sunday School Classes for ages 4 and up. We will teach you and your children some of the most important Christian values and lessons like the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, The Apostles’ Creed, and the reasons why we celebrate Holy Communion. Do your children know the real reason for Christmas? Do they know why we celebrate Easter? We can help. All are welcome. Hope to see you and your children.

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School Board Notes - August 4, 2014

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Sermon by Rev Catherine Purves