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Nation’s Largest Hero Savings Program ‘Homes for ... -- "Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, ‘Homes for Heroes’ was ..." -- 01 June 2019
At Circle Camps Girls Become Confident Young Women -- "Nestled in the beautiful hills and forests along Cheat Lake in Morgantown, WV, ..." -- 01 June 2019
Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals in Donora and ... -- "The Donora senior center is in desperate need of volunteers for their home ..." -- 31 May 2019
Sonshine Tree Preschool Registration Open For ... -- "The Sonshine Tree Preschool is now registering for the 2019-20 school year." -- 31 May 2019
Peters Township Recreation Center Upcoming ... -- "The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, ..." -- 31 May 2019
Monongahela Valley Hospital Makes Annual Scouting ... -- "Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and its affiliated companies collaborate each ..." -- 31 May 2019
Music on The Library Lawn in Pleasant Hills -- "The Pleasant Hills Public Library will be holding a night of “Music on ..." -- 31 May 2019
Dr. John Kent Folmar Contributes to Morgantown ... -- "The last edition of the Proceedings and Papers of the Monongalia Historical ..." -- 31 May 2019
‘Bigfoot’ Lecture to be Held in West Newton -- "The West Newton Library presents a lecture by Stan Gordon, ‘Strange ..." -- 31 May 2019
Greater Monessen Historical Society June News and ... -- "The Greater Monessen Historical Society will resume their oral history program ..." -- 31 May 2019

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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)
  • Association of Free Community Papers (AFCPA)
  • 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.

Our Editorial Policy
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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