Image may contain: text
Makuta and Associates - The Town Flyer

It’s a New Year and it’s Time to Strut Your Stuff with the Town Flyer

Keep your products, services and name in front of your customers by combining the Town’s social media sites and our trusted printed editions. For more than 24 years we’ve provided you with consistent and reliable advertising and, the popularity of the Town Flyer’s web site and Facebook pages continues to grow. In addition to the printed editions delivered monthly, thousands of readers view us on social media each week.

The deadline for the February/Valentine’s Day/Lenten issue is Friday, January 26, 2018.

Don’t be left out…Call us at 724-265-4341 or e-mail us at today to reserve your space.

Need more information? Visit our web site at or the Town Flyer’s Facebook page at

We accept Master Card, Visa, American Express and Discover.

We appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you.



See More
Image may contain: text
Deer Lakes School District
23 hrs

The Deer Lakes Drama Department is partnering with districts’s middle school to produce the annual middle school musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The adapted ...version of the classic story features a student cast in grades 6-8 and tells of Belle (Elizabeth Ritz), a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast (Victor Cervone), who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.

If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. However, time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

The shows, which will be held in Deer Lakes High School auditorium, are this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p m. Tickets are $8 each and will be sold at the door.

See More
3 Reviews
Tell people what you think
Toni Maxwell
· August 13, 2017
I love reading The Town Flyer. Thank you Dan & Kathy Makuta for the great job you do. It is nice to get the local West Deer and surrounding areas news on Facebook.
Michael O'Hare
· July 31, 2017
Ever since retiring and moving to North Carolina I have kept in touch with my West Deer/Deer Lakes roots by checking the online Town Flyer every day!!! It's a great way to stay connected to my hometo...wn!!! Thanks for a great job Dan and Kathy!!! See More
Makuta and Associates - The Town Flyer

Twilight Night
A Starry Preview of North Hills High School Musicals

A Starry Preview of local high school musicals called “Twilight Night” will take place on Fr...iday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Church in Allison Park (McCandless). High school musical cast soloists will present songs from their upcoming musicals and give an exciting sneak peek of their shows in the spring. The event is called “Twilight Night” because twilight is when stars first start appearing. Admission to the evening concert will be a give-what-you-can donation to North Hills Community Outreach, which provides food and financial help to those most in need in northern Allegheny County communities.

“Last year over 600 musical lovers, friends, neighbors and teachers came out to see the young performers! There was a real sense of camaraderie in the air,” says Jim Lueers, Arts Director at Memorial Park Church.

Sharon Wolf, executive director of North Hills Community Outreach said, “The students are incredibly talented. We can’t wait for another fun event this year!”

Participating schools include Avonworth, Fox Chapel, Hampton, North Allegheny, Northgate, Pine Richland and Shaler school districts and Eden Christian Academy. All are invited to come enjoy watching the stars come out! Check out the website at for more info or to sponsor corporate program ads. For more information call 412 364-9492.

See More
Image may contain: 1 person, smiling
Makuta and Associates - The Town Flyer

Robert Bertha Announces Run For Pennsylvania House Seat

WEST DEER TWP, PA -- Robert Bertha has announced his intent to run for Pennsylvania State House represen...ting Pennsylvania’s 54th District. Bertha is seeking the democratic nomination for the state house seat vacated by Eli Evankovich.

“The 54th District is full of strong, intelligent individuals that know what it takes to maintain a healthy community,” Bertha said. “Inspired by these individuals, I decided I wanted to serve the communities that have given me so much.”

In a letter to residents of the 54th District, Bertha outlined his commitment to community as a lifelong resident of West Deer Township and a graduate of Deer Lakes High School. Bertha is in his final semester at Point Park University as a broadcast production major.

Motivated by his community and recent events in statewide politics, Bertha was compelled to run and represent his community on a statewide scale.

“My parents taught me that with hard work and dedication you can bring forward new opportunities to already great communities,” Bertha said. “If elected, I would bring new opportunities through education, small business growth, and jobs. Together we will strengthen our community and our Commonwealth.”

Bertha’s platform is driven by a passion for the education system, a commitment to fostering the growth of local businesses and the need for a fresh perspective in state government. Pennsylvania’s primary election is May 16, 2018. For more information on Robert and the campaign, visit

Robert Bertha is a democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 54th District. The 54th District comprises of West Deer Township, Fawn Township, Harrison Township, Allegheny Township, Upper Burrell, Lower Burrell, Murrysville, Export and Penn Township.

See More

For those of you who do not subscribe, or have access, to the Valley News/Tribune Review we are attaching this link to an article by Emily Balser that may be of interest to Deer Lakes area residents.

A notice of the first round of layoffs at the Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in East Deer has been filed with the state Department of ...

For those of you who do not subscribe, or have access, to the Valley News/Tribune Review we are attaching this link to an article by Emily Balser that may be of interest to Deer Lakes area residents.

The Deer Lakes School District got a chance to showcase some of its technology initiatives Friday when Gregg Behr, executive director of the Grable Foundation, ...
It looks like you may be having problems playing this video. If so, please try restarting your browser.
WPXI Damany Lewis was live.

Fire here in West Deer on Old Saxonburg Blvd

Makuta and Associates - The Town Flyer

La Roche Launches Semester in Rome Program

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 16, 2018 – An exciting new initiative at La Roche College will provide the opportunity for students study abroad in Rome for a full semester. The program’s first group of 10 students will spend the spring semester in Rome from Jan. 18 to April 17.

The new Study Abroad Program will be hosted on the Campus of the School Sisters of Saint Francis in Rome. Students will be just a 20-minute walk from the Vatican with easy access to public transportation. Amenities include single rooms with private bathrooms, access to free Wi-Fi, free laundry and three meals a day provided by a cooking staff to enhance a traditional Italian experience.

“This is a significant milestone for La Roche College, and we couldn’t do it without the support of the School Sisters of Saint Francis,” President Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., said. “What better way to use underutilized space as we go through changes within the Catholic Church than to share them with young people in an educational setting. When we are generous and creative and willing to collaborate, everyone benefits.”

The program is open to all students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Tuition is equal to the cost of La Roche’s regular tuition. Students are responsible for the cost of airfare and travel insurance.

See More
As the temperatures head towards single digits Tuesday night, there are people in Creighton without heat after their basements flooded this past weekend.
Image may contain: text
Robert Bertha

Today I officially announce that I will be seeking a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 54th District! Check out the letter below for how ...I will bring new opportunities to the 54th District. If you have any comments, questions or concerns please email or go to

See More

Deer Lakes Board of School Directors approved a new five-year contract with the Deer Lakes Educators Association (DLEA), the professional organization for the s...chool district’s 141 certified teachers, nurses and guidance counselors, at its monthly voting meeting. The new pact is retroactive to July 1, 2017 and will run through June 30, 2022.

See More
The Deer Lakes Board of School Directors a
Pittsburgh News Videos

The Community of Educators' Alle-Kiski Arts Consortium exhibit, which features the work of local art educators like Deer Lakes’ own Bill Pazman, and was organized by Deer Lakes’ Christy Culp, is now underway daily through Feb. 2 at Penn State New Kensington.

'Practicing What You Teach' is more than just a cute catch phrase for the January exhibit of area high school art instructors at Penn State, ...
Image may contain: 11 people, people smiling, people standing
Deer Lakes School District

‪Congratulations to the Deer Lakes Grade 6 travel boys basketball team, which this weekend won the Chartiers Valley tournament. ‬

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing
Makuta and Associates - The Town Flyer

Consolidated Communications Recognizes
Brad Spiker with President’s Award

GIBSONIA, Pa. – Jan. 12, 2018 – Consolidated Communications employee Brad Spiker re...cently received the company’s highest honor, the President’s Award, at the company’s annual employee meeting. The prestigious award is presented to a few select employees who demonstrate extraordinary performance on a project or who continually exceed expectations.

Spiker is a network technician based in Gibsonia, and has been with Consolidated Communications for 16 years. Brad and his wife, Amber, have three children and reside in Kittanning, Pa.

In all, 10 Consolidated Communications employees received the President’s Award for their commitment to the company, customer service and willingness to go above and beyond when working with customers and peers.

About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL) is a leading broadband and business communications provider serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and wireless companies and carriers, across a 24-state service area. Leveraging its advanced fiber optic network spanning more than 36,000 fiber route miles, Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions, including: data, voice, video, managed services, cloud computing and wireless backhaul. Headquartered in Mattoon, Ill., Consolidated Communications has been providing services in many of its markets for more than a century.

L to R: Doug Abolt (VP Commercial Product Marketing); Gabe White (Director – Outside Plant Engineering); Brad Spiker (President’s Award Winner); Greg Schneider (Manager – Network Operations)

See More