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Junior Fire Fighters
This West Deer Heritage photo, cierca late 1960s early 1970s, shows a group of young junior fire fighters at West Deer Volunteer Fire Depar...t #1 in Culmerville as the clean a 1956 GMC-Howe pumper. At times, juniors did a lot of the dirty work. Not today! With todays’s juniors, it is a different story. There are thousands of local junior firefighter programs nationwide. In the West Deer Township area, CCAC AND Allegheny County Fire Academy provides programs and training where departments and youth alike can find the resources, tools, training, and information they need to help develop, grow, enhance, promote, and participate in becoming TODAY’S first responder.

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· 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
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.
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Spring is almost here. PRYC North Star Dek Hockey Program and registration is LIVE! We offer the following age groups: 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12....

The Spring 2018 season will run from March 31st-June 9th with games being played on Saturdays for 10 weeks between the hours of 9-2PM with the specific schedules TBD. No games Memorial Day Weekend.
League Fee: $65.00. Registration and additional information available by clicking Practice will occur during the week Tues-Thurs with the tentative age level schedule as follows.

Please note these practice day/times are subject to change if necessary:
Tuesday ages 4-6 from 6-7PM
Wednesday ages 7-9 from 6-7PM
Thursday ages 10-12 from 6-7PM

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In response to our photo of the old Flat Top Restaurant, James Edward Hamilton, shared this photo and caption. Thank you Mr. Hamilton. You can see a little of t...he Flat Top lunch counter and the soda fountain area as Walt had it in the background of this pic. He really was an awesome guy best school bus driver, French fry maker & friend a kid could ever have. This photo is with a little girl who was born along the way as her mother participated in the Longest Walk in 1978 she was named I-70 for the Highway she was born on. They came to the diner while staying in our area for a cool place to rest and to feed the baby. I wish I had more photos of inside the restaurant prior to the remodel maybe some will turn up.

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Deer Lakes School District

Today was the National School Walkout for students from coast-to-coast to show support for the murder victims at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkla...nd, Fla., and to raise awareness about violence in schools.

Out of security concerns, Deer Lakes did not permit its students to leave their respective buildings. However, the schools did work with students to allow them to participate in the movement without jeopardizing their safety.

The middle school students decided to hold a “walk up day,” where students were encouraged to wear yellow to show support and to walk up to students they don’t know well and to establish communication.

Teacher Steve Kubicko snapped this photo of the initiative in action.

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‪Deer Lakes High School is one of many schools locally and nationally that will participate in tomorrow’s school walkout to show support for the students at Mar...jory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and to raise awareness for violence in schools.

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The possibility of receiving an unexcused absence on her attendance record isn’t going to deter Abby Fowler from leaving her seat Wednesday morning and ...

Deer Lakes will send three individuals and one relay team to swim in a combined seven events at the PIAA Class AA championships Friday and Saturday at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. That is the most among all Alle-Kiski Valley schools.

New Home of the Triblive High School Sports Network

The Deer Lakes baseball team will experience some uncertainty this season after losing 10 seniors from last year’s team that advanced to the cusp of the PIAA Class 4A playoffs last season.‬

New Home of the Triblive High School Sports Network

‪The dynastic Deer Lakes softball program is seeking its SEVENTH consecutive section title.‬

New Home of the Triblive High School Sports Network
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SUPER BINGO . . . at Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Company
Tickets on sale now. Available every Monday night during our regular bingo from 5-10pm. Bingo Bash doors open at 5pm, early bird 745pm, regular session 8pm-1145pm est. Get your tickets while their still available.

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Cahaba Environmental Center at Living River

The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) at Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of Faith Bailey to our team as the Comm...unications Associate. She was formerly the Program Assistant at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center, Inc. in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Faith is passionate about continuing the impact camp had on her by bringing new generations into the community built at camp. She is excited to start a new journey from the environmental camp perspective while utilizing her previous expertise. Faith has a background in adventure education and brings a plethora of outdoor experience including high and low rope courses, backpacking, mountaineering, canoeing, climbing, repelling, and caving. She is excited to continue to build the community of the CEC. In her free time, Faith is an avid reader and will give any book a chance. She also enjoys trying new recipes, playing with her cat, and exploring her new home in Alabama. You can reach Faith at

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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 Highlands School District has hired the Deer Lakes district's business manager, after searching for months to find someone for the position. Longtime Highlands business ...

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 Madasyn Czebiniak that may be of interest to Deer Lakes area residents.

Northern Regional Police on Tuesday released details about the three-vehicle crash along Route 910 in Pine that killed a Sewickley man on Monday. The collision, ...

Check out Deer Lakes senior Morgan Miller’s watercolor/colored pencils/sharpie hybrid painting called, “When Worlds Collide.” It is part of the Arts Alive! prog...ram, which will feature Miller’s artwork as well as that of several other Deer Lakes student-artists.

What: Alle-Kiski Arts Consortium High School exhibit

When: Daily through March, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Free meet-the-artists gallery reception: 5-7 p.m. March 19

Admission: Free

Where: Penn State, New Kensington art gallery, 3550 Seventh St., Upper Burrell
Details: 724-334-6056

The following students have art on display at the multi-school art exhibit, Arts Alive! at the Penn State New Ken campus.
Gracie Crim
Heather White
Hannah Irvine
Laura Grada
Leah Hartman
Tiffany Feil
Heather Eastley
Morgan Miller
Anna Decker
Josh Paris
Gabby Vergerio
Brittany Walck
Angelina Saldamarco
Emily Mischen
Jordan McCue
Karns Hazlett
Vern Adkins
Keirstin Sufak
MIchael Mlinarcik
Alex Sharkins
Kayla Olinger
Brittany Locke
Josh Darsie
Trisha English
Amanda Bialis
Mercedes Guido
Jen Rackowski
Rachel Wagner
Ashley Saunders
Jacilyn Guntrum
Jada McCullough
Brokke Barnes
Annika Stankowski
Abigail Boulus
Christiana Saldamarco
Elora O'Rourke
Bethany Lafko
Nina lafko
Sabrina Bachiri
Dominique Corso
Liz Kepple
Noah Glaister
Ashton Kohute
Maura Cerra
Dessiree Herman
Leann Shurina
Marlene Myers
Haley Kenney
Moriah Yoder

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There are many things to appreciate about the annual 'Arts Alive!' high school arts consortium showcase this month at Penn State, New Kensington, gallery. The ...
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Prom Dress Give-Away

This event is sponsored by the DL Ambassadors, a community service club from Deer Lakes High School.
In addition to the prom dress give-aw...ay, they also do several events yearly such as our annual prom dress and clothing drives as well as fun nights filled with activities for children.
The DL Ambassadors help fundraise for the DL Care Fund through which we help those in our community who have suffered tragedies such as a house fire or the loss of a parent. Our goal is just to provide aid for those in need within our community.

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Constuction equipments rests on a cold weekend in February as the Community Center of East Union Presbyterian Church nears completion for its Spring 2001 Dedication. Town Flyer Heritage photo.

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Valley News Dispatch

STUDENTS, PARENTS AND EDUCATORS! Do you have any ideas on how to make/keep our schools safe? Then join us on March 19 at the Forum Theatre, Penn State New Kensington. We want to hear from YOU.