Events We Do
VALENTINES FOR VETS
-Join in & share a little love by creating handmade Valentine cards & messages to be delivered to local Veterans who are receiving care in our area hospitals. Bring your friends, neighbors, grandkids, big kids — everyone is invited & refreshments will be provided! A variety of materials will be available to make the cards and feel free to donate items or bring your own if you want to add a little of your own personality & creativity to the cards. Our objective is to send as many sweet “Valentine” messages to our American heroes to make sure they know we appreciate their service & sacrifice for the greatest country in the world and that we love them as much as we love our country.
Retro Christmas “Pajama Party”
Step back in time & enjoy Christmas as it was in the 50s, 60s & 70s for a Retro Christmas “Pajama Party” & Open House to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania (formerly known as Washington Women’s Shelter, Inc.
There are almost too many fun highlights to name, but they include a working 1949 Keeney’s Shuffle Pin Boy Bowling game and 1969 Williams Doozie pinball machine, a built-in bar with glass top (under the glass are lyrics to songs for sing-alongs), an old wringer washing machine converted to hold ice, an unplugged vintage red refrigerator stocked with old board games (including Mystery Date), a working candy vending machine, 1957 phonograph with period 45s and LPs, authentic 1950s dinette seating, an HDTV with a selection of classic movies and TV shows and seating that includes vintage Kohler barber chairs, original seats from the Liberty Theater in Donora and seats from Three Rivers Stadium, one of which (No. 9, of course) is signed by Bill Mazeroski.
What a fun place. We took our moms and they loved it. The Good Ol Days house is cute and fun with all the touches of the good ol days. We loved the pinball machine and Ms Pac-Man. We played games and watched some old TV shows. We worked on a puzzle and just took it easy. It's a great house with tons to see and a way to ignite some memories.
We went to Falling Water and did the horseshoe curve train ride....a lil drive to both but a nice place in the middle.
Belle Vernon is a cute little town with all that you need. Nice to have a local grocery and an Aldi nearby. There isn't a ton to do in town but there are some local restaurants and shops in town. We also ventured to the local winery which was a lot of fun.
The photos don't do this house justice – it's even more of a retro wonderland than it looks. Jam packed with everything from vintage packages in the medicine cabinets to a working free-play pinball machine in the game room. One of a kind.
On the practical side of things, it's a very comfy house with plenty of space, good parking, and a great location just down the road from grocery stores, restaurants, and the highway. Also right across the street from an amazing pair of antique/vintage shops.
Melanie's unique home is a wonderful way to step back in time and feel like a kid again. It was so fun looking through everything in the house. It brought about a lot of memory sharing for our family. Melanie was a great host and stopped by to tell us some history on the home and her family which was very interesting. She also left sweet treats throughout the home which our family enjoyed very much. We hope to come back and visit again sometime!!
This is just an amazing home, it's like staying in a time capsule! Everything you could need is provided, the home is a destination on its own. Beds are super comfortable, everyone slept well on our trip (and we're all pretty high maintenance sleepers). The front porch is lovely for sitting and talking. Highly recommend!