info@alleghenywest.org
806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Neighborhood Clean Up

A special thanks to Dr. Dan, Eleanor Coleman and Ann Gilligan – and any anonymous workers – for weeding and picking up litter throughout the neighborhood. This has made all of our jobs easier.

In anticipation of the Alleys, Axles & Ales tour on September 23rd, we’re asking that EVERYONE help to rid the alleys behind their properties of weeds and litter – most are in terrible need of attention right now!

Anyone needing trash bags and gloves (can be delivered to your front door) should email Trish at tdburton3@gmail.com. Thanks for your continuing help in beautifying Allegheny West!

Attention Allegheny West Business Owners: Sign Up for Small Business Saturday

The Northside Chronicle and Northside Chamber of Commerce invite Allegheny West businesses to join the Second Annual Small Business Saturday on November 25th for Northside Shop Small. The Western Avenue business district will be the focal point to welcome residents and visitors this year for this national event.

Giveaways, raffles and more await shoppers. We’re asking those interested to sign-up for inclusion in our free promotions for #shopsmall this holiday season.

Visit bit.ly/northsideshopsmall now to register to receive additional details on the #shopsmall campaign, free in-store and social media marketing materials, plus opportunities and suggestions for the event.

Questions? Send emails to northsideshopsmall@gmail.com or text 412-339-0712.

Special Thank You

Submitted by Linda Ianotta

Thank you to all neighbors who so generously supported the Leukemia Society Neighborhood Campaign. Your generosity is overwhelming. My sincerest thanks to everyone for your donations.

Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

It’s time to start thinking about this year’s Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour.

This year’s tour will take place on December 8th and 9th. We are looking for homeowners who are willing to open their homes for this year’s tour. If you’re interested and able, please contact Carol Gomrick at carolgomrick@gmail.com.

Information about volunteering for the event will be coming out after this month’s Alleys, Axles & Ales tour on September 23rd. Stay tuned to the calendar and e-newsletter to learn about the kickoff meeting for this year’s tour volunteers.

Gazette Deliveries

Submitted by Karen Haller Beer

Thank you to all of the neighbors who faithfully deliver the Allegheny West Gazette each month. When you’re able, please check in to confirm that you’re still receiving the appropriate amount of copies — not too few, not too many — and to let me know what you’re doing with the extras, if applicable. Also, please confirm your delivery route, so that I can ensure that all residents and business owners are receiving their copy of the Gazette. Simply check in before the end of September at gazette@alleghenywest.org. Thank you!

Alleyway-Focused Neighborhood Cleanup!

A special thanks to Dr. Dan, Eleanor Coleman and Ann Gilligan – and any anonymous workers!–for weeding and picking up litter throughout the neighborhood. This has made all of our jobs easier.

In anticipation of the Alleys, Axles & Ales tour on September 23rd, we’re asking that EVERYONE help to rid the alleys behind their properties of weeds and litter – most are in terrible need of attention right now! Anyone needing trash bags and gloves (can be delivered to your front door) should email Trish at tdburton3@gmail.com.

Thanks for your continuing help in beautifying Allegheny West!

Trish Burton/Diane Caruso

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Six A Breast

Six A Breast

CORNINGWORKS
September 6th, 7th and 9th

An evening of sharp irony and salient farce, a cascade of vaudevillian scenes. Performed by 3 women, Six A Breast encapsulates the lunacy of all our lives, no matter the gender, but women . . . they got the “mother lode” backwards and in heels.

Starring Beth Corning, Sally Rousse and Laurie Van Wieren with choreography by Beth Corning.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

Wednesday, September 6 at 7 PM Thursday, September 7 at 8 PM Friday, September 9 at 8 PM

Tickets On Sale Now! Alleys, Axles & Ales on September 23rd

Alleys, Axles & Ales

Alleys, Axles & Ales Returns

Explore the back streets of Allegheny West to catch a glimpse of cool cars while sampling local brews. This year over 10 garages will be displaying 20+ cars.

This year there will be a special Concours of Jaguars on display!

The tour is self-guided and begins at Babb Insurance at 850 Ridge Avenue in the rear of the building.

Bring your own classic, modern or exotic car to show in the designated display lot.

Car show display lot is located at the intersection of Galveston and N Lincoln Avenues.

New This Year: Cars ‘n Coffee
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Car lovers are invited to bring along their own classic treasures for exotic car and street rod networking. Join us before the tour for some coffee and conversation.

Alleys, Axles & Ales ticket is required to attend.

Buy Your Tickets Today

$25.00 presale | $30.00 at the door | $10 for under 21

All tickets include brew samples and a $5 voucher for hot dogs, sausage or kielbasa.

Buy Tickets → 1-888-71-TICKETS

Hosted by Allegheny West Civic Council and Babb Insurance.

Save a Trip to Philadelphia (and the Cost of the Ticket)

City of Asylum (2017)

International Jazz Poetry Month Kick-off

Tom Rainey Trio

Thursday, September 7th
7:00 pm

The Tom Rainey Trio will be performing in Philadelphia on September 16th, but you can catch them a week earlier (and for FREE) right here in Pittsburgh as the opening program of Jazz Poetry Month!

This is a concert no jazz lover should miss — three world-class musicians at the top of their game. We could not think of a better way to open our month-long jazz celebration.

Tom Rainey Trio

Drummer and bandleader Tom Rainey has long been one of the most in-demand and influential drummers on the avant-garde scene. Known for his “off kilter” style, this trio is the perfect embodiment of his music. It hovers so tightly between composition and free improvisation that it gives the illusion of being completely arranged and intensely practiced.

Ingrid Laubrock (saxophone) and Mary Halvorson (guitar) are also powerhouses. Ingrid is known for her textural nuance, an intellectual player who also can let go with abandon. And many of us know Mary from several appearances at City of Asylum– with Thumbscrew, Stephan Crump, and as a soloist.

These three musicians have been described as “sonic adventurers significantly extending the lexicons of their instruments.” Translate this as: Together, they play a seamless improvised jazz that sounds like nothing else.

Reserve Your Free Tickets

Did you know that there is a restaurant in City of Asylum @ Alphabet City? During these events, Alphabet City will be set up so that you can have dinner during the event (or simply order drinks).

Reserve a Table for Your Visit

When making your reservation,
please add that you wish to see the film under special notes.

Reading & Talk by J.D. Barker at City Books

J.D. Barker

Saturday, September 9th
7:00-9:00 pm

In 2014, J.D. indie-published his first novel, Forsaken, and through perseverance, ingenuity and creative marketing, took the title to the top of the bestseller lists around the world. His second novel, The Fourth Monkey, sold to traditional publishers for advances in excess of $1 million. His third novel, a prequel to Dracula, co-authored with Dacre Stoker and based on Bram Stoker’s original notes, sold in late June 2017 at auction to a Big 5 publisher. Two feature films and a network television program are in the works based on his novels. A native of Illinois, J.D. splits his time between Pittsburgh and Englewood, Florida. For more information about J.D. Barker, click here.

In addition to reading from his books…

J.D. will be talking about his experience with self-publication including:

  • Agent or no agent?
  • Freelance editors
  • Query letters
  • What is co-op?

A book signing will follow the event.