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 email@example.com.
Thanks for your continuing help in beautifying Allegheny West!
Trish Burton/Diane Caruso
This month’s neighborhood cleanup will take place on May 20th at 9:00 am. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. This event is BYOB – bring your own broom, that is! (And gardening gloves, too!)
Contact Trish Burton with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (412) 523-9402. We’ll see you on the 20th!
April 22nd is Earth Day, and Allegheny West will celebrate by holding its first clean-up day.
Meet at the Allegheny West office at 806 Western Avenue for coffee and breakfast treats and to gather some trash bags and gloves. If you have your own gloves, brooms, and tools, please bring them! Begin to look for areas in the neighborhood that need to be freshened after the winter. We’ll also have a group that will attack the leaves in the parklet at the corner of Brighton and Western.
Contact Trish Burton with any questions: email@example.com or (412) 523-9402. We’ll see you on the 22nd!
There is no neighborhood cleanup in November. Last-Saturday-of-the-month cleanups will resume in the spring of 2017. Thanks to all who have come out for the cleanups in 2016. And thank you to Michael Shealey for organizing the cleanups!
The October neighborhood clean-up will be held on the last Saturday of the month, October 29th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. The focus of this month’s clean up will be on clearing and preparing the parklet in preparation for winter. For those who wish to garden, please bring your own gloves and tools. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.
Questions? Contact Michael Shealey.
We are still looking for more volunteers for next week’s Allegheny Commons Volunteer Event! We will be doing some weeding, mulching and litter pick up from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, September 22nd. Come out, even if it’s just for 20 minutes and join us!
We only have 3 folks signed up thus far, I am looking for at least 15! Register here.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions! Thanks and SEE YOU IN THE PARK =)
Community Outreach Coordinator
Join the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for a volunteer event in Allegheny Commons in the evening of Thursday, September 22nd from 5:00–7:00 pm. Volunteers will be weeding and mulching trees around the park as well as doing some litter pick up. PPC will provide all tools, gloves, supplies and water needed for the event. To register, visit showclix.com/event/allegheny-commons-volunteer-event
Location: Parklet at Western Avenue & Brighton Road
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Michael Shealy
Volunteers Needed for Babb Clean Up and Gardening Day on Thursday, July 14th
On Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 to 12:00, Babb Insurance will have 10 employee volunteers working to clean up and to garden in AW as part of an annual give-back-to-the community day. 3-4 volunteers from AW are needed to work with and to assist in the coordination of the Babb volunteers. This is an opportunity to work with people who are our neighbors only during the work day, but nevertheless, want to make a contribution to our neighborhood. Let’s say “Thank you.” in the best way possible by getting out and working with them. Meet at the parklet and work as long or as little as you like. If you wish to participate, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply show up at the parklet. Lunch (pizza and drinks) will be provided.
Submitted by Michael Shealey
Saturday, July 30th 9:00 – 11:00 am
806 Western Avenue
There will be a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, July 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. If you wish to do gardening in the parklet at this time, then please bring your own gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Michael at email@example.com with questions.
Submitted by Cathy Serventi
Thank you to the kind person who moved all the bags of trash and garden compost from the April clean-ups out to the curb on leaf and debris pick-up day. Ann, Michael and I all thought one of us had done it!
I’d also like to recognize Christa Ross, our realtor for the Stables, Matthew Fiscus our attorney and Jon Huck our project manager from the Northside Leadership Conference. After 10 years there were still some last minute scrambles to get our ducks all in a row for the sale but we did it! Special thanks to all the various Board members, LRC members and volunteers throughout the decade we owned the Stables for having a vision and taking action so that that beautiful building, so rich with history could be preserved.
If you’d like to recognize a neighbor who went above-and-beyond for you or the neighborhood this month please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or give Cathy at call at (412) 418-2027 and, space allowing, we’ll recognize them in the Gazette.