806 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Neighborhood Cleanups

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!

October Neighborhood Cleanup

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.

Allegheny Commons Volunteer Event

Allegheny Commons

Hey Friends!

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 =)

Erin Tobin
Community Outreach Coordinator

Volunteer Opportunity

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

Volunteers Needed for Babb Clean Up

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 or simply show up at the parklet. Lunch (pizza and drinks) will be provided.

Neighborhood Cleanup

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 with questions.

Above & Beyond

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 or give Cathy at call at (412) 418-2027 and, space allowing, we’ll recognize them in the Gazette.

Parklet Cleanup and Plant Give-Away

Saturday, June 18th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
806 Western Avenue

We’ll be a doing a big summer clean-up on Saturday, June 18 at the parklet at the corner of Brighton and Western. Diane, a new neighbor, has agreed to help us make sure we’re digging up the weeds and pruning back the right branches. A big part of the clean-up will be thinning out the current plantings so they have room to breathe, so please stop by if you’d like to pick up some free plantings for your own yard.

We would especially appreciate some taller folks to help us prune some of the trees. (Extra bonus points for folks that can lend us electric clipper or large pruning loppers!) If closer to the ground is more your style, we will also have some annuals to plant.

Neighborhood Cleanup

The last-Saturday-of-the-month cleanup for June will be held on Saturday, June 25th beginning at 9:00 am. Meet at 806 Western Ave. If you wish to garden, please bring gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 10, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30

  • Allegheny West Historic Preservation Awards
  • Announcements
  • New neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Draft Budget – 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
  • House Tour Update
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • House History Update
  • Property: 806 Western Repairs/Upgrades
  • Friends: Cleanup & Parklet
  • Membership Events
  • NSLC Updates
  • Allegheny Commons
  • Committee Q&A

Send a note to if you have additional agenda items to add.