Just a few quick updates:

Round two of the meetings for the Buhl Foundation One Northside Grant will take place at 6:30 pm at Calvary Church before the meeting Membership meeting on Tuesday, March 8. Jim Pashek, the consultant we’re working with, has been meeting with various City departments and needs our feedback on what issues we want to emphasize.

We closed on 930 Western this week! Please welcome Dr. James Worry to the neighborhood. He’s already got all of his approvals and permits, and he’s ready to start making amazing things happen! (Maybe we should get him to teach a workshop on how to navigate bureaucracy?) Do you think I should tell him now that we snuck a clause into the sales agreement that he’s required to be on the Christmas Tour by 2018?

I’m joking, of course, about any “requirements” to be on the tour (although I make no promises about not resorting to peer pressure), but this is a good time to remind folks that planning is underway for the June Wine & Garden Tour. If you’re interested in volunteering or having your house/garden on the tour, please contact Carrie at tours@alleghenywest.org. The tour is scheduled for the first weekend in June.

We’ll also be taking orders for this Spring flower baskets along Western. We need to confirm prices for sponsorships this year, but stay tuned for more information, and definitely let us know if you want to sponsor a basket (or 2 or 4). E-mail us at: flowers@alleghenywest.org. Thanks to Trish and Holly who offered to take this on for another year!

Catherine Serventi
President, AWCC

P.S. Greetings from India! There’s nothing quite like traveling in faraway lands to make you appreciate home. I think I’m going to start our meeting on Tuesday (where parking and traffic are bound to come up) with the video that I took from my hotel window of the traffic. Lane lines or even traffic direction(!) are really more of a suggestion here. (Although I’ll still be chasing after drivers going the wrong way on Beech and N. Lincoln.)