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Suggest a Question for the Allegheny West Candidates Night

Candidate's Night

AWCC will be hosting the City Council candidates for District 1 on Tuesday April 14 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Calvary Church. All three of the candidates have confirmed their attendance.

Anne Gilligan will be moderating. All candidates will be given 2 minutes to answer each question, and then they will all be given 1 minute of rebuttal time. The speaking order will be decided by a random drawing.

We are going to start everyone off with the question:

What is the biggest problem facing Pittsburgh and how will you address it?

The committee would also like to solicit questions from the neighborhood in advance. Please submit your questions below or on this website and the committee members will group the most popular questions together. Assuming time allows we’ll also take some questions from the audience the evening of the event.

Anyone from District 1 is invited to attend. We will have some cookies, veggies and drinks but you’re welcome to bring a snack to share. (No alcohol please, out of respect for Calvary and the moderator’s sanity. )

NOTE: Our regular AWCC membership meeting will take place at 8:30pm following the event, and we hope everyone will stay (even if it’s messes up our quorum count.)

Submit your question using the form linked below or by sending a note with your name and question to president@alleghenywest.org

Submit Your Question  Learn More: View the Flyer

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 14, 2015

7:00 – Candidates’ Forum

8:30 – Guest Speakers

8:35 – Welcoming New Neighbors and AWCC Members

8:40 – Minutes (review/corrections from last meeting)

8:45 – Treasurer’s Report

8:50 – LRC Nominations for Historic Preservation Request

  • Budget request for 2 plaques not to exceed $100 each

9:00 – Pancake Supper Request

9:05 – City Council Grants

9:05 – 928 – 930 Western Avenue Update

9:10 – Neighbor of the Year / NSLC Annual Dinner

  • Neighbor of the Year Nominations
  • Budget request for tickets for Annual Dinner 6/11

9:20 – NSLC (budget request for annual dues – $75)

9:21 – Upcoming Membership Events

9:25 – Friends aka: Public Spaces (follow up to 4/11 Tree Well)

9:30 – New Business

9:35 – Q&A w/ Committee Chairs

 

DIY Workshop: Reimagining Kitchens in Old and Historic Homes

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 am — 11:30 am

Remodeling a kitchen can be a challenging and costly endeavor. Renovating a kitchen in an older house can come with even more obstacles and uncertainty. Making sure the design plans are right is critical. This workshop will touch on a variety of kitchen design topics including, assessing needs and function in a modern-era kitchen, tips for embracing troublesome openings and obstacles, and choosing a style that is timeless for older- and newer-houses. We will also discuss planning for adequate lighting, differences in cabinet styles and finishes, typical space allowances, making the space adaptable for multiple users and abilities, budgeting, and more.

About the presenter: Julie Graf has 15 years experience as a Certified Kitchen Designer and is the owner of One of a Kind Design. She is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers, and an adjunct Interior Design faculty member at Chatham University.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

Discounted Tickets to Quantum Theatre’s All The Names

A world premiere adaptation of José Saramago’s Nobel Prize-winning book:

All The Names

April 10 – May 2
At the Original Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny

Next to the New Hazlett Theatre (Map)

Senhor José, a lowly clerk in the Central Registry of an unnamed city, obsessed with collecting in his intensely private life, goes on an uncharacteristically bold journey to find a mysterious woman who has slipped through the cracks.

Learn more about All The Names

Get Your Tickets

Regular Price: $38 – $46 ($18 student)

Northside residents get 25% off their ticket purchase by using the promo code NORTH to claim this exclusive deal.

Book Online   Call (412) 362-1713 

Seats are limited so reserve soon.

Free Tickets for Northsiders: JH – Mechanics of a Legend

Mechanics of a Legend

JH: Mechanics of a Legend

Part of the CSA Performance Series
April 2 | 8PM

Uncover the Human Behind the Legend…

The legend of John Henry, the only African American tall tale, is based on the story of a real man. JH: Mechanics of a Legend melds the language of mechanics, century-old ballads, and primary historical records into a theatrical experience that explores the legend of John Henry.

Local artists join forces with Anya Martin of Hiawatha Project to measure the myth, the man, and the machine, revealing a poetic and dangerous truth inside the machinations of history, rooted in the economics of slavery.

You’re Invited…

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents are invited to attend JH: Mechanics of a Legend for free. A limited number of tickets are available online. Reserve your seat today!

Get Your Tickets

April 2 

Application Deadline Coming Up: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants

Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant deadline is Friday, April 10th

One Northside LogoThe Sprout Fund is offering Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000 to support new projects, events, and activities that engage Northside residents in the civic life of their community.

Submit your application for $1,000 to support community projects on Pittsburgh’s Northside

It’s not too late to start putting your application together, and if you’re not sure where to start, or your application needs a little polish, attend an info session with Sprout staff to learn more or get feedback.

Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 24
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Manchester Citizens Corporation
1319 Allegheny Ave, 15233

Meet the Project Leaders behind the first 10 Neighbor-to-Neighbor grants and get tips on how to apply before the April deadline.

Friday, March 27
10:30am – 12:30pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
1230 Federal St, 15212

Draft review session. Share your application with Sprout staff to receive guidance and feedback prior to the deadline.

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, April 10th

And if you’re curious about what kinds of projects are already underway, check out the first round of Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant projects.

Apply for a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant

DIY Workshop: Finishing Interior Trim

Thursday, March 26, 2015
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Installing interior trim adds the finishing touches to a remodeling or construction project.  Trim can be decorative, but it also serves a purpose to hide gaps where walls meet floors, windows, and doors.  In this workshop, students will learn about the types of materials used, tools for installing trim, and how to install baseboards and window and door casing.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is a Pennsylvania-Registered Home Improvement Contractor specializing in interior renovation.  He grew up in a family of tradesmen and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program.  He became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1999.  Michael has worked in both commercial and residential construction in all phases from foundations to finish carpentry.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

Free Tickets for Northsiders: At Once There Was A House

At Once There Was a House

Presented by CORNINGWORKS
March 25-26 and 28-29

Whatever Happened to Dick and Jane?

A zany theatrical ride exploring what happened to Dick and Jane. Vignettes range from humorous to poignant, from comical to disturbing. With choreography by Beth Corning and performances by Corning, John Gresh, Yaov Kaddar, Tamar Rachelle Tolentino and Michele de la Reza.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents are invited to attend At Once There Was A House for free. A limited number of tickets are available online. Reserve your seat today!

 March 25 at 7:00 pm  March 26 at 8:00 pm
 March 28 at 8:00 pm  March 29 at 2:00 pm

DIY Workshop: Drywall 101

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Learn some basic carpentry skills while building a sawing bench. Learn to use a saw, chisel, square and more, while making a bench that is useful for more than just sawing. Learn to choose basic tools that are useful for home projects. Audience participation and hands-on demonstration is what drives this type of workshop. Come learn this method and use some tools.

About the presenter: Michael Wetmiller is a Pennsylvania-registered Home Improvement Contractor with many years of experience in the building trades. His unique background combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator. Michael is currently a middle school principal, but he started out as a journeyman carpenter and has experience in commercial and residential construction. He attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program and holds degrees in Economics and Education from Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

DIY Workshop: Carpentry Basics

Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:00 am — 11:30 am

Learn some basic carpentry skills while building a sawing bench. Learn to use a saw, chisel, square and more, while making a bench that is useful for more than just sawing. Learn to choose basic tools that are useful for home projects. Audience participation and hands-on demonstration is what drives this type of workshop. Come learn this method and use some tools.

About the presenter: Regis Will is a woodworker, craftsman, and owner of Vesta Home Services, a consulting firm on house restoration and Do-it-Yourself projects. He blogs about his work at The New Yinzer Workshop.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527