November 2010 Community Update

Banksville:

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday December 10th, 6-9p.m.: Banksville Christmas Party at Banksville Park

Beechview:

  • Beechview Bundle-Up had a successful year and the remaining winter gear will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul to give to distribute at their food banks.

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday November 27th, Noon-3pm: Kids visit with Santa at the Beechview United Presbyterian Church. Crafts, snacks and a picture with Santa will be available. Please pre-register by calling Sue Pfeuffer
  • Thursday December 2nd, 7pm: Beechview Area Concerned Citizens and Block watch First Thursday meeting with Senator Wayne Fontana and Wayne Hancock, the owner of the future IGA
  • Saturday December 11th, 9am-3pm: Beechview United Presbyterian Church Cookie Sale and Christmas Flea Market at the Beechview United Presbyterian Church

Brookline:

  • ALDI’s grocery store has opened at the intersection of McNeilly Road and Sussex Avenue.
  • WQED ran a feature “Have you Been to Brookline?” and is available online here

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday November 29th, 7:30-8:30pm: Brookline Area Concerned Citizens Christmas party at St. Mark’s Church
  • Saturday November 27th, 5pm-10pm: Brookline Chamber of Commerce Christmas Social at Cannon Coffee.  Santa, cookies, pretzels, pizza, crafts and story time.

 

Carrick:

  • The Carrick-Overbrook historical society is selling calendars and post cards with historical pictures

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday December 2nd, 7pm: Wine Tasting fundraiser at the home of Alice Vaday; $25 per person

Overbrook:

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday November 23rd, 7pm: Overbrook Community Council meeting

 

Community Update

Beechview:

  • A new coffee shop will be opening in Beechview as a non-profit. Renew Pittsburgh and Cannon Coffee are working on the project together
  • The Pittsburgh Housing Development Corporation has started to sell the houses they renovated. For information on purchasing a home, call 412-255-6600.
  • Beechview Bundle Up is collecting gently used winter gear. Donations can be made at the Beechview library.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday October 27th, 6-8pm: SMART TRID community planning meeting

Brookline:

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday October 30th, 2pm: Brookline Halloween Parade; starts at Cannon
  • Monday October 25th, 7:30pm: Brookline Area Community Council meeting about water, gas and electric utility line service

 

Overbrook:

  • PennDot shared their plans for the Route 51 + Route 88 intersection at a public meeting
  • National architects studied Route 51 from the Liberty Tubes to the Elizabeth Bridge. Their presentation can be found here.

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday October 26th, 7pm: Overbook Community Council meeting featuring guest speaker Detective Ruffalo to discuss when residents should call 911
  • Saturday October 30th, 11am: Carrick Halloween Parade. Line-up begins at 10am at the corner of Sankey Avenue and Brownsville Road

 

September 2010 Community Update

Banksville:

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday October 30th, 4-9p.m.: Banksville Halloween Party at Banksville Park

Beechview:

  • A new grocery store, IGA, is expected to open in the former Foodland in March 2011
  • Right By Nature is offering a delivery service to Beechview residents
  • The Beechview Merchants Association have opened a storefront office at 1553 Broadway Avenue
  • TRID planning meetings will begin in the last week of October

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday September 18th, 10am-12noon: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh community workshop at St. Catherine’s McCann Hall
  • Saturday September 25th, 9am-3pm: Beechview Big Flea on Beechview and Broadway Avenues
  • Wednesday September 29th, 7pm: Beechview Merchants Association Meeting with guest speaker John Burke of the URA at 1553 Broadway Avenue

Brookline:

  • New banners have been installed on Brookline Boulevard

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday September 20th, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Brookline Area Concerned Citizens Meeting about City Parking Lease plan with Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak at St. Mark’s Church
  • Monday September 27th, 7pm: South Pittsburgh Development Corporation meeting at Brookline Boulevard Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday October 2nd, 4-7 p.m.: Resurrection Church Women’s Guild Spaghetti Dinner at Quinn Hall. Adults: $6; Under 12: $4; Choice of meat or marinara sauce; Salad, bread & butter, cheese, coffee, tea and huggies included; Meatballs: $.50; Desserts: $.50 and $1; Tickets available at rectory and at the door
  • Saturday October 8th, 6-11pm: SPDC Night at the Races at Resurrection Church, Quinn Hall. Tickets: $15

Overbrook:

  • The Carrick, Overbrook, Bon-Air Corn Fest was successful
  • Overbook t-shirts are for sale for $1 each
  • The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society is selling calendars for $7.50 each and historical post cards for .50 each
  • The Overbook Firehouse will be dedicated as the Fran Accamando Community Center in Spring 2011
  • The Overbrook Community Council has a new computer, wireless modem and wireless printer/scanner/copier 

Beechview’s Big Flea

BEECHVIEW’S BIG FLEA!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

9 AM to 3 PM

Beechview & Broadway Avenues

Do you have too much stuff? Are you looking forward to some cooler weather in the fall? Here’s a chance to make some money, have fun and make room in your living space all at the same time!

The Beechview Area Concerned Citizens proudly presents Beechview’s own “Steel Impressions” Steel Drum Band at Beechview’s Big Flea. They will perform on Saturday, from 12 noon to 1 pm in the parking lot at the corners of Beechview & Broadway Avenues. There will be activities and a “candy store” for kids. So call your friends and neighbors to come on out to enjoy some great music and support our local entertainers!

Table spaces along Broadway and Beechview Avenue will be available for $5.00. (bring your own table). Anyone interested is welcome to participate, including crafters, local organizations and businesses, so please spread the word.

This event is sponsored by BACC, The Beechview Area Concerned Citizens. We will be advertising this event widely, and space will be limited, so for more information or to reserve your table today. Call (412) 341-8768 or e-mail BeechviewCares@hotmail.com.

Reserve your table now – deadline to register is Saturday, September 11, 2010.

Community Updates: June 2010

Beechview:

  • The spraypark at Vannucci Field opened. The Spray Park will be open every day from 9am-9pm, weather permitting.
  • The Friends of the Library flower and book sale was a successful event
  • A sunflower garden was planted with help from G-Tech at Coast and Fallowfield Avenues
  • The Farmers Market opened on June 10th and will be every Thursday, 3:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine’s
  • The Beechview Merchants Association will have public speakers at their July and September meetings:
    • July 28th: A representative from SCORE will speak
    • September 29th: John Burke of the URA’s Business Development Department will speak

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday June 16th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: The Friends of the Beechview Library’s Appraisal Fair at the Beechview Library
  • June 24th-26th, 7-11:00 p.m.: St. Pamphilus Church Festival, 1000 Tropical Avenue
  • June 28th-July 1st, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.:  Beechview United Presbyterian Church Free Day Camp. Call 412-377-6679 for more information
  • Saturday May 29th, 10am: Memorial Service at the Memorial Monument at Broadway and Shiras
  • Tuesday  August 3rd, 6:30 p.m. : National Night Out hosted by Beechview Area Concerned Citizens at the parking lot at Hampshire and Broadway Avenues
  • Saturday September 25th: Beechview flea market on Broadway Avenue

Carrick and Overbrook:

The Community Cornfest in Carrick’s Phillips’ Park will be on August 21, 2010 from Noon to 8 PM. The festival will be held both inside and outside, weather permitting, at the Phillips Park facilities. Musical entertainment will include dance, folk, indie, jazz and soft rock. Food will be sold by local faith based and school groups. Children’s entertainment will be also included. The Community Cornfest includes the neighborhoods of Carrick, Overbrook and Bon Air. The Carrick Library will also sponsor an Appraisal Fair from noon to 2 pm to benefit the Carrick Library.

Community Updates: March 2010

Beechview:

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday May 22nd, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Friends of the Beechview Library’s annual Flower and Book sale. Flower orders are due on April 17th, and can be picked up on May 22nd. Books can be donated at the library beginning April 17th.
  • Wednesday June 23rd: Friends of the Beechview Library Appraisal Fair

Brookline:

  • The Brookline Chamber of Commerce and South Pittsburgh Development Corporation are working together to get an LED signboard for neighborhood news
  • The Brookliner community newsletter is still being published and has enough funding through July

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday March 29th, 7:30 p.m.: The Brookline Area Community Council’s monthly meeting will include School Board Members Jean Fink and Sherry Hazuda
  • Saturday April 17th, 9 a.m.: Brookline Earth Day Clean Up. Meet at Cannon Coffee, 802 Brookline Boulevard.

Overbrook:

  • Overbrook Community Council has moved into their new space on the first floor of the Overbrook Firehouse
  • The Brookline Boxing Club is beginning to move into their space on the first floor of the Overbrook Firehouse
  • The Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society is working on scanning historical documents into digital format, which is available online at http://wiki.carrick-overbrook.org/Main_Page

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday April 27th, 7 p.m.: Grand Opening of the new Overbrook Community Council meeting space
  • Sunday August 8th, 1 – 8 p.m.: Carrick, Overbrook and Bon Air Corn Fest at Phillips Park

Community Update: October 2009

Carrick

  • The John Phillips Historical Marker was dedicated on October 31st. Members of the Phillips family came from across the country for the dedication.
  • The Carrick Community Council has a new website: carrickpa.com
  • An artist will be painting flowers on the windows of two currently vacant properties in Carrick
  • Carrick will be receiving trees from the City’s TreeVitalize program

Overbrook:

  • Overbrook Community Council is selling reprints of Overbrook Looking Back and the program for the Dedication of the New Municipal Building in 1929. The books are $20 a piece or both for $35
  • Overbrook Community Council is in the process to moving into their new space at the Overbrook Firehouse. The new meeting room and office space is on the first floor of the firehouse.
  • Overbook residents are concerned about the proposed merger of the Carrick and Knoxville library branches because it will make it more difficult for Overbrook residents to access the library

Beechview:

  • Beechview Bundle Up: Beechview Area Concerned Citizens are collecting winter items for those in need in our neighborhood. Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, jackets, coats, boots, blankets, etc. that are clean and gently worn can be dropped off at the Beechview library for the next two weeks. Please leave a comment if you would like more information.

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday November 5th, 7 p.m.: The monthly meeting of the Beechview Area Concerned Citizens at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Avenue) will be about the Beechview Library. Two members of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s executive staff will be in attendance.
  • Saturday November 7th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Friends of the Beechview Library Customer Appreciation Day at the library. (1910 Broadway Avenue). Brian O’Neill, award winning columnist for the Post-Gazette will sign copies of this new book: “The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the 21st Century.” Cost of books will be $17.00 including tax. Brian will donate $5.00 for each book sold to help save the Beechview Library.
  • Sunday November 8th, 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: St. Catherine’s Nationality Day at St. Catherine’s Church.
  • Sunday November 29th, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Tree lighting and visit with Santa at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Avenue). Pre-register by calling 412-341-8768.
  • Saturday December 12th, 10 a.m.-4p.m.: Christmas Cookie Sale and Flea Market at Beechview United Presbyterian Church (1621 Broadway Avenue)