Scrap Metal Recycling Drive 2008

On Saturday November 8th, the Beechwood Parent Faculty Association will be hosting a Scrap Metal Recycling Drive.

Pittsburgh BEECHWOOD Elementary School



Saturday November 8, 2008

9 am – 12 noon

Vanucci Field parking lot

Clean out your house, yard, and garage.  Bring the items to Vanucci.  We’ll sort and recycle everything with Castriota Metals help for the benefit of neighborhood elementary students

Bring METAL ITEMS – aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, steel, cast iron, electronics, and computer equipment

For example; Household discards (appliances, pots, pans, furniture, electronics, computer equipment including monitors), un-needed Building materials (flashing, gutter, siding, pipe, tube), Garage castoffs (parts, tools, bikes, motors, tire rims, car batteries, lawn chairs), Miscellaneous objects (aluminum cans, faucets, hardware)


Car tires accepted for a charge of $5.00 each (on the rim $7.00)

Air conditioners will cost $8.00 for freon removal

Refrigerators will cost $15.00 for freon removal

Brought to you by the Beechwood Parent Faculty Assn.- BPFA

With the help of local recycler Castriota Metals

Call 412-341-8063 with any questions

BACC October Meeting Cancelled

The Brookline Community Council’s October meeting, which was scheduled for this evening, is canceled.

Benefit Concert for the Seton Performing Arts Center

From South Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Forum

Tree Tending Tonight – in Carrick

From Carrick tree tender Alice Vaday:

Matt is back and said 5pm is good since it is getting dark early.  Let’s meet at the South Side Cemetary on Monday and then go from there up Brownsville.  If you cannot come until later, don’t worry.  This is to be enjoyable as much as a learning experience while we help beautify our neighborhood.

October 2008 Community Update


Elections for the Carrick Community Council Board will be held at the November 12th Meeting. 4 Officers- President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer- and 7 additional “at large” Board Members will be elected. Interested Persons should contact the Nominations Committee: Kate (, Brandon (, or T.J. ( to give their name or suggest another candidate.

Upcoming Events in Carrick:

10/20/08 – Carrick Tree Tenders @ Brownsville Road (5:00 p.m. to dusk) (exact details TBA)

10/27/08 – Carrick Tree Tenders @ Brownsville Road (5:00 p.m. to dusk) (exact details TBA)

10/29/08 – 29th Ward Democratic Committee @ Carrick High School Library, 125 Parkfield Street (7:00 p.m.)

11/12/08 – Carrick Community Council @ Concord Elementary Auditorium, 2350 Brownsville Road (7:00 p.m.)

11/22/08 – 29th Ward Democratic Committee Holiday Party @ Saint Pius X Church, 2336 Brownsville Road (time TBA)


The Brookline Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Halloween Parade for the children of Brookline on Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cannon. Costume prizes, treats, and balloons will follow a street parade. Some adults dress up too!

Upcoming Events in Brookline:

10/14/08 – Block Watch @ McLaughlin’s Office (7:00 p.m.)

10/25/08 – Halloween Parade @ Cannon (2:00 p.m.)

10/27/08 – Brookline Area Community Council @ St. Mark’s Church, 933 Brookline Boulevard (7:00 p.m.)

11/10/08 – Chamber of Commerce @ District Justice Charles McLaughlin’s Office, 736 Brookline Boulevard  (6:00 p.m.)

11/10/08 – South Pittsburgh Development Corporation @ McLaughlin’s Office (7:00 p.m.)


The Beechview mural is almost done! Check out photos of the progress here.

Upcoming Events in Beechview:

10/18/08 – Pretty Up Beechview Plant Swap and Greenway Clean-up @ Alton Playground and Vanucci Field (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

10/24/08 – Halloween Bingo @ Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Broadway Avenue at Belasco Avenue (7:00 p.m.)

10/25/08 – Pretty Up Beechview Planting @ Beechview Library, 1910 Broadway Avenue (10:00 a.m.)

10/31/08 – Halloween Parade @ Broadway Avenue at Belasco Avenue (8:00 p.m.)

11/01/08 – Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Beechview Library, 1910 Broadway Avenue