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Letter from the President – January 2016

Happy New Year, Everyone!

I’m one of those people who makes, and occasionally even keeps, New Year’s resolutions, so I thought I would share a couple of the resolutions I made for this year.

But before I do that, I do want to take a minute to send out a huge thank you to everyone who did such an amazing job on the Tour. Trish, along with Gloria & Carrie were really able to recruit and organize an amazing amount of support for the tour. I’m tempted to just list out everyone who helped but I’m pretty sure that it would take up the entire newsletter. I’m not sure folks realize that over 100 volunteers participate in the tour every year! For a neighborhood of somewhere around 300 people that just boggles my mind. We’ve been working with some of the other neighborhoods on how to support each other’s efforts and when people ask us how we manage to pull ours off I always end up saying “Have wonderful, great, amazing neighbors!” Not sure how useful that advice actually is, but frankly it’s the truth. Please join us for a Tour wrap up discussion before Tuesday’s membership meeting (7:00pm) so we can run through what worked really well and any ideas for things we want to try differently next year.

Back to the resolutions. This is it, this is the year! WE ARE GOING TO FINISH REVISING THE BYLAWS! There I said it, you all heard me. Feel free to stop me on the street and ask me how the bylaws are coming along. I promise not to deluge you with the minutiae of current best practices around conflicts of interest for Board of Directors for nonprofits. (Unless you really want to know…) A couple of more areas we also want to address are things like defining more clearly eligibility for voting memberships and the accountability and management of funds. If you’re interested in our current Bylaws they are posted on our site. Gloria, Jim and Bob M. have also put in a lot of effort on this project which will hopefully end soon.

Also, the grant for the Buhl Foundation came through, so you’ll start hearing a lot more from Martha and I about how we can improve quality of life. I have some other goals: sell all the real estate! Organize the filing in the office! But the bylaws and the Buhl grant will be my main focus for this year. Stay tuned to hear more from new and returning Committee chairs for their plans as well.

Finally, I hope to see you all at the first meeting of the new year. We’ll have presentations from the folks who are purchasing the Stables (yay!) about their plans for it, as well as our annual update from Calvary. We’ll also be welcoming the new Board members and thanking Board members who are rolling off the Board or changing positions. Hope to see you all there!

Catherine Serventi
President, AWCC

From 18 Neighborhoods to One Northside

Watch the video: Seeding change on Pittsburgh’s Northside, Neighbor-to-Neighbor


In support of One Northside in 2015, The Sprout Fund catalyzed 48 community-based Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects led by Northside neighborhood residents.

With activities ranging from repairing city steps, planting trees, and starting community gardens to beekeeping lessons, parenting workshops, and job readiness coaching, each project added to the critical mass of positive change emerging on the Northside.

Thank you for being part of the shared vision for Pittsburgh’s Northside.


The Sprout Fund offers catalytic grants and other forms of support in partnership with the Buhl Foundation and in support of One Northside.

Learn more at sproutfund.org/northside

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Loving Black

Loving Black

Part of the New Hazlett CSA Performance Series
Thursday, December 10 | 8PM

For generations, black masculinity has been defined along a narrow spectrum. Loving Black redefines black male identity through vulnerability and love. This hour-long theatrical experience combines music and dance as it spans genres as varied as jazz, classical, and hip hop, and captures the diverse black experience in the United States.

This performance is appropriate for high school age students but will involve adult language and mature themes of sexuality, race relations, and love.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

December 10 at 8:00 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: The Pittsburgh Moth GrandSLAM

The Pittsburgh Moth GrandSLAM

Presented by The Moth
December 5th | 8:00 pm

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell Stories of No Turning Back, Seizing the Day, Dares and Double Dares, Psyching Yourself Up, Striking While the Iron is Hot or simply, What the Hell, May as Well.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Pittsburgh GrandSLAM Story Champion.

The storytellers are: Todd Shaffer, Tim Sommers, Tristan Reid, Catherine Palmer, Torrey Shineman, Krish Mohan, Derek Minto, David Montgomery, Laura Wimberley, and John Dick Winters.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

December 5 at 8:00 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Live From Studio A

Holiday Jam Reunion

Presented by Scott Anderson and Andrew Swenson
December 3rd | 7:00 pm

The Live From Studio A band reunites for a special holiday concert. Join us for an evening of seasonal favorites and some of the most requested songs from the Holiday Jam archives.

Starring

Pete Hewlett, Lisa Bleil, Scott Anderson
Reunite with the ORIGINAL Live From Studio A Band
Eric DeFade, Dave Brown, Brian Stahurski, Joe Waslousky
Also featuring
Benny Benack, Joe Herndon, Bob Matchett
With Special Guests
Johnny Angel and Shari Richards

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

December 3 at 7:00 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: No More! Project

No More Project

Presented by Uniqu’ Performing Arts
November 21st | 7:30 pm

Say “No more!” to violence, peer pressure, abuse and suicide. This culturally relevant and timely production boldly faces issues plaguing our youth.

The N.M.P. tours nationally and has received many testimonials from young people who desire to change their lives for the better, as well as from parents thanking the Project for allowing them to see things that their children go through from their children’s perspectives, in a creative yet truthful light.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

November 21 at 7:30 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: Remainder | Northside

Remainder

Presented by Attack Theatre
November 13th and 14th

A world premiere contemporary dance performance inspired by a year of conversation and collaboration with Northside youth that uncovered treasure chests and concrete footsteps, and rebelled against the rules.

The performance will feature live music by Attack Theatre’s music director Dave Eggar and New York-based musician and producer Chuck Palmer. This project is made possible in part by the Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation and The McKinney Charitable Foundation of the PNC Charitable Trust.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

November 13 at 8:00 pm November 14 at 2:00 pm November 14 at 8:00 pm

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – November 10, 2015

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 pm

  • Julianne Reiland, Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Elections!
  • House and Planning Updates
    • 911 Galveston
    • W North Lighting
    • LOL
    • Traffic throughout on W North
  • AWDC Updates
    • 928 – 930 Western
  • Upcoming Membership Events
    • No November Mixer
    • Allegheny Cemetery Tour recap
  • Property: 806 Repairs
  • Neighborhood Clean-up: recap for the year
  • Grant Updates
    • Council CDFG: Trash Can Update
    • Buhl One Northside Community Update
  • Committee Q&A
  • Housing & Planning
  • Ways & Means
  • Membership
  • Property
  • Friends of Allegheny West
  • Communications
  • NSLC
  • Allegheny Commons

Free Tickets for Northsiders: The Crucible

The Crucible

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre
November 1st and 8th at 2:30 pm

The Salem witch trials of 1692 are brought to life on the New Hazlett stage. Arthur Miller’s haunting classic will sweep you up in this passionate story of truth, lies, and light. Will integrity survive?

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

 November 1 at 2:30 pm  November 8 at 2:30 pm

Free Tickets for Northsiders: The Evening

The Evening

Presented by The Warhol and the New Hazlett Theater
October 23 | 8PM

The Warhol and the New Hazlett Theater present Richard Maxwell’s The Evening. Asi, Cosmo, and Beatrice each embody a different attitude toward life: you fight, you accept, or you run away. Each of these people — played with a hypnotic emotional transparency — seriously considers all of these options as they travel through a landscape inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

You’re Invited

Thanks to the generous support of the Buhl Foundation, Northside residents and workers are invited to attend this performance for free. A limited number of tickets are available online, so reserve your seat today.

 October 23 at 8:00 pm