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Volunteers Needed for Babb Clean Up

Location: Parklet at Western Avenue & Brighton Road
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact: Michael Shealy

Volunteers Needed for Babb Clean Up and Gardening Day on Thursday, July 14th

On Thursday, July 14th from 9:00 to 12:00, Babb Insurance will have 10 employee volunteers working to clean up and to garden in AW as part of an annual give-back-to-the community day. 3-4 volunteers from AW are needed to work with and to assist in the coordination of the Babb volunteers. This is an opportunity to work with people who are our neighbors only during the work day, but nevertheless, want to make a contribution to our neighborhood. Let’s say “Thank you.” in the best way possible by getting out and working with them. Meet at the parklet and work as long or as little as you like. If you wish to participate, please contact Michael at michael_shealey@hotmail.com or simply show up at the parklet. Lunch (pizza and drinks) will be provided.

Neighborhood Cleanup

Submitted by Michael Shealey

Saturday, July 30th 9:00 – 11:00 am
806 Western Avenue

There will be a neighborhood cleanup on Saturday, July 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Meet at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue. If you wish to do gardening in the parklet at this time, then please bring your own gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Michael at michael_shealey@hotmail.com with questions.

Above & Beyond

Submitted by Cathy Serventi

Thank you to the kind person who moved all the bags of trash and garden compost from the April clean-ups out to the curb on leaf and debris pick-up day. Ann, Michael and I all thought one of us had done it!

I’d also like to recognize Christa Ross, our realtor for the Stables, Matthew Fiscus our attorney and Jon Huck our project manager from the Northside Leadership Conference. After 10 years there were still some last minute scrambles to get our ducks all in a row for the sale but we did it! Special thanks to all the various Board members, LRC members and volunteers throughout the decade we owned the Stables for having a vision and taking action so that that beautiful building, so rich with history could be preserved.


If you’d like to recognize a neighbor who went above-and-beyond for you or the neighborhood this month please send a note to abovebeyond@alleghenywest.org or give Cathy at call at (412) 418-2027 and, space allowing, we’ll recognize them in the Gazette.

Parklet Cleanup and Plant Give-Away

Saturday, June 18th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
806 Western Avenue

We’ll be a doing a big summer clean-up on Saturday, June 18 at the parklet at the corner of Brighton and Western. Diane, a new neighbor, has agreed to help us make sure we’re digging up the weeds and pruning back the right branches. A big part of the clean-up will be thinning out the current plantings so they have room to breathe, so please stop by if you’d like to pick up some free plantings for your own yard.

We would especially appreciate some taller folks to help us prune some of the trees. (Extra bonus points for folks that can lend us electric clipper or large pruning loppers!) If closer to the ground is more your style, we will also have some annuals to plant.

Neighborhood Cleanup

The last-Saturday-of-the-month cleanup for June will be held on Saturday, June 25th beginning at 9:00 am. Meet at 806 Western Ave. If you wish to garden, please bring gardening tools. Refreshments will be provided.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – May 10, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30

  • Allegheny West Historic Preservation Awards
  • Announcements
  • New neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Draft Budget – 2016-2017 Fiscal Year
  • House Tour Update
  • Housing and Planning Updates
  • AWDC Updates
  • House History Update
  • Property: 806 Western Repairs/Upgrades
  • Friends: Cleanup & Parklet
  • Membership Events
  • NSLC Updates
  • Allegheny Commons
  • Committee Q&A

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

Neighborhood Cleanup

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 9:00 am – ?
Location: Meet at the AWCC Office, 806 Western Ave
Contact: president@allgehnywest.org

The first cleanup of the season! Come help your neighbors read up the area ahead of the Pittsburgh Marathon this Sunday.

Beyond just the usual tidying we are seeking gardeners to help clean up the parklet, that Mary Callison has done such a beautiful job overseeing, at Western and Brighton. And to continue to maintain this neighborhood gem as Mary feels the need to pass the torch.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – April 12, 2016

971 Beech Avenue
Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30

  • 6:30 – Special Early Time: Buhl One Northside Discussion
  • 7:30 – Regular Business Meeting
    • Carnegie Science Center Classrooms
    • GTECH – Urban Trail Projects
    • CCAC
    • Announcements
    • New Neighbors
    • Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Nominating: Neighbor of the Year (Funding Request)
    • House Tour Update
    • Housing and Planning Updates
    • AWDC Updates
    • Communications: House History Update
    • Property: 806 Western Repairs
    • Friends: Cleanups!
    • Flower Basket Update (Funding Request)
    • Membership Events
      • Membership Committee Meeting
      • Marathon Party (Funding Request)
      • 50th Anniversary Events
      • May 13, 2016 – Location TBD
      • 6/24 Art Show (Funding Request)
      • Bowling
    • NSLC Updates
      • Heinz Field Garage
      • Allegheny Commons Committee
    • Committee Q&A
    • New Business

Send a note to president@alleghenywest.org if you have additional agenda items to add.

One Clean Northside

Allegheny CleanWays is working in the Northside! ACW is looking for volunteers to clean up illegal dumping, and is ready to partner with communities on existing and new litter cleanup efforts. ACW also has recycling bins to distribute and is developing an anti-litter campaign. If you’re interested in any of these programs, please email Samantha Weaver at samantha.weaver@alleghenycleanways.org.

One Clean Northside

Allegheny CleanWays, an organization that strives to engage and empower people to eliminate litter and illegal dumping in their communities, is working in the Northside! ACW is looking for volunteers to clean up illegal dumping (with the DumpBusters program), and is ready to partner with communities on existing and new litter cleanup efforts. ACW, along with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, also has recycling bins to distribute and is developing an anti-litter campaign.

If you are interested in any of these programs, please email Samantha Weaver at samantha.weaver@alleghenycleanways.org.