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The 2015 Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour

We Still Need Your Help

The 2015 tour will be on Friday, December 11th from 5:00-8:00 pm, and Saturday, December 12th from 10:00 am-8:00 pm. Tour tickets are now $35 and Train Museum tickets are now $15.

Ticket Sales

Continue to encourage friends, relatives and coworkers to attend the tour. To purchase tickets, or for more details, check our website.

Training for Tour Guides and Train Guides

All guides are asked to make every effort to attend a training session—there are 4 new houses on the tour this year!

Tour Guides

Wednesday, 12/9 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Calvary UMC (Beech Avenue entrance)
or
Thursday, 12/10 from 6:00-7:00 pm at Calvary UMC

Train Guides

Wednesday, 12/9 at 7:30-8:30 pm at Holmes Hall, (719 Brighton Road)

Greens “Bunching” and Street Decorating

We will be decorating the streets on Saturday, December 5th, starting at 9:00 am. Volunteers will be bunching greens to create the lamppost swags in the Serventi/Wilson garage on Dounton Way. This is a fun way to get in the holiday spirit—and we can finish quickly with 20 volunteers.

Clean-up

Also on Saturday, December 5th, join your neighbors and pick up litter and leaves around the neighborhood (and in front of your house!) If each of us fills just one bag, our streets will be clean!

Cookies for Party

Please contact Trish Burton if you can bake two dozen cookies for the volunteer party.

More Ways to Help!

There are many opportunities to volunteer. During the tour, be a greeter at Calvary, a tour guide, a house sitter for a homeowner on tour, a conductor at the train museum or be ready to help tour houses with salting and shoveling should we get snow that weekend. Or, help with the volunteer party or set up the luminaria. If each of us helps in just one way, then our neighbors don’t have to do all the work to make this, our biggest fundraiser (that pays for all of our fun events, as well as preservation activities), successful. AND, you get to attend the party!

Volunteer Party

All volunteers are invited to our Holiday Party. This year, Carol Gomrick and Brett Kempf at 940 W North Avenue will host on Saturday, December 12th, beginning at 9:00 pm. This will be a “seventh” house for volunteers to get to see, and it’s a gem! To help with party, please contact Carrie Doyle at (412) 337-6020.

December Street Cleaning

The City street sweeper will come through again this week, weather permitting (date TBA). You can help by moving your car from the street or sweeping the leaves to the middle to be picked up…or sweep and bag leaves in case the sweeper doesn’t come!

Thank you for helping to make our neighborhood look its best.

Neighborhood Cleanup Winter Break

There will be no regularly scheduled last-Saturday-of-the-month neighborhood cleanups from December through March 2016. Cleanups will start again with the warmer weather in April.

Help is needed in cleaning up the neighborhood for the Victorian House Tour on Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th. If you can get out to pick up street litter as close to the time of the tours as possible, including early Saturday morning, that would be very beneficial to the neighborhood as well as our guests.

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

Neighborhood Cleanup

Submitted by Michael Shealey

There will be no neighborhood cleanup in November. Cleanups will resume in March. Thanks to all who have come out and helped this year. Also, thank you to all the helpers who spend some of their time working to keep the neighborhood tidy.

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – October 13, 2015

Calvary United Methodist Church
971 Beech Avenue

Tuesday, October 13th @ 7:30pm

  • Guest TBD
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Nominating Committee 2016 Board Nominations
  • House and Planning Updates
    • W North Lighting
    • LOL
    • Traffic throughout on W. North
    • PWSA
  • AWDC Updates
    • Stables
    • 928 – 930 Western
  • Ways & Means: House Tour Update
  • Halloween Street Closure
  • Neighborhood Cleanup – 10/31
  • Upcoming Membership Events
    • Allegheny Cemetery
    • October Mixer
  • 50th Anniversary Update
  • Property: 806 Repairs
  • Grant Updates
    • Council CDFG: Trash Can Update
    • Buhl One Northside Community Update
  • Committee Q&A

Neighborhood Cleanup: Saturday, October 31st at 9:30 am

Submitted by Michael Shealey 

The October neighborhood cleanup will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Saturday, October 31st. We will be both picking up trash and cleaning a few tree wells, if possible. Gather at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue, next to the parklet. Refreshments will be provided.

Neighborhood Cleanup

The September neighborhood cleanup will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Saturday, September 26th. We will be both picking up trash and cleaning a few tree wells, if possible. Gather at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue (next to the parklet). Refreshments will be provided.

Neighborhood Cleanup!

Submitted by Michael Shealey

Saturday, July 25th at 9:30 am

The July neighborhood cleanup will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Saturday, July 25th. We will be both picking up trash and cleaning a few tree wells, if possible. Gather at the AWCC office at 806 Western Avenue (next to the parklet). Refreshments will be provided.

Yard Debris Special Collection – Spring 2015

The Department of Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services will be collecting yard debris from all residents in a special curbside collection on Saturday, May 16th, 2015.

The following yard waste resources will be accepted during collection:

  • Leaves
  • Branches (4 inch diameter or less)
  • Brush
  • Grass

Residents should place yard debris at curbside location and recycling/refuse pick up spots before 6:00 am on May 16th.

Bagged debris should be in paper bags weighing less than 35 pounds. Bundled debris should be bound with fiber twine or natural rope. Branch lengths should not exceed five feet.

Please Note: Crews will not collect plastic bags, metal, wire, rocks, blocks, bricks, soil, dirt, gravel, glass or plastic. Yard waste found not meeting collection guidelines will be left at the curb.

For more information, visit the Bureau of Environmental Services website.

Questions should be directed to the Bureau of Environmental Services: (412) 255-2773 or (412) 255-2631