New Little Local Library!

Neighbors on Melwood, with efforts coordinated by Debra Jozwiak, have constructed a lending library that was initially opened for lending to children and adults this month.  The lending library is at the corner of Melwood and Finland.  Everyone is invited to either donate or borrow from the corner library.

We’d like YOU to be part of the 2017 Arts Festival!!

The Polish Hill Arts Fest is one of the city’s liveliest summer events. The Fest attracts people of all ages from across the city and includes a broad range of vendors from fine craftspeople to young, local artists. Live music, unique performances and fun activities for the kiddos. Plus, we always have amazing local food vendors. This year, for the first time, the Arts Fest is 100% volunteer-run. And (as always) we look to you to help us make it happen.

Sunday, July 16th, noon to 9pm (this’ll be awesome, just wait).

If you would like to participate in the the fun, as an artist or vendor, please reveal your interest through the following link :

Artist / Vendor Application

WPC Edible Garden – Spring Till

The Polish Hill PHCA Green Team will spearhead spring renewal of the WPC Edible Garden on the corner of Brereton and 30th @ the Park, from 8:30 – 11:30 am.


We have a lot of work to do:
– Till/Weed the cover crop were planting (Raised beds, by hand)
– A bit of carpentry to spiff up the raised bed boxes (Need some 9-Inch-Screws)
– General cleanup in prep for first planting

If Global-Climate-Weirding trend continues, the weather should be agreeable first week of April.

Information on Lead in Drinking Water

Are you concerned about the abundance of lead in Pittsburgh drinking water? Well, you should be. If you want to learn more, or voice your concerns, please visit the PWSA COMMUNITY MEETING on January 4th…

PWSA COMMUNITY MEETING District 7

Information on Lead in Drinking Water

WHERE: Teamsters Local 249 4701 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201

WHEN: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm

PWSA leadership will give a presentation on lead in drinking water and how residents can limit exposure to lead, followed by a question and answer session.

For further information on the problems with lead in the water, see the CDC website HERE.

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The Voice (PHCA Newsletter) is out!

Most likely, if you live in Polish Hill you’ve already received a copy of the Fall-Winter 2016 newsletter in the mail. If not, and you would like to check it out, we’ve archived it online here: The Voice Fall-Winter 2016

Among the primary purposes of the current newsletter is to encourage you to become a member of the Polish Hill Community Association! The newsletter contains a mail-in membership request form, but you can also enroll online and pay the $5 membership dues through Paypal. To do this go HERE!

Knotweed Knockout! (Saturday, October 22nd)

This month’s Knotweed Knockout event will overlap with the Pitt Make a Difference Day and we may have as many as 21 extra volunteers!
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On Saturday, neighborhood residents and volunteers affiliated with PHCA- Polish Hill Civic Association will undertake several tasks:

The plan: Break into Three Teams:

1) Street Cleanup crew: Volunteers will canvas the neighborhood on foot.
– 10-15 volunteers (Two teams)
– Collect debris & rubbish from public spaces!
– Recycle any recyclables
– Mark & 3-1-1 report any unsafe conditions using the “myBurgh” app on their mobile phone:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qscend.report2gov.myburgh&hl=en

– Paint over any graffiti with gray cover

2) Monument Team:
– 7 volunteers
– Assist the Monument Committe in several maitenance task
– Handrail rust removal
– Touch up painting
– Plant any available bulbs/seeds we have donated.

3) Community Garden Team:
– 7 volunteers
– Clean out plots and clean any remaining produce
– Lanscaping cleanup of garden beds parallel to Harmar St
– Cold Frame gardening setup…

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NOTES:
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*) Rain or shine, we’re a go! Buckets of suns-creen for the gingers.
*) Wear heavy boots, high-vis clothing (Jackets provided)
*) Water/hydration will be provided — Bring a reuseable bottle !
*) Rally at the PHCA around 8:30 AM
*) Breakfast snacks & whitty-banter: coffee, croisant, danish, fruit etc.
*) Supplies handout from the PHCA (Bags, gloves, rain gear, etc.)
*) Designate teams (Rocks, paers, sizors – best out of three)
*) Safety Review / keep it classy
*) Off we go! (9:30 best guess )

October 4th Community Meeting

The monthly Polish Hill Community meeting is Tuesday, October 4th at 6:30pm!

The PHCA monthly community meetings cover key activities, are where City and local officials come to tell Polish Hill residents about things that will affect the neighborhood, or to provide information on opportunities or resources. The meetings are also a place for residents to provide suggestions and feedback. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the West Penn Recreation Center, 450 30th Street.