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!
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!
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:
– 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…
*) 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 )
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.
Polish Hill Monthly Beautification and Green-up.
Saturday, September 24th, 8:45 – 11:45 am
This month, join us in the task of removing invasive knot-weed from a site near the Bloomfield Bridge. Meet at the PHCA center on Brereton at 8:45 am. Bring water, gloves, etc.
Saturday, June 18th, 8:45 a.m.
(meet @ 3060 Brereton)
Neighborhood clean-up tasks:
- Bloomfield Bridge knotweed trimming
- Street clean up
- Yard clean up, gardening tasks, etc.
- all are welcome!
- wear boots!
- bring water!
- rain or shine!!
Future clean-up dates include: July 9th, August 13th, September 24th, October 15th, and November 12th.
Hope to see you there!!
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival
July 16th, 3:00 -11:00 p.m.
Polka Mass at 4:00 p.m. with Ray Jay & Carousels, followed by music and dancing in the street, under a tent. Pierogie, kielbasa, haluski, games, baskets, 50/50, church raffle. D.J. playing throughout the day.
We hope to see you there!
(3058 Brereton Ave., Polish Hill, Pgh.)
This year’s Arts Festival is completely volunteer run. We need YOU to help make the 2016 Arts Festival an exciting and happy reality!
Please consider signing up to contribute on the day of the event (Sunday, July 17th, 2016).
The online sign-up sheet can be accessed here:
Volunteer Sign Up