October 13th Happy Hour

SHNA Italian HHOur in-the-neighborhood happy hours continue this month at the home of Jim Heinrich. These monthly events are a casual way to meet your neighbors, share food & drinks, and have fun! This month features an Italian theme and guests are encouraged to bring a dish or drink to share. Please share this invitation with your neighbors – we hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday, October 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: 4283 Coleridge Street


Reminder: SHNA Meeting on 9/16/15

forgetDon’t forget! Our next community meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 16th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Sunnyside. We will be meeting in the Library, which is down the hall to the left after entering the building.

The focus of this meeting will be to discuss and select projects to focus on for 2016. You can view an Agenda here. And a list of possible project ideas here.

If you are unable to join us, put the next two meetings on your calendar!

  • October 21 @ Sunnyside from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • November 18 @ Sunnyside from 6:30 – 8:00 pm – BOARD ELECTIONS

Free Trees!

tree plantingIs your yard or street front missing a tree?  The SHNA green committee wants to help!

Treevitalize, a program of Tree Pittsburgh offers free trees to community groups who have committed tree tenders – trained volunteers to help care for and maintain the trees.  Fortunately, our community has identified tree tenders, now we just need to identify possible tree locations!  For the first round of applications, we need to identify 10 new tree locations – these can be a front yard or tree pit between the sidewalk and the street.
Unfortunately, many of the trees in Stanton Heights were planted many years ago and are in need of removal due to overgrowth (large trees interfere with utility lines and impact sidewalks) disease, and death.  The city has slowly been removing many of these older trees, leaving major gaps in our urban tree canopy.  Tree Pittsburgh is working to help replace these trees with native species that are appropriately sized for our urban environment.
If you are interested in applying for a tree, complete this short application. Trees will be planted in Spring 2016, but completed applications should be sent to our green committee (not to the treevitalize coordinator as directed on the form) no later than Monday, September 21st.  We will be assembling all requests and submitting them as one application!
If you have questions about this process, please contact Lissa Geiger Shulman who is the head of our green committee.

Chili Cook-Off & Neighborhood Happy Hour

chili cookoffPut on your apron and get ready to bring your best chili game to our next neighborhood happy hour!

When: Thursday, September 10; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: 1016 Woodbine Street

We’re celebrating the end of summer with a chili-cook off in the backyard of Jessica Varone. Bring your own special chili creation, a side or drink to share, but you need not bring anything to join us. Kids are welcome.

If you can’t make this one, our monthly happy hours will resume at nearby neighborhood restaurants starting in October. Stay tuned for the date & location!

Photos from our 2015 Community Festival

It was a perfect day in Stanton Heights last Saturday as the neighborhood gathered to unveil our new gateway sign, and celebrate community together. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, or better neighbors to share the day with us!

2015 Community Festival!

FestivalPlease join us for our 3rd annual Stanton Heights Community Festival on Saturday, August 22nd from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the parking lot of Sunnyside Elementary. This year promises to be bigger and better than before with food, games, and music for the whole family!

Sign Unveiling: We will kick off the celebration at 11:00 am with a ceremonial ribbon cutting to unveil our new “Welcome to Stanton Heights” sign. We are thrilled that our neighborhood will finally have its own gateway sign!

Food: Both Franktuary and the Pittsburgh Smokehouse food trucks will be serving up delicious meals, which you can finish off with a refreshing Italian Ice.

Fun for the Kids: Activities for the kids will include a bounce house, balloon sculptor, face painter, robotics activities, and games – from water balloons to hula hoops!

Hourly Giveaways: We will be giving away gift certificates & gift cards each hour thanks to generous donations from the community. Thank you to our generous donors, including: Animal Elegance Pet Grooming, Coldwell Banker, Costco, Giant Eagle Market District, Gus’ Café, Home Depot, Kids Robotics Camps, McDonalds, Nieds Hotel, Sam’s Club, Shop n Save, Sports Clips, Target, Walmart, & Wendy’s,

Music: We are excited to welcome local musical acts at this year’s festival! Donna O (acoustic pop) will keep things jamming during the event, along with the Healthy Together Marching Band.

More! Multiple organizations will host tables including Job Corps, Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety, the Lawrenceville Library, and Lawrenceville United Pep Rally.

All residents & families of Stanton Heights and our neighboring communities are welcome to join us. Please share this information with your neighbors to help us spread the word!

Bring Public Art to Stanton Heights!

Have you ever seen public art around Pittsburgh and thought it would be great to enjoy it right in your own neighborhood? Public art comes in many forms, from sculptures to murals to interactive elements that engage the community. All Stanton Heights residents are invited to join us for a meeting & presentation by the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art Director, Renee Piechocki. We hope this event will help launch an interested group of community members to pursue making public art a reality in the neighborhood. Public Art

Please join us!!

What: Community meeting & conversation to discuss bringing public art to Stanton Heights

Who: ALL residents are invited to join us for a presentation by Pittsburgh’s office of Public Art

When: Wednesday, June 17th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: The Neighborhood Academy – 709 N Aiken Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


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