February Happy Hour

happybirthday

Where? Primanti Bros. at 5491 Penn Avenue
When? Monday, February 20 from 6pm-8pm

Once again, try to get their early–Primanti Bros’ Monday happy hour specials run 5-7pm and include half-priced bar drinks, $1.50 slices of pizza, and $0.59 boneless wings!  We will see you there!

Mosaic Staircase Project

At this month’s community meeting we are excited about continued progress on adding public art to our community rain garden and city steps site at Stanton & McCandless! You may have caught some of the following images of a staircase recently redone on the South Side:

mosaic-steps-picmosaic-river-pic
You can read more about the project in this Post Gazette article.

Local artist Laura Jean McLaughlin will give a short presentation about this work and the potential to bring a similar project to the Stanton & McCandless steps. Conversations with artists are ongoing and we are excited to share the latest updates!

This month’s community meeting is on February 15th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Sunnyside Elementary Library. We will also have some follow up discussion from January’s meeting regarding the city’s role and ability to regulate hunting and wildlife. Finally, there will be a short presentation by the City planning department on the Adopt-a-Lot program. As always, we will have representatives from City government and local officials who will take questions and address concerns.

SHNA Winter Walk

winterThe Stanton Heights Green Committee will be hosting our second annual winter walk through the neighborhood to showcase some of the work done over the last two years. All neighbors are invited to join the walk and discuss locations and ideas for upcoming projects.
Meet us at the corner of Stanton & Woodbine (by the bus shelter) at 9 am on Sunday, February 19th!
PLEASE NOTE: The date previously announced at our January community meeting is incorrect. Please update your calendars accordingly!
We’ll be making stops at the neighborhood sign near Sunnyside, the playground off Farmington Road, the rain garden at Stanton & McCandless, and the community gardens in Allegheny Cemetery. We’ll end the tour near where we started – at the home of one of our green committee members – where we will enjoy some light snacks, cider, and hot chocolate around a fire pit.
All are invited – the walk is kid and pet friendly, just come prepared for the weather and to be out in the elements!
winter-walk-3

FAQs: Hunting in Stanton Heights

backyard-deerMany of us who live in Stanton Heights love that we are surrounded by woods – from the Allegheny Cemetery to the Allegheny River Greenway  along Butler street, there are many pockets of forest within our neighborhood that attract wildlife. Our large population of deer has drawn some urban hunters to the neighborhood, prompting questions and concerns from our community members. On January 18th, representatives from the PA State Game Commission joined the SHNA at our monthly community meeting to address neighbors’ questions and concerns regarding hunting in the city. This informative discussion helped our neighbors better understand the rules and regulations surrounding legalized hunting within city limits, and what to do if we see something that doesn’t look right. (spoiler alert – call 911!) We’ve summarized the highlights on this page, and you can visit their website for more detailed information: www.pgc.pa.gov or call the regional office: 724-238-9523

If you see anyone in the neighborhood who appears to not be following the regulations below, please call 911 to report the individual and any helpful information to police. Our City of Pittsburgh Police work closely with our region’s Game Wardens to enforce these laws and ensure safe and responsible hunting.

  • Hunting is legal on private property only WITH PERMISSION of the property owner. It is unlawful to hunt for, shoot at, trap, take, chase or disturb wildlife within 150 yards of any occupied residence, camp, industrial or commercial building, farm house or farm building, or school or playground without the permission of the occupants.
  • Hunting is prohibited within 150 yards of a school or playground
  • Hunting is not allowed on city property (as city property is considered private property and permission has not been granted by the City of Pittsburgh)
  • One caveat to the above: Hunting IS ALLOWED in designated greenways. However, they would need to remain within the 150 yard rule
  • Hunting in cemeteries is prohibited. In some instances, cemeteries have developed special programs to manage large deer populations, however this does not currently exist in the Allegheny Cemetery.
  • Poaching is prohibited. This includes:
    • Baiting by leaving out food
    • Hunting at night (hunting hours are officially 1/2 hour before dawn and 1/2 hour after dark)
  • For more information regarding safety zones, please visit: https://pagamecommission.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/safety-zones/

Given all of the above restrictions, there are only a few small areas within our neighborhood that would not fall into safe zones. We hope this information is helpful for the community and encourages safe hunting practices!

January 18th Community Meeting

January 18, 2017 – SHNA Community Meeting
6:30 – 8:00 pm at Sunnyside Elementary Library

white-tail-deer-902532_960_720This month’s neighborhood association meeting will feature a panel discussing the rules and regulations regarding bow-hunting in the city. Several of our residents recently expressed concern after learning that hunting is indeed legal within the city limits, and does occur in places in and near Stanton Heights. We hope this meeting will provide helpful information for all in our community, both hunters and resident non-hunters.  The panel will be moderated by neighborhood resident Randa Shannon and feature representatives from the state game commission, city council, and the city police.

Other agenda items include: 

  • A summary of the Jan. 4 PWSA meeting
  • Tree request forms for 2017 plantings
  • Neighborhood social events
  • and more!

January Neighborhood Happy Hour

stanton-heights-1Join us for our monthly happy hour and get to know a few of your neighbors!

What: Stanton Heights Neighborhood Happy Hour
When: Thursday, January 19th; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: The Sharp Edge at 302 S. St. Clair Street

Make sure to get there early to take advantage of the happy hour specials: 1/2 price drafts, $1 off house wines, & 55 cents for wings and Buffalo Bites from 4:30 – 6:30. The Sharp Edge is located at the corner of S. Aiken and Friendship. Our group will be located in the area inside the front door to the right.

2017 Holiday Happy Hour!

Join us on December 8th to kick off the holiday season with your neighbors! The fun starts at 6:00 at the Church Brew Works on Thursday, December 8th. Festive attire is encouraged, but certainly not required. Bring a friend, bring your neighbor, or just yourself!

2016-holiday-happy-hour

%d bloggers like this: