Community Rain Garden Weeding Day!

2016-06-12 12.07.54Join us on Tuesday evening, July 26 from 6:30-8:30 to do some weeding and maintenance at our new Stanton Heights rain garden! This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, help beautify your community and learn more about some of the great greening activities that are ongoing here in Stanton Heights. Bring your own tools or gloves if you have them, but we will provide some extras. All ages and abilities welcome. We will meet at the garden, at the corner of Stanton and McCandless.

Order your Exclusive Stanton Heights T-shirt Today!

tshirt designDo you have pride in your neighborhood?  Ready to show it?

Order a Stanton Heights T-shirt today!

 T-shirts will be tan with our Stanton Heights logo on the front and website on the back. Shirts will be available in time to wear at our August 20th community festival. All profits from sales of the t-shirts will be used to support our festival and community activities.
Don’t delay – pre-orders must be received by Sunday, July 31st! Download the attached order form and pre-order a shirt today! We can’t wait to see you at our community festival, and wearing your shirt around the neighborhood!
Directions to submit order forms and payment are on the attached form.

2016 Yard Sale Map

The 2016 neighborhood yard sale map is here! We have a total of 22 households signed up, in addition to 7 people who will be selling their wares in the Sunnyside parking lot. Pick up your maps and plot out your bargain hunting by stopping at Sunnyside first.

Good luck shoppers!

Improving Neighborhood Recreation Spaces

sunnyside playgroundJoin us for our next community meeting on Wednesday, June 15th as we brainstorm ways to improve the recreation area behind Kelly Field. Representatives from City Council district 7 will be on hand to share information about City funds that are available to upgrade the space. We need your input to make sure these funds are spent in in accordance with the community’s needs and interests. Please join us!

What: Stanton Heights Community Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 15, 2016; 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: The Neighborhood Academy – 709 N. Aiken Ave. (note the change in location this month!)

Also on the agenda:

  • Election of a new board member: Veronica Szabo. All current members in good standing are eligible to vote.
  • The Neighborhood Academy will share their plans to expand and grow the school.

All community residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please share this information with your neighbors!

June 7th Happy Hour

Happy Hour! (1)Our summertime happy hours in the neighborhood are back! Please join us on Tuesday, June 7th for happy hour in the backyard of Chris Shelton & Shawn Howering.

What: Monthly Neighborhood Happy Hour
When: June 7th; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Where: 1020 Fairfield Street

The hosts will provide some food & beverages, but guests are welcome to bring a dish or drink to share. All community members, children, and well behaved doggies are welcome!

If you are interested in hosting a future neighborhood happy hour, please let us know. We’d love to expand our reach into the community! Send a note to: stantonheightspgh@gmail.com

Stanton Heights Receives $10,000 PWSA Grant

Sign Concept

Phase II Rain Garden Conceptual Drawing

The Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Green Infrastructure program! The program supports projects focused on developing infrastructure to reduce storm-water runoff throughout the city. These funds will be used to complete Phase II of our rain garden project: removing concrete, planting native species, and adding educational signage at the gateway into Stanton Heights from Lawrenceville. Phase I was recently completed utilizing a $1000 Love Your Block grant and in-kind donations from Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works to add native species and create curb cuts into an area of hard-packed soil & weeds that will allow for greater water absorption. Phase II will expand the garden across the street and further decrease storm-water runoff by removing the impermeable concrete and adding additional native plants. Signage will also be installed at the site to share information on the value and purpose of the garden, in addition to welcoming individuals to the community.

As planning for this next phase of our rain garden begins, we will share opportunities on our website and via social media for our community to become more engaged. A large project like this can not be done without the incredible support of the many volunteers within our neighborhood. Thank you to those who have already shared their time and energy to this project! We look forward to working with PWSA to continue greening and beautifying our community.

An official PWSA press release can be found here.

Help Plan our Festival!

Festival4The Annual Stanton Heights Community Festival will take place on Saturday, August 20th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We need your help to make it a success! The planning committee will meet next Wednesday, May 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Carnegie Library in Lawrenceville. Assistance is needed identifying entertainment & music, planning games for children, soliciting donations from area businesses, and brainstorming other ways to make this year’s festival even better! All are welcome to join the committee or volunteer their services.

For more information contact Nettie at:412-661-2587 OR poppygramy@comcast.net

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