Pgh Receives Grant For Summer And Afterschool Meal Programs

PITTSBURGH RECEIVES GRANT FROM NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES FOR SUMMER AND AFTERSCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS
The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.
Using the NLC grant, the city hopes to build visibility, drive participation, promote a healthy relationship with food, and broaden awareness among families who qualify for meals programs but are not currently enrolled. By introducing attractive programming, and through an aggressive citywide campaign, the city of Pittsburgh will increase the number of children participating in Summer and Afterschool Meals programs.
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10 2014

Allegh Cnty Health Assessment Community Mtg – Mon 10/6 6:30pm

The Allegheny County Health Department will share information about residents' health and is asking for community response about health issues that concern them at a series of community meetings. The link below leads to a description and calender of meetings.
A meeting is scheduled for October 6 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at the Carnegie Library's East Liberty branch, located at 130 South Whitfield Street.
For more info and full schedule:

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October Events At The Corner 200 Robinson St

9/26 Freestyle Friday Open Mic *RESCHEDULED*: Enjoy music, spoken word, and poetry on Friday, October 10th at 7pm. This is guaranteed to be a great time! $5 admission. Tasty refreshments provided.

The next meeting of the West Oakland Neighborhood Council is Tuesday, October 7th from 6:30-8:00

Corner Café OPEN for Fall: Come visit us Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 10:30am. Stop in before work or school for a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate! We also have a tasty breakfast menu: butter cake, homemade muffins, cookies, breakfast bars and sandwiches! Free Wi-Fi and a friendly atmosphere!

Dollar Bank's inaugural MORTGAGES FOR MEN homebuyers workshop is on Saturday, October 11, 2014 beginning at 9am. Held at the Convention Center, this workshop will focus on Dollar Bank's free Home Ownership Program available to all first-time homebuyers. The workshop will also focus on homeownership opportunities, addressing credit issues, budgeting and savings tips, downpayment and closing cost assistance options and special mortgage products. Call 1-800-345-3655 for reservations.

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AROUND THE CORNER is sponsored by The Corner, 200 Robinson Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15213, a program of Friendship Community Church. Please forward this email to neighbors, friends, and family who’d be interested in these events.
​For more information:

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09 2014

Info On Development of “Skyvue” at 3333 Forbes Ave

New information on the development at the former health department site.  It is known as Skyvue – address: 3333 Forbes Ave.
Demolition will commence Oct 6th and will take four weeks for the main building and one week each for the two adjacent houses.  Asbestos abatement is under way now.  There will be 6 – 10 trucks per day to/from the site during demolition.  Trucks will enter through the existing driveway on Forbes and either exit there or exit via Euler Way.  The sidewalk will remain open during demolition except when work is happening close to Forbes.
Tentative construction start will be excavation in November.  During construction, there will be more trucks to the site; they will instruct them to enter and exit from the driveway on Forbes and not to use Euler Way.
For both demolition and construction, they will instruct workers not to park on residential streets.

pdf icon ACHD-Demo-Logistics-Plan.pdf
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pdf icon Skyvue-Logistics-Plan.pdf

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09 2014

Free Daffodil Bulbs Available To Oakland Properties

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Thanks to the Western PA Conservancy and Phipps Conservatory, the Oakland Green Team has free daffodil bulbs to beautify Oakland neighborhoods.
Planting sites should be viewable to the public.
For more details:
Check with OHC to volunteer to help plant these bulbs this fall.

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09 2014

Volunteers needed for Oakland Housing Court Thurs 9/18 10am

Two Oakland cases will be heard in Housing Court on September 18th at 10am:
3275 Parkview Avenue:
Violation: Failure to repair/replace sidewalk or driveway
Owner: Marie A. Drak
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3325 Parkview Avenue:
Violation: Garbage and debris throughout property/ Incorrect handrails on front entry steps, exterior steps and interior basement steps/ Deteriorating roof drains, gutters and downspouts
Owner: Peter Kamaras
Magistrate Ricciardi's courtroom is located at 1700 Carson Street.

If you are able to go, please confirm attendance with Oakwatch: The Oakland Code Enforcement at Oakwatch @ opdc.org or (412) 621-7863 x27

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09 2014

Oakwatch Meeting – Wed 9/17 12pm at Jewish Federation of Grtr Pgh

Wednesday, September 17, 12pm, at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, located at 234 McKee Place. Please RSVP by contacting 412.621.7863 ext. 21 or oakwatch@opdc.org
 
For more information, go to

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09 2014

Fruit Tree Orchard Classes – Tue 9/23 6pm Parkview Manor

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Tree Pittsburgh and OPDC are partnering to plant eight fruit trees at Frazier Farms and a vacant lot on Parkview Ave.  Neighbors will have the opportunity to take three free classes to learn about fruit trees and ensure their sustainability.  The first class will focus on fruit tree biology, site selection and species information.  
Tuesday 9/23 from 6-7:30pm at Parkview Manor, 3250 Parkview Ave.
For more info:

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09 2014

East End Food Co-op Employment Opportunities Sept 2014

East End Food Co-op
Meat Clerk, Cheese Merchandiser, Manager On Duty, Stockers, Assistant Cafe Manager, Cafe Counter Supervisor, Produce Clerk, Dishwasher/Prep, Cashier.
General info on employment:
For more specific hiring info, or to apply online:

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09 2014

Health Department Urges Prompt Reporting of Animal Bites

The Allegheny County Health Department urges timely reporting of animal bites to avoid transmission of rabies, which is 100% preventable when prompt, appropriate medical care is provided. 
“Animal bites can be reported to the Health Department 24 hours a day, seven days week by calling 412-687-ACHD (2243). If you are bitten, please wash the wound immediately with soap and water and seek medical evaluation,” said Health Director Dr. Karen Hacker. 
Twelve animals in Allegheny County have tested positive for rabies this year – 5 bats, 2 raccoons, 2 groundhogs, 2 cats and 1 skunk. 
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