National Night Out in Greenfield: Tuesday August 2

National Night Out logo, 2016

Mark your calendars for National Night Out at:

BUD HAMMER PLAYGROUND
BIGELOW AND BRISTOL STREETS
TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Bring the whole family. Meet your neighborhood public safety officials.

Enjoy burgers, hot dogs, treats, crafts and games.  The kids will love the FIRE TRUCKS, POLICE CARS, AND MORE!

Click here to download the flyer.

National Night Out 2014, Hammer Field in Greenfield

National Night Out 2014, Hammer Field in Greenfield


When It Rains Hard, The Run Floods

What happens in The Run (lower Greenfield) when it rains hard?

On June 16, 2016 Pittsburgh got more than half an inch of rain in 15 minutes — and nearly an inch in 24 hours.  This was too much for the combined sewer system that carries both storm water and sewage. The sewers made geysers in The Run.

Patrick Gula recorded the video above. Tommy D’Andrea took photos.

The Sewer Geyser begins underneath the Parkway bridge (photo by Tommy D'Andrea)

The Sewer Geyser begins, 16 June 2016, under the Parkway bridge (photo by Tommy D’Andrea)

The Sewer Geyser grows, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D'Andrea)

The Sewer Geyser grows, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D’Andrea)

Thar She Blows! Full force geyser of combined sewer (storm water + sewage) during heavy rain in The Run, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D'Andrea)

Thar She Blows! Full force geyser of combined sewer (storm water + sewage) during heavy rain in The Run, 16 June 2016 (photo by Tommy D’Andrea)

Yow!  This has to be fixed.

 

(photos by Tommy D’Andrea, video by Patrick Gula)


Greenfield Bridge Construction seen from Schenley Park

View of Greenfield Bridge construction from Greenfield Road in Schenley Park, 12 June 2016

View of Greenfield Bridge construction from Greenfield Road in Schenley Park, 12 June 2016

Across the chasm of the Parkway East, the beginnings of the new Greenfield Bridge can be seen from the Schenley Park on June 12, 2016.

View of Greenfield Bridge construction from Greenfield Road in Schenley Park, 12 June 2016

View of Greenfield Bridge construction from Greenfield Road in Schenley Park, 12 June 2016

 

The bridge workers have a motto:

"Pavement Rulez"

“Pavement Rulez”

 

(photos by Kate St. John)


Greenfield Glide Results, 5 June 2016

The Greenfield Glide begins, 5 June 2016

The Greenfield Glide begins, 5 June 2016

Race day was a little wet but everyone was enthusiastic.

Mystery runner #877 came in 34th.  Anyone know who that is?

Race results showing mystery runner #877

Race results showing mystery runner #877


Don’t Forget! Greenfield Glide, June 5

Greenfield Glide photo

Sunday June 5 at 8:30am
5K run/walk starts and ends at Schenley Park Overlook turnaround

REGISTRATION:  On site 7:00a-8:20am — or Online at GreenfieldGlide.com.

SHUTTLE TO THE RACE: Greenfield Elementary School Parking Lot, 1 Alger St, Pgh PA 15207
Shuttle to the Race: 6am to 8 am
Shuttle after the Race: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm


Spring Planting at Ronald Street

Volunteers plant the Ronald Street island, 21 May 2016

Despite the rain (again!) six volunteers turned out to weed and plant the Ronald Street island on Saturday morning, May 21.

Beautiful results!

A job well done by volunteers who planted the Ronald Street island, 21 May 2016

Thanks to Pat Hassett for the photos.


Get Ready for The Greenfield Glide, June 5!

The Greenfield Glide

The Greenfield Glide

Get ready for the Greenfield Glide!  This 5K race/walk starts and ends at the Schenley Park Overlook turnaround, Sunday June 5 at 8:30am.

On-site registration is open 7:00-8:20am so get there early — or register online at GreenfieldGlide.com.

Do you miss the Greenfield Bridge?  Ride the free Shuttle to the Glide:

SHUTTLE PICKUP: Greenfield Elementary School Parking Lot, 1 Alger St, Pgh PA 15207
Departs School: Beginning at 6am, Last Run at 8 am
Departs Park: Beginning at 10:30 am, Last Run at 12:30 pm

For more information download the Greenfield Glide flyer here.


Spring Plantings In Progress!

GCA Volunteers pause for a photo after planting at Irvine Street (photo by Kate St. John)

GCA Volunteers pause for a photo after planting at Irvine Street (photo by Kate St. John)

Heavy rain didn’t keep these intrepid GCA volunteers from the Spring Planting Event at Irvine Street on Saturday May 14.

It rained hard for more than an hour as we weeded, planted, and mulched at the Pump House on the corner of Irvine Street and Greenfield Avenue.  When the job was done, the sky cleared in time for rewarding coffee and snacks.

Another job well done!

Did you miss this wet event?  Come to a dry one(*) at GCA’s Ronald Street Spring Planting on Saturday May 21 at 9:00am.  Volunteers needed!

 

(*)We’re doing our best to arrange good weather for the May 21st planting.  😉


Community Meeting: Buncher Property Rezoning

Buncher Property at 5500 Forward Ave (photo courtesy SHUC.org)

Buncher Property at 5500 Forward Ave (photo courtesy SHUC.org)

Community Presentation and Discussion:  5500 Forward Avenue, Property of Buncher Company

When: MONDAY, May 2, 2016, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Ave in Squirrel Hill, Room 202

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Greenfield Community Association invite you to a public meeting to learn more about Buncher Company’s recent application to Pittsburgh City Planning to rezone and consolidate the property on 5500 Forward Avenue.

Please join Councilman Corey O’Connor; a Buncher Company representative; representatives from Office of City Planning; and members from SHUC and GCA Gateway, Commercial Development and Transportation committees as we discuss what the zoning changes may mean for this important “first-impression” corner of the southern Gateway into Squirrel Hill and our two communities.

Your comments at the meeting will be welcomed.

For more information about this project or any other Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition-led programs and events, please call 412-422-7666 or email us at info@shuc.org. Find us at www.shuc.org

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