The Great 2020 Quarantine Greenfield Family Scavenger Hunt!

Need to get out of the house while you’re social distancing and looking for something fun to do with the family? Search the neighborhood for fun window decorations. Get the list at this link!

Want to join in on the fun? Add your house to the Google sheet directly (at the link), or email Colleen at coleenlibertz@gmail.com.


Vote By Mail in PA

Current to 23 March 2020: Allegheny County Elections information during the COVID-19 emergency

Allegheny County Elections Division reminds voters that voting by mail is now an option in Pennsylvania. It’s an easy, convenient and secure way to cast your ballot.


Apply by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21, and return your ballot by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28. To learn more about voting by mail and to apply, visit www.votespa.com.


from the Allegheny County, PA Elections Division website

Takeout & Groceries in Greenfield During COVID-19 Emergency

Support Local Greenfield Food!

We’ve put together a handy list of Greenfield neighborhood restaurants & markets that offer takeout during Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 shutdown.

Current to 23 March 2020: This alphabetical list provides websites because hours and availability change quickly.  If there are other restaurants you want us to list, please email info@gcapgh.org.

Big Jim’s –  bigjimsrestaurant.com

Capezzutto’s Pizzahttps://www.facebook.com/ capezzutospizza/

Caprioni’s Pizzaslicelife.com

China Starchinastarpittsburgh.com

Hamsah-Mediterranean Grillhttps://www.facebook.com/ pages/category/Kosher- Restaurant/Hamsah- Mediterranean-Grill- 2052674201706353/

Hough’s Taproom & Brewpub – https://www.houghspgh.com/

J. Gough’s Tavern – https://jgoughs.com/

Rialto Pizza – www.rialto.pizza  

Staghorn Garden Café – http://www.staghorngardencafe. com/

Subwaysubway.com

Vocelli Pizzavocellipizza.com

Yesterday’s Bar & Grill – https://www.facebook.com/ yesterdaysgrillbar/


Markets

Kiev Market – https://www.facebook.com/ 4223kiev/

Giant Eaglehttps://www.gianteagle.com/ stores/pa/pittsburgh/ greenfield-giant-eagle/63


Food For Kids

Current to 23 March 2020: Propel Hazelwood (5401 Glenwood Ave Pgh PA 15207) is passing out breakfast and lunches for kids on Mondays and Thursdays from 11am till 1pm. Kids, 18 and younger, have to be present with the parents to receive the food. They will receive 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches.


Looking to go support other Pittsburgh businesses?  Good Food Pittsburgh is continually updating #TakeOutPGH: Pittsburgh Restaurants Currently Offering Takeout and Delivery Options.


Community Resources During COVID-19

Greenfielders, here are some COVID-19 resources in this time of need. Stay apart. Wash your hands. Stay safe.

Allegheny County PA Health Department COVID-19

The Health Department is handling COVID-19 response for Allegheny County’s 130 municipalities. Sign up for Alerts. Call the Hotline 888-856-2774 if you need anything!


Stop the Spread Of COVID-19: Flatten The Curve

21 March 2020:

How bad will the coronavirus outbreak get? That’s what we all want to know and the answer is in one of these curves.

— from YouTube video: What This Chart Actually Means

Doctors, public health officials, and governments know that if we freeze in place and stop getting near each other — before we know anyone who’s sick — more of us will survive COVID-19.

This 8-minute science video shows why closures and quarantines save lives.

The Allegheny County Health Department explains our local situation on their Information For Residents COVID-19:

Based on information from other countries, about 20% of those who are infected [with COVID-19] will need to be hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, about one quarter will need intensive care and breathing support. When we apply these numbers to the 3 million people who live in southwest Pennsylvania region, we estimate that tens of thousands will need intensive care and breathing support to survive and recover. Our world-class hospitals can only handle a very small portion of this number at any one time.  This is a very grave situation. 

— Allegheny County, PA Health Department, COVID-19 Information For Residents

Keep yourself, your loved ones and your community safe. Follow the CDC instructions, stay six feet away from everyone … and wash your hands for 20 seconds! Here’s how:


New Greenfield Glide Logo

The Greenfield Glide has a new logo! Congratulations to Christa Jones who submitted this winning design in the logo contest.

Thank you to all of our talented neighbors who also submitted logos: Matt Buchholz, Cassie Ferguson, Adam Kepa, Jesse Sharrard, Smyth Welton and Rachel Zeigler !

Other logos submitted for Greenfield Glide contest

Deliver for a Neighbor in Need

Making a Difference in Greenfield

Meals on Wheels delivery (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Are you available one morning a week to help a neighbor in need?

Hazelwood-Greenfield Meals on Wheels, a program of Fishes & Loaves Cooperative Ministries, delivers to Greater Hazelwood, including Glen Hazel, and most of Greenfield.

The program is in need of delivery persons who are willing to drive or ride along one or more days of the week from 9:30 – 11/11:30 a.m. depending on the route length. Volunteers deliver in pairs.

The greatest need at the moment is for people who can go up and down stairs.

We are also in need of people willing to fill in as kitchen helpers when the need arises. Kitchen duty is from approximately 7:00-9:00 a.m.

Meals are cooked and delivered out of the Spartan Center (old St. Stephen’s School) at 134 E. Elizabeth St. in Hazelwood.

Meals on Wheels is a rewarding volunteer opportunity. Many of our consumers are frail or live alone so even the brief contact with a delivery person helps give them some social contact and make sure they are safe and well.

Please call the Meals on Wheels program at 412-499-4313 for more information. They’ll provide a brief orientation and handbook.

Volunteers must be willing to provide proof of car insurance if they drive and fill out clearance forms, which are free to submit, since we work with a vulnerable elderly population and our kitchen shares a building with a small school and youth programs.


Greenfield Glide Kickoff Event, Feb 27

The Greenfield Glide Kickoff Party is on Thursday, 27 February 2020 at 7 pm at Hough’s Taproom!

Come one, come all, even if you’re not a runner.

Enjoy food and drinks, meet members of the GCA board, and be there when the new Greenfield Glide logo is unveiled!

Anyone who registers for the race at the party will get a discounted rate.


Request Better Bus Service

Hello Greenfield! Please take 2 MINUTES to help your bus riding neighbors!

As you may know, the 58 is the only bus we have to get to and from Downtown. It only runs every half hour at peak times and every 50 minutes otherwise. This often means delays and over-crowded buses that simply pass Greenfield riders by.

Please request that Port Authority add stops for the 52 and 53L on Greenfield Ave, so our neighbors have more frequent service.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Click on: https://www.portauthority.org/services/service-requests/service-requests/

2. Select: “Change to Existing Service”

3. Paste the following text (edit as you like):

Dear Port Authority,

I am writing to let you know that Greenfield needs better bus service. We use the 58 bus route regularly to get to and from Downtown, as well as to transfer elsewhere in the transit network. However, the 58 runs infrequently, with only one bus every 30 minutes at peak times, and one bus every 50 minutes during off-peak hours. During rush hour, buses are often crowded, with standing room only. Many riders have had the 58 pass them by due to overcrowding or not show up altogether for scheduled times – leaving them stranded or having to use expensive ride-hailing services to get to and from critical destinations.

We are requesting that the following stops be add to the 52 and 53 L routes so that our community can have additional transit service to Downtown and back.

  • Lydia Street & Greenfield Ave
  • Greenfield/Saline/Irvine (under railroad trestle)

As riders, it is disheartening to watch buses passing by us by, knowing that they are going to the same destination we are headed to. This could be remedied by simply adding a sticker to the existing bus stops, and would vastly improve the lives and the efficacy of public transit in our community.

We look forward to hearing from you about this request.

Thank you.

4. Enter your contact info, and click SUBMIT.