Sprucing Up The Neighborhood

Volunteers help GCA clean up in The Run, 14 April 2018

GCA volunteers help clean up in The Run, 14 April 2018

 

The weather was great last Saturday when volunteers helped outdoors at the annual GCA Spring Cleanup on April 14, 2018.

The cleanup focused on three areas:  The Run, Magee Field, and the garden at Ronald Street.  Here are David Cashmere’s photos from our very busy day.

Above, all ages participated in The Run.  Below, the Magee Field cleanup crew pauses for a photo.

Cleanup crew at Magee Field, 14 April 2018

Cleanup crew at Magee Field, 14 April 2018

 

Weeding the Ronald Street garden took a long time but was well worth it.

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

Weeding at Ronald Street garden, 14 April 2018

 

Meanwhile, trees were being planted at the new Hassett Park next to the Greenfield Bridge.   The park’s namesake, Patrick Hassett, was on hand to watch.

Hassett Park, 14 April 2018: Patrick Hassett is on hand

Hassett Park, 14 April 2018: Patrick Hassett is on hand while trees go in.

 

Here’s Pat (on the left) and David Cashmere with the park behind them.

Patrick Hassett and David Cashmere at Hassett Park, 14 April 2018

Patrick Hassett and David Cashmere at Hassett Park, 14 April 2018

 

Thank You to everyone!  The neighborhood looks great.

 

(photos by David Cashmere)


Spring Planting Events in May

Supplies for the Irvine garden including marigolds, zinnias and salvia

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY GARDEN SPRING PLANTINGS

It’s spring planting season!  Here’s your chance to help beautify Greenfield.

Join the GCA Public Spaces Stewardship Committee and your fellow neighbors for our annual Spring Plantings.  We’ll provide the tools and plants. All you need to do is show up.

 

TWO EVENTS!

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Irvine Street Garden.

This garden is at Greenfield’s western gateway on the corner of Greenfield Ave and Irvine Street.

 

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Ronald Street Garden.

Located at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and Ronald Street, it’s right next to Rialto’s Pizza.  Bonus for volunteers at this planting:  Pizza will be provided following the planting.

 

For further information, comments or questions please email us at publicspace@gcapgh.org.

 


Greenfield Glide Registration is Open

 

36th Anniversary

Greenfield Glide 5k Run/Walk

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Start:  8:30a.m

Schenley Park Overlook

Sign up today at www.GreenfieldGlide.com

 

Post-Race Raffle and Picnic for all registered runners and walkers!

Many Fantastic Raffle Prizes including a 40 inch HD TV!

Picnic includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and beverages.

 

Volunteers needed!  Contact Mary Ann Hatala at glide@gcapgh.org

 

Proceeds support the activities of the Greenfield Community Association and Magee Recreation Center.

Download the flyer here.


Spring Cleanups, April 14

Picking up trash at Magee Field (April 16, 2016,photo by Patrick Hassett)

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, April 14

Get ready for the Greenfield Spring Cleanups. Join your neighbors at Magee Field and down in The Run to keep Greenfield beautiful.

WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 9:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Two locations to choose from!  Magee Field (Lot by basketball courts) -and- The Run (The Playground)

WHAT:  Please join the GCA Public Spaces Stewardship Committee and your neighbors for our annual Spring Cleanup.  We will meet at the two locations listed above, then disperse throughout the neighborhood.

For further information, comments or questions please email us at publicspace@gcapgh.org.


Meet And Greet on April 12

J. Gough's Tavern, 4213 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

J. Gough’s Tavern, 4213 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Calling all Greenfielders! Are you curious about the Greenfield Community Association (GCA)? Want to meet some GCA members? Learn what GCA does? See how to get involved?

Stop by J. Gough’s Tavern for a meet-and-greet with some GCA leaders on April 12th from 6-8 p.m. There will be drink specials, free appetizers, and friendly GCA members to answer your questions.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 12, 2018 6-8 pm

WHERE:  J. Gough’s Tavern, 4213 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

WHAT: Meet and Greet GCA leaders.  Learn about the Greenfield Community Association.  Meet members. See how to get involved!


Greenfield Bridge Lane Restrictions, Late March 2018

Greenfield Bridge lane restriction to install the pedestrian railings, late March 2018

Greenfield Bridge lane restriction to install the pedestrian railings, late March 2018

As you’ve probably noticed there are lane restrictions this week on the Greenfield Bridge.  It’s being done so that the contractors can install pedestrian railings on the low walls at the ends of the bridge.  Here’s the official notice.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION BEECHWOOD BOULEVARD (GREENFIELD) BRIDGE

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 22, 2018) The City of Pittsburgh will be restricting traffic on the Greenfield Bridge beginning Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. and extending for up to 10 workdays to allow the contractor, Interstate Fence, to install supplemental pedestrian safety railing above the wing walls of the bridge on all four corners. To safely accommodate work on the downtown side of the bridge, travel will be restricted to 1 (one) lane toward Greenfield. Pedestrians will be shifted onto the cartway using the outbound curb lane. No outbound travel lane restrictions, however, are permitted from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. workdays. Pedestrians and ADA passages will be maintained at all times. During the evening peak hours and non-work times, pedestrians will have to use the sidewalk. To safely accommodate work on the Squirrel Hill Tunnel side of the bridge, the bike lane will be closed with cyclists directed to use the travel lane to cross the bridge.

Work progress and duration are weather dependent.

If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Mr. Aaron Pickering, Project Manager of Michael Baker International at 412-269-6423 or via email to Apickering@mbakerint.com.


Congratulations to New GCA Board Members

In late January, the Greenfield community voted for members of the Greenfield Community Association Board.  Congratulations to all.  The GCA Board is now:

Kristi Heidel, Board Chair
Joe Pegher
Nick Kennedy
Jesse Sharrard
Phyllis Beck
MaryAnn Hatala
Francine Smith
Karlin Lamberto
David Cashmere
Amy Goetzman
Erica Wilson

 


Vote For a Local Business

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (CKPgh), located on Flowers Ave in Hazelwood, has been chosen by Google to receive $50,000 in grant funding with an additional $50,000 possible if they win the most votes in online voting BY MARCH 14.

A page describing CKPgh and how to vote is here:  https://www.communitykitchenpittsburgh.org/award.

The money will help CKPgh continue and improve their efforts to provide culinary training to people with significant barriers.  They help people dealing with issues ranging from substance abuse recovery, transition from prison, homelessness, and more to get the skills and experience they need to obtain stable employment in the food service field.

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh not only trains local residents but employs them, too.  Our own GCA Board Member, Jesse Sharrard, is Nutrition & Compliance Manager at CKPgh.

 


Four Mile Run Mobility Meeting, Feb 20

WHAT:  Public Meeting on Four Mile Run Watershed Mobility Plan  (NOTE: Preferred Alternative will be presented)

WHEN: February 20th, 2018, 5-8 PM

WHERE: Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1, 120 Flowers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
(This is 1 block off of Second Avenue in Hazelwood)

PRESENTED BY:  City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility, PWSA, URA, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

REGISTER at this link

DESCRIPTION from Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI)

Thanks to everyone who attended the public meeting on January 18th, 2018. Please join us for the next public meeting to continue the conversation about a potential connection between Hazelwood, Greenfield, Four Mile Run, and Oakland:

February 20th, 2018
5-8 PM
Pittsburgh Firefighters Local 1, 120 Flowers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

At the last public meeting, we presented five alternative routes for this connection, and what the modes of transit might be. Since then, we have been reviewing your feedback on the alternatives, the priorities that were expressed by each of the neighborhood groups, siting constraints, and the technical aspects of developing an effective connection. We have developed a preferred alternative for consideration that attempts to address the concerns we heard, along with the operational constraints of providing an efficient connection.

Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 20th to hear about the preferred alternative and continue the discussion about the potential modes of transit along the route. The evening will include an open house for the first hour, a presentation regarding specific elements of the potential route, and an opportunity to provide feedback in small groups.

Register for the meeting on February 20th at 5 PM at Pittsburgh Firefighters Local here.

After the meeting, the presentation will be posted to mon-oaklandmobility.com, where you will be able to view it and comment on it (the presentation from the January 18th meeting is also posted on the website).

We welcome your comments there, or you can always email them to us at 4milerun.mobility@pittsburghpa.gov