Fish and More at St. John Chrysostom’s

Now that it’s Lent you can find fish and more every Friday at St. John Chrysostom’s in The Run — from Friday 28 February through Friday 2 April 2020 (not on Good Friday), noon to 6pm.

Eat in or Take Out. There’s plenty of parking at the church at 506 Saline Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207.

Here’s the menu:

If you’re unable to walk up the church steps, call ahead to 412-627-4006 (11:30a-5:30p) for delivery assistance to your car.


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.


Welcome the 2020 GCA Board

Greenfield Community Association’s 2020 Board begins its work this month at the February meeting. Let’s welcome these new and/or returning Board members. See their bios here.

  • Kristi Heidel
  • Joe Pegher
  • Jesse Sharrard
  • Phyllis Cox
  • David Cashmere
  • Ed Goyda
  • Brittany Banks
  • Matt Mahoney
  • Andrea Youngo
  • Ben Anglin
  • Jesse Exilus
  • Barb Warwick
  • Christa Jones

Public Discussion with Port Authority

The 58 bus crossing the Greenfield Bridge (photo by Pat Hassett)

Do you have questions, complaints or suggestions for Port Authority concerning bus service in Greenfield? Make your voice heard at a public discussion coming up on the next four Wednesdays. The schedule is:

  • Downtown on 29 January 2020
  • East Liberty on 5 February 2020
  • Millvale on 12 February 2020
  • Monroeville on 19 February 2020

Here’s their announcement about the Downtown meeting on Jan 29. For more information see their Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1443377949172675/

Port Authority Public Discussion Series — Downtown

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST

Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Description: Come join us for a get-together to talk about upcoming projects and programs as we plan for the future of Port Authority. We will share updates on our Long-Range Plan, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Service, Fares, and Digital Applications. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and be a part of the conversation. Your participation and input is vital to the success of these efforts in your neighborhood and throughout Allegheny County. We hope to see you there!

“Three sessions will be offered throughout the day. We welcome you to attend the session most convenient to your schedule.

Session 1: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Session 2: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Session 3: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“Getting There:
Many buses serving downtown have stops within walking distance of the convention center. Light rail riders should exit at Wood Street Station.

“Upon arrival, please use the East Lobby Entrance, or take the elevator in the parking garage to the 3rd floor. “


GCA Board Elections, Sunday Jan 26

Election of Greenfield Community Association Board members is coming up soon.

When: Polls will be open 1-4 pm on Sunday January 26, 2019.

Where: Magee Active Healthy Living Center, 745 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217.

Come at 1:00pm for the GCA Annual Meeting to hear about our 2019 accomplishments and meet the candidates.

The slate of candidates is listed in order emailed. There are 4 openings.

Ben Anglin

Ben Anglin moved to Greenfield in 2018 with his wife and two kids and has found the neighborhood to be safe, friendly, and an enjoyable place to live. Ben moved to Pittsburgh in 2008 to attend graduate school at Carnegie Mellon. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and Masters and Doctoral degrees from Carnegie Mellon – all in Materials Science and Engineering. Ben has always had a passion for volunteering, including joining the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity at Purdue and volunteering at two local middle schools doing STEM outreach. When he is not at work, Ben can be found at home doing DIY house projects or playing outside or at the playground with his family. He hopes to join the GCA board of directors to help ensure Greenfield remains a safe, friendly, and enjoyable neighborhood to live.

Andrea Youngo

Andrea Youngo has been a homeowner in Greenfield since 2013.  She gained interest in the GCA board from her involvement in the GCA Communications Committee and is currently the writer of the GCA monthly newsletter.  Andrea has Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Point Park University.  She brings six plus years of change management experience to her role as a Change Management Execution Consultant at Highmark Health.  In her spare time she volunteers with the University of Pittsburgh Alumnae Council and the Venture Outdoors Junior Board.  Andrea values being a member of the Greenfield community, and wishes to remain on the board to continue expand and enhance the experiences off all of its residents!   

Barb Warwick

Barb Warwick is a resident of Four Mile Run. She, her husband and their four kids moved to Greenfield in 2014 and now own five houses in the neighborhood. Barb works from home for my very small business – Four Mile Run Communications – which offers writing and editing services. Although not a Pittsburgh native, Barb feels so lucky to be a part of this wonderful community. Between work and kids, she volunteers as an after school teacher at The Pittsburgh Project, co-leads a Girl Scouts troop, and is actively involved in trying to keep the City from building a “mobility trail” for privately-operated shuttles through The Run and Schenley Park. Barb is enthusiastic about Pittsburgh’s potential to grow and thrive, but understands that that growth must happen in an equitable manner that provides opportunity and protection for today’s residents as well as future ones. Barb believes that community associations like the GCA play a critical role in making that possible. If elected to the GCA Board, Barb promises to advocate for you – the people of Greenfield – and to work closely with other board members, community organizations, and the City to help ensure that your needs are met and your voices are heard. Thank you.   

Christa Jones

Christa Jones is a daughter and granddaughter of Pittsburgh steel workers; hard work, grit, determination and dedication to community runs in her blood.  Christa has been an active member of the Greenfield community her entire life. Her grandparents and father grew up in Greenfield, living on Exeter Street, Frayne Street and Greenfield Avenue.
 
Christa is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Technology and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Duquesne University.
 
She has participated in numerous Greenfield community cleanups, public space art mural and Greenfield welcome portal initiatives.  Christa has volunteered her time and experience in creating the Greenfield Community Association Logo and website. 
 
She has been recognized multiple times for her leadership and continuous excellence by Carnegie Mellon University and in 2014 was awarded the Greenfield Community Award for Outstanding Achievement in Voluntary Service.
 
She is a member of the Allderdice Hall of Fame committee and NCWIT (National Center for Women and Information Technology) Western PA Aspirations committee.
 
Christa is passionate and dedicated to strengthening her neighborhood, supporting community and volunteering time to create positive outcomes.  Christa, her husband Steve and five-year-old daughter Katie live on Lilac Street.

Jesse Exilus

Jesse Exilus was born and raised in South Florida. He moved to Pittsburgh in 2013 to complete his legal studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Later, Jesse moved to Greenfield in 2017 with his wife, Tara. He currently works as a Real Estate Specialist at Crown Castle and volunteers his time as a mentor with Big Brothers & Big Sisters and as Treasurer of the Allegheny County Bar Association Homer S. Brown Division. When at home, he enjoys working on his garden, cooking international cuisine, baking bread, and riding his bike. This year Jesse is looking forward to the birth of his daughter in May and is passing the time until then by participating in an improv class downtown.

Joe Pegher

Joe Pegher is a lifelong Greenfield resident and local Realtor. This year he helped start and manage the Greenfield Troop Banners project and continues to head it up.   He is currently a member of the Development and Transportation Committee, Public Safety Committee and GCA Board Vice-President.  He has been a active participant in the all GCA activities. 
He looks forward to continuing his work on the board this term to improve Greenfield, welcoming new residents and ideas while maintaining the traditions and qualities that have made it one of Pittsburgh’s best neighborhoods. 
He lives in his childhood home with his wife Deanna, their 2 children as well as their 2 dogs.  He attended St Rosalia Grade School  and then Taylor Allderdice High School.  After getting a degree in 1985, he moved to Washington DC to work for Xerox Corporation. 6 years later, the opportunity to return home presented itself and he has been back in Greenfield since.   



Logo Design Contest for the Greenfield Glide

The Greenfield Glide is seeking a new look for our 38th annual race on June 7, 2020.

Could it be yours?

We’re looking for a design that will emphasize the Glide as a fun, family-centered 5K race and Greenfield tradition.  The scenic course goes through Schenley Park and offers beautiful views of the city.

Please submit your high-resolution image along with your name, age, and phone number via email to info@gcapgh.org by February 15, 2020.

The winning design will be featured on all race materials.

All entrants will receive a code for $5 off race registration.  The winner will receive a free registration.