Ronald Street Garden Ready for “Green Phase”

Thanks to GCA’s Public Spaces Committee the Ronald Street Garden is green and ready to bloom just in time for the COVID-19 GREEN phase beginning tomorrow, 5 June 2020, in Allegheny County.

Volunteers prepared the garden last weekend while practicing social distancing. What a great job they did!

A big Thank You to everyone involved.

(photos from David Cashmere)

(*) WTAE explains the Green Phase here.)


Pumphouse Garden is Ready For Spring

From David Cashmere, GCA Public Spaces Committee:

Sunday 17 May 2020:

Yesterday’s gardening effort at the Pumphouse was fantastic and all went smoothly as we worked in three major waves of volunteers.

Thank you to the Conservancy staff for keeping things moving & ensuring all the gardens in Pittsburgh are being planted! Also … and most importantly thank you so much to all of you who came out yesterday! It was laid out well for us to work together & I must say I enjoyed seeing this “outside synergy”!

From the early risers to our final phase clean up folks – you were all amazing – so everyone here please enjoy the image of our final product. As you’ll see it’s perfect and ready to bloom for the seasons.

Covid-19 cannot stop GCA-Public-Spaces & Spring!!!


Give Help, Get Help: COVID-19 Buddies

Grocery helper (clipart from kindpng.com)

Here are ways that you can give help to those who are homebound -or- get help if you cannot go out during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Give Help:
    • Pittsburgh Cares COVID-19 is looking for volunteers to help those who need a “buddy” to run errands, share news, check in, etc. Visit the Pittsburgh Cares Buddy Form or email info@pittsburghcares.org, or call 412-471-2114 x200.
    • The JCC continues to contact hundreds of older adults each week through wellness checks. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Jewish Federation volunteer program at 412-992-5209.
    • JCC Blood Drives continue this month by appointment. Click here for more information on how you can help.
  • Get Help:
    • If you need someone to help you during this time, click on the Pittsburgh Cares Buddy Form and choose “I would like to RECEIVE a buddy (you need the help of a buddy)” at the bottom.
    • The JCC Agewell program is provides lunch to go. Click here for more information.


Spring Clean-up During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we will not hold the annual GCA Spring Clean-up.

Instead, the Public Spaces Committee encourages you to pick up litter that you may see on your neighborhood walks.

Areas we typically focus on include:

  • In and around Magee Field
  • Up and down Greenfield Avenue
  • Areas around the basketball courts and playground in The Run

As you are helping beautify our neighborhood, please remember to follow social distancing and hand washing guidelines!


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: