Monthly Archives: February 2020


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.


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