City of Pittsburgh residents are invited to recycle their Christmas trees at one of four year-round drop-off locations and/or one sponsored location open 7 days per week between December 26, 2020 to January 26, 2021.
✨ ❄️ The Greenfield Community Association is proud to present Greenfield Jingle Twinkle 2020, a FREE online holiday event hosted on our Facebook page.
2020 has been a hard year. We all need a little cheer to brighten our nights so 📸 join us in submitting a picture or video of your outdoor holiday decorations. Neighbors can vote on their favorite decorations and winners will get bragging rights for a year. (No prizes will be given, this is just for fun 🙂.)
❇️ When to post – NOW until December 28, 2020 ❇️ Submit your entry by sharing your photo/video to our Facebook event page (under the Discussion tab). Please keep all posts “G Rated”. If you don’t have Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it for you. ❇️ Include which category you would like to enter. Categories: Simple and Beautiful Vintage Decor Creative Inflatables Traditionally Elegant Show Stopper
🏆 The pictures/videos with the most likes in each category will be crowned “Greenfield Jingle Twinkle Palace 2020”. The houses will be featured on the GCA website, Facebook page and newsletter and give the winners bragging rights for a year! GCA will announce the winners on Dec 29, 2020.
🟢 More fun 🟢 Driving/walking map of the decorations: The GCA will create a Google map of the houses so you can enjoy some fun driving or walking the neighborhood.
During the months of November and December 2020 the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will hold drive-up food distributions to provide individuals and families with at least 50 pounds of food in one or more pre-packed boxes.
Anyone is eligible for food. There is no required proof of eligibility.
Each household must complete a reservation to receive food. Your information will only be used to provide you food and help us improve your service.
From David Cashmere, GCA Board member and Public Spaces Committee, 26 October 2020:
The GCA-Public Spaces Committee wants to thank and recognize all the volunteers who helped this year. It was fantastic to work with familiar and new volunteers! Considering the Covid circumstances we were always pleasantly surprised by community involvement.
The timing was excellent this month to pull these gardens and prepare the local green spaces for Spring. We can’t wait for the Spring Blooms of 2021.
On Wed. October 21, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm there will be a virtual public meeting about the Mon-Oakland Mobility Project.
As many of you know, this is a massive tax-payer-funded project ($20+ million) affecting Greenfield and the surrounding neighborhoods so we encourage all to join, if only to hear what the City and residents have to say.
If anyone has comments or questions please voice them during the public comment period.
From David Cashmere, GCA Board member and Public Spaces Committee, 18 October 2020:
Thank you, everyone, for your gardening efforts again this year. From the 1st planting to yesterday’s pullout the Irvine garden always looked great.
This is a pivotal intersection for travel to and from Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods. I do believe having this space colorful, neat and orderly does lift spirits as folks pass by. Even if they do not realize it I think it generates peace and calm to anyone looking at it!
The team yesterday was fantastic and we wrapped up by 11:30. In addition to the pullout we also planned for next year with tree pruning (thank you Ed!) and planting new bulbs (great job Jose & Jose).
When the Greenfield Bridge closed for maintenance on September 21 we expected the closure to last 30 days. Fortunately work was completed ahead of schedule and the bridge reopened on the weekend of October 10-11.
Tuesday’s beautiful weather and fall colors made for a pleasant walk on October 13.