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    PCA News - March 24, 2017 Print

    PCA Upcoming Events!

    19th Annual Tour of Homes

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 11AM - 4:30PM
    Darwin Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Every year the Parkside Tour of Homes invites people from the city, suburbs, and even Toronto and Rochester to visit our neighborhood. It's a chance for us to show off a little, share our unique slice of Buffalo, and raise money for PCA efforts throughout the year. 

    Tickets available at the Parkside Community Association office, 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214, or on our website: HERE.

    Day-of ticket sales will be at the Darwin Martin House complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214.

    Tour is open to children 12 and older. This is a rain or shine event.


    Free Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Parkside Seniors!

    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    If you’re 65 or older, or if you have a permanent medical condition that limits your ability to install your own detectors, please let the PCA know. We’re planning a free installation day to assist our neighbors in need on Saturday, April 8. Even if you already have detectors, you may need to replace them. Carbon monoxide detectors last only 5 years, and smoke detectors last about 8-10 years.

    If you or someone you know could use our assistance, please let us know! For more information and to sign up, please call the PCA at 716-838-1240 or email us at PCAdirector@gmail.com. Our student volunteers will soon be calling all Parkside seniors for whom we have phone numbers about this offer.

    If you are available to volunteer, we could use a few more hands to help with support and supervision on our installation day. Reach out to our office, 716-838-1240, or email PCAdirector@gmail.com

    This is a service of the PCA’s Aging in Place Committee, with assistance from UB students and staff.


     

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    News from the PCA

    How Has the PCA Helped YOU?

    We are working on a project to generate "Human Interest" stories that highlight the impact the Parkside Community Association (PCA) has had on the people of Parkside. These stories are planned to be written, with the possibility of expanding to video. They will be used in ongoing efforts by the PCA to highlights how donations and programming are impacting the community and the neighbors who make it so wonderful. They may appear in print, on social media or in our email newsletters and communications.


    ReTree efforts organized and facilitated by residents with support from the PCA and the City.

    We'd greatly appreciate your time in telling your story. If you are interested in answering questions for our campaign efforts and possibly being a part of video and photo accompaniments, please reach out to the office, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.

    Thank you for all your extraordinary efforts to make Parkside such a wonderful place.


    Julie Lewitzky Drawings

    The Parkside Community Association office is decorated in some of the original home drawings by Julie Lewitzky. If you have a drawing of your home, would you share a copy with us? You may send images to PCAdirector@gmail.com, or stop by the office and we will scan your drawing. Thank you for contributing to our neighborhood archives!

    Additionally, if you have researched your home, have stories about previous owners or the history that took place in your house, or know about the architect or something about the changes made to your home over time, that is something we would love to know too.

    If you want to participate in this project, please contact the PCA, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com, and we can work together. 


     

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    Information from the Community

    22nd Annual NY Maple Weekend

    March 25-26, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
    www.mapleweekend.com

    Every spring, the members of the New York State Maple Producers Association invite families and friends into their “sugar houses” to experience the world of pure NY maple syrup. Located at approximately 160 farms and museums across New York State, Maple Weekend offers a delicious, fun-filled outing that has a little something for all maple-lovers to taste and experience.

    Join us this year March 25-26, 2017 for sugar house tours, samples, activities and much more. Locate your nearest participating maple farm at www.mapleweekend.com.


    Tax Filing Assistance

    Make $54,000 or less? You may qualify for free, in-person tax preparation services by a trained volunteer. Call 2-1-1wny to find a location nearest you. 



    Make $64,000 or less? You may qualify for free on-line tax preparation services through MyFreeTaxes.com powered by H&R Block. Visit myfreetaxes.com to get started. 


    Tri Main Events
    2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

    M&T Fourth Fridays @ Buffalo Art Studios

    March 24, 2017 | 11AM-8PM

    Free admission to the art gallery and gift shop on the fourth Friday of the month. Opening receptions include artist talks at 6PM. Refreshments will include donation based wine and beer as well as delicious offerings provided by Ashker's. See the website for more information.

    CollectX25

    March 25, 2017 | 7-11PM
    Buffalo Arts Studio

    This very special auction offers the opportunity to buy noteworthy works from Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) artists, past and present. Curated by BAS founder Joanna Angie, present curator Shirley Tokash Verrico, and resident artist Kathy Sherin, CollectX25 takes a fresh approach to art collecting with a range of price points and an eclectic collection of works to enthrall new and experienced collectors alike. Purchase your tickets here.

    Pop-up Performance: Buffalo Gamelan Club

    March 31, 2017 | Noon-1PM
    Lower Lobby

    Join in on the fun, as Aspire hosts "pop up" performances throughout 2017 around Tri-Main center! Gamelan is a community oriented form of music form Indonesia.


    Transit Oriented Development Workshop

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 6PM-8PM
    Senaca One Tower Lobby Buffalo, NY

    Help plan for future growth and development along Metro Rail. Your input is essential to the discussion. How do we shape our community and prepare for Smart-Growth, Transit-Oriented Development along the Metro Rail line? RSVP Fred Frank, Parsons Brinckerhoff , frankfa@pbworld.com or 716-362-9182


    Make & Take Workshop: Architecture in Nature

    April 1, 2017 | Ages 5-12
    Darwin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    It's a kick off to spring! Learn about bees, the original organic architects. Create your own "bee house" to make positive change for their world. For more information and to register, see their website.


    Public Comment Open: TIP Amendment # 15 

    The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, is proposing to amend the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding the following project:

    Project Identification Number (PIN) 5812.70
    Bridge MBC & Preservation Program Block Significant Scope Change

    LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

    Public comments will be received through
    April 4, 2017 for TIP Amendment # 15

    at staff@gbnrtc.org; in writing to GBNRTC Executive Director, 438 Main Street; Suite 503; Buffalo, NY 14202; or 716-856-2026.


     

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Thurs. March 30 - Medaille - Buffalo’s Future:  The Economic Impact of Immigrants and Refugees on WNY 5:30 - 8PM.


     

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    Become a PCA Member!

    If you appreciate what we do, please consider joining. Already a member? Share our efforts and events with your family, friends, and neighbors!

    Learn more about the Parkside Community Association here.


     

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    Neighborhood photo of the week!

    Help us showcase our beautiful Parkside community by submitting a photo of the neighborhood for inclusion below. 

    If you've got a great shot you would like to share, please send it to PCADirector@gmail.com!

     

    Spring pops in Parkside.

    This week's photo was submitted by resident Karen Drew.
    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!

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    Fun Facts!

    Only Chicago has more Frank Lloyd Wright buildings than Buffalo, NY.


     

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    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!


    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.