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    PCA Upcoming Events!

     Tour of Homes Volunteer and Docent Opportunity

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    If you are interested in helping us put on our PCA signature event of the year, please let us know! We are in need of many volunteers. As a bonus for joining in our efforts, all volunteers will be provided free admission to the Tour of Homes and a post tour appreciation party.

    There will be two volunteer shifts the day of the tour: 11AM-1:45PM & 1:45-4:30PM.

    A Docent Training session will be held at the the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion on the Martin House Complex site, Thursday, April 27th, from 6-8 PM.

    If you would like to volunteer, please contact the PCA office (716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com) with which shift you would like to be scheduled to work. 


    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.


     

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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Parkside Traffic Survey

    The PCA Traffic Committee is looking for your feedback. Please let us know what you think!

    This survey is open to everyone who lives in, or commutes through the Parkside neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. Please click on the link below to take our survey.

    Traffic in Parkside (click here to access)


     

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    Information from the Community

     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. 


    Annual Fish Fry and Bake Sale

    Friday April 7, 2017 | 4-7PM
    St. George Orthodox Church | 2 Nottingham Terrace Buffalo, NY

    $12/dinner
    - 9 oz beer battered fish or shrimp
    -french fries with coleslaw
    - rye bread with butter
    - beverage

    Kids Meal ($5/each: mac n cheese, bread/butter, carrot sticks and juice box)

    Dine-in or Take-Out

    Bake Sale with homemade cakes, breads and much more
    More information, please contact Fr. Jason: 716-875-4222


    Landscape Class: The Culture of Pruning

    April 8, 2017 | 10-11:30AM
    Darwin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    Back by popular demand! Join Nellie Gardner, Horticulturist as she takes you through a workshop on pruning, hedging, shaping and training your garden. For more information and to register, see their website.


    Save the Date: Free Shredding Event, Clothing Recycling and GOBike Donation Drive

    May 20, 2017 | 9AM-Noon
    Citizens Alliance | 836 E. Delavan Buffalo, NY 14215

    Shredding event items include household/personal papers only. Materials include confidential documents with account information, social security numbers, bank and medical statements, tax documents, etc. Non-shredded materials should be recycled in your home recycling tote, NOT brought to the Community Shredding Event. These materials include non-confidential papers, junk mail, envelopes, and magazines.

    Clothing items accepted include worn or torn; shoes and textiles.

    GObike Buffalo will be accepting bicycles in any condition. The Recycle-a-Bike program works with at-risk students to teach them about bicycle repairs and maintenance, as well as safety, health and the environment, while building their own bicycles from refurbished parts. 


    Bulk Trash

    Masten District: May 7 | Delaware District: June 4

     A property is entitled to place out for collection up to 4 feet high, 4 feet wide & 12 feet long of bulk trash during the dates designated for your councilman district (Masten District: May 7 | Delaware District: June 4.)  It is impossible to determine exactly when a garbage truck will be on your street during bulk trash pickup in your district, therefore you must set out your bulk trash only on the SUNDAY designated on your bulk trash schedule for your district.  The property owner is subject to a $52.50 fine for bulk trash that is set out prior to, or after, the Sunday designated on your bulk trash schedule and a $350 fine for trash in excess of 4 feet high, 4 feet wide & 12 feet long.

    You don't have to wait to put out oversized items. Properties within the City of Buffalo are allowed to place out two (2) pieces of bulk trash for collection on their *regular collection day.* Bulk trash consists of those items that cannot be placed in the refuse container, and yard debris placed in clear bags. Examples of bulk trash include furniture, appliances, box of miscellaneous items, large toys, bundles of wood and brush (properly bundled), mattresses, box springs, etc. (For example: One couch and one 4 feet bundle of tree branches is considered two pieces of bulk trash). Please note that the doors must be removed from refrigerators to avoid injury to neighborhood children. 

    Residents are NOT permitted to place tube televisions, electronics, tires, paint cans, or other hazardous materials at the curb. Call 311 for information on how to dispose of these items responsibly.


    Rummage Sale Items Wanted

    Help fund the People's Park programs! We need your Stuff! 



    Drop off your donations: 

    When: Every Saturday from Feb. 18 – April 29; 10:00 – 1:00 
    Where: Drop-off at lower lobby elevator (look for signs) TRI - MAIN CENTER 2495 Main Street 
    parking and main entrance on Halbert Street 

    When: Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 4:00 
    Where: Located near the lobby – turn left at the top of the 
    stairs, follow the hall past the restrooms to the drop-off spot 
    near the freight elevator. Look for big donations box.

    Or by appointment: email – pprummage@gmail.com and leave your phone number.
    We will accept: clean clothing, toys, kitchen items, costume jewelry, 
    household goods, decorative items, sports equipment, records, vintage items 
    *No televisions, electronics, mattresses or broken or soiled items. 

    Sale is scheduled Thursday May 4 - Saturday May 6


     

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat. 4/8: Martin House (Junior League Buffalo) - "The Culture of Pruning", 10:00 a.m. to 11:30.
     
    Sat. 4/8 and 4/22: Buffalo Zoo - Ape-ril Celebration, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     
    Sat. 4/8Sun. 4/9, and Sat. 4/15: Buffalo Zoo - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 2 sittings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
     
    Sun. 4/23: Independent Health - Canisius College 19th Annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting east of Main St. on Delavan and follow Delavan-Chapin-Lincoln-Bidwell loop, finishing on Delavan just west of Main Street.
     
    Sat. 4/29: Colon Cancer Alliance - Buffalo Undy Run and Walk, 9 a.m. start to 11 a.m. Ring Road to Jewett to Woodward to Robie to Crescent to Jewett and back onto the Ring Road.

     

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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!

     April snow showers.

    This week's photos were submitted by Marybeth Hallmark.
    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!

     

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    Fun Facts!

    Growing up in the Allentown neighborhood, a young F. Scott Fitzgerald put on plays at his 29 Irving Place home.


     

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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.