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    PCA Upcoming Events!

    Parkside Artisan Market

    THIS WEEKEND! Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
    Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Parkside Artisan Market. Pick up your holiday gifts early, stay for the music, bring the children for food and face painting. Make your Sunday Parkside Proud!


     Arts & Crafts Walking Tour

    THIS WEEKEND! Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
    Registration and information can be found at Explore Buffalo

    Join us for a walking tour of the historic Parkside neighborhood focused on the Arts & Crafts style in residential design. The Parkside neighborhood adjacent to a Frederick Law Olmsted’s designed park, includes many excellent examples of the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman style homes. This tour will include history and background of the Arts & Crafts movement, as illustrated by various Arts & Crafts homes in the Parkside neighborhood. This tour will include the interior of one private residence.


    Informational Meeting Notice: Scajaquada Corridor (former 198 Expressway)

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

    The Parkside Community Association (PCA) will host a neighborhood informational meeting to discuss proposed NYSDOT ongoing project to transform the Scajaquada Expressway from an urban expressway to an urban boulevard. The PCA has been engaged in this conversation since its inception and our members continue to advocate for a design that is inclusive of our neighborhood and will improve the quality of life for all community members.  This informational meeting will include a presentation by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, as well as a discussion about the impact of the project with members of the PCA’s Traffic Committee.

    Project Status:
    NYSDOT is finalizing their design and will be submitting to the Federal Highway Authority in October 2017 for approval by the end of the year. If approved the NYSDOT will be starting construction in the Summer of 2018 with the current proposed plan with completion in Fall of 2021.


    Annual Children's Halloween Party

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 5:30PM-7PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    The annual Parkside Children's Halloween Party will be held once again on Tuesday, October 31st at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, from 5:30-7:00 pm. This wildly popular event is free and open to the public, whether or not you're a Parkside resident or PCA member. Come enjoy a series of games, music and treats to start off your night of trick-or-treating. We hope to see you all there!

    The Halloween Party committee is always accepting donations or volunteers. If you have time to help or materials to give, please contact the office at 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.


     

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    News from the PCA

    Parkside Merchandise

    Want to show off your Parkside Pride? We know, of course you do! The PCA has a wide variety of logo apparel, household items, and cards in our online store. Most recently we worked with Oxford Pennant, a local merchant, to produce Parkside Pennants!

    Pennants are now available for sale through our website, and we can provide free Parkside neighborhood delivery, or you may pick up in our office, 2318 Main Street.

    Pennants will also be available at the Parkside Artisan Market on Sunday, October 22.


    Family Fun Night - Oktoberfest

    Last week the Good Shepherd Church was full of neighborly fun! Thank you all for coming out for fellowship, food, music, crafts, and supporting your neighbors. 

    Danke!


     PCA Night at the CPG

    Bruce Wagner, board member, Greenfield Street neighbor, and guest bar tender, served up drinks at the Central Park Grill last week as part of his continued service to the PCA and Parkside. All tips were donated back to the PCA. 

     

    Thank you all for joining us to support the PCA, Bruce, and the Central Park Grill. 
    Special thanks to CPG owner, Danny Gugino, for the support!


    Trick or Treat Signs

    Copies of the following signs are attached to this newsletter for you to download, print and display on Halloween, Tuesday October 31.


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Traffic Calming Signs Are Now Available!

    In response to the success of our initial order, another 100 signs have been received by the committee. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 when obtaining a sign.  Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

     

    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets!

    Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


     Traffic Committee Efforts Affect Positive Change In Parkside

    Automobile traffic issues have been a long occurring issue with in Parkside. The Traffic Committee has been hard at work for decades to help advocate for changes that lead to a better and safer quality of life everyone.

    Most recent efforts have lead to press coverage, raising awareness around the region that we are strong and active advocacy group who will continue to voice concerns to decision makers at all levels of government. 

    Parkside Residents Raise Traffic Safety Issues

    Neighbors Catch Drivers Running Stop Sign in Parkside Neighborhood on Video

    Construction on Parkside begins Tuesday

    To help us continue our strong community advocacy presence, please consider supporting the PCA through a donation for a Traffic Calming Sign.


     

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    Information from the Community

    Engine 36 Fire Prevention Open House

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10-11:30AM
    860 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

    Free smoke detectors with ten-year non-removable batteries, coloring books and fire prevention safety tips will be distributed. The open house is designed to educate children and families about fire safety, and provide them with a behind-the-scenes look at the job of a firefighter.

    For more information please call Lorey Schultz, 716-851-5545.


    D-District's Monthly Chief's Community Meeting

    Wednesday, November 1 | 6PM
    669 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207

    Hosted by Chief Anthony Barba. For more information, call the D-district office, 716-851-4413.


     

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sun. 10/22: Parkside Artisan Market, Russell Street at Parkside Avenue, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sat., 10/28: Miles for Michael 5K, 10 a.m., 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!

    Family Fun Night's Oktoberfest feast!

    This week's photo was submitted by Theresa Roma.

    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!

     

     

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    Fun Facts!

    According to the USDA, in 2014, the top pumpkin-producing states--Illinois, California, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania--produced 1.31 billion pounds of pumpkins.


     

     

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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.