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    PCA News - October 27, 2017 Print

    PCA Upcoming Events!

     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

    Allergy Awareness for Trick or Treating

    Residents are organizing to promote having allergen-friendly treats available for Trick or Treaters.  There's a national movement called the Teal Pumpkin Project, where any home that has allergen-friendly options displays a pumpkin that's painted teal. 

    For more information, promotional materials, and ideas about safe treats please visit:  www.tealpumpkinproject.org


     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.


     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.


    Parkside Historic District Century Plaques

    Holiday orders must be placed by mid November to receive a plaque by December 25th, 2017.

    The Parkside Century Home Plaque Program celebrates our historically designed Frederick Law Olmsted neighborhood and the significance of its homes. The plaque is available to all homeowners in Parkside. Parkside Century Home Plaques are oval and made of bronze with a dark green background and a brushed raised surface. They are 10″ wide by 7″ high and are mounted by two brass screws. The cost of the plaque is $200.00 which includes shipping and handling to the PCA office.


     Other Ways to Support the PCA

    The Parkside Community Association participates in SEFA, TRUIST, and United Way payroll deduction programs. These programs allow you to give generously with pre-tax income, so both you, and the PCA benefit. Reach out to your employer to make a charitable contribution.

    Additionally, often times employers will match charitable contributions to not-for-profits such as the PCA. Inquire with your employer to see if they will give a donation along side your own.


     

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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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    Quality of Life Committee Update

    Informational Meeting Notice: New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1-3PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    The Parkside Community Association and Clinton Brown Company will host a neighborhood informational meeting to discuss the eligibility of residents to participate in the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.

    While all residents are welcomed to attend, the principal properties eligible for this program in the Parkside area are those along Parkside, Amherst between Parkside and Colvin, along the east side of Greenfield between Amherst and Main, and in the area bounded by Main, the 198, Parkside and both sides of Florence.

    Additional information on this program can be found on New York State’s website here: https://parks.ny.gov/shpo/tax-credit-programs/


     

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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.


     Tricks, Treats and Discoveries

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 1-4PM
    University at Buffalo Downtown Gateway | 77 Goodell Street Buffalo, NY

    Parkside resident, Renee Cadzow, will be distributing her co-authored book, Sofia Learns about Research.

    Snacks, games, prizes, face painting, "Cookie Clinical Trial" demo, superheroes! Call for more information, 716-816-7219, or email EngageUB@buffalo.edu.


    Guided Walk in Historic, Delaware Park

    Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 2PM 
    Meet at the Parkside parking lot (Parkside Avenue at Agassiz Circle) 

    This 1 ½ mile walk from Delaware Park meadow to the Buffalo History Museum will highlight the original beauty of Frederick Law Olmsted’s carriage drive and pathways, and illustrate the devastation caused by New York State’s Department of Transportation and freeway #198.

    Led by Olmsted Park historian, Jim Mendola. 

    Free and open to all.

    Delaware Park is named one of the Great Places in America by the American Planning Association. The Buffalo park and parkways are named as one of the 10 Best Parks in the World by the Guardian.

    It was the premier anchor of Olmsted’s original park and parkway system for Buffalo, which connected all neighborhoods. The NYS DOT has shredded that connection.

    More information https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurParksBflo/

    New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/style/the-end-of-freeways.html?_r=0


     

    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

    Sat., 10/28: Miles for Michael 5K, 10 a.m., Ring Road.
    Sat., 11/4: Buffalo Zoo - Bison Day, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat., 11/11: Medaille College - Open House, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    Thurs., 11/23: YMCA Turkey Trot runs down Delaware Avenue from the YMCA to downtown, 9:00 a.m. start

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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!

    Crescent Avenue, SlowRoll Buffalo.

    This week's photo was selected from SlowRoll Buffalo photographer Clay Davies.

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

     

     

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    Fun Facts!

    The first Jack O'Lanterns were actually made from turnips.


     

     

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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.