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    PCA Upcoming Events!

    Meet and Greet

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Parkside Meadow | 2 Russell St, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Potential PCA members, those interested in committees, and folks wanting to learn more about the board of director openings, please join the Parkside Community Association at the Parkside Meadow for a casual Meet and Greet! Learn more about the events we plan, the advocacy work we do, how our board, committees and residents contribute to everything that makes Parkside a wonderful neighborhood.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please reach out to the office, 716-838-1240 orPCAdirector@gmail.com


    Annual Parkside Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
    Nichols School | 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216

    The Parkside Community Association is proud to announce the Parkside Holiday Market. The 2017 market will take place on Saturday, December 9th at Nichols School and will feature high quality artisans and local companies.

    The event is FREE and open to the public.

    For vendor information please see our web page.


     

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    News from the PCA

     

    Inaugural Wreath and Poinsettia Sale

     New for 2017, we are holding a Wreath and Poinsettia Sale! Order your holiday wreaths and flowers from the PCA and help support our neighborhood programs.

     Order deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017

    Orders will be available for pick up at the Parkside Holiday Market, held at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, between 11AM and 4PM (sale opens at 10AM). Other arrangements can be made upon request.

    Details about wreaths and poinsettias and online order information is available on our website, or download this form.


    Amazon Smile

     

    Amazon Smile gives generously to the PCA all year long. Anytime you make an online purchase please consider shopping through our link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-2917881). There is no additional charge to you, and it's a little way to make your purchasing dollars stretch to help the whole neighborhood. 


     PCA Board Of Directors 2018 Openings

    Are you looking to get more involved in the neighborhood? 
    Consider Joining the PCA's Board of Directors!
    Board openings will be available in 2018. To find out more about how you can help us make a difference, please contact the PCA office by email at PCADirector@gmail.com or by phone at (716) 838-1240.


    Parkside Historic District Century Plaques

    Holiday orders placed before November 22, 2017 may be subject to a rush order fee to receive a plaque by December 25, 2017. However, please contact the office so we can confirm if this would be a rush order. Orders after November 22, a rush order fee would apply to receive by December 25.

    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.


     

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    Quality of Life Committee Update

    New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit

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

    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/

    A copy of the slides from the presentation are HERE (immediate download of the PowerPoint presentation).


     

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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.

    Speed humps being installed on Woodward last week.

    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

     Tri-Main Center Holiday Sale

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 10AM-2PM
    2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 (Entrance is on Halbert Street)

    Annual holiday sale being exhibited by tenants of the Tri-Main Center.

    For more information call 716-835-3366.


     

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    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!

    Before and after of a Little Library repair taken on by PCA board member Matthew Pelkey.

    This week's photo was submitted by Matthew Pelkey.

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

     

     

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    Fun Facts!

    Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.


     

     

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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.