As the Parkside Community Association marks our 50th Anniversary of service to the community please consider making a year-end gift to the PCA. The PCA has worked to preserve the quality of life in our neighborhood and continues to advocate for safer streets, crime prevention, housing advocacy and providing great events for our families and neighbors for the past 50 years. None of this is possible without your support and no donation is too small or too large. The PCA looks forward to another 50 years serving our community. Click here for more information about our services and a link to our online Annual Appearl Gift Form.
The winter season is quickly approaching and the PCA will again be celebrating by lining our neighborhood with candle luminaries! Help us celebrate the winter solstice on Saturday, December 21st, and transform our neighborhood into a beautiful winter village. You can order your luminaries here.
The 7th Annual Parkside Holiday Art & Craft Show takes place on Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the hall of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. Avoid the stampede at the shopping malls and get your loved ones something handmade, personal and beautiful instead this holiday. There is a $2 admission that will include a coupon good for $1 off any single item purchased over $10.
Parkside residents attended the Parkside Neighborhood Traffic Study meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss problem traffic areas. The purpose of the meeting was to present existing conditions, adopt project objectives, develop prioritized list of problem areas and to solicit alternative ideas for improvements. Local residents are urging the City of Buffalo to reduce traffic and make improvements on neighborhood roadways.
There will be a public meeting this Tuesday, November 12th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, to discuss the upcoming Parkside Neighborhood Traffic Study. The purpose of this meeting will be to present existing conditions, adopt project objectives, develop a prioritized list of problem areas and solicit alternative ideas for improvements. A group of local residents have recently written an open letter urging the City of Buffalo to reduce local traffic and make improvements to our roadways. For more information or to sign the letter please click here.
The Fall 2013 Parkside News is now available. Meet the new PCA Executive Director, find out about upcoming events and community meetings, order Luminaries, join the PCA and much more. Read it right here and then download it and print it out for the rest of the family.
Happy Halloween from the Parkside Community Association!
We will see you at the children's annual Halloween party from 5:30-7 pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Don't forget to print your signs.
The City of Buffalo is scheduled to begin their traffic study of Parkside next month. In preparation for this study, a community meeting will take place this upcoming Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sweetness 7 on Parkside Avenue. This meeting is an opportunity for neighborhood residents to share their opinions on what the streets should look like.
By popular demand, the Parkside Community Association has once again made signs available for block clubs to post that publicize the Halloween Trick-or-Treating cut off policy agreed upon by the vast majority of residents for Halloween night. Since the institution of the cut off policy, incidents of mischief and vandalism have been all but been eliminated. Here's a summary of what has been agreed upon by your Parkside neighbors.
Plan to attend the PCA's 50th Anniversary Gala celebration on Friday, December 6, 6-8 PM, in the beautiful Darwin D. Martin Greatbatch Pavilion. Reservations at $35 per person are available online and at the PCA office. The evening will feature a silent auction of Julie Lewitzky prints and other items, beer and wine choices, and light d'oeuvres. 50 years of service to the community... that's a reason to party! The online reservation form and more information is available here. Reservations are due by Nov. 27 and there will be no tickets sales at the door.