The annual Parkside Halloween Party will be held once again on Wednesday, October 31st at the Episcopal 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, crafts, music and treats to start off your night of trick-or-treating.
To those residents and members concerned about the intersection of Parkside Avenue and Florence Avenue, we need your input. After years of pushing for the City to address this corner, after drunk drivers ending up in the lawns of nearby homes, after an out of control car managed to knock a fire hydrant 8 doors away from where it was installed, we are finally seeing progress towards real change. The City had contracted an independent consultant firm to conduct a Safety Assessment of this intersection, and develop a series of recommended alternatives. Recently a draft report has been produced, and the consultant is looking for feedback from those of us who live with this intersection every day.
The PCA has recently received notice from the manufacturer of our Century Plaques that, after 4 years of holding prices steady, they will be increasing the cost of producing our plaques.
ANNOUNCING THE NORTH BUFFALO NEIGHBORS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM
For Riders: Are you over 65 and sometimes need a ride to the doctor or dentist? We can help! Rides are provided by volunteer drivers in their own cars. Cost is $5 for an appointment of two hours or less and $10 for longer appointments. Call 352-7843 for more information or to schedule a ride or email NorthBuffaloNeighbors@verizon.net.
More information here on the website.
On Saturday November 24th, the PCA is proud to present our 5th annual Parkside Holiday Art & Craft Show. Avoid the stampede at the shopping malls, and get your loved one something handmade, personal, and beautiful instead this holiday. The affair will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Episcopal church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. Your $2 admission will include a coupon good for $1 off any single item purchased over $10.
Hot on the heels of the 2010 Main Street Grant we received for mixed-use exterior improvements on Main Street between Leroy and Florence, the PCA had applied for a second round of funding focused this time on the Main/Amherst intersection. Unfortunately we were not included in the 2012 Regional Council's list of recommended projects being sent to Albany.
The next regularly scheduled Historic Walking Tour of Parkside is scheduled for this Saturday, September 8th. The approximately 2 hour guided tour begins at 10 am, rain or shine. Learn about the architecture, lifestyle, and history of this fascinating area.
The last film of the summer for the PCA's Movies in the Meadow series takes place this Friday, August 31 at sundown (approximately 8:15 pm) outside the Lodge in Delaware Park. Popcorn and drinks will be available, but picnics are encouraged. All films are free and open to the public, though donations are always appreciated.
In 2013 the PCA turns 50 and we're looking to celebrate the anniversary in style. Planning efforts are underway for a series of events to mark the milestone, including an anniversary gala, a series of volunteer events, special 50th anniversary merchandising, etc.