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This is a collection of the Parkside News
Current issue - Fall 2013
VIP Tickets are going quickly, with the 2:00 tour fully booked already. Seats on our 11:00 trolley however are still available now with the addition of special 'Goody Bags' for all VIP ticket holders. Local businesses and institutions have offered special discounts, coupons, and free give-aways for the 60 lucky VIP visitors.
The intersection of Parkside and Florence has been a focus of the PCA for years, highlighted in the Buffalo News in response to a spate of recent accidents. There are a number of problems with the way this intersection is laid out, from the width of the street, and the location of private residences directly in the path of traffic used to highway speeds coming off the 198. This weekend however saw what we hope to be the start of regular DWI
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.
- Halloween is for children in costumes. To minimize the security risk that occur when older kids go door to door until late at night, a cut off time of 8:00 pm has been established for trick-or-treating
- Don't turn off your lights and pretend you're not at home. This is an open invitation to vandalism and mischief. Instead keep your house well lit and post signs that you are out of candy.
- Several adults have volunteered to patrol the neighbor with flashlights in "strolling neighborhood watch teams" while others have agreed to sit outside on their porches. Remember that the sole purpose of a strong adult presence is to serve as a deterrent to potential mischief, not to threaten or antagonize anyone. As always, any suspicious activity should be called in to 911.
- A positive publicity campaign is the key to a safe, fun Halloween for us all. We have make available three diffefrent signs.Please post to appropriate one on your porch or door on Halloween.
Click on the link below to download a PDF file of the sign for printing.
In case you missed it, last Saturday was our first annual PCA Beer Tasting event at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Two breweries, Flying Bison, and Community Beer Works, offered up free samples to PCA members and guests, a blind taste test revealed that Parksiders prefer Coronas but shy away from Genny Lite, and Marty Weinberger won our door prize of a Flying Bison brewery tour for himself and 19 of his closest friends. Overall about 75 people turned out, raising about $140 for other membership events.
This is the PCA’s 48th year of service to the neighborhood. Dave and Ruth Lampe are offering a challenge – they want to get 48 new members who will join at the $50 membership level or above and they will add $10 to each membership. There are at least 48 reasons to join the PCA, but let’s concentrate on just one: The funding crisis in New York State has had a negative impact on our programming for children and for the neighborhood. We face a harsh reality--we must look to ourselves (not the government) to keep this organization alive and vibrant.
The Parkside Community Association "Members Only" Beer Tasting is coming up March 26th. 7pm at Jewett Hall at the Church of the Good Shepard, Jewett & Summit. Three local breweries will be providing samples of their top beers. This is a 21+ event with a $5 donation and each member can sponsor a guest. Snacks and good fun. This is another of the PCA's Cabin Fever series of member only events.
Thank you for your membership. We appreciate your support of the neighborhood.
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Contractor Fair on Saturday, February 19 from 10-2 at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Contractor's will be on hand to discuss home improvement projects. A local Parkside historian will be giving a talk about the neighborhood. There will be tips for Aging in Place homeowners to have more usable, safer (fall prevention)..., and healthier homes. Speakers discussing green energy tips and strategies will also be available.