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    PCA News - January 20, 2017 Print

    News from the PCA

    Welcome to our New Board of Director Members

    During the Annual Meeting, Tuesday January 17, 2017 the current membership voted to install [pictured left to right] Steve Cichon, Gerry Durak, Melanie McMahan, Hallie Wright, Matthew Pelkey, and Michael Farrell (not pictured). We look forward to working with the entire board of directors and giving a warm welcome to our newest members.

    5th Annual Parkside Partner Awards

    During the Annual Meeting, Tuesday January 17, 2017, Amber Small, Executive Director, and Eric Harvey, Board President, presented former Board President and longtime resident Monica Cichon with the Key to Parkside for her many years of service to the community and long term position as president. Congratulations Monica!

    Two distinguishing award are presented each year at the Annual Meeting. 

    The Robert ‘Bob’ Barends Memorial Award is named in memory of a man who embodied community spirit, neighborliness, and a willingness to always lend a hand. This award is given to a Parksider who is willing to take matters into his or her own hands to make Parkside a better place. The 2017 award winner is Daniel Cadzow [pictured on the left]. Congratulations Daniel!

    The Jack C. Anthony Award is named in honor of one of the founding organizers of the PCA who has spent over 50 years giving back to Parkside. This award is given to someone who has shown overall community leadership and used his or her stature for the good of our neighborhood. The 2017 award winner is Michael Deluca [pictured on the right]. Congratulations Michael!

    Photo credits: Steve Cichon

    Save Your Dash's Receipts

    Your nearest Dash's Market | 1770 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216

    Parkside Community Association is introducing our easiest fundraiser ever!

    1. Every time you shop at Dash's Market, please save your receipt.

    2. Turn original receipts into the PCA office, 2318 Main Street (near the corner of W. Oakwood), anytime (drop in our mail slot!) and we will submit them to Dash's office for a cash back.

    There are no increased premiums, no sign up forms, no fees, no new key tags. Simply drop off your receipts. We will take care of the rest. Thanks to Dash's Tape Saver Program, your shopping dollars will be put to use to further our mission to advocate, communicate and act on behalf of the Parkside neighborhood to preserve and enhance the quality of life.

    Membership Rate Change Notice

    Please note our new PCA annual membership levels, rates, and benefits.

    Level   Rate Benefits
    Friend  $30  Merchant discounts
    Supporter  $60  Merchant discounts, PCA decal, and $5 credit toward PCA events.
    Partner  $120  Merchant discounts, PCA decal, $10 credit toward PCA events, and 1 Home Tour ticket.
    Patron  $240  Merchant discounts, PCA decal, $15 credit toward PCA events, 2 Home Tour tickets, a Patron Line in the Home Tour booklet, and recognition in the PCA Newsletter.

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    Information from the Community

     St. Mark Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 | 4-7PM
    St. Mark Sharon McDermid Dining Hall | 399 Woodward Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214

    80 Years of Boy Scout Troop 42

    Great food, NFL playoff game on, bounce house for the kids 

    $10 Adults/ $5 Kids under 10

    Tickets available after Mass, at St. Mark Rectory and by Eric Harvey, Joe Hassett, Amy Galvin, or Heather Lakamp

    *All proceeds to benefit St. Mark Parish Boy Scout Troop 42.

    NYSDOT Scajaquada Corridor Public Hearing

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Doors open at 4:30PM, Meeting begins at 5:30PM
    Fredrick Law Olmsted School Auditorium | 874 Amherst Street Buffalo, NY 14216

    Newly Rescheduled Date! 

    The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced the next public hearing to solicit public feedback for their plan to transform the Scajaquada Expressway into a Boulevard on January 25, 2017, at the Fredrick Law Olmsted Public School 64 auditorium (874 Amherst Street) beginning at 5:30PM. Doors open at 4:30PM. The project is currently scheduled to allow construction to begin in fall 2017.

    Open Book Buffalo: Interactive Portal to City Finances

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 7-8:30PM
    Charter School for Applied Technologies | 24 Shoshone Street Buffalo 14214 

    Featuring Hon. Mark J. F. Schroeder, City of Buffalo Comptroller. Presented by the North Buffalo Organization. Facebook event information is 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!

    The foggy woods at dusk [Delaware Park]

    This week's photo was submitted by Brent Patterson.
    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!

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    Fun Facts!

    The Anglo-Saxons called January “Wulfmonath” as it was the month hungry wolves came scavenging at people’s door. The Romans named it January after Janus, the god of gateways. Janus had two heads so he could look in both directions, back at the old year and forward towards the new year, at the same time.


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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.