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    PCA News - May 5, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!


    19th Annual Tour of Homes

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 11AM - 4:30PM
    Darwin Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Every year the Parkside Tour of Homes invites people from the city, suburbs, and even Toronto and Rochester to visit our neighborhood. It's a chance for us to show off a little, share our unique slice of Buffalo, and raise money for PCA efforts throughout the year. 

    Tickets available at the Parkside Community Association office, 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214, or on our website: HERE.

    Day-of ticket sales will be at the Darwin Martin House complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214.

    Tour is open to children 12 and older. This is a rain or shine event.

    Thank you to our 2017 sponsors! Jon The Plumber, Colligan Law, National Fuel, Stahlka Agency, Dalex Construction, and Mayor Byron W. Brown.


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    News from the PCA

    2nd Annual PCA Plant Sale

    All orders must be submitted online or returned to the PCA Office by:
     Friday, May 12, 2017 | 6PM

    Spring is finally here!  Get out those gardening gloves and shovels!  Order your hanging baskets and plants from the PCA and help support our neighborhood programs.

    Please pick up the plants on Saturday, May 20 from noon-4PM at the PCA Office: 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214.

    Visit our Plant Sale Page to order online

    Or, if you prefer to mail in your form, please print out this form, send the form to the PCA office (2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214) with a check payable to the Parkside Community Association with “PCA Plant Sale” written in the memo line.

    Sorry, no late orders can be taken.

     Lawn Mowing and Light Yard Work

    We are getting calls looking for casual laborers to mow lawns and help with light landscaping. Can we add you to our list? Do you know of a responsible teenager? Reach out to our office at 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.

    Register Your Parkside Garden!

    20th Annual Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour
    Sunday, June 25th | 10AM - 4PM

    Be a part of our 20th Annual tour of local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes in the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870.

    Register your Parkside Garden HERE!

    Get your 2017 tickets HERE!

    UPS's Northeast Jim Casey Service Award Recipient:
    PCA Board President, Eric Harvey

    UPS Buffalo Service Provider Eric Harvey spent over 400 hours volunteering in 2016. Eric has been with UPS for 22 years. He is married with three children. He’s also the Scout Master for Troop 42 in Buffalo and President of the Board of Directors for his neighborhood organization, Parkside Community Association. On top of all of that, he also spent time as his son’s baseball coach through the years.

    “I like making a difference,” says Eric. “I like seeing change and me helping to be a part of that change. Making a big difference is huge.”

    Congratulations, Eric! Thanks for all that you do for UPS, your community, and the PCA!

    Amazon Gives Back to the PCA

    Shop through our Amazon Smile link and Amazon will give a portion of your purchase back to the Parkside Community Association. There are no upcharges, just click on our link, sign in to your account, and shop!


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    Information from the Community

     Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry is Looking for Volunteers

    Wednesdays 10AM-2PM
    96 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214 | 716-833-1151

    The Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry serves approximately 667 people each month in the 14214, 14215 and 14216 zip codes- the equivalent of almost 72,000 meals per year! They are currently in need of volunteers. They welcome all who would like to come in and help out anytime on Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00. If you would like to volunteer, come by during those times and introduce yourself. The Food Pantry is in the Church basement, with the entrance on the Summit Ave side of the Church.


    Rummage Sale



    Friday May 5 | 9AM-5PM - Saturday May 6 | 9AM-3PM 
    TRI - MAIN CENTER 2495 Main Street , enter on Halbert Street.


    E-Waste Site Open

    Saturday May 6, 2017 | 9AM-2PM
    City of Buffalo Engineering Garage | 1120 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210 

    Residents can drop off their old electronic waste for recycling this Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

    Senior citizens or disabled residents who have limited transportation can also contact the Division of Citizen Services (311 or 716-851-4890) to make special arrangements for e-waste recycling collection.

    When thrown out with the garbage, household computers and electronics, which often contain hazardous substances, such as lead, mercury, and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), can contaminate our air, soil and water. Through proper disposal methods or recycling, these hazardous substances are reprocessed and reused in an environmentally-responsible manner. 

    • Items accepted include: 
      • computer systems (CPU’s, monitors, mice, keyboards, printers and scanners), cell phones, fax machines, wires, televisions, video games, VCR’s, and DVD players, small appliances, microwave oven, fluorescent bulbs.

    • Unaccepted items include: 
      • concrete, devices with liquid mercury, dry/wet cell batteries, hazardous waste/pesticides, yard equipment, gas powered equipment, radioactive materials, roofing material.

    New York State Regulations prohibit the City of Buffalo from picking up electronic waste at the curb.  Residents who illegally place e-waste at the curb could be issued a summons, with a $75 fine.

    Masten District Bulk Trash Week

    Sunday May 7, 2017

     A property is entitled to place out for collection up to 3 feet high, 3 feet wide & 12 feet long of bulk trash during the dates designated for your councilman district (Masten District: May 7 | Delaware District: June 4.)  

    It is impossible to determine exactly when a garbage truck will be on your street during bulk trash pickup in your district, therefore you must set out your bulk trash only on the SUNDAY designated on your bulk trash schedule for your district. 

    The property owner is subject to a $52.50 fine for bulk trash that is set out prior to, or after, the Sunday designated on your bulk trash schedule and a $350 fine for trash in excess of 3 feet high, 3 feet wide & 12 feet long.

    You don't have to wait to put out oversized items. Properties within the City of Buffalo are allowed to place out two (2) pieces of bulk trash for collection on their *regular collection day.* Bulk trash consists of those items that cannot be placed in the refuse container, and yard debris placed in clear bags. Examples of bulk trash include furniture, appliances, box of miscellaneous items, large toys, bundles of wood and brush (properly bundled), mattresses, box springs, etc. (For example: One couch and one 4 feet bundle of tree branches is considered two pieces of bulk trash). Please note that the doors must be removed from refrigerators to avoid injury to neighborhood children. 

    Residents are NOT permitted to place tube televisions, electronics, tires, paint cans, or other hazardous materials at the curb. Call 311 for information on how to dispose of these items responsibly.

    Mother's Day High Tea at Fairy Cakes

    Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14 | 11AM
    Fairy Cakes | 289 Parkside Ave. BuffaloNY 14214

    Treat your mom, grandma, aunt, best friend, or surrogate mom to a special celebration this Mother's Day Weekend. Fairy Cakes is serving a traditional high tea with a Fairy Cakes twist! Come for tea, freshly baked scones, tea sandwiches, and a fabulous selection of desserts. This event is open to everyone. Wear your best hat and gloves, or come as you are, and let us serve you!
    Saturday, May 13th 11am: Tickets
    Sunday, May 14th 11am: Tickets


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat. 5/6: Nichols School Derby Day Auction, all day

    Thurs. 5/11 and Fri. 5/12: St. Mark School Fair/Ice Cream Social, all day

    Sat. 5/13: Run for Kindness 5K, Delaware Park, 8 a.m. - noon, Ring Road

    Sun. 5/14: Buffalo Zoo Mother's Day Brunch, seatings at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m

    Sat. 5/20: Olmsted Foundation Color-a-thon 3K walk/run, 9 a.m., Ring Road

    Sun. 5/21: Buffalo Zoo Sea Lion and Otter Day, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Fri., 5/26: Buffalo Zoo Buffalove Fest, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sun. 5/28: Buffalo Marathon 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. local impacts from Mile 17 through Mile 21 (Delaware to Nottingham, counterclockwise on Ring Road, out on Jewett, L on Crescent, R on Amherst, L on Starin, L on Hertel, L on Wellington, R on Linden, L on Colvin and onto the Park Ring Road counterclockwise, leaving the area on Meadow.)

    Sat. 6/3: Independent Health Foundation's Kids Run, 9 a.m., Ring Road near Jewett parking lot

    Fri. 6/9: Superhero Race and Wellness Walk, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ring Road (St. George's)

    Fri. 6/9: Buffalo Zoo Catillion, 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


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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!

    Willowlawn traffic island, in bloom.

     This week's photos was provided by the PCA office staff.

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


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    Fun Facts!

    A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees. A bee must collect nectar from about 2 million flowers to make 1 pound of honey. It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey. Bees fly more than once around the world to gather a pound of honey.


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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.