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    PCA News - July 28, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Don't Miss Our Family Fun Night!

    TONIGHT! Friday, July 28, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214

    Parkside's Family Fun Night presents a special Health and Wellness focused event with special guests Radiant Chiropractic and Yoga Parkside. Radiant Chiropractic will be offering mini massage sessions for the parents and YogaParkside will be offering two sessions of a family yoga experience for all ages. The event will provide food and refreshments for guests. **$5/family donation suggested to cover event costs**

    Movies in the Meadow Series Returns

    Save These Dates! Every Friday in August, & the First Friday in September | At Dusk
    In the Meadow behind Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214

    We are excited to greet you at our 2017 Movies in the Meadow!

    Please join us on the lawn in front of the Lodge in Delaware Park (near the intersection of Florence and Parkside) at dusk, every Friday in August, and the first Friday in September. All films are rated PG or below, unless noted.

    August 4 - The Secret Life of Pets
    August 11 - The Natural (filmed in Parkside!)
    August 18 - Hidden Figures
    August 25 - The Wizard of OZ
    September 1 - Star Wars: Rogue One (PG13)

    {Movies in the Meadow are sponsored by MetroPCS}


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    News from the PCA

    Trees of Parkside 

    We lost of a number of our trees after last summer’s drought and we need your help in reporting this to the City Forester so that we can have them removed and/or replaced. Please call 311 or report on their website.

    If you could notify the PCA that you have reported a tree, that would allow us to help follow up on the progress of the request. Email your tracking number and any additional details to Gardens@parksidebuffalo.org. 

    Proper Mulching of Trees

     For the health of your trees, keep mulch from touching the bark of the tree. Mulching is helpful for many reasons, but mulch around the base of the tree that touches the bark, can lead to diseases and attract pests and simply deflect water from the tree's roots. 

    For more information: 

    How to Plant Trees

    Mulching Tips 

    Garden Tour Lawn Signs 

    If you have a lawn sign that was missed by our Garden Tour volunteers, please call or email and we can arrange a pick up. Gardens@parksidebuffalo.org or 716-838-1240.

    Thank you again for your participation!

    Block Club Grant Application

    Application Materials are Due Before 4PM, August 4, 2017

    The Delaware District Block Club Grant Program is designed to match the hard work of block clubs/civic organizations in the Delaware District with financial resources for use in physical and aesthetic improvement projects in their respective neighborhoods.

    Eligible Applicants
    • Recognized block clubs/civic organizations in the Delaware District.
    • Priority will be given to organizations whose mission is related to improving the Delaware District and those with a proven record of doing so.

    Eligible Projects
    • Flowers, shrubs, and/or landscaping
    • Community gardens
    • Trash/debris removal, beautification
    • Graffiti removal
    • Signage

    Ineligible Projects
    • Rehabilitation of private properties, businesses, or schools.
    • “Soft” projects such as award ceremonies, block club parties, trainings, etc.
    • Grants awarded shall not exceed $500.  
    • Applicants may only apply for funding once during the 2017 funding period.
    • Funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis (original invoices/estimates and receipts are required for reimbursement!).  Original invoices/estimates should be turned in with this application.  Receipts should be attached to the reimbursement form, which will be distributed if your organization is selected for participation in the program.
    • Requests for reimbursement must be placed at the Parkside Community Association (2318 Main Street) on established forms and signed by individuals representing the grantee.
    • Funds may only be used for items included in the application.
    • If funded, project organizers will be asked to submit photos of their projects within thirty days of completion.

    Application Deadlines

    Applications are due by 4pm on Friday, August 4th, 2017 and should be delivered to Councilmember Feroleto’s office (1405 City Hall).  If submitting via mail, the application must be post marked August 1st.  Applications may also be submitted via e-mail to jhurley@city-buffalo.com. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

    Project Evaluation

    Applications will be evaluated based upon the quality of information provided and adherence to the terms and stipulations described herein.  After review, each organization shall receive a communication advising them of approval or denial of their application.  If a project fails to remain within established guidelines, all remaining funds will be recaptured.

    Download a PDF application HERE.

     Vernon Triangle Block Club - Bi-Annual Block Sale

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 9AM-3PM
    Vernon Triangle; Orchard Place, Vernon Place, Fairfield Street, portions of Amherst Street, lower Parker Avenue, and portions of Main Street


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    Information from the Community

    Public Statement Hearing for Proposed Energy Rate Hike

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Information Sessions at 2PM & 6PM; Public Statement Hearings at 3PM & 7PM
    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Gallery Conference Room | 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

    In April 2017, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid, requested that the New York State Public Service Commission approve a proposed increase in its electric and gas delivery rates. Information about the the rate proposal can be found at the Commission's www.dps.ny.gov website. Click on "search," and enter the case number (17-E-0238 and 17-G-0239).

    Tire Drop-off Event

    Saturday July 29, 2017 | 7AM - 3PM
    and again September 9
    Broadway Garage | 197 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14204

    City of Buffalo residents only, may drop off a maximum of four tires. Tires must be clean and off the rim. Tires may be dropped off at the Broadway Garage, 197 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14204, between 7AM and 3PM. For more information please call the city at 311.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sun., Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27 - Buffalo Zoo - Story time at the Buffalo Zoo, 11 a.m. - noon
    Sat., Aug. 12 - Buffalo Zoo  "Wild about Wellness", 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Sat., Aug. 12 - Buffalo Zoo "Elephantastic", 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat., Aug. 12 - 5th Annual Walk to Remember Fr. Joe Moreno, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ring Road
    Sat., Aug. 19 - Run For Our Sons 2017 in Memory of Joshua Arndt, 5K, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ring Road

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    Become a PCA Member!

    If you appreciate what we do, please consider joining. Already a member? Share our efforts and events with your family, friends, and neighbors!

    Learn more about the Parkside Community Association 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!

    Clay sculpture creations at Summer Arts Camp. 

     This week's photos was submitted by summer camp director

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



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    Fun Facts!

    When a body receives a massage, it instantly gets relaxed and the stress level in the body is reduced. Furthermore, 60 minutes of massage has the same effect on your body like 7 to 8 hours of good sleep.


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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.