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    PCA News - September 15, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Parkside Artisan Market

    THIS SUNDAY, September 17, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
    Last block of Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

    Come for the shopping and food, stay for the music and fellowship! This is truly a neighborhood event.

     The Parkside Community Association (PCA) is proud to announce an inaugural Parkside Artisan Market series. The market will feature resident artisans and other high quality local companies. The event is free and open to the public.

    Vendor Feature - Over the Buffalo Moon

    Over the Buffalo Moon began as a tribute to our local city and surrounding towns and is the work of artist Regina Rexford. Regina splits her time between designing and creating one of a kind decorative raku fired pottery and fused glass jewelry, with some dabbling in recycled copper and re-purposed silverplate jewelry. Also popular are her stainless steel wine bottle stoppers embellished with fused glass and engraved wood.

    Check out more of her work here:

    Website: http://overthebuffalomoon.com 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/overthebuffalomoon

    Explore Buffalo - Parkside Arts & Crafts Tour

    Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 10AM-Noon

    Join us for a walking tour of the historic Parkside neighborhood focused on the Arts & Crafts style in residential design. The Parkside neighborhood adjacent to a Frederick Law Olmsted’s designed park, includes many excellent examples of the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman style homes. This tour will include history and background of the Arts & Crafts movement, as illustrated by various Arts & Crafts homes in the Parkside neighborhood. This tour will include the interior of one private residence.


    • Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
      • All credit card payments must be made in advance.  Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
      • If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
    • This tour is approximately two hours in length.
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
    • Cameras are encouraged!

    COST - (online tickets: https://explorebuffalo.org/neighborhood/parkside-arts-crafts-tour/):

    General Admission: $20
    Explorer Pass Holders: $15

    More information available at Explore Buffalo.

     Save the Date: Family Fun Night - Oktoberfest

    Friday, October 13, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Sie sind herzlich eingeladen (you are cordially invited) to our 3rd Annual Family Fun Night: Oktoberfest!

    • - German dinner and snacks served
    • - Kids games and crafts including pretzel necklaces, paper Alpine hats, and more!
    • - German music
    • - Yodeling contest
    • - Bring your own pumpkin to decorate
    • - BYO Beverages

    More information can be found on our Facebook event.
    Donations are appreciated. Danke!

    Volunteers Needed

    Would you like to help with planning and execution of the Family Fun Nights in Parkside? The committee is seeking a couple more helping hands. Please reach out to the office if you would like to contribute behind the scenes or on the day of the events: PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240


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    News from the PCA


    Volunteers Needed for PCA Aging in Place Programs

    The PCA keeps a resource page on our website for our senior residents. Information available includes community resources and social services, as well as information on two Parkside initiatives, Snow Angels and Door-to-Door Transportation.

    Our Door-to-Door Transportation program is in high need of volunteers to help with driving. If you could give a couple hours of your time once a month, please reach out, PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. We need you please!


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Back By Popular Demand: Traffic Calming Signs

    Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

    In response to the success of our initial order, another 100 signs have been received by the committee. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 when obtaining a sign.  


    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets! Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


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    Information from the Community

    Home Repair Program

    Conditional Grants are available to fund repairs for qualified homeowners.
    To qualify you must:

    • Must be an owner occupied dwelling
    • Income falls below 80% AMI
    • Taxes, water and user fees must be current
    • Must have homeowners insurance
    • Home must be located in a low to moderate income area as determined by the US Census


             For more information, please visit the  WSNHS website, or call at (716)- 877-3910.


    Community Planting and Gardening at Shoshone

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 8-11AM
    Shoshone Park | Hertel Avenue

    As part of North Buffalo Organization's partnership with the University Heights Collaborative and other community groups including the Parkside Community Association, Central Park Homeowners Association, Hertel Business Association, and Buffalo in Bloom, we will be weeding and preparing the soil in the Shoshone Gardens facing Hertel Avenue. Our goal is to get the rest of them ready for spring. We have also received a generous donation of mums from Joe Dash, Dash's Market, to pretty things up for fall. 

    For more information visit the Facebook event.

    Horticulture Workshop: Forage in Your Landscape

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 10:30AM-Noon
    Darwin Martin House |  125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Tour the Martin House gardens with Nellie Gardner and learn to look at plants in a different way.

    For more information, and to register, see the Martin House website.


    Belt Line Bash

    Friday, September 22, 2017 | 5:30-8:30PM
    Larkin Square | 745 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210 

    Get your ticket to a rousing event!  The party takes place at Larkin Square -- on the grounds where Darwin Martin worked and near the train depot where he arrived daily by the once-operating Buffalo Belt Line. 

    Ticket includes delicious fare, craft beer, wine and seasonal cocktails. Music by Keith Shuskie, former contestant on The Voice!

     For more information and tickets, please visit martinhouse.org.

    Dare to Repair Cafe

    Sunday, September 24 | Noon-4PM
    Tool Library | 5 W. Northrup Place, Buffalo, NY 14214

    The dare to Repair Cafe is a community event where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, toys, etc.) to the repair cafe and have volunteer "fixers" try to repair the items alongside them for free.

    Learn more at: thetoollibrary.org/daretorepair, or email: uhtl@ourheights.org.

    STAR Information Session

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
    North Buffalo Community Center | 203 Sanders Road Buffalo, NY 14216

    Council Member Joel P. Feroleto and Martin F. Kennedy, Commissioner of Assessment and Taxation for the City of Buffalo, are hosting a STAR exemption outreach on Thursday, September 28th, 2017, at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road. The outreach will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.There will be no appointments scheduled.

    The outreach is for first time applicants and renewal applicants. First time applicants will need to bring proof of age, proof of residency, and proof of income. Renewal applicants will need to bring their renewal form, and 2016 Federal Tax Return including Social Security 1099 if filed, or all 1099s as proof of income if no tax return was filed. If further assistance is required, such as a list of eligible documents, please contact Council Member Feroleto’s office at 716-851-5155.

    You must apply or renew for the STAR exemption by December 1st, 2017. If you are unable to make the outreach session, you may apply in person at City Hall, or apply by mail.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 9/16:  Walk to End Alzheimer's, Ring Road, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Sun., 9/17: Parkside Artisan Market, Russell at Parkside, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fri., 9/22:  Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, Ring Road, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Annual Donate Life Walk for UNYTS, Ring Road, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Nichols School Homecoming, all day
    Sat., 9/23:  Buffalo Zoo - Radical Rhino Day, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Buffalo Zoo - Country Harvest Event, 4 - 7 p.m., ticketed benefit event
    Sat., 9/30:  Celebrate Ian 5K, Ring Road, 9:30 a.m. - ? (benefits SADS Foundation and the Parent Heart Watch)

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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!

    Sunset from my porch. #cityliving #porchlife #laborday2017 #nofilter #parksidebuffalo

    This week's photo selected from Instagram user, @kashka02

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Americans typically refer to this time of year as “fall,” while the British use the word “autumn.” Both terms date back to the 16th century, but before that it was called “harvest." Fall was called “harvest” because of the “harvest moon” that occurs when the full moon is closest to the autumn equinox. Before man-made lighting, this moonlight was essential to a prosperous harvest.



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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.