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    PCA News - September 22, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Explore Buffalo - Parkside Arts & Crafts Tour

    Tomorrow! 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.

    More information available at Explore Buffalo.

     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. 

     PCA Night at the CPG

     Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 4-8PM
    Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

    Our very own board member, Bruce Wagner, will guest-tend the bar and donate all his tips to the PCA. It's Parkside night, with no cover charge. Food and drinks are available for purchase. This event is family friendly. More information is available HERE.

    Parkside Artisan Market

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 11AM-3PM
    Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Parkside Artisan Market. Pick up your holiday gifts early, stay for the music, bring the children for food and face painting. Make your Sunday Parkside Proud!


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    News from the PCA

    Annual Halloween Party

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 5:30-7PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    We are seeking a volunteer to Chair the Halloween Party. Experience the joy of party planning for Parkside! This event has run for decades and we have a fine oiled machined that needs a little leadership. Reach out to PCAdirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240.

    PCA Membership

    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.

    Bengals Dare to Care Day

    Buffalo State College sent a large group of students to Parkside on Saturday and they report "the unofficial volunteer count is 844 students, faculty, and staff who worked on 35 projects throughout the city. The students all came back tired, hungry, and happy."

    We'd also like to show our appreciation for neighbor and board member Bruce Wagner, who organized and facilitated the event on behalf of the PCA! Look at all the work they accomplished Saturday morning!

    We are honored to be amongst the selected projects for engaging this generation of students in community service. 

    We always welcome volunteers! If you'd like to get more involved with the PCA, please reach out to PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240.

     Thinking Cold Thoughts

    We are no strangers to snow, so we know it's arrival is imminent. The PCA office is already getting calls for folks who are looking for either casual laborers/teenagers to shovel a walk, or snow plow services for drive ways.

    If you have a referral, please let us know! PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240.

    Parkside Architecture & Historic Database Project

    This past spring the PCA began an exciting new project, the mission of which is to collect architectural and historical information about the built environment in the Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo. This will be helpful for our neighborhood historians and for our walking tours, and perhaps the Tour of Homes, and for the Garden and Architecture Tour.

    The first step is data collection. If you have researched your home, have stories about previous owners or the history that took place in your house, or know about the architect or something about the changes made to your home over time, that is something we would love to know too.

    We would love to welcome neighborhood volunteers—especially those of you who have a particular interest in history and architecture, of course, but also if you just want to learn more and contribute.

    If you want to participate in this project, please contact the PCA, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com, and we can work together. 


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Traffic Calming Signs Are Now Available!

    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

    NY Rt. 5 (Main St) @ Kensington Ave and Humboldt Pkwy Intersection Safety Project

    Public comments will be accepted on this notice through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

    The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, is proposing to amend the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding the following new project: 

    Main St @ Kensington Ave and Humboldt Pkwy Intersection Safety Project


    The identified intersection is in need of improvements that promote safety and improve operating conditions.

    This project will improve the intersection to provide vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians with safer conditions. Work will include:

    1. Improving geometric and operating deficiencies that contribute to accidents at the identified intersection

    2.  Using effective reduction measures to improve safety and operating conditions

    Total project cost will be $1.275M using matched federal HSIP funds transferred from PINs 5760.76 and 5760.77.  Fiscal constraint is maintained.

    The project will have a let date of 8/18.

    View full details including Initial Project Proposal Forms (IPPs) and location maps.

    Public comments will be received through October 10, 2017 at staff@gbnrtc.org; in writing to GBNRTC Executive Director, 438 Main Street; Suite 503; Buffalo, NY 14202; or 716-856-2026.


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    Information from the Community

    Delaware District Bulk Trash Week

    Sunday, September 24, 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. 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 over sized 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.

    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.

    Electronics Recycling

     Burgio's TV, at 2302 Main Street, accepts a variety of electronics (except tube televisions) for recycling.  Please call for the best time to bring by your unwanted electronics. This service is free!

    Tube televisions may be accepted for a fee, as there is a fee charged by the recycling facility to processes these units. Fees vary by the television size.

    City fines for leaving a tube television on the curb with bulk or regular trash is $105.

    Call 716-832-3377 for more information.

    Tax Reassessment Informational Meeting

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 6PM
    North Buffalo Community Center | 208 Saunders Road Buffalo, NY 14216 

    The office of Assessment and Taxation, and Councilperson Joel Feroleto, will be hosting an informational session about the City of Buffalo Reassessment Project. Due to the implications of changing property assessment, everyone is encourage to attend this meeting that will allow for questions to be answered by the City's Assessment and Taxation professionals.

    If you are unable to attend this meeting, or any of the other meetings held throughout the city, please reach out to Councilperson Feroleto's office: 716-851-5155.

    More information is also available HERE.



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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    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. (benefitsSADS 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!

    Printing up some coasters.

    This week's photo selected from Instagram user, @parksideprints You can catch this local artisan and many others at the next Artisan Market, October 22.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    The yellow and orange colors you see actually always exist in leaves but they are overpowered by the abundance of green from chlorophyll. The amount of chlorophyll starts to decrease as the sun weakens and the days grow shorter.



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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.