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    PCA News - September 29, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

     Volunteers Needed

    The PCA needs your help with the planning and execution of the Family Fun Nights, such as Oktoberfest in Parkside! The committee is seeking a couple more helping hands.  

    We are also 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. 

    Please reach out to the office: PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. 

    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!

     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 | 10AM-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

    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.

     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!

    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.  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. 


    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

    Marshall Movie Screening at BIFF

    Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 8PM
    North Park Theatre | 1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

    See the Marshall movie, partially filmed in Parkside at the 11th annual Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF). 

    Tickets for the screening of Marshall will be available for Bison Pass patrons to reserve on a first come, first serve basis. Please email info@buffalofilm.org with the subject line: "Marshall/North Park" to reserve.

    To purchase a Bison Pass, please see the link.

    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.

    Parkside Candies Renovation Update

    Our neighbors to the north-east have under gone a large transformation recently. Read all about the restoration of the Parkside Candies store front in University Heights in this Buffalo News Article.

    "The Buffalo Billion has helped fund big-ticket projects in Western New York, but it also fueled the rebirth of a key small business in the heart of University Heights: Parkside Candy.

    $125,000 matching grant from the Buffalo Billion's Better Buffalo Fund was used to restore the iconic candy store and ice cream parlor  to its former 1927 art deco glory."


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 9/30:  Celebrate Ian 5K, Ring Road, 9:30 a.m. (benefits SADS Foundation and the Parent Heart Watch)

    Sun., 10/1: Dash for Diversity, Parkside Lodge, register at 8:30 a.m., event at 10 a.m., Ring Road.

    Sun., 10/1: Nichols School - All-School Open House 10 a.m. - noon.

    Sat., 10/7: Maggie Lee Memorial for Epilepsy Awareness, St. George's, register at 8:30 a.m., event at 10 a.m., Ring Road.

    Sun., 10/8: Buffalo Walk4Hearing (5K walk), register at 10 a.m., event at 11 a.m., Ring Road.

    Sat., 10/14: Medaille College Undergraduate Open House, 9:30 a.m. - noon.

    Sat. and Sun., 10/14 and 15: Buffalo Zoo - Zoo Trick or Treat at the Zoo, noon - 3 p.m.

    Sun. 10/22: Parkside Artisan Market, Russell Street at Parkside Avenue, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sat., 10/28: Miles for Michael 5K, 10 a.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!

    Slow down please!

    This week's photo was submitted by Tonya Barrett.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    October is the tenth month in the Gregorian calendar, and received its name from the Latin numeral octo meaning "eight", because in the original Roman calendar it was the eighth month.



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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.