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    PCA News - November 3, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Informational Meeting Notice: New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit

    TOMORROW, Saturday, November 4, 2017 | 1-3PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    The Parkside Community Association and Clinton Brown Company will host a neighborhood informational meeting to discuss the eligibility of residents to participate in the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.

    While all residents are welcomed to attend, the principal properties eligible for this program in the Parkside area are those along Parkside, Amherst between Parkside and Colvin, along the east side of Greenfield between Amherst and Main, and in the area bounded by Main, the 198, Parkside and both sides of Florence.

    Additional information on this program can be found on New York State’s website here: https://parks.ny.gov/shpo/tax-credit-programs/

    Meet and Greet

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Parkside Meadow | 2 Russell St, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Potential PCA members, those interested in committees, and folks wanting to learn more about the board of director openings, please join the Parkside Community Association at the Parkside Meadow for a casual Meet and Greet! Learn more about the events we plan, the advocacy work we do, how our board, committees and residents contribute to everything that makes Parkside a wonderful neighborhood.

    We look forward to meeting you!

    If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please reach out to the office, 716-838-1240 orPCAdirector@gmail.com


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    News from the PCA

     Help Us Reach Our Goal!

    Every time you shop at Dash's Market, please save your receipt. We are close to reaching our goal and we need your help to push us to the finish line!

    Turn original receipts into the PCA office, 2318 Main Street (near the corner of W. Oakwood), anytime (drop in our mail slot!) and we will submit them to Dash's office for cash back. 

    There are no increased premiums, no sign up forms, no fees, no new key tags. Simply drop off your receipts. We will take care of the rest.

    Thank you for your support!


    PCA Board Of Directors
    2018 Openings

    Are you looking to get more involved in the neighborhood? 
    Consider Joining the PCA's Board of Directors!
    Board openings will be available in 2018. To find out more about how you can help us make a difference, please contact the PCA office by email at PCADirector@gmail.com or by phone at (716) 838-1240.

    Happy Halloween Parkside

    We celebrated another successful Children's Halloween Party on Tuesday evening at the Church of the Good Shepherd. We appreciate all those from the community who came out to support the evening as well as...

    Rich Products
    Church of the Good Shepherd
    Legislator Peter Savage
    Councilman Joel Feroleto
    Mayor Byron Brown (also in attendance)
    County Executive Mark Poloncarz (also in attendance)
    Signature Cutz

    Dr. Borcher and students from Medaille College
    Kevin Taylor, Buffalo State College
    Gerry Durak - Board Member
    Matthew Pelkey - Board Member
    Bruce Wagner - Board Member
    Cydney Kelly - Vice President 
    Rob Patterson 
    Lillian Wagner
    Mia Griffin-Lewitzky

    Click the image above for more photos of our Annual Children's Halloween Party.

    Parkside Historic District Century Plaques

    Holiday orders must be placed by mid November to receive a plaque by December 25th, 2017.

    The Parkside Century Home Plaque Program celebrates our historically designed Frederick Law Olmsted neighborhood and the significance of its homes. The plaque is available to all homeowners in Parkside. Parkside Century Home Plaques are oval and made of bronze with a dark green background and a brushed raised surface. They are 10″ wide by 7″ high and are mounted by two brass screws. The cost of the plaque is $200.00 which includes shipping and handling to the PCA office.

     Other Ways to Support the PCA

    The Parkside Community Association participates in SEFA, TRUIST, and United Way payroll deduction programs. These programs allow you to give generously with pre-tax income, so both you, and the PCA benefit. Reach out to your employer to make a charitable contribution.

    Additionally, often times employers will match charitable contributions to not-for-profits such as the PCA. Inquire with your employer to see if they will give a donation along side your own.


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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

    Traffic Committee Efforts Affect Positive Change In Parkside

    Automobile traffic issues have been a long occurring issue with in Parkside. The Traffic Committee has been hard at work for decades to help advocate for changes that lead to a better and safer quality of life everyone.

    Speed humps being installed on Woodward last week.

    To help us continue our strong community advocacy presence, please consider supporting the PCA through a donation for a Traffic Calming Sign.


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    Information from the Community

    Land of Sweets - Dessert Tea

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 11AM-Noon
    Fairy Cakes Cupcakery | 289 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214

    Join us and ballerinas from the Neglia Ballet Company for a dessert tea kicking off the holiday season and celebrating The Nutcracker. Dress in your finest, enjoy sweets, and tea or hot chocolate High Tea-style. Ballerinas from the production will be in costume and available for photographs. Be the first to try our Land of Sweets cupcake which will be available throughout November, and proceeds of which will be donated to the Neglia Ballet Company.

    For more information and tickets, see this LINK.

    Tri-Main Center Holiday Sale

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 10AM-2PM
    2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214 (Entrance is on Halbert Street)

    Annual holiday sale being exhibited by tenants of the Tri-Main Center.

    For more information call 716-835-3366.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 11/4: Buffalo Zoo - Bison Day, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat., 11/11: Medaille College - Open House, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon
    Thurs., 11/23: YMCA Turkey Trot runs down Delaware Avenue from the YMCA to downtown, 9:00 a.m. start

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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!

    A haunting house.

    This week's photo was submitted by resident, Scott Blajszczak.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Through 2006, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. ended a few days before Halloween. Children’s pedestrian deaths are four times higher on Halloween than on any other night of the year. A new law to extend DST to the first Sunday in November took effect in 2007, with the purpose of providing trick-or-treaters more light and therefore more safety from traffic accidents. For decades, candy manufacturers lobbied for a Daylight Saving Time extension to Halloween, as many of the young trick-or-treaters gathering candy are not allowed out after dark, and thus an added hour of light means a big holiday treat for the candy industry. Anecdotally, the 2007 switch may not have had much effect, as it appeared that children simply waited until dark to go trick-or-treating.



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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.