PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - March 2, 2018 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    PCA Traffic Committee:
    Neighborhood Traffic Workshop

    Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 1PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    Please join us in our efforts to develop workable solutions and action plans for our neighborhood traffic issues. 

    Membership & Fundraising Committee

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 6PM
    Daily Planet Coffee Company | 1862 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216

    Join PCA board members to generate ideas for increasing PCA membership and fundraising initiatives. 


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    News from the PCA

     Security Update Notice

    When the weather warms and the ever present piles of snow retreat, you may come across materials that appear to be lost. You may bring items, such as keys, to the PCA office and we will attempt to reunite them with their owner.

    For drug paraphernalia, please report to the authorities by calling 911 for dispatch and removal.

    D-District Community Meeting

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 6PM
    D-District Station | 669 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207

    This is a chance for community members to meet with district Chief Barba, and community police officers with the Buffalo Police Department. This monthly meeting is open to the public. 

    Dash's Pays it Forward

    Dash's gave generously to the PCA because you shopped at Dash's Market and then donated your receipts to us! Thank you for all your contributions in 2017 and please continue to collect receipts in 2018. Donations like these help to advance the work we do here in Parkside.

    Your nearest Dash's Market | 1770 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216

    1. Every time you shop at Dash's Market, please save your receipt.

    2. 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 a 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. 

    20th Annual Tour of Homes

    We are recruiting TWO more houses for the Parkside Tour of Homes!
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    The PCA Tour of Homes Committee is hard at work planning exciting things for 2018, our 20th Anniversary Tour!! We still have room on our roster for TWO more homes.

    We'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have, and even put you in touch with homeowners in the neighborhood who have had their homes on the tour in the past. If you're thinking about being a part of the line up, this is the year to do it! Please get in touch at pcadirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240.

    Merchant Discounts

    Do you have a Parkside area based business that you'd like to promote through a PCA membership discount offer? Reach out to the office for more details: PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240.

    Already have a PCA membership? Take advantage of the Merchant Discounts that are provided by these area businesses:

    • Bonn Electric: 5% discount off $250 or more in electrical work. Call 694-1634.
    • City Creatures Animal Hospital: 2113 Delaware Avenue, 873-7000. 10% off all vet services.
    • Monro Muffler/Brake: 2955 Main Street, 836-0500. 15% off all stocked items, parts, and labor. Does not include collision work.
    • Shawn Tybor: 830-2515. Simonton replacement windows, free installation of every 4th replacement window, 10% off interior labor for winter months.
    • Sherwin Williams: 1470 Main Street ONLY, 884-2346. 10% discount for area customers with registration at Sherwin Williams as part of their membership program.


    You must present your valid Parkside Community Association membership card, or the receipt that was emailed to you with an online renewal, to take advantage of these discounts. No discount can be combined with other coupon/discount offers. Participation by businesses should not be construed as an endorsement on the part of the Parkside Community Association.

    An Olmsted Legacy Through PCA Member Benefits 

    PCA Members are being offered a special $250 discount on Siegel Landing Pavers at Hoyt Lake, if ordered before April 1, 2018!

    All proceeds from paver purchases benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy park maintenance, which includes spaces like Delaware Park. For more information on purchasing a discounted paver, please visit www.bfloparks.org/buyapaver or contact Maggie at maggie@bfloprks.org or 716-838-1249 x14.

    3X the Donations Through Amazon Smile 

    Amazon is tripling the donation amount when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31! This is a great opportunity to increase Parkside Community Association's donation revenue when you shop at smile.amazon.com

    If you haven't linked your Amazon account to Smile, now is the best time to do so! Click the banner and sign in to your regular account, using our affiliate link.


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Has Winter Been Rough on Your Sign?

    We still have a few traffic signs in the office if you would like to replace a damaged sign, and participate in this campaign to make our streets safer. We would be happy to accept a donation if you are willing to make one.

    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.  

    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

    Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Drop-In Workshops

    Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBM) offers monthly workshops on the second Wednesday of every month in their office at 617 Main Street, Suite 201, Buffalo 14203. The Drop-In Workshop is a chance to get information about the NYS Historic Homeowner Tax Credit program and to even bring in your own application with any questions!

    Limited areas of Parkside may be eligible for this tax credit, and the PCA is pursing the potential for expanding the tax credit eligible areas. Please see more information on our website.

    The Drop-In Workshop runs on the following schedule:

    6pm-6:30pm— NYS Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Program Info Session
    6:30pm-8pm— Questions & Individual Application Reviews

    The Drop-In Workshop is $10 for the general public and free for PBN members.

    For more information please call PBN: (716) 852-3300

    Home Repair Assistance

    Delaware and University District residents may be eligible for Home Repair assistance through the University District Community Development Association, Inc. programs, including emergency repairs, weatherization, and rehabilitation matches.

    Call UDCDA: 716-832-1010, for more information.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 3/10 - Nichols School: Choral Festival, 4 p.m.
    Sat., 3/10 - St. Mark: St. Joseph's Table, all day
    Sun., 3/18 - St. Mark: St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party
    Fri.,  3/23 - St. Mark: Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., cafeteria
    Sat., 3/24 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Sun., 3/25 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
    Fri., 3/30 - St. Mark: Fish Fry 4:30 p.m., cafeteria
    Sat., 3/31 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. - 12:30- p.m.

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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!

    Flashback Friday to a summer garden on Crescent.

    This week's photo was selected from Instagram user, George Emery.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Read Across America day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children's author Dr. Seuss.


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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.