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Fourth Annual Squirrel Hill Treasure Award Dinner
Left to Right: Robert Levin, Mayor Bill Peduto, SHUC President Ray Baum
SHUC is pleased to say that the 4th Annual Treasure Awards Dinner was a huge success! Over 200 people joined us for the event, including Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilman Corey O'Connor, Representative Dan Gilman, Robert Levin of Levin Furniture, and many, many more! The 2014 Squirrel Hill Treasure Awards Dinner honored the following Treasures:
Honorable Mayor Bill Peduto
Hebrew Free Loan Association
The Homewood Cemetery
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GREENING THE ALCOSAN WET WEATHER PLAN
After several years of work and more than $35 million spent, ALCOSAN has released
This is set to be the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by Allegheny
For more about the opportunities for green infrastructure, please visit Reform
These short surveys are part of a study by the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition to better understand the stormwater implications for Squirrel Hill residents as well as business and property owners on Forbes Avenue and Murray Avenue. The information gathered from the surveys will provide a more accurate picture of the stormwater implications in our district as well as serve as a catalyst for future steps toward solutions.
For Business Owners:
For Property Owners:
Click HERE to view CMU's Institutional Masterplan.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:
Squirrel Hill Branch
5801 Forbes Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
SHUC is proud and happy to announce the dates of our friend and former executive director Rick St. John’s upcoming local readings for his newest publication, Each Perfected Name, a book of poetry. The Poems in Each Perfected Name are about many things-seeing the sacred in the ordinary; recalling the beloved fragility we all carry with us; and wondering what we should do in the world with the stories and symbols that shape us.
Thursday, January 22 – 7:00 pm at Community House Church & Learning Center
120 Parkhurst Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Sunday, February 8 – Welcome 7:00 pm, Reading 7:30 pm at Vavasis & Speiser residence*
1505 Denniston Street, Pittsburgh PA 15217
Saturday, February 21 – 7:00 pm at East End Book Exchange
Versify Reading Series with co-readers John Lawson & Michael Wurster
4754 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
All events are free and open to the public.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
For more information: www.richardstjohnpoet.com
*Please note that location of the Squirrel Hill reading on February 8 has been changed to the Vavasis & Speiser residence at 1505 Denniston Street. (Previously promised space at Coriander Indian Grill has become unavailable.)
(Sept. 15, 1934 - Oct. 15, 2014)
Our good friend and former SHUC treaserer died October 15. His obituary was published today. THough his stay on our board was cut short by his illness, he was an energetic, effective and valuable board member and a wonderful person. He and Camille were the life of our first Treasure Dinners. We will miss him and our thoughts go out to his family.
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SHUC's board meetings occur on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM At the Children's Institute, 1405 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. They are free and open to the public. Please call the office at (412) 422-7666 to verify the meeting time.
SHUC's Gateway Committee has many exciting developments to report, including the unveiling of a beautiful new clock at O'Connor's Corner (click here for pictures) and the spring planting of the Remembered Garden near the parkway entrance (pictures here).
In The News:
*December 9, 2014 at this first public presentation and community discussion with authorities from Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Councilman Gilman's office, the community was invited to give their impressions and feedback for what kind of park and greenspace they would like to experience in the space of the old Wightman Playground.
* SHUC and the Gateway Committee
are beautifying and renovating several Squirrel Hill locations. Learn how.
* Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and city finalize $15 million plan for new Frick Enviornmental Center in Frick Park. The previous center was lost in a 2002 fire. More information here.
* May, 2013 : Squirrel Hill's Turner Cemetery is currently being studied by archeologists from Mercyhurst University. Click here to learn more about this fascinating project and here to read a recent article about it in the Tribune-Review. www.turnercemetery.org
* January, 2013 : Please click on the link below to learn about idling awareness and how it affects Squirrel Hill residents:
* January, 2013 : Please click on the link below to watch "Squirrel Hill in a Nutshell," a half-hour program recently shown on WQED that explores what makes our neighborhood so special!
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