Posts byeditor

PWSA to Replace Lead Pipes in Squirrel Hill South and Greenfield Neighborhoods

Leading the first half of SHUC’s monthly board meeting on Thursday March 19th, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) Executive Director Robert Weimer and representatives will be on hand from 6pm to 7pm at the Multipurpose Room at The Children’s Institute to explain more about PWSA’s lead line program. PWSA has since collected over 160
CONTINUE READING

The 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration: February 2-17

IN OUR 4th year of festivities, SHUC with our partners Uncover Squirrel Hill, Jewish Family and Community Services, and the Organization of Chinese Americans in Pittsburgh, will be heading to Heinz History Center this Saturday February 2nd as we welcome in the Year of the Golden Earth Pig! From 2:30pm to 4:30pm on the ground
CONTINUE READING

2018 September Night Market Vendors

Check out these vendors and more at the 2018 Squirrel Hill Night Markets September 22 from 6-10pm on Murray Avenue! For road closures and general information, visit our Squirrel Hill Night Market page! 1flychicken creations 3D Origami Art Studio 3R WEAR 14th Ward Democratic Committee AK Bead Company Amor de Açúcar Apothecary Muse Aria Bella
CONTINUE READING

NCJW’s Back 2 School Store Provides Kids with Supplies

By Elizabeth Waickman For the fourth consecutive year, National Council of Jewish Women – Pittsburgh Section (NCJW) hosted its annual Back 2 School Store on at The Kingsley Center in East Liberty. More than 600 elementary school children, grades K-5, shopped with volunteers for new and brand-name clothing, backpacks, school supplies and other items for
CONTINUE READING

Neighborhood Notes: A Fair in the Park Comes to Mellon Park This Weekend

By Carrie Nardini, Fair Director More than 100 fine artisans and skilled craftsmen from Pittsburgh and across the country will converge on Mellon Park September 7 – 9, for the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh’s A Fair in the Park. This year, the tradition of creating a fully sensory experience continues, featuring live music, hands-on and
CONTINUE READING

2018 August Night Market Vendors

Check out these vendors and more at the 2018 Squirrel Hill Night Markets August 25 from 6-10pm on Murray Avenue! 1flychicken creations 3D Origami Art Studio Aiello’s Pizza Allderdice High School Apothecary Muse Aria Bella Candles Arts & Crafts: Botanica & Occult Shop ARTWORKONTHERUN Assemble Batch Baxter & The Bear bel monili Berkshire Hathaway Birthday
CONTINUE READING

Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 20th

Please join us on September 20th at Levinson Hall, JCC in Squirrel Hill for our 2018 Annual Membership Meeting. Engage with our board members and committees, learn about the projects and developments happening in our neighborhood. Our featured speaker PWSA Executive Director Robert Weimar will be on hand to answer your questions about the current direction
CONTINUE READING

2018 Squirrel Hill Night Market Vendors

Check out these vendors and more at the 2018 Squirrel Hill Night Markets on June 23, August 25, & September 22 from 6-10pm! Sorcery Science Patrick Sheg Pottery Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary Ladybug Delightz Flux Bene Wild Helix Kibblewood Crafts Black Walnut Woodworking Trilleypads Apothecary Muse Paws in the Sand Pet Treats Eleven X
CONTINUE READING

Summer Camp Options For Last-Minute Planners

By Katie Hatcher, Magazine Intern Have you left planning the kiddos’ summer camps til the last minute? Did you daughter just decide she’s really into robots and wants to spend a week learning about them? Plans to visit the grandparents’ house fall through? Don’t worry: we’ve made a list of local and nearby camps that
CONTINUE READING

A Preview Of What To Expect For This Summer’s Squirrel Hill Night Markets

By Camille Chidsley, Contributing Writer Kicking off Summer 2018 will be the Squirrel Hill Night Markets, open-air events designed to bring the community together in a celebration of art, entertainment, food, and culture. This year, the Night Markets have expanded their offerings: there will be 120 pop-up tents (20 more than last year), and over
CONTINUE READING

SHUC Night Out!

What: SHUC Night Out! WHen: Tuesday June 5 5:00pm to 7:30pm Where: Classic Lines Books and More (5825 Forbes Ave) Join the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition board members and staff at our annual “SHUC Night Out!” Come get to know your friendly neighborhood community organization, and learn how you can get involved. Learn about the
CONTINUE READING

New Gear Retailer Hosts Grand Opening Festival Near Frick Park

3 Rivers Outdoor Company (3ROC), Pittsburgh’s new, independent, locally owned outdoor gear retailer, will host its Grand Opening Festival the weekend after Memorial Day, June 1-3. To highlight the company’s plan to be a gathering place and jumping off point for the outdoor community, the weekend-long event will include group bike rides and runs in
CONTINUE READING

ShuBrew’s Start-up Story Shared with Minadeo Elementary School Students

By Jennifer Petrie, Contributing Writer This month, Erika Shumaker, business Co-Owner of ShuBrew LLC talked to 5th graders at Minadeo Elementary School providing them professional advice about starting a business in the Pittsburgh area.  Shumaker told her story about starting ShuBrew, a restaurant and brewery located in Zelienople, north of the city, as a young
CONTINUE READING

New ADA-Accessible Flower Garden Provides Gardening Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Government, nonprofit and faith leaders gathered May 1st in Shadyside to open the City of Pittsburgh’s first ADA-accessible community flower garden. This new Western Pennsylvania Conservancy-owned community flower garden, located at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, will provide and expand gardening opportunities for people with disabilities or other physical limitations. Along with event
CONTINUE READING

Bike-Ped Committee April Meeting Minutes

Since the last issue of the Magazine, the SHUC Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee has continued working to enhance the safety and accessibility of Squirrel Hill’s streets for the benefit of all of our residents, visitors, and businesses.  Our activities included the following, among others: Monitor Street-Forward Avenue Sidewalk/Bike-Path – We have taken further steps in pursuit of
CONTINUE READING

An Interview with the Nature Club

Photo caption: Nine members of the Colfax Elementary School second grade Nature Club from left to right: Sol, Alex, Isabella, Adelaide, Lucy, Felicity, Sofie, Peter, and Devorah. (Photo by Katie Hatcher) By Katie Hatcher, Magazine Intern If you’ve found yourself looking for hope for the future lately, here’s some inspiration: the Nature Club from the
CONTINUE READING

Shopping for Easter and Passover in Squirrel Hill

By Katie Hatcher and Rosemary Bernth Although it hasn’t felt like it much lately, spring has technically sprung in Pittsburgh, and nothing brings in the spring season like preparing for the Passover and Easter holidays. Squirrel Hill’s local businesses and organizations are getting into the springtime spirit and getting ready for the holidays in lots
CONTINUE READING

McFarren Street Bridge Project Public Meeting

City of Pittsburgh – Public Meeting McFarren Street Bridge Project (in the Duck Hollow Community) The City of Pittsburgh invites you to attend a public meeting being held for the McFarren Street Bridge Project. This meeting offers an opportunity to view the new alignment, configuration of the bridge deck, plans for Maintenance and Protection of Traffic during construction and the construction schedule. The project team will also be available to answer questions.   MEETING DETAILS Wednesday, March
CONTINUE READING

Good News From Our Schools – Spring Edition

Opportunity Abounds at Allderdice – Carolyn Ludwig, Contributing Writer Congratulations to both our Girls and Boys Basketball teams for winning the City Championship!! Both teams are heading to PIAA playoffs (beginning in Erie). Both the Girls and Boys Swim Teams are going to WPIAL’s and Wrestling Regional Qualifiers will represent Allderdice in Altoona. Allderdice Fencing
CONTINUE READING

District 8 Special Election Candidates Town Hall

In anticipation of the upcoming District 8 special election, official candidates Sonja Finn, Marty Healey, Rennick Remley, and Erika Strassburger will be on stage to answer questions from the audience in a Town Hall Candidates Forum, Thursday evening 7pm, February 22nd, at the Jewish Community Center, Levinson Hall, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15217. At 8:30pm,
CONTINUE READING

2018 Lunar New Year Grand Marshal: Karen Fung Yee

  A second generation Chinese American Pittsburgh native, Karen Fung Yee has spent much of her life honoring and sharing the rich traditions of the Chinese and Asian culture. Working with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) since the 1970s, Yee is a past president of OCA Pittsburgh, Asian Women’s Institute – Pittsburgh Cluster, Ikebana
CONTINUE READING

A Sweet Time in Squirrel Hill

By Katie Hatcher, Intern When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? For most, it’s chocolate, flowers, dinner by candlelight, perhaps something shiny in a little velvet box. But maybe you and your partner aren’t ones for tradition, and your ideal V-Day is a little more off the beaten path. Whatever your preferences,
CONTINUE READING

2018 Year of the Earth Dog Lunar New Year Celebration

For the third year in a row, Squirrel Hill is celebrating the 2-week Lunar New Year Festival. Beginning with a kick-off celebration on Saturday, February 17th  at the Jewish Community Center and culminating with the Year of the Earth Dog Parade on March 4th on Murray Avenue, be awed by dragons and dancers, taiko drummers
CONTINUE READING

Support SHUC on Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday! The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition is powered by hardworking volunteers who are dedicated to enhancing and celebrating the Squirrel Hill community. The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) is a non-profit organization that began over 40 years ago to bring a variety of programs and activities to benefit those living in the 14th
CONTINUE READING

SHUC Annual 2017 Neighborhood Meeting and Open House

On Thursday November 16th at Levinson Hall in the JCC Squirrel Hill, 7pm, we will be holding our annual public meeting with a focus this year on “Transportation Safety and Mobility in Squirrel Hill.” Our featured guest speaker is Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Director Karina Ricks, who will talk about how the City’s Complete
CONTINUE READING

A Community Presentation and Discussion on Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Squirrel Hill

On Wednesday, May 17th (6:30pm – 8:00pm) at the Children’s Institute (1405 Shady Ave.), the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and Greenfield Community Association will host a public meeting for the community to learn more about Keystone Relief Centers’ proposed medical marijuana dispensary at 3885 Forward Avenue, a Buncher Property. Because Medical marijuana is a new use in Pennsylvania,
CONTINUE READING

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

Preserving and Improving the Quality of Life in Pittsburgh's 14th Ward

he Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to preserving, improving, and celebrating the quality of life in Pittsburgh’s 14th Ward. Since its establishment in 1973, SHUC has been an active and important link in the community. It has served as a sounding board for new ideas, as well as a
CONTINUE READING

SHUC Litter Patrol

The Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition Litter Patrol is an organized collective of dedicated citizens who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk!  These passionate, relentless residential volunteers are always on the lookout for fresh new leadership and enthusiastic additions. They are tired of garbage drifting across the sidewalks and collecting in the gutters
CONTINUE READING

Long Range Planning

The Long-Range Planning Committee writes and disseminates a development plan for Squirrel Hill. The Squirrel Hill Master Plan pulls together a number of organizing principals to guide development in decades to come. One of the plan’s initiatives involved reorganizing the Coalition’s Committee structure to reflect its priorities and concerns. The Long-Range Planning Committee works to
CONTINUE READING

Commercial/ Residential Quality

The Commercial Development and Residential Quality Committee focuses on: Stimulating the vitality of our business district, particularly, but not limited to, the Forbes, Murray and Forward Avenue corridors; and works closely with the Squirrel Hill business and professionals association,Uncover Squirrel Hill; and Maintaining the quality of residential life in the 14th Ward by reviewing zoning issues
CONTINUE READING

Gateway Committee

Improving Squirrel Hill's Business District

The SHUC Gateway Committee has attracted over $400,000 in streetscape and public realm improvements in the Forward-Murray gateway area of Squirrel Hill, including new street lighting, banners, planters, and more. In 2009 and 2013, the Coalition secured grants from the Design Center to plan improvements at the “Gateway” I-376 entrance to Squirrel ill, plus additional
CONTINUE READING

Envisioning Forward-Murray Gateway

Download your Envisioning Forward Murray Gateway report here! Working with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) masters of Urban Design and Real Estate Design and Development classes, the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition facilitated two community discussions on envisioning a new future for the Forward/Murray area. The idea was to generate alternative visions that might encourage future, positive investments along Forward Avenue and nearby
CONTINUE READING

%d bloggers like this: