Posts byRosemary Bernth

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2018 Lunar New Year Photo Recap

JCC Kickoff Celebration – February 17 The Year of the Earth Dog kicked off two weeks of celebration with vendors, food, crafts, and four hours of live performances.              Lunar New Year Parade – March 4 Grand Marshal Karen Fung Yee and Honorary Marshals Dr. Freddie Fu and Mike Chen
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Getting Saintly in Squirrel Hill

By Katie Hatcher, Intern While spring hasn’t quite sprung in Pittsburgh just yet, we’re starting to see some green with St. Patrick’s Day coming up this weekend. After you’ve seen the St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown (starting at 10:00 a.m.) and perused the Irish Fair in the Square in Market Square, continue the festivities a
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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