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Fourth Annual Squirrel Hill Treasure Award Dinner

Save the Date:  
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6 p.m.

SHUC is pleased to announce the 2014 Squirrel Hill Treasure Award Honorees!  The Fourth Annual Squirrel Hill Treasure Award Dinner will honor:

Honorable Mayor Bill Peduto
60th Mayor of City of Pittsburgh

 Hebrew Free Loan Association
The Pittsburgh branch of a nonsectarian nonprofit organization that offers interest-free loans. A pioneer in microloans.

 Pamela's Diner
Pittsburgh's favorite breakfast spot.

 The Homewood Cemetery
This year’s Place Treasure

 In lieu of speeches, a short film produced by Pittsburgh Filmmakers will celebrate the contributions of the Treasures.


Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6 p.m.

 Location: 
Pittsburgh Golf Club

Proceeds from the Treasure Celebration support the ongoing work of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition

RESERVE YOUR SEATS ONLINE TODAY!

 

 

SHUC would like to congratulate the 2013 Squirrel Hill Treasures Honroees. From Left to Right: Rabbi James A. Gibson of Temple Sinai, Wendell G. Freeland, Esq., Karla Boos, founder and artistic director of Quantum Theater.

 

View photos of the 2013 Treasures Dinner here

 

Purchase prints of the photos here

 

Click here to view The Third Annual Squirrel Hill Treasure Award Video.

 

You can view more videos at the SHUC YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

 

GREENING THE ALCOSAN WET WEATHER PLAN

After several years of work and more than $35 million spent, ALCOSAN has released
their Draft Wet Weather Plan for meeting the terms of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent decree. The preferred plan proposes spending more than $2 billion to construct huge holding tanks under our rivers and a series of smaller tanks throughout the city to trap excess stormwater and wastewater until it can be safely released for treatment. ALCOSAN will be holding a series of public meetings to collect comments and testimony on the plan before it is sent to the EPA for review.

This is set to be the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by Allegheny
County and we have to make sure we do it right. While building huge septic tanks
under the rivers might solve the problem for 10 or 20 years, it's not a long-term
solution. The only way to truly solve the problem is to reduce the volume of water
entering the system in the first place and one of the best ways to do this is to
implement proven green infrastructure solutions to capture and retain runoff during
storms.

For more about the opportunities for green infrastructure, please visit Reform
Pittsburgh Now.
http://reformpittsburghnow.com/2012/08/24/greening-the-alcosan-wet-weather-plan/

 

The League of Women Voters Greater Pittsburgh Office, the Community Information Center (CIC), has moved to a new location:

Koppers Building

436 Seventh Avenue Suite 350, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  Telephone 412-261-4284, Email: info@pgh.lwv.org

 

STORMWATER SURVEY

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:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BXCJGVC

For Property Owners:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BNDZCN9
For Residents of Squirrel Hill:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5M6KRND

 

Click HERE to view CMU's Institutional Masterplan.

 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh:

Squirrel Hill Branch

5801 Forbes Avenue,

Pittsburgh, PA 15217

 

 

 

2013 Treasure Dinner Ad Book

 

Click on Ad Book Cover to open full pdf

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.

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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).

 

 

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The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is installing a new Multi-Space Pay-by-License-Plate Metering System in Squirrel Hill. Here is a brochure about the new system, along with a list of FAQs. You can watch a YouTube video about this new system at www.pittsburghparking.com. The Parking Authority expects to have all of the Squirrel Hill metering kiosks installed by July 1.

 

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In The News:

 

* July, 2013:

 

* 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.

 

* Meet Rick St. John, new Executive Director of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, learn about Rick in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article link 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:

http://breatheproject.org/news/the-childrens-institute-raises-idling-awareness/

* 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!

http://www.wqed.org/tv/watch/?id=532

* November, 2012 : Please follow the links below to a wonderful story and editorial about SHUC recently published in the Post-Gazette, just in time to celebrate SHUC's 40th anniversary:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/squirrel-hill-still-keeping-blight-at-bay-663548/

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/editorials/a-coalition-for-good-squirrel-hill-group-stands-the-test-of-time-663800/?print=1

* June, 2011 : Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Interactive Map Shows Crime By Neighborhood

* July, 2010: Wall Street Journal: Diverse Views on Israel Emerge in Jewish Enclave

      

    • The Jewish Chronicle: The proposed “Squirrel Hill Gateway Project” includes dozens of large and small ideas...

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