The 16th Annual Parkside Tour of Homes is scheduled for Sunday May 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm rain or shine. More information and online ticket ordering available here.
Tickets are available for a special tasting tour of Buffalo's only downtown Chocolate Factory, Choco-Logo, scheduled for Thursday evening, April 10th. Two tours, from 5:45 pm & 6:30 pm, are being offered at $28 per person, lasting approximately 45 minutes. Each tour will be limited to no more than 20 ticket holders, so be sure to sign up early at www.chocologo.com/events. More info here.
The PCA is hosting a One Region Forward planning workshop on Thursday March 13th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The purpose of the workshop is to map the future approach to land use, development, housing and transportation for the Bufalo Niagara region. More info here.
There is still snow on the ground and it's cold outside but it is not too early to start planning your garden and saving the date for the annual PCA Garden Tour scheduled for Sunday June 29th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We know that giant Parkside Garden Gnome is getting ready.
PCA's Contractor's Fair
Saturday, March 1st
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jewett Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway
The PCA will once again host our Annual Contractor's Fair at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
The 4th annual Flurrious! winter festival will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Delaware Park. This FREE family-oriented event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 6 p.m. The event is located near the Parkside Ave entrance at Florence.The day celebrates Buffalo winter in a family friendly way that encourages the community to come out and enjoy both spectator and participant sports. More info here.
This past November there was a public meeting to discuss the Parkside Neighborhood Traffic Study. Highland Planning and Hatch Mott MacDonald put together a presentation which is now available as a PDF to download here.
Many thanks to everyone who came out in the cold to attend the PCA's annual meeting and award ceremony. It was a spectacular evening. Congratulations to Jeanine Baran, who received the Jack C. Anthony award, and Michael O'Sullivan, who received the Robert "Bob" Barends award. Also, congratualations to all the honored fundraising chairs of events in 2013. Thank you to the 3 outgoing board members for their service... Chris Lavey, Ruth Lampe and George Stock.
4 new board members were elected... Devon Karn, Cydney Kelly, Kim Welborn and Aimee Woznick. Congratulations on winning a 3 year term. Thank you to the PCA's Executive Director, Amber Small, for making this a smooth running event. Also a big thanks to the outstanding Master of Ceremonies Steve Cichon, as well as our guest speaker Laura Quebral, Associate Director of the University at Buffalo's Regional Institute.
As the Parkside Community Association marks our 50th Anniversary of service to the community please consider making a year-end gift to the PCA. The PCA has worked to preserve the quality of life in our neighborhood and continues to advocate for safer streets, crime prevention, housing advocacy and providing great events for our families and neighbors for the past 50 years. None of this is possible without your support and no donation is too small or too large. The PCA looks forward to another 50 years serving our community. Click here for more information about our services and a link to our online Annual Appeal Gift Form.