StepTrek 2017

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In its 17th year, the Pittsburgh StepTrek will begin Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at 11AM at South Side Park (Josephine & 21st Streets) on the South Side. The event has lasted this long due to the backing of individuals with a curiosity as to what lies at the top or bottom of the numerous public stairs in the neighborhood.

The routes will take a tour of the hillsides and spectacular views that distinguish Pittsburgh. The family-friendly event combines photography, historic narrative and a sense of a neighborhood dependent upon steps. Each pre-registered trekker receives a map and a course narrative.

StepTrek is what the trekker makes it. Participants may choose to use this noncompetitive event as a test of fitness or a leisurely stroll. The benefits of a stirring walk through the Slopes have earned this event the heart-healthy rating of the American Heart Association. Special pricing makes the walk an attractive way to experience the city on an autumn afternoon.

The Trek itself is self-guided. The course narrative points out the landmarks and gives a history of the stairs and buildings, counts the steps and also provides instruction as to the route. Arrows along the course provide direction as well.

Proceeds from the StepTrek benefit the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association (SSSNA), an all volunteer organization committed to improving this unique neighborhood and providing a unified voice for slopes residents. Primary areas of focus are public safety, neighborhood development and beautification.

This event also helps to benefit The Brashear Association’s Food Pantry. Please remember to bring a canned food item to help stock the Brashear Association Food Pantry. Top items needed include: Peanut Butter & Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce, Tuna, Cereal, Baby Food

Interested in volunteering for StepTrek? Volunteers get a free t-shirt and can participate in the event before or after their shift. Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44a4ac2da6fa7-steptrek1

 

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Slopes Elections & General Meeting

StepTrek wrap-up and the Board Elections for the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be at the next general meeting.

The meeting will be on Tuesday October 10 at 7pm at the Henry Kaufmann Neighborhood House, 2201 Salisbury St, Pittsburgh, PA 15210

Voting Members of SSSNA are eligible to vote at the October Meeting. Voting Members must be eighteen years old or older and have attended at least two General Meetings this past year. (See By Laws, Article IV, Section 1.)

The Slopes Association will have open positions for new Board of Directors members in the coming election. Board members are seeking to “pass the torch” on to new residents of the Slopes who are engaged in their neighborhood and who will help their community to stay clean, green safe and neighborly.

Interested in joining the Board? Please contact SSSNA Board President Kristin Raup at kristin.raup@southsideslopes.org.

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Small Business Resource Fair

Interested in starting or growing a small business? Stop by the South Side Market House on Wednesday September 6 from 4:30pm to 7pm!

small business resource fair flyer

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Pittsburgh City Steps Plan Kick-Off Meeting

Kick-off Meeting

July 27, 2017 from 6-8pm

William Pitt Ballroom

959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Pittsburgh’s public stair network is comprised of more than 700 staircases which vary in size, age, construction material and condition. Join us at our citywide kick-off meeting to learn about the project and provide your input on how these treasured assets should be repaired and maintained!

Steps Survey

You can also provide input on our project webpage by following the link to the Wikimap Survey and answering a few questions about any set of steps in the city: http://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/steps

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2017 Slopes Picnic

Join your neighbors for an evening of fun!

When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bandi Schaum Community Garden (across from Mission St Pumping Station)
Who: All Friends and Neighbors of the South Side Slopes
Why: Because your neighbors are great!

You’re welcome to bring a covered dish, snacks, drinks, or dessert. Burgers and dogs (and veggie burgers) will be provided.

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18th Street Wednesday Cleanup

Join us for a mid-week cleanup of 18th Street Wednesday June 7. We will have gloves, bags, and trash. Meet at 6pm on 18th Street at Mission Street.
After sweeping 18th Street for trash, we will relax with happy hour.

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1657417367605917

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May General Meeting

The May General Meeting of the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association will be Tuesday May 9 at 7pm.

NEW LOCATION: Join us at the Henry Kaufman Neighborhood House at 2201 Salisbury Street in the Slopes.

Agenda:
Pittsburgh Bike/Ped Coordinator – Kristin Saunders
Committee Updates

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Spring Cleanup

sidewalk trash

Join your Slopes neighbors and students from CMU for a Spring Slopes Cleanup focused on neighborhood streets.

Meet at 10:30am at 21st and Josephine St where we will split into groups to tackle problem areas.

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Pittsburgh Land Bank Public Meeting

Want to learn more about the Pittsburgh Land Bank and review the policies and procedures that will guide how it works? Mark your calendar and RSVP for the upcoming meeting Monday, March 20 from 6:30 to 8 PM at:

St. Paul AME Church
400 Orchard Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15210.

The input from this meeting will be collected for the PLB Board to review as they finalize the policies and procedures posted at pghlandbank.org.

If you cannot make this meeting, check out the list below for additional times and locations. You can also leave your input online at pghlandbank.org. Childcare is available for two meetings (3/25 and 4/4) and light refreshments will be served at all of them.

You do not need to live in the area of the meeting; residents from anywhere in the city may attend whichever meeting is most convenient for them. RSVP and review the draft policies and procedures at pghlandbank.org/public-meetings

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South 21st Street Complete Green Street Project

Come and learn about the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s plans to transform South 21st Street with trees, grasses, bioswales and pedestrian improvements. They will present concept designs and seek feedback from you, your friends and neighbors to help inform the final design. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required. For more information, please email 21street@paconserve.org.

When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Brew House – 711 21st Street, Pittsburgh, 15203
Who: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority

Final South 21st Meeting Flyer

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