East Liberty Happenings 

Voices for Visioning
East End Visioning
Bloomfield, East Liberty, Garfield and Lawrenceville are coming together Saturday, May 19 to talk about how YOU would like to see your community develop!

We'll meet at Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8 (220 40th Street) from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please come and bring your neighbors, too. Everyone is invited! 
 
Please RSVP to melissa@ppnd.org by Tuesday 5/8. Transportation is available! Call 412-471-3727 x 14 for more information.
 
In This Issue
Voices for Visioning
Paving Construction
East Liberty in the News
Climate Action Plan
Flavor of the East End
Great Outdoors Week
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Paving Construction
The Department of Public Works for the City of Pittsburgh has released its Paving Plan for 2012!
 
The first scheduled construction for East Liberty is Negley Avenue between East Liberty Boulevard and Stanton Avenue, anytime before May 4. Ellsworth Avenue between Spahr and South Aiken will also be paved during this time. See the list below for all locations in East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Larimer and Shadyside. 

 

Streets to be paved in 2012:
-Bryant Street between Sheridan and Farragut
-Ellsworth Avenue between South Aiken and Spahr
-Friendship Avenue between Edmond and South Atlantic
-Hamilton Avenue between North Murtland and Collier
-Hamilton Avenue between Fifth and East Liberty Boulevard
-King Avenue between Wellesley and the end of King
-Negley Avenue between Stanton and East Liberty Boulevard
-Stanton Avenue between Negley and Highland

To see the entire Paving Plan for 2012, click here.

 

East Liberty in the News
Construction on the Walnut on Highland is officially underway! Read what the Post Gazette had to say, and check out our photos from the groundbreaking event.

Have you visited East End Eden Wellness Center? The Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch interviewed owner Emily Escalante about her decision to leave her desk job and open the Wellness Center!

Michael Stanton and Open Hand Ministries work in Garfield and East Liberty to rehab and renovate homes for families. Read about it in the Post Gazette!

The Ellsworth Avenue Pedestrian Bridge has been open for three full months--have you used it yet? The Post Gazette covered it from the artist's point of view. You can check out our photos here.

The Pittsburgh food blog Food Me Once wrote about Kevin Sousa's three restaurants, and their presence in the East End. 

The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0
Pgh Climate Initiative
The Pittsburgh Climate Initiative recently released the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan, Version 2.0!
 
The Climate Action Plan reviews the measures that government, businesses, higher education institutions and residents in the Pittsburgh region have already undertaken and proposes new measures that these sectors can implement in order to help meet the local greenhouse gas reduction target of 20% below 2003 levels by 2023.
 
In March, the Plan was adopted as a guiding document by the City of Pittsburgh. Read the plan here!
 
A Flavor of the East End
East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) invites you to celebrate their 42 years of serving those in need at A Flavor of the East End Saturday, May 5!
 
Enjoy the delicious fare of local East End restaurants, listen to the NSSB Woodwind Ensemble and Pittsburgh's Undercroft Opera perform throughout the evening! 
 
Tickets are just $50 and can be purchased by clicking here (select "A Flavor of the East End" under "Program Designation"). You can also participate in a silent auction, restaurant raffle or purchase a mystery box: all support will go directly to helping EECM feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and mentor the young people in our community.
 
Enjoy the 6th Annual A Flavor of the East End Saturday, May 5 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters (2425 Liberty Ave.). Attire is "casual chic."
Great Outdoors Week May 11-19
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Whether you're new to the outdoors scene or a seasoned veteran, you'll find plenty of activities to kick off the warm weather season during the 11th Annual Great Outdoors Week! This celebration showcases southwestern PA as a hub for outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, paddling and much more. Get ready for a "10-Day Weekend" followed by an entire summer of fun!

For more information on Great Outdoors Week or to post your own events, visit Walls Are Bad. This site features an activities calendar, articles and access to over 300 outdoor and conservation groups in southwestern PA.

Grab your friends or pack up your family and get ready for some fun that's close to home. We'll see you outdoors!