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MACC: Morningside Area Community Council

Welcome to Morningside!

Morningside is one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets. Close-knit and friendly, neighbors live in two-story brick homes with old fashioned porches that encourage long talks and quick chats with friends and neighbors. Children ride their bicycles in the gentle shade of the trees that line the sidewalk, and joggers have two-square miles of neighborhood to explore. The Morningside Area Community Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Morningside VFW Hall at 1820 Morningside Avenue.

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Are you a Morningsider who would like a free tree?

Did you know that trees increase property value, decrease storm runoff, help eliminate pollution, cut energy costs and add beauty and harmony to our beautiful neighborhood?

If you live in Morningside and are interested in being considered for a tree, free of charge, from the City of Pittsburgh, please download the form below. Please read it carefully, fill it out and return it to Lisa Petrilli, MACC Beautification & Greening Chair, on or before August 21, 2014 (contact information is on the form).

Don’t hesitate to Lisa if you have any questions.

Download a tree application!

*Please note that completing this form does not guarantee that you will get a tree. An assessment of the property where the tree will be planted will be conducted by Tree Vitalize to determine the suitability of the location.

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Morningside Mulching Party – July 12

On July 12, from 10am to noon you can join the Morningside Tree Tenders and Tree Pittsburgh to care for the newly planted trees in our neighborhood.

Activities will include weeding, mulching, adjusting stakes, and you can do this while getting to know neighbors and fellow Tree Tenders, and ensuring the health of Morningside trees!

Please register if you plan to attend.http://treepittsburgh.org/events/morningside-mulching-party

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Save the Date for July 25: Morningside Mile Comedy Night

This year’s Morningside Mile Comedy Night will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the VFW. This is a 21 and over event.

  • Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door
  • Sliders (pulled pork, ham bbq, and italian roast beef,) + veg chili will be available for $2 each
  • CASH Bar
  • 50/50
  • “American” Auction

For more information about comedy night, or to purchase tickets, visit:
http://morningside-pa.org/run/comedy-night

 

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MACC Vice President Opening

The Morningside Area Community Council is accepting nominations for the July slate to serve out the 2014 term of Vice President of MACC. Given MACC’s summer meeting schedule, the nominee would serve during the last four General Meetings of this year (September – December 2014). The regularly scheduled VP election will occur in December for the 2015-2016 term.

Duties of the VP include assuming the duties of the President in his or her absence, maintaining and upholding the bylaws, and acting as final authority in all matters dealing with parliamentary
procedure.

All interested parties can email Ira Mabel at secretary@morningside-pa.org to have their names included on the slate.

The Executive Committee would like to thank Ben Kelley for serving as interim Vice President until the next VP is elected.

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Project 15206 and Rain Barrel Initiative Update

Many people have expressed interest in Project 15206 and the rain barrel initiative! Here are project handouts from the April 2nd MACC meeting. For more information about the program and to submit a rain container interest form, please visit the new project website at Project15206.org.
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