SOLD OUT: Second Annual MACC n’ CHEESE Bake-Off!

So sorry this event is sold out!

The Morningside Area Community Council (MACC) invites you to the 2nd Annual MACC n’ CHEESE Bake-Off!

Enjoy a great Saturday evening of music, drinks, and, most importantly, mac and cheese as Morningside residents battle it out for the title!  Proceeds benefit the Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve.

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2015: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Where: Morningside VFW Social Hall (1820 Morningside Avenue)

Must be 21+ to attend

Ticket Info: Tickets $20 (+$1 surcharge for online purchase)

Ticket includes mac and cheese tastings, wings, beer, music, and neighbors! Additional beverages available for purchase.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT at this time.


7:00 PM      Doors open

7:15 PM      Tasting beings

8:15 PM      Tasting concludes

8:45 PM      End of voting

9:15 PM      Announcement of winners

11:00 PM   Event ends

Additional Information:

You are permitted to bring additional food and drink to share at your table.

There will be raffles at the event, so plan to bring extra cash to purchase tickets!

Do you have additional questions?  Email or text/call 412.874.7440.

Renew your MACC Membership Today! Or, Learn About 2015 Volunteer Opportunities.

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost February and 2015! While it might be cold and snowy outside, it’s cozy at the monthly MACC meetings (first Wednesday of the month, 7pm, VFW). Join us as we discuss the issues that impact Morningside, meet your neighbors, and learn more about how you can become more involved.

Plus, don’t forget to renew your MACC membership, for more details check out the January MACC Member Letter 0115. These membership dues help us keep Morningside beautiful, as well as support free and low cost events for residents and their families.

Want to know how you can get more involved NOW–check out our volunteer opportunities!

An Update on Morningside School

MACC would like to thank A.M. Rodriguez Associates for presenting their preliminary plans at the November general meeting for the redevelopment of the Morningside elementary school. If you missed it, the minutes from the meeting are now available here: MACC-Minutes-2014-November

MACC’s December meeting (Wednesday the 4th, 7:00 pm at the VFW) will be dedicated to providing additional feedback to Rodriguez Associates’ refined development plan.

As with every monthly MACC meeting, everyone from the community is encouraged to attend.

Help Keep Morningside Beautiful on 10/18/14 at 10am

WHAT: Morningside neighborhood clean-up

WHO: Individuals and groups (sports teams, church groups, scouts, etc.). *If under 18, parents must sign a waiver in order to participate

WHEN: Saturday, October 18, 2014

TIME: 10:00am – 12:30pm (or until you have to leave)

WHERE: Meet at the Morningside VFW parking lot, 1820 Morningside Ave

RSVP: Neighborhood clean-up to Lisa Petrilli or 412-450-8062


Possible areas of clean up include:

  • Natoli Field
  • Heth’s Field
  • Business District
  • Neighborhood Streets

Gloves, trash bags and vests will be provided.

2014 Morningside Mile Wrap Up

On behalf of the Morningside Mile Committee, we would like to thank you for your participation, donation, and support for the runners for the 4th Annual Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve! This year we had just under 200 participants register for the one mile race and many others attend the Morningside Mile MACC n’ Cheese competition and Comedy Night fundraisers. Together, we raised over $6,000 for the Allegheny Gold Star Mothers and the Morningside Area Community Council in the name of our 2014 honoree – Morningside resident and Gold Star Mother, Mrs. Frances Colletto 1914-2013.

Check Presentation

We will be presenting a check to the Allegheny Gold Star Mothers on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00PM at the Morningside VFW (1820 Morningside Ave).

Race Results


We’d very much appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to provide us with feedback on your experience and recommendation for next year. We are looking for feedback from those who participated in the race and those who did not, since the race impacts all Morningside residents. Click here for the short survey:

Thank you again for your support of the 2014 Morningside Mile and we appreciate your help planning for an even more successful 2015 race!


The Morningside Mile Planning Committee

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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.

Morningside Baseball Association Registration

Saturday, March 1, 2014 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Messiah Lutheran Church

1736 Jancey Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Sunday, March 2, 2014 Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Morningside VFW

1820 Morningside Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Ages 5 and 6 – t-ball

Age 8 and under

Age 10 and under

Age 12 and under

Pony League

Colt League

United Way’s Open Your “Heart” to a Senior Program

Hundreds of seniors in Western Pennsylvania could use a helping hand, from grocery shopping, a ride to the doctor’s, snow shoveling, yard work, help with correspondence, or even just getting a friendly phone call now and then.  The United Way’s Open Your “Heart” to a Senior Program seeks to match volunteers with seniors in need in Allegheny and Westmoreland County.  The program offers a range of volunteer opportunities with commitments of one time to once a week. Potential volunteers can attend an informational session or contact the program staff at 412.307.0071 for more details.  For a complete list of volunteer opportunities and informational/orientation sessions, go to

This initiative is dedicated to helping seniors live safely and independently in their homes. If you know a senior who could the services of this program, please pass along the program’s contact information or ask them to dial 2-1-1.

New MACC Membership Levels for 2014!

Each year the Morningside Area Community Council (MACC) hosts a variety of neighborhood events including Trash Pick-up and Beautification days, an Easter egg hunt, the Morningside Mile race, Falloween, and the Merry Morningside Caroling and Holiday Lights contest. Behind the scenes, MACC works to keep the lines of communication open with our city, state, and federal officials and advocates for business development and for funding that keeps our streets safe and our neighborhood beautiful.

Please help us continue our work for the neighborhood by joining MACC or renewing your membership. We are pleased to offer three levels of membership:

Basic Membership: $5 per person. All monthly meetings and committee activities are open to the general public and membership is not a requirement for participation; however, only MACC members are entitled to vote in our annual elections and run for an elected office. MACC membership dues are applied to our annual operating budget. Your $5 contribution is tax-deductible.

MACC Basic Membership
If more than 1, list names:

Membership Plus: $25 per person. Membership at this level includes 10% off your food items at the Bulldog Pub for 2014 (1818 Morningside Avenue Phone: 412. 404.2775) when you show them your MACC Membership card. Plus Members may deduct the entire $25 donation.

MACC Plus Membership
If more than 1, list names:

Premiere Membership: $50 per person. Membership at this level includes 10% off your food items at the Bulldog Pub for 2014 when you show them your MACC Membership card, an awesome long sleeve Morningside t-shirt, and additional perks to be announced monthly. With t-shirt, tax-deductible amount is $40; without it, it is the full $50.

MACC Premiere Membership
If more than 1, list names:

If you would prefer to mail in a membership form, you can download it here.

Thank you for your support!