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.

Morningside Merchants – Hairstyles by Lisa

Morningside Merchants

In this new series, MACC interviews one of our business sponsors to find out what Morningside looks like through the eyes of an entrepreneur. This month we talked to Lisa, who recently celebrated Hairstyles by Lisa’s 30th anniversary in Morningside.

Name: Lisa
Business: Hairstyles by Lisa
Established: January 4, 1984

Why did you choose to open a business in Morningside? How did you get started?

I chose to open a business in Morningside because I was born and raised here. When my business was established, I was 19 and too young to get a loan, so my father co-signed for me.

What do you enjoy most about running your business? What makes your business special?

I have been very blessed to have survived for this many years here. I credit my success to all my clients who have stuck with me through thick and thin. I would not have survived without them. Also, it has taken a lot of hard work. It has not been easy. I have enjoyed running a business, but the best part has been the close relationships I have developed with my clients. That’s what makes my business so special.

What has been your biggest challenge with running a business in Morningside?

The biggest challenges I face are trying to keep a small business going, between the economy and challenging times. It’s harder now than ever before because of the rising costs of overhead and the larger businesses taking over the smaller ones. I hope to stick around a while because I love what I do, and I love the neighborhood.

New Voting Location

The Department of Administrative Services, Elections Division, is requesting that all Morningside residents that previously voted at the Morningside School now report to the Morningside VFW for the Primary Election on May 20, 2014, and all other future elections. Any resident with a question regarding the change in venue is encouraged to contact Laurence J. Szurley of the Department of Administrative Services at 412-350-4525.

Earth Day Clean Up – Keep Morningside Beautiful!

MACC is excited to announce an EARTH-DAY COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP !
Saturday, April 26, 2014
WHAT: Morningside neighborhood clean-up
WHO: Individuals and groups (sports teams, church groups, scouts, etc.).
WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014
TIME: 9:30am – 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 lpetrilli911@gmail.com or 412-450-8062
RAIN OR SHINE!
Possible areas of clean up include:
• Natoli Field
• Heth’s Field
• Business District
• Neighborhood Streets
Gloves, trash bags and vests will be provided.
JOIN US AND KEEP MORNINGSIDE BEAUTIFUL!

MACC Secretary Opening

The Morningside Area Community Council is now accepting names for the April slate to serve out the 2014 and 2015 term of Secretary of MACC. All interested parties can email Garrett Cooper at vice-pres@morningside-pa.org to have their names included on the slate.

Duties include taking minutes of each meeting, and reporting those minutes within 10 days of the completion of each MACC meeting. Also, working with the President and Vice President to prepare an agenda for each meeting, and sending agenda to the communications committee 5 business days prior to the next meeting.

Morningside Merchants – The Bulldog Pub

2014-2 Terry Golden interview

In this new series, MACC interviews one of our business sponsors to find out what Morningside looks like through the eyes of an entrepreneur.

This month we talked to Terry Golden of The Bulldog Pub about Morningside’s next generation and the struggles of growing a new business. Terry is offering MACC Plus and Premiere Members 10% off their food items at The Bulldog for all of 2014.

Name: Terry Golden
Business: Bulldog Pub
Established: May 22, 2013

Why did you choose to open a business in Morningside?
I grew up in Morningside and always felt it to be a special place with some extraordinary people (and characters.) Lots of those folks shaped who I am and I see an opportunity to give a little something back.

What do you enjoy most about running your business?
I most enjoy reconnecting with old friends and meeting the new families that make Morningside home. It’s a pretty good feeling seeing the old and the new enjoy the Pub. I’ve also really enjoyed meeting some of the young people who are sons and daughters of my classmates and friends growing up. It makes me feel a little old, but it’s great to see that my friends have raised such good kids.

What has been your biggest challenge with running a business in Morningside?
My biggest challenge has been finding time to do everything that I set out to do when I opened. I sometimes get ahead of myself and pacing has never been my strong suit. Marketing and getting the Pub’s name and strong points out there while tending to day-to-day operations and growing the business has also been a challenge. Lastly, just making certain that the Pub is a positive addition to the community and keeping the people that I envisioned at the start is important to me.

What would you like to see happen in Morningside in the next five years?
I would like to see more small businesses call Morningside home. I’d love to see Morningside with a coffee shop/bakery, a deli, cleaners, etc. Smaller shops that give it a real thriving small town appeal. And yes, I would like to see another Pub-style gastropub come to town. Competition and choices will bring people to discover what a nice neighborhood Morningside is.

If you could do anything else other than run your business, what would you do?
I would really like to manufacture something. It may sound a little old fashioned but I don’t think we make enough of our own “stuff” anymore. If I could find the right product and niche, I would definitely like to start a company and make or build things.

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 openyourhearttoasenior.org.

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.