Fourth Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser

A special evening of fun benefiting the Morningside Mile!

The Morningside Mile Committee invites you to attend the 4th annual Comedy Night Fundraiser featuring Bill Crawford, Sean Collier, Gene Collier, and T.J. Hantz.

All money raised goes to support the Morningside Mile and its 2015 beneficiaries: the Pittsburgh Fisher House and the Morningside Area Community Council.

When: Friday, July 24, Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30pm

Where: VFW on Morningside Avenue, 1820 Morningside Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Tickets: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To purchase tickets via cash or check contact Alana at 412-874-7440 or

The event includes cash bar, lite fare, 50/50, and American auction.

21 and over ONLY.

Comedy Night 2015 Alana

Solarize Friendship – Highland Park – Morningside (Solarize F-HP-M)

Official Launch and Kick-off Celebration for Solarize F-HP-M

When: Thursday, June 25th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: The Union Project, 801 N Negley Ave.

Free registration here: (scroll to Events)

Afterwards, we’ll walk over to Park Place Pub, 5719 Bryant St. for some solar socializing.

A brief presentation about the benefits of solar and explanation about how you can go solar through the Solarize Allegheny campaign will be offered, along with refreshments. The pre-qualified solar installers will be on hand to tell you if your home is a good candidate for solar. In addition, Dollar Bank representatives will be available to explain financing options. If you bring a copy of your electric bill, you can sign up for a solar quote at the event.

Solarize F-HP-M is a local campaign under the Solarize Allegheny umbrella – a project funded by the Heinz Endowments and managed by non-profit organization SmartPower – to double the amount of solar energy throughout Allegheny County over two years. F-HP-M is one of three communities that will host the campaign over the next 16 weeks. In the first phase of the projects this spring, four other communities participated and Point Breeze is now the leading solar neighborhood in the City of Pittsburgh with 16 solar installations. Through Solarize F-HP-M residents and businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of solar energy through a robust on-the-ground outreach campaign that connects you directly to local, pre-screened, qualified solar installers who will offer competitive bids, guidance and assistance to go solar – making the process simple and affordable.

The price of solar has dropped dramatically over the past several years, so that solar is now as affordable as your monthly electric bill. There’s even a 0% interest loan program through the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority for people with qualifying incomes that helps people to go solar with no upfront costs and saves them money every month on utility bills.

Come and find out why Solar Makes Sense for Friendship-Highland Park-Morningside – and for your home or business!

For more information, contact Sharon Pillar of Solarize Allegheny at

MACC Easter Event

Join your friends and neighbors for some Easter fun!

When: Sunday, March 29th

Where: St. Raphael’s Gallagher Hall & Outside

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Who: Children ages 2-12

Suggested Donation: $5.00, includes Membership to M.A.C.C. (Premiere members get in FREE)

RSVP by March 25th: Nan at 412-661-2692 (leave message) or Melinda at

Activities include: Crafts and Coloring, Easter Egg Hunt, + other Games and Goodies for the kids.

Morningside Community Clean Up: In Conjunction with Earth Day & The Great PA Clean Up

On Saturday April 18, 2015, join your neighbors to clean up Morningside. This event is rain or shine and areas to be cleaned include:

  • Natoli Field
  • Heths Fields
  • The Morningside business district
  • Streets including Chislett, Jancey, Baker, Stanton, and Morningside

WHEN: Saturday April 18, 2015: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sign in at the The VFW located at 1820 Morningside Ave

All volunteers will receive trash bags, gloves, and instructions when they check in!

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lisa. This is a great opportunity for sports teams, youth groups, and students. Community service hours are available.

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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