Morningside Receives Love Your Block Grant!

Great news, Morningside! The Morningside Area Community Council is proud to have been chosen as a recipient of a Love Your Block community grant. Love your Block is a partnership of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the Home Depot Foundation to beautify Pittsburgh- block by block.

The Home Depot Foundation awarded Pittsburgh and four other cities $10,000 each for beautification projects. Community groups in Pittsburgh were invited to apply for the $500 mini-grants, and officials selected 10 winners from 32 applicants.

The Morningside Area Community Council will use the money to create a “mock cafe” at a storefront at Chislett and Greenwood streets (previous location of Stagnos Bakery), with the goal of attracting an investor who is willing to open a real pastry and coffee shop.

“There’s been a void in the neighborhood for a cafe, a place for folks to congregate,” said Grant Ervin, MACC president, adding that the wide sidewalk there adds potential to the project.

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First Night Celebration at new ONENESS Holistic and Cultural Center

Saturday, July, 16, 2011,  6:00-9:00??

1808 Chislett St. Morningside, 15206

Martial arts, dance, herbs, natural medicines and wellness, brazilian food, music and merchandise!!

The nights’ entertainment will include performances by local artist Ben Shannon and Brazilian Axe band, TimbelezaWe will also be serving some Brazilian treats and giving out coupons for summer specials in Capoeira, mentoring, herbal medicines and consultations..If anything, come on out and dance!

$3 donation at the door