Nominate the 2016 Morningside Mile Honoree!

Each year the Morningside Mile honors one individual from the Morningside area who has served our country and/or its citizens unselfishly in the face of crisis. Nominate a local hero (police officer, emergency medical technician, soldier, firefighter, etc.) who you believe deserves this distinguished honor. Nominations are due by Wednesday, April 13, 2016. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Morningside Mile at or 412.407.7264.


Calling All Tree Lovers!


Tree planting in MorningsideFolks from Tree Pittsburgh & Tree Vitalize demonstrate tree planting in front of St. Raphel’s School

On March 18, 2016 MACC will be submitting an application to TreeVitalize for the Fall 2016 planting season. To request a tree for your front yard or sidewalk complete this Pittsburgh Tree Request Form and then email the completed form to Lisa Petrilli Forms will continue to be accepted until October 2016.

For more information about this program visit Tree Vitalize and Tree Pittsburgh.

In addition, we are looking to add certified Tree Tenders to our community. Becoming a Tree Tender is easy and fun! For more information visit Tree Vitalize or contact Lisa Petrilli or (412)450-8062.

Merry Morningside 2015

Merry Morningside 2015: Morningside Community Holiday Party

Break out the Mistletoe, Santa Hats and Christmas Sweaters because we’re having a neighborhood party!

You are invited to celebrate the holidays and spread some neighborly cheer! ALL ages are welcome to this FREE community event. *

When: Saturday, December 12, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Bulldog Pub 1818 Morningside Avenue All Ages Welcomed

Enjoy FREE finger foods, cider, music and more! Other beverages and food available at own cost. Guests have a chance to win various gift cards from retailers.

RSVP to the facebook event:

This event is sponsored by the Morningside Area Community Council and the Bulldog Pub.

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

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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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: