Morningside Messenger Spring 2016

We recently mailed out the Spring 2016 Morningside Messenger, and here’s a web-friendly version in case you missed it! Spring 2016 Morningside Messenger

Inside you’ll find information about upcoming events hosted by MACC, the Senior Center, St. Raphael’s, Dom Costa and new information regarding the redevelopment of the former Morningside School building.

Writers and designers – we could use a hand producing the Messenger, so please contact us if you would be willing to help!

Announcing the 2016 MACC ‘n’ Cheese Bake-off

Get that special recipe ready for the third annual MACC ‘n’ Cheese Bake-off on April 30th at 7:00 PM.

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Who makes the neighborhood’s best mac and cheese? Join us for a great evening of music, drinks, and food as Morningside residents battle for bragging rights and you’ll find out! Tickets are $20 and include mac and cheese tastings, wings, beer, and music. (Additional beverages available for purchase.) Morningside VFW (1820 Morningside Avenue).  Must be 21+ to attend.  Proceeds benefit the Morningside Mile Honoring Those Who Serve.

To purchase tickets or for general information please contact: or 412-874-7440.  

Spring Clean-up Event April 23, 2016

Scouts at Clean-up Event
Scouts at the Morningside Community Clean-up

MACC will be holding a neighborhood Spring Clean-up Event on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:30am-12:30pm. We need you!  Community groups are encouraged to get involved.

Targeted areas include: Joe Natoli Field, Heth’s Field, neighborhood streets, both sides of Baker St. and the Business Distriimages-1ct.

  • Meet at the VFW parking lot on Morningside Ave
  • Work gloves, trash bags and safety vests will be provided

Please join your neighbors in helping to make Morningside the most beautiful neighborhood in the most livable city!

Questions may be directed to Lisa at

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.

Morningside Neighborhood Clean Up on October 24, 2015

MACC will be holding a neighborhood clean-up on Saturday, October 24th from 9:30a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We will be joined by student volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh​ for their annual Pitt Make a Difference Day.

Targeted areas include: Joe Natoli Field, Heth’s Field, neighborhood streets, both sides of Baker St. and the Business District.

  • Meet at the VFW parking lot on Morningside Aveimages-1
  • Work gloves, trash bags and safety vests will be provided

Please join your neighbors in helping to make Morningside the most beautiful neighborhood in the most livable city!

Questions may be directed to Lisa at

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.