Please join us for the August HPCC monthly meeting Thursday, August 20th at 7PM at St. Andrew’s Church! Meetings are open to the public.

Our speaker will be Michael Potoczny, Park Manager & Designer at The Wheel Mill.

The Wheel Mill is an 80,000 SQ FT indoor bike facility with obstacles and courses for all skill levels and types of bikes. They have a passion for the community and are a grass root effort. They love making people happy and able to ride bikes with confidence. The Wheel Mill does a variety of community programs and events like Positive Spin, Major Taylor and Summer Camps. Their goal is to be family friendly – they even offer a Family Night on Friday nights with a discount for parents. And they are very close to Highland Park! For more info go to,

We will also be accepting nominations for HPCC Board Members at the meeting. If you are interested in getting more involved – please come!

See the Princess and the Frog August 17th at Cinema in the Park in Highland Park.

Check out the July 2015 HPCC Newsletter with information on the ROJ schedule.

FlagThe Highland Park Community Council Kids’ Committee is hosting its annual 4th of July Parade. Kids of all ages are invited to decorate their bicycle, tricycle or preferred mode of transportation and then show off their handy work with a parade around the fountain.

When: July 4 at 10 a.m. to noon-ish.
Where: Highland Park — meet near the fountain

Supplies to decorate bikes, tricycles, wagons and anything else on wheels will be provided, as well as balloons and snacks.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at

HPCC June 2015 Newsletter

solarizeOfficial Launch and Kick-off Celebration for Solarize Friendship/Highland Park/Morningside
Thursday, June 25th, 7:00-8:30 pm
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

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Aug 23-Elevations; Aug 30-Wilson Trio; Sep 6-Elta Cox

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Monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at St Andrew's Church. Meetings are not held in July or December.

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