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

Hundred FootThe One Hundred Foot Journey in Highland Park June 22nd at dusk.

Please join us Thursday for the May HPCC Monthly Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church. The meeting is open to the public.

We have a full agenda planned for the evening!

Are you interested in Solar Energy for your home or commercial building?
Stop by to hear Ray Roberts talk about Solarize Allegheny
Solarize Allegheny (SA) helps residents and business buy solar. Over a 20 week timeframe SA educates and connects neighbors, businesses, schools, faith communities and others. SA will also provide online support for residents and businesses to compare multiple quotes from participating, pre-screened, qualified southwestern Pennsylvania installers to find the best solar solution for their needs. When multiple locations in a single neighborhood combine their purchasing power, solar installers often provide substantial group discounts.

Still trying to get in shape for summer?
Melissa Jenkins from Green Rock Fitness is going to show us how.
Melissa D. Jenkins is a certified Personal Trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association and has more than 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. She also holds a BS in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) from Sherbrooke University, Canada. Her holistic approach to physical wellness helps her clients adopt healthier lifestyles through movement and mindful living. She’s a high energy person who enjoys helping others bring out their very best.

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