HPCC October Virtual Community Meeting – Thursday, 10/21 at 7pm

This month’s HPCC Zoom Community Meeting will feature the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) providing updates on upcoming projects in Highland Park that are part of the larger Water Reliability Plan and sharing information about our growing stormwater program, which includes information about the pending stormwater fee.

Register in advance for this meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you! 

Around St. Andrews in October

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church continues to offer three Sunday services. At 8:00 a.m. we have a spoken word Eucharist service on the lawn (weather permitting) or in the chapel. A 10:00 a.m. service with choir and children’s chapel for children ages four through eight. This service is also always live-streamed on Facebook and available later that Sunday on YouTube. Finally, at 5:00 p.m. we have a forty-five minute service with a short mediation, a time for reflection and the Eucharist. The second Sunday the 5:00 p.m. service is one of Evensong. On November 14 this service will feature the voice talents of Sariah Seare. In addition to those services we also have a service of Eucharist on Wednesdays at noon. We do ask that anyone who is coming inside our building for any reason to please wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Looking ahead this fall and early winter we have a busy schedule. You may want to save the date for some of these exciting events. Sunday October 31, children are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to Church for the 10:00 a.m service and stay for a special children’s homily. Later that evening the Church will be open for an Organ Spooktacular from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to trick or treat inside the Church while enjoying some scary organ music. We will celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 7 with a Choral Eucharist. The Syrian Highlanders Bagpipers will join us to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day on Sunday, November 21 at 9 a.m. between the services and at 11 a.m. They will return to welcome Saint Nicholas on Sunday, December 5 at 5:00 p.m. At that time we will be collecting packages of new white crew socks for children and teens that will be sent to our ministry partner in Uganda. And we will have our annual Christmas Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m. That will be followed by a high tea reception.

Also look for announcements on upcoming Outreach events as we close in on the holiday season. Those announcements are always shared on the HPCC listserv and our website. We hope to partner with Hello, Neighbor again this holiday season. These events are successful thanks to the generous support of our neighbors in Highland Park.

Check out our Facebook page, our website, http://www.standrewspgh.org or our outgoing phone message for the very latest information on what is going on at St. Andrew’s. As always it is our goal to be the best neighbor possible. To that end please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you are in need. May the light of the Lord shine upon you. God Bless.

Your kids are invited to help design hidden mosaics in the new Super (Duper!) Playground

The Highland Park Community Council is working with the Pittsburgh Glass Center to create Hidden Mosaics nestled on rocks and wooden features around the new Highland Park playground. These will be inspired by ideas from kids and turned into mosaic designs by Pittsburgh Glass Center artists.

To submit an idea, please check out the guidelines and submission form on the City of Pittsburgh’s web page about the new playground.

The mosaics will be about 5″ x 5″. Submitted ideas don’t have to be drawn like a mosaic — the talented artists at the Pittsburgh Glass Center will turn the chosen designs into mosaics. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.

Shooting range dates for the rest of the year

Commander Vinansky from Zone 5 reports that due to year end qualifications and training that must be met, there are additional training dates and times on the shooting range through the rest of the year. The schedule is as follows:

October 14, 18, 19, 20, 21

November 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 29, 30

December 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15 

The hours of training are 10 AM until approximately 5:00 PM, with the exception of Oct 18,19,20,21. On these four dates, there may be shooting up until 8:00 PM for night time qualifications, although these dates may be canceled. 

There may not be shooting at the range on all these dates, and apparently there is also the possibility that much of the shooting will be suppressed fire, in which case it may not be heard from Highland Park.

Two events in the Parklet this weekend

Hello Neighbors!  Mark your calendar for our upcoming events:
Saturday, Oct 16:  Parklet Cleanup, 10 am – 1 pm

  • Come help us keep the parklet beautiful – – we’ll be pulling dead plants, weeding, trimming the hedge, cleaning the tables, etc.; please bring your gardening gloves.
  • The HPCC will provide lunch for volunteers!

Sunday, Oct 17: Pumpkin Patch, 11 am – 2 pm

  • Our 2nd annual Pumpkin Patch will include grab-and-go craft bags for kids, a chance to explore the parklet and its Halloween decorations, and the opportunity to choose your own pumpkin. Don’t forget to have your family’s picture taken at the fall photo corner!
  • The event is free but donations to support the HPCC and the parklet are appreciated.   
  • Crafts and pumpkins are available on a first come, first served basis and limited to one craft per child, one pumpkin per family, please.