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Pitt's Oakland Bakery & Market are considering having more grocery store components. Their ultimate goal is for it to become somewhat like a food co-op, but more ingrained. 
They want to know about residents' interests and concerns about having this kind of store available in Oakland.
Join the conversation by filling out the online survey at:
Please pass on to any neighbors either by email or sharing a copy of the survey attached. 
On Facebook:

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The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce that it is offering Work for Yourself@50+ workshops in our community. 
AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ will help low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The 90-minute workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals. 
The first workshop will be offered on Wednesday, November 30th , at 5:00pm-6:30pm at the Carnegie Library in Homewood.

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority Announces Free Holiday Parking 
1 – FREE Holiday Parking at ALL Parking Authority Garages on the Following Dates:
Friday, November 25, 2016 (Black Friday); And for Five (5) Saturdays: November 26, December 3, 10, 17 and December 24, 2016.
DOWNTOWN:  Third Avenue- Ninth & Penn- Smithfield Liberty- Oliver- Ft. Duquesne & Sixth Street- Wood Allies- Mellon Square Garage- Grant Street Transportation Center- First Avenue Garage and T Station. 
OAKLAND:  Forbes Semple Garage 
SHADYSIDE:  Shadyside Garage              
2 – FREE Parking in ALL Parking Authority Garages and On-Street Meters for "Small Business Saturday" on Saturday, November 26, 2016. 

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The first image is of another development at Bakery Square.  The idea for Wakefield St is to be similar offset buildings and recessed garages to minimize their visual impact, but the "look" should be less modern and in context with South Oakland. 
Attached are some initial sketches of a proposed development for the current first five lots at Wakefield St and Ward St.   Additionally, the developer notes that based on the existing building on the corner lot "is three stories high, and the first floor is slightly elevated.  Conservatively, I’d say the ridge is at 30’ above grade.  The highest building we have would be 10’ lower at street level, and we are limited to code to 40’."  
So "the building height of the highest building would not be any taller than the existing one" and "they would be further to the left, and drop down" further down Wakefield toward the shrine area.

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Join the Rotary Clubs of Bethel-St. Clair and Northern Allegheny, Pittsburgh Police, and Holy Assumption of St. Mary Orthodox Church this Thanksgiving for the annual “Get Stuffed with Love” event. 
Help those in need in the community by cooking, assembling, and delivering food to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving Day. This year, we expect to feed approximately 3,500 residents in the City of Pittsburgh. Donations can be made up to Thanksgiving day, but donations are always accepted so even after Thanksgiving it would still go towards the program. 
In need of a meal on Thanksgiving? 
Contact your Community Resource Officer in the Zone in which you live.
Zone 4 — 412-422-6559: Officers Shannon Leshen, Tom Pauley & Dave Shifren 
Dinner requests should be made by Friday, November 18th so they have an idea on the number of requests in time for preparation and packaging of the meals. 

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National Financial Goal Day Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:45 to 7:45 pm
Squirrel Away Some Acorns!
And save for your financial future. 
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
Join a fall harvest-themed celebration of National Financial Goal Day.
Enjoy a delicious DINNER and DESSERT.
Play some fun financial games and win PRIZES.
Childcare with FUN activities for your children (ages 4-11).
Enter for a big end-of-the-evening RAFFLE and $100 prize! 
See attached flyer for more info and to RSVP! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Stack’d Burgers & Beers
3716 Forbes Avenue 
All Day – 25% of all food & drink proceeds donated 
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  100% of special drink proceeds donated & meet the Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team 
The Oakland Business Improvement District and Stack’d Burgers & Beer in Oakland have joined forces to raise funds for Family House of Pittsburgh as part of an all-day event scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016.
September 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
6th Floor, City-County Building 
The Mayor's Office in partnership with the URA will host a complimentary, government focused, Small Business Resource Fair. The purpose of the event is to offer small business owners in-person access to representatives from all relevant departments within city services (zoning, permits, ADA compliance, etc.). You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered ― all in one location. This event would be ideal for small business owners such as restaurateurs, retail owners, contractors, etc. 

 Scott Page, a consultant working with the EcoInnovation District in Uptown/West Oakland/ Hill District, is in town this week. 
 There will be a focus group meeting to discuss and provide community input for the needs and vision for development plans in the EcoDistrict. This meeting will take place TODAY Wednesday, July 27th 5:00pm at The Corner at 200 Robinson St. Please plan to attend and this is a great opportunity to ask questions and/or express concerns you may have directly to the consultant in charge of this project. 
Check out the EcoDistrict website for more info   
Check out The Corner's website for more info on them
Fundamentals of Money Management
Thursday, July 19th at 7 PM
Daniel Webb, East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union
POWER/EEFC Conference Room
Learn the basics of money management, budgeting, establishing and restoring credit. We’ll cover important concepts, useful skills and common pitfalls, in order to help you successfully maintain a healthy financial state. Join us on your journey to fiscal responsibility.

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Participate in the Energy Efficiency Challenge – Sign Up By June 30 for Kits #3-12 
Sign up to receive free Do-It-Yourself energy efficiency tools for participation in a ongoing energy efficiency challenge. Share your utility bill with our team, and you will get information and guidance from your own neighbors on ways to lower your energy bills. 
Apply for Free Home Weatherization Plus Services – Round 2: Deadline August 30
Apply for additional free weatherization services (like air sealing and insulation) to make your house even more energy efficient. To qualify, you must own your own home and be a non-smoker. After the work is complete, you will be able to showcase the improvements through data sharing or a home tour. 
Get Involved: Be an Energy Coach – Still Accepting Applications
There are still ways to get involved in the program! Energy Coaches attend free training and planning sessions to design program roll out to their neighborhoods, organize tip and tool distribution, and gather feedback from participants. 
See the attached flyer for more info

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Capital Budget Forums: Two Capital Budget Deliberative Forums will be held this year as part of the City's Capital Budget development process. Residents will also have the chance to let the City know of specific Capital work in their neighborhoods that they would like to see done in 2016.
  • Tuesday June 21 6-8 p.m., Letter Carrier's Union Hall, 841 California Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Thursday June 23 6-8 p.m., Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 
  • Register Here: pittsburghpa.gov/omb/capital budget

As part of the April Green Team meeting Grassroots Green Homes and Solarize Allegheny will attend to discuss their respective projects for Oakland Residents.
Go Solar Workshop for Oakland-Uptown Homeowners
Date: Thurs., April 21   ·   Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Community: Oakland-Uptown
Oakland Career Center REGISTER HERE