Appraisal fair is coming to the Beechview Library Tuesday June 16th 2009. The hours of the fair will be 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The library is located at 1910 Broadway Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pa. 15216. The participants will be:
Robert O. Stakeley is an Archivist with a wide range of expertise especially in photographs, documents and sports memorabilia
Edie’s Glassware will bring years of experience to the library. Edie is extremely knowledgeable in depression glass, elegant glass, kitchen glass and pottery.
Ken Kroft or Eide’s Entertainment will bring his 37 years in business. His knowledge of comic books, pulps, non sports cards, character toys, record albums and 45’s is overwhelming.
Blaine Shiff is better known as Cybercoins.net. It seems that when the media needs information on coins, currency, stamps and precious metals they go to Blaine.
Richard Seewald is the owner of South Bank Galleries. His 30 plus years in business will bring his expertise in antiques and art.
Anthony Luppino is one half of Luppino Brothers. Anthony has been involved in numerous events and he has a tremendous amount of knowledge on jewelry, watches, clocks and crystal.
Friends of the Beechview Library are pleased and excited to bring these participants to you. Friends of the Beechview Library felt that this appraisal fair would be a benefit to all involved. This is an opportunity to find out the value of items that you have been holding onto for years. You will now be able to get verbal appraisals from individuals that bring their expertise to you. The appraisals are not for insurance purposes. Friends of the Beechview Library request that you do not bring large items such as furniture, cars, etc. For their generously donated services Friends of the Beechview Library will charge a fee of $5.00 for each item with a limit of 3 items. The fees will be accepted at the front entrance of the library. Friends of the Beechview Library members will receive a discount of $1.00 for each item. For questions please contact George Wazenegger at 412-341-0406
At 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 in the 13th floor board room at 200 Ross St., the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh will hold a monthly board meeting. At this meeting, the URA is expected to vote to allocate increased funding for the new Beechview Senior Center. Rep Wagner will be there, along with the director of CitiParks, to testify in support of the increased funding allocation for the center.
As many of you are aware, Rep Wagner was able to secure an additional $500,000 in state funding to the project, which is being added to the original $1 million previously sponsored through my office. The URA must now officially take board action to accept this increase. Please try to attend this meeting so that we can demonstrate the community’s desire to finally have a new senior center in Beechview.
This meeting WILL STILL BE HELD on April 7, 2pm, 200 Ross Street, 13th Floor
Beechview Candidate’s Night
Featuring City Council Dist. 4 and District Justice 19th Ward candidates
When: Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm.
Where: St. Catherine of Siena’s McCann Hall, located at
1907 Broadway Avenue, Beechview.
Beechview Area Concerned Citizens (BACC) will hold a candidates forum in Beechview on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Candidates running in the Primary Election for City Council and District Justice will be on hand to introduce themselves to voters.
The format for the evening allows each candidate to make a 3 minute presentation followed by prepared questions and audience questions. The District Justice Candidates will go first, followed by candidates for City Council. The Beechview Area Concerned Citizens will moderate the question session.
At this time, confirmed attendees include Jim Motznik for District Justice and Anthony Coghill, Patrick Reilly, Natalia Rudiak, Rich Weaver for City Council.
It’s Spring Time Again!
You can now order your flowers for the Annual Spring Flower Sale and Gently Used Book Sale! The 19th annual sale will help the Friends of the Beechview Branch Library raise money for the library.
All of your favorite flowers will be available, and this year, you can also purchase Potting Soil!
An order form is available at the Library. All orders must be returned with payment to the Library by Monday April 6, 2009.
Order form: Beechview Flower Sale Order Form
Flowers can be picked up between 10am-3pm on Saturday May 16th. The annual Gently Used Book Sale will also be at that time. If you’d like to donate books for the sale, you can drop off books at the Library beginning April 16th.
Beechview’s Churches offer multiple options for feasting this Lenten season:
- St. Catherine of Siena Church has a fish fry every Friday from 4:30-6:30pm (1915 Broadway Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216)
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Soup and Service on Thursdays. Soup is served at 6pm, and a Service will immediately follow (1516 Beechview Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216)
- St. Pamphilus will provide Meager Meals of Soup and Bread on Wednesdays from 5-6:30pm (948 Tropical Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15216)
You are invited!
We do not want you to miss the opportunity to attend this preliminary meeting, and for our area to gain a much needed amenity that may be available to us to enrich our community. This month, the main topic is Boys & Girls Club of America, and the Exec. Dir. of the Sarah Heinz House Boys & Girls Club will be speaking. He will also bring a Youth Ambassador with him, so we can hear first-hand how this organization can touch the life of a youth and make a difference. Please consider attending or sending a representative to this important meeting. We need to show community involvement and support in our efforts to bring activities for children to Beechview and the surrounding area.
Beechview’s First Thursdays Community Meetings take place at 7pm at the United Presbyterian Church across from the Foodland on Broadway Avenue.