Welcome to the new newsletter!

This month the HPCC is proud to introduce a new electronic format for our monthly newsletter. This format, plus our new blog, will enable us to provide information in a way that’s timely and easy to access.

What’s new?

  • Events, news, and other info will be posted in real time on the new HPCC blog. Click here to subscribe to blog posts.

  • Each month, blog posts and additional content will be assembled into a single electronic newsletter that will be sent to subscribers and the listserv.

  • HPCC members will begin receiving the newsletter immediately. Anyone else can subscribe here.

  • HPCC postings will be searchable.

  • A new events calendar in the newsletter and on our website will make it easier to keep track of what’s happening: Click here to visit the HPCC events calendar.

  • Over the upcoming months, we’ll be looking for people to contribute to the newsletter. Potential topics include (but aren’t limited to!) Highland Park history, updates from our community’s schools, and local events. Interested? Reach out to

What can you still rely on?

  • The HPCC will provide updates on important happenings in the city and our neighborhood on the listserv and our website.

  • A printed copy of the newsletter will continue to be sent out to community members once a year.

All of the HPCC’s work is made possible by volunteers.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

Please give thanks to some of our volunteers who have given their hearts to supporting our community -

  • Nancy Gohring, new newsletter editor, and Kathleen Paola, new website administrator, for all their work to make HPCC’s communications even more timely and accessible;

  • Monica Watt, outgoing HPCC newsletter editor & former President, whose hard work provided us with (among many other things) gorgeous newsletters for over a decade; and

  • Jake Pawlak, former HPCC website administrator & President, who continues his involvement and is responsible for making the Highland Park Yard Sale a success.

Many thanks to you all!

Onward and upward - - Stephanie Walsh, President HPCC

Thank you Bryant Street Market!

The next time you pop in Bryant Street Market, make sure to thank store owner Rob Collins who has kindly offered to pay for the lease on the Parklet for the year. Due to his generosity, we have a gathering spot in the heart of the business district that has proved to be popular spot for neighbors to eat takeout, attend events and walk their dogs!

October Events

Oct. 16, 10 - 1: Parklet Cleanup

Oct. 17, 11 - 2: Pumpkin Patch at the Bryant Street Parklet

Oct. 21, 7 PM: Community meeting via Zoom

Full Events Calendar

Super Duper Playground Update

The City is currently finalizing the construction drawings for the playground design. Ground breaking is expected later this year. More details, including opportunities for community participation, on the blog.

Learn More

Share your thoughts with

Arts in the Parks artists

Two artists have been chosen as part of the Arts in the Parks program to create artwork that will reside in Highland Park. HPCC had a Meet the Artists event on Sept. 17 where the artists shared insights into their work. They each welcome input as they plan their art work. Offer your feedback to Pittsburgh native Marlana Adele Vassar (her work is represented above left) as well as The Urban Conga (right image above).

Fall Food as Medicine

By Dr. Natalie Gentile

Happy September! It’s time not only for pumpkin flavored and scented everything, but for trying some Fall recipes and in-season ingredients. Read more about fresh produce that can really pack a punch for your health and wellbeing.

Read More

Around St. Andrews

By Becky Marinov

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our backpack drive for The Neighborhood Academy. We have a number of outreach and other activities planned for the coming months. Learn more in our monthly letter to the Highland Park community.

Learn More
Check out the September community meeting minutes here
Visit the HPCC website to learn more and become a member!
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