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Do You Remember?

Skirboll’s Variety Store

The store opened in 1900, the same year as the Mt. Washington branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  The store carried clothing, toys and household goods and much more!

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Do you remember S&H Green Stamps?

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Ad from 1906 for Skirboll’s Variety store.  Furs were definitely in vogue during that time.

Skirboll’s closed their doors in 1982.  This was the mailer that they sent out to their customers during their going out of business sale.  It was bright yellow.  20190211_191422 (4)

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What do you remember about Skirboll’s Variety store?

 

 

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Clean-up, Events

NOTM News Update: Fall 2018

FB_IMG_1539039981422 (5)The Neighbors on the Mount hosted a tent for the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s 2nd Annual Block Party on September 22nd.  The MWCDC hosted a great community party with good food, good drinks and great entertainment on Grandview Avenue.

Thanks to Mike Carlin, the Neighbors on the Mount sponsors several community clean-up projects throughout the year.  The latest was the Fall Community Clean-up that was held on Saturday October 6th.  About 10 great neighbors spent the morning cleaning up Grandview, Wyoming, Virginia, and Shiloh with a few other places in between.  13 large garbage bags were filled during the clean-up event.

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On Sunday October 21st, the 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat was sponsored by the Grandview Lions Club.  This new holiday tradition has become one of the most popular events of the year.  20+ neighbors and local businesses set up in the St. Mary of the Mount parking lot for kids to enjoy a day-time trick or treating experience.  The Grandview Lions Club provided pumpkins for all of the kids to decorate.  The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington branch provided the supplies for decorating the pumpkins.  The Neighbors of the Mount had hot chocolate available for the trunk and treat event.

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Next up is the planning for a community  celebration for the holiday season on The Mount.  The Neighbors on the Mount decorated the Fireman’s Park on Shiloh Street on November 4th.  A community light up night will be celebrated on Friday, November 16th. FB_IMG_1541347147297 (2)

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Save the date! Light Up Night on the Mount!  Friday November 16, 2018.

Clean-up, Community Meetings, Events

Fall News

 

Summer is winding down, and The Neighbors on the Mount are looking forward to the Fall.  The summer was busy with some great events and partnerships.  The Neighbors on the Mount partnered with the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation to host a happy hour event at Coughlin’s Law Kitchen & Ale House on June 21st.  Neighbors could mingle and enjoy the first day of summer at the newest restaurant and bar on the Mount.  Several clean-up events were sponsored by the Neighbor on the Mount this summer.  The Well Church partnered with the Neighbors on the Mount for some of the clean-up projects.  On July 28th, the Neighbors on the Mount sponsored a clean-up and weeding of the Firemen’s Park.  About 20 people helped out with that project.

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At the end of the summer, the Neighbors on the Mount hosted a table at the Community Picnic at Olympia Park that was sponsored by the Grandview Lions Club and Council-woman Theresa Kail-Smith.  The library hosted a craft table and more than 300 buttons were made during the picnic.

On September 22nd, the MWCDC hosted their 2nd Annual Block Party on Grandview Avenue.  This great neighborhood party ushered in the Fall season in style with lots of great food, drinks and entertainment.  We would like to thank everyone that stopped by the Neighbors on the Mount tent during the block party.

October Events

Neighbors on the Mount Quarterly Community Meeting 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018–6:00 pm

Join us to talk about Public Safety, Neighborhood Beautification Projects and Community Events.  Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith will be on hand to share some neighborhood news.  The meeting will be held at the Grandview Bakery.

Fall Community Clean-up

Saturday, October 6, 2018–8:30 am-12:00 pm

Join your neighbors with cleaning up the Mount!  Meet at the Shiloh Street Garage to pick up gloves and bags.  A meet-up after the clean-up is planned at Coughlin’s Law Kitchen and Ale House.

More October Events to come soon.  Stay tuned for more information.  

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Photo from Grandview Avenue August 29, 2018