The West End Elliott Citizens Council (WEECC) is a community orientated
organization dedicated to the improvement and enrichment of the West
End and Elliott neighborhoods. The council began as neighbors whose
goal was to “improve the overall quality of life in both the West End
These neighbors organized in 1966 as a voluntary group known as the
West End Civic Committee. In 1967 the name was changed to the West End
Citizens Council and in 1968 to the West End Elliott Citizens Council.
In 1979 the WEECC was incorporated and in 1981 received non-profit
The by-laws of WEECC state that membership is open to everyone without
any forms of discrimination. The only requirement is a sincere
commitment to work for the betterment of both our communities.
WEECC is a fully volunteer group with no paid staff, officers or
board of directors. YOU are WEECC, the community. The officers and
directors of WEECC are your spokespersons for change and improvements.
It is that time again to pay your annual membership dues. The
membership year of the West End Elliott Citizens Council begins each
September and ends the following August. The dues are $2.00 a person
and have been the same amount for the past fifteen years. Why are the
dues so little when the cost of every thing continues to grow? The
council does not want to impose a financial hardship on anyone nor do
we want the dues to cause anyone to be excluded.
How are your dues spent? The council has maintained a small office at
922 Chartiers Avenue. There is no pay staff everything is done by
volunteers. The council host community events. The council
represents the community at city wide meetings for improvements to our
communities, address concerns of the communities and how the council
can best serve you.
If you are not currently a member you are encouraged to join.
Please mail your dues to the West End Elliott Citizens Council,
922 Chartiers Avenue, Pittsburgh, and PA 15220. You may also pay them
to the treasurer at the September 27, 2010 monthly meeting of the
council. Please make all checks payable to the West End Elliott
Citizens Council. Please include your address, phone number and email
Thank you with out your support the council could not exist without you.
END ELLIOTT ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The members of the West End Elliott Athletic Association will have
their league picnic on September 18 at Herschel Field from 1 PM till 5
PM and food will be served at 2:30 PM.
The annual Halloween Parade will be on October 29 on the Little League
Field at Herschel Field from 6:30 PM till 8:30 PM. The entire community
is invited to come and see the children in their costumes parade around
the field. There are prizes for the children. Watch our website
for more details.
As a fund raiser to help the association they are going to be selling
pies from the Pie Company. Great eating you can help to support the
association of volunteers who serve the youth of our communities so
The oobe Pastry Café opened September 1st in the West End. The
oobe Pastry Café is located in the rear of the bank building at 22
Wabash Avenue in the West End.
Their hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm and closed on the weekends.
However the oobe Pastry Café will be open for Steelers Home Games two
hours before game starting time and two hours after the end of the
oobe Pastry Cafe hopes to expand the public's concept of pastry. They
will carry the sweet items one comes to expect as well as savory
breakfast and lunch items such as Pulled Pork Stuffed Honey Buns and
Ham & Egg Crostatta.
Mari Cusma and Greg Smith are the proprietors and we sincerely
encourage everyone to welcome them to our area and drop in and say
Renew Pittsburgh is a program that assist senior citizens living in
their homes to make improvements to their properties. With the growing
cost of making major repairs to one home many senior are forced to give
up their homes or live in homes that are not up to building code.
Renew Pittsburgh is able to provide the labor from volunteers of local
trade unions to make the needed repairs. Currently they are focusing on
several homes on Lorenz Avenue. The West End Elliott Citizens Council
is assisting them in locating other homes of seniors with in the
communities that need help.
Townsend Field is on the Cities list for improvements. As soon as funds
are available it is hope that work can begin to improve the park.
It has been suggested that the area that once had a tennis court will
be turned into a tot lot area. The area would have appropriate
playground equipment for smaller children.
Better lighting to assure safety in the park is another consideration.
It has been suggested with the growing number of people playing bocce
ball that a bocce court could replace the old horse shoe pits.
The seniors from the West End Senior Center attended the patriotic
music of Spirit of America at the new Consol Energy Center on September
11 and on September 16 the Phantom of the Opera at the Benedum Theater.
Thursday, September 23 they will be at PNC Park watching the Pirates.
The center offers a wide variety of activities from craft classes, card
games, pool, bingo and friendship. Those over sixty are welcome
and the center is located at 80 Wabash Avenue and the hours are from
8:00 AM till 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
PENN STATE LANDSCAPE STUDENTS
Recently students from Penn State visited the West End Elliott Overlook
to consider developing a plan to enhance the landscape at the overlook.
They are also considering projects on the Corliss Street corridor to
Elliott and Sheraden and the skate park in Sheraden.
Corliss Street has become the preferred entrance to Elliott since the
reconstruction of the West End Circle.
The new artist community located along the Chartiers Avenue is
interested in helping with the project. The council believes it is
important that the council is apart of the decision process of what is
placed at our front door.
WEED AND SEED NEWS
The West Pittsburgh Weed and Seed hosted a Night Out against Crime at
Langley Field in August. Weed and Seed continues to strive to fight
crime in all the communities in the western area of the city. It is
important that everyone help to make their community safer and a better
place to live.
The Weed and Seed acquired the help of the Bayer Center to work with
organization in Western Pittsburgh to improve their organizations. The
West End Elliott Council has been working with one of their leaders
this summer to help the council improve and our role in the
CITY SPECIAL COLLECTION
A collection of hard-to-recycle materials will be held from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the City of Pittsburgh Environmental Services, 3001
Railroad St., Strip District.
Items that can be dropped off at no charge include laptops, cell
phones, ink and toner cartridges, usable building supplies such as
light fixtures and doors, and medical supplies such as canes and
wheelchairs. Other materials -- including TVs and monitors, tires with
no rims, and e-waste such as home phones, small printers and other
small appliances -- can be dropped off for fees ranging from $1 for
mice and keyboards to $50 for console TVs.
The collections are sponsored by the Pennsylvania Resources Council and
Allegheny County Health Department.
STORE HOUSE FOR TEACHERS
Storehouse for Teachers is currently renovating a 30,000 square foot
teacher resource center, on three acres, centrally located on Corliss
Street next to Schuler’s station.
Storehouse for Teachers (SFT) is a “free store” where teachers shop for
classroom and school supplies for their students at no cost. SFT's
model relies on gracious donors, committed teachers, and thankful kids.
The mission of Storehouse for Teachers is to serve kids and their
teachers by providing a resource center where school and classroom
supplies are distributed to teachers at no cost
COMFORT FOOD DINNER
A comfort food dinner will be held at Emanuel United Methodist Church
on October 2. The church is located on the corner of Lorenz Avenue and
Crucible Street in Elliott. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM.
The guest speaker will be Jack Bogut, the story teller. Jack
presentation will begin at 7:00 PM. The cost is $ 18.00 for the meal
and to hear Jack Bogut.
If you wish to hear only Jack Bogut at 7:00 PM the cost is $12.00.
Both venues are reserved seating only. For Tickets you may call (412)