Organizations

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AARP Chapter 2556

Meeting Site Name: Forest Hills Recreation Center
Address: 1840 Ardmore Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15221-4408
Meeting Days: 2nd Monday
Meeting Times: 12:30PM
Community Development Corporation


Forest Hills Farmers’ Market

The Late Bloomers Garden Club serves the Forest Hills community by managing the Forest Hills Farmers’ Market.

The Forest Hills Farmers’ Market is the place to be on Fridays in Forest Hills from June through October from 4 – 7 pm at the Westinghouse Lodge Parking Lot at 4400 Greensburg Pike (Please note the change in location). The market began over 20 years ago and continues to attract unique vendors that bring fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, Mediterranean foods, fresh-baked breads, pastries to die for, corn, fudge, berry pies, wood fired pizza, coffee, teas, sauces and rubs, cheese, smoked meats, pastries, pierogis, kettle corn, pasta, fresh flowers and much more. There is weekly live entertainment from a variety of different local musicians.

Forest Hills Farmers’ Market now offers free prizes on special days, such as the opening day kick-off.  There are games during our Tomato Festival and pumpkin painting for kids during our Harvest Festival. Great family fun!

Once a month, the Forest Hills Farmers’ Market aids the community by hosting a food bank collection called Harvest for the Hungry. Check out our Facebook page and like us!

For additional information see our website: www.ForestHillsFarmersMarket.com


The Garden Club Of Forest Hills

The Garden Club of Forest Hills is a community service organization that strives to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening; to protect native plants, trees and birds; and to support the greening of our neighborhoods. Now in its 101st year, the club is welcoming new leaders and moving to a new venue as it continues to offer stimulating, informational programs as well as spirited camaraderie.

Officers for 2024-25 are April Kline and Margaret Reed, sharing the duties of president; Flo Raisig repeating as treasurer; Eleanor Frazier Mohamed as first vice-president; Carolyn Collier as second vice-president; Cathy McFarland as recording secretary; and Suzanne Bennett as corresponding secretary.

The club will continue to meet on the first Thursday of each month from March through December but at a new venue — Christ Lutheran Church, 400 Barclay Avenue, Forest Hills. Coffee and tea will be ready at 9:30 a.m. with the business meeting to begin at 10 a.m., followed by a gardening-related program and then a light lunch. Interested guests and new members are always welcome.

It sponsors fund-raising events such as its popular Plant Sale, to be held this year on Saturday, May 4, at its new venue, the Forest Hills Pool Lodge, and participates in borough activities such as Community Day. Funds raised help the club maintain its public gardens, including:

  • the Butterfly and Hillside gardens in Forest Hills’ main park;
  • the daffodil/daylily and grass beds on Ardmore Boulevard;
  • the Avenues A&E Project, a dedicated green space at the junction of those streets.

The club funded the planting of daffodils along Braddock Road, selects a “Garden of the Month” in the borough and supports various like-minded efforts.

Check out the club on Facebook, and on several other websites, or contact Carolyn Reuter (412.233.8384 or cbreuter@verizon.net) for more information about The Garden Club of Forest Hills.

Garden Club Programs

New members and guests are always most welcome. You do not have to live in Forest Hills to become a member.  For more information about The Garden Club of Forest Hills, please read our brochure.

Garden Club Membership Brochure

We are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheGardenClubOfForestHills.  Please visit and ‘Like Us’ there.

Fund-Raising Events
The Garden Club does a number of annual fundraisers:

  • Sarris Online Easter Fundraiser
  • Plant Sale in the Spring
  • Raffle of garden items at the Forest Hills Community Day
  • Sarris End of Year Fundraiser

The Club uses these funds to help maintain several garden areas in the Borough and support the Club’s service projects. Please note that our fundraisers are open to everyone.

Visit the Gardens
Each year our Club members maintains for your enjoyment many garden areas in the Borough:

• Forest Hills Main Park’s Butterfly and Hillside Gardens
• Ardmore Boulevard’s Daylily and Grass Beds
• Avenues Project – Forest Hills Dedicated Green Space

Awarded Project Grants
In 2019, the Club was awarded a Plant America Community Project Grant from the National Garden Club organization. This is being used to restore the Main Park’s Hillside Garden that was impacted by the Ardmore Boulevard’s culvert construction in 2018. Native plants, both shrubs and perennials, were planted this year.

In 2017, the Club was awarded a grant from the Rotary Club of Forest Hills. Using the grant and matching funds, Club members led the project to restore and fully replant the Borough’s Dedicated Green Space at the corner of Avenues A&E. The Avenues Project features native plants, both shrubs and perennials, which provide a colorful and showy interest throughout the seasons of the year.


Late Bloomers Garden Club

The Late Bloomers Garden Club of Forest Hills began in 1999. Our members are a fun-loving group that won’t take themselves too seriously except when it comes to tending the six beautiful Gardens along Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Projects:
The group maintains 6 flower beds along Ardmore Boulevard in Forest Hills.

Each garden has a different theme for the pleasure of the Forest Hills residents and visitors.  One of our projects is to landscape the Morrow Avenue Garden to include native ‘Pollinator Friendly’ plants and shrubs. Another garden at Bevington Road features roses giving it a more formal look.  The other gardens are left to the design of one our member Master Gardeners.

In the Fall, we prepare the gardens for the ‘Breath of Spring’ by planting daffodils, tulips and hyacinth bulbs. When they bloom the smells are amazing and give the promise of summer coming soon.  In the Spring, we start with a general clean up, edging, weeding and pruning.  Once the summer comes, the annual flowers are planted with an eye to design using warm or cool plant color schemes.

During Earth Day Celebrations in Forest Hills, the Late Bloomers Garden Club photographed wildflowers during our Community Celebration. A newly finished project was the design of a brochure for the Wildflowers of Forest Hills. Click here to view Forest Hills Wildflower Brochure. We also participated in the Rotary Club’s Chili Cookoff and Bake Sale.

Forest Hills Farmers Market:
The Late Bloomers Garden Club continues serving the Forest Hills community by managing the Forest Hills Farmers Market.  The Late Bloomers created the Forest Hills Farmers’ Market in 2003.  It has returned annually since then, and is a successful contribution to the Forest Hills community. The Forest Hills Farmers Market is the place to be on Fridays in Forest Hills from June through October.  We have unique vendors, live entertainment and prizes on our special days.  There are games during our Tomato Festival and pumpkin painting for kids during our Harvest Festival. Great family fun!  Lastly, once a month, we aid the community by hosting a food bank collection called Harvest for the Hungry.  See our website: www.ForestHillsFarmersMarket.com or like us on Facebook.

Educational Opportunities:
It’s not all work though.  Our members have traveled to different Botanical Gardens such as Fellows Riverside Gardens in Ohio and Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia as well as our own Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.  We visit Phipps Conservatory, the gardens at the Pittsburgh Zoo and plan a trip to Clayton for our Christmas Holiday Tour.

Awards:
2017 – Winner of the Grow Some Green Contest from Penn Hills Lawn & Garden Center.
2015 – Won the prestigious Marty B. O’Malley Outstanding Citizen of the Year from Forest Hills Borough.
2005 – Readers’ Choice Award – Late Bloomers Garden Club was voted as having the Best Farmers Market in the Woodland Hills Progress.
2003 – Late Bloomers Garden Club Day in Forest Hills on the First Friday of every June for our continued work and support of Forest Hills Borough.

Joining:
We meet in the evening once a month at a member’s home where we discuss upcoming events and trips, have planned speakers come in and talk gardening! Please come to one of our meetings and join in the fun. You will be most welcome. To find out more about the Late Bloomers Garden Club, either e-mail us at latebloomersgardenclub@gmail.com or visit our webpage: www.LateBloomersGardenClub.com


Neighborhood Crime Watch

Forest Hills Borough Volunteer Fire Department
2071 Ardmore Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Fire Hall: 412-351-7335

Forest Hills Library
Forest Hills Borough Building
4400 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
412-824-3567


Rotary Club of Forest Hills (since 1947)

Our club is a part of Rotary International which is 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.  Our impact starts with our members—and we want you to be a part of the change, working to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges.

Meeting time:  Wednesday Mornings at 7:00am (via Zoom for now).  To check us out please email fhillsrotary@gmail.com and we’ll send you a link!

Here are some of our recent projects:

  • Donated tablets and computers to WHSD students during pandemic
  • Donated $10,000 to the Forest Hills Police
  • Funded $1000 scholarship through the Woodland Hills Foundation for deserving Woodland Hills High School Senior
  • Volunteer for quarterly walking Clean Ups of the Forest Hills Borough
  • Created and hosted Virtual Trivia for Good 1 and 2 to raise money for the Woodland Hills Foundation, Braddock Free Store and Hope Made Real.
  • Donated 20 mattresses to Off The Floor Pittsburgh
  • Donated sewing machines for Urukundo sewing school graduates in Rwanda.
  • Main fundraising event: Annual Chili Cook-off and although it was cancelled because of the pandemic in 2020, we hope resurrect it in the fall of 2021

Learn more by following us on our Forest Hills Rotary FACEBOOK page


Turtle Creek Watershed Association

The Turtle Creek Watershed Association (TCWA) is one of the oldest- long lived watershed associations in Westmoreland County and the state of Pennsylvania. TCWA was formed on August 31, 1970 primarily through the efforts of its first Board of Directors, the Westmoreland County Soil and Water Conservation District (Westmoreland Conservation District), the Allegheny County Commissioners, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Purpose:
To promote the conservation of the natural resources of the Turtle Creek Watershed.
To conduct educational and scientific investigations and research related to natural resources conservation within and bordering the Turtle Creek Watershed.
To disseminate information pertaining to the natural resources of the watershed to interested parties and the general public either without charge or at no-profit to the Association.
To educate individuals and organizations in the value of stream controls and land activities.
To improve financial, technical and other assistance from federal, state and local sources to implement the watershed’s protection and development.
To accelerate existing beneficial governmental programs on the watershed and promote necessary additional constructive programs beneficial to the watershed and the institution of sound conservation practices.

To find out more about the Turtle Creek Watershed Association and read our latest newsletter visit our webpage: www.TutrleCreekWatershed.org

 


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