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As many of you may have heard, Mary Radford, past president of the the Sheraden Community Council, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday.  The entire Sheraden community is grateful for her efforts to the Sheraden neighborhood.  She will be missed by all who knew her.


Mary Elizabeth Meyer Radford, age 47, of Sheraden, passed away surrounded by family and friends Thursday, January 28, 2010. Beloved wife of John Stark Radford and mother of Zia Rhea Meyer, Margaret Jean Radford and John Lawrence Radford, Mary will be sadly missed by all her family and remembered for her creative, loving spirit, her intelligence and open curiosity to the world and her generous affection for all people. Preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Thompson Meyer, Mary is survived by her father, John Percival Meyer, her sister Katherine and her husband Jack Spratt, her brother William Meyer and his wife Miriam, her sister Sarah and her husband Andy Sadler, her brother John Meyer and his wife Dawn as well as many nieces and nephews. Mary served for many years with the Sheraden Community Council including the duties of president. She is well known as a member of the Bell River Artisans at the Market at 20th and Penn in the Strip District for her handmade soaps and candles. Special thanks to more than good friends Chris and Nomi Leasure and Kacey Comini Sherrod for their extra support to Mary and her family during these last months. The family would also like thank the support of the teachers and staff at Pittsburgh Langley High School and Chatham University as well as the University's swim team. Friends will be welcome at a Celebration of Life event to be held at the Phipps Conservatory from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, February 4h. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to the children's college funds, the Phipps Conservatory and the Manchester Craftsman Guild.

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Here is a link to the article in the paper concerning the communities concernse regarding the strip club.



Keep the date

Monday, February 22, 2010

5:00 PM

(Set up at 3:30 pm-breakdown at 7:00 pm)

City-County Building
Grant Street
Due to lack of a public hearing, conditional use of the location on West Carson Street, adjacent to the Onala Club, has been approved by Judge James for use as a "gentlemen's club". We believe that OUR RIGHTS have been overlooked. The city of Pittsburgh has filed an appeal on the judges ruling. As the West End neighborhoods, we believe that our rights have been overlooked. While we know that our actions may not stop the strip club from coming to the gateway to our neighborhoods, we will be making it known for future situations that our rights cannot be overlooked.

Pass the word, we need all the support we can get!

Please contact the following list judges to voice your concerns about Judge James decision

Colville, Robert J. 708 City-County Building 412.350.0273

Della Vecchia, Michael A. 710 City-County Building 412.350.0281

Folino, Ronald W. 704 City-County Building 412.350.4535

Friedman, Judith L.A. 712 City-County Building 412.350.5147

Hertzberg, Alan D. 816 City-County Building 412.350.6333

James, Joseph M. 707 City-County Building 412.350.5598

Lutty, Paul F., Jr. 814 City-County Building 412.350.5468

McCarthy, Michael E. 709 City-County Building 412.350.5545

O’Brien, W. Terrence 705 City-County Building 412.350.5898

Strassburger, Gene , Administrative Judge 819 City-County Building 412.350.7138

Ward, Christine A. 820 City-County Building 412.350.5793

Wettick, R. Stanton, Jr., Senior Judge 818 City-County Building 412.350.5953


It is your neighborhood, and your community.

  The Sheraden Community Council will hold it's January meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at the Sheraden Senion Citizen's Center at 7:00 pm.  
 All are welcome to attend.  


Thank You!!!

The Sheraden Community Council wishes to start off 2010 by send a warm Thank You! To our generous sponsors. These members of our community- business people, leaders, and neighbors, stepped up to make our community gatherings a success in 2009.

We couldn't do it without you!

Our most sincere thanks,

Debbie Whitfield, President

Ginny Kropf, Vice President

Kim O'Toole, Secretary

Marie, Treasurer