Community Plant Sale

Our Community Plant Sale is back!! Last year this sale allowed Aspinwall Neighbors to contribute over $2,500 to Aspinwall families who were impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. This year’s sale will help Aspinwall Neighbors continue our community outreach efforts. 

Visit our online store to place your order by May 10th. Orders will be available for pick up on May 22nd in the Aspinwall Municipal Parking Lot on Commercial Avenue.  Delivery is also available for a small fee, and free for orders over $100.  Items for sale include:

  • Hanging Baskets 
  • Patio Pots 
  • Vegetables & Herbs 
  • 4.5″ Annuals (New!)
  • Flats (New!) 
  • Add a Flag 
  • Donate a Patio Pot

This year we’ve also added the option to donate a patio pot for $25.  These donations will help spread cheer in our community and will be delivered to recipients with a U.S. Flag included in honor of Memorial Day.

Earth Day Green Streets Clean Up

Join Aspinwall Neighbors for our Spring Green Streets Clean Up to honor Earth Day in Aspinwall. Volunteers are needed to help clean up Aspinwall streets, alleys and parks. Aspinwall Neighbors will provide the supplies needed, and you can volunteer on the day and time that works best for you between Friday, April 23 and Sunday, April 25th. Volunteers will be asked to sign-up for specific areas to focus their clean-up efforts.

Aspinwall Neighbors will pass out supplies from 11am – 3pm on Saturday, April 24th on Commercial Avenue. Water and juice will be available to volunteers courtesy of Botanical Vegan Cafe & Market. The Aspinwall Police Department will also host a prescription drug take back to collect unused or expired medications.

Supply kits may also be picked up from the Borough Building beginning Tuesday, April 20 – Friday, April 23 during regular business hours.

For questions or to help with planning, please email

Introducing: Green Streets WALLStars

Want to help keep our streets clean all year long? Aspinwall Neighbors is launching an adopt-a-block program where residents volunteer to regularly canvass assigned blocks in Aspinwall, tending to litter. Aspinwall Neighbors provides the volunteers with safety vests, gloves, and litter picks to assist the volunteers with their efforts. This program will begin in May 2021.

Aspinwall Porch Toast Anniversary

Almost a year ago, a neighbor invited the community to show their love and support for each other by raising a glass for Aspinwall’s first “porch toast.” Many of our neighbors have continued this tradition weekly throughout the pandemic. On Saturday, March 20th at 5pm, we invite all of our neighbors back out on their porches, stoops, and balconies to once again raise their glasses in a show of community strength.

We also invite you to show your love for the restaurants and businesses that mean so much to our neighborhood by shopping small and eating local. Make a purchase at a participating business below on March 20th and use your receipt to enter to win $150 in gift cards from local businesses!

Shop & Eat Local

The following businesses will be participating in a special promotion for Aspinwall residents on Saturday, March 20th during their regularly scheduled business hours. Don’t forget to mention the porch toast and ask for a receipt to use as your raffle entry. Enter to win here by March 21st at noon using your receipt.

Restaurants & Food

Aspinwall Beans ‘N’ CreamBuy a latte get the second one 50% off (perfect excuse to treat your neighbor!). Closes at 3pm.
Botanical Vegan Cafe & Market20% off your favorite juice or spritzer! 10% off all food items!
Get your order in by 3:30pm
Caliente Pizza & Draft HouseTake advantage of current March Madness pizza and beer specials or grab a slushie or cocktail to go.
Casa del Sole$2 off a Large Pizza – be sure to mention the porch toast when ordering!
CornerstoneSpend $50 and get $10 back on a gift card. Be sure to mention the porch toast!
EZ PZ GatheringsOn the one-year anniversary of the Aspinwall Porch Toast, get $2 off the “The Charquarentine Boxes” that saved my business!
They are perfect for 1 (or share if you want!) and include a taste of 3 cheeses, one meat, fruit and nuts. $10 each (regularly $12)

Pickup at 230 1st Street, the site of our FUTURE ASPINWALL LOCATION – on Saturday, March 20 from 3-4 p.m.
Pre-Order Only by Thursday

Email with “porch toast” in the subject line.

Limited Quantities Available!
Luke & Mike’s Frontporch50% off Lemon Drop Martini or
50% Blackened Shrimp Risotto
Mention the Porch Toast for discount.
Carry out or dine in
Willie’s Smoke HouseSpend $50 and get a $10 gift card. Store closes at 3pm.
Valid March 20th only during. Discounts and promotions may be subject to additional terms and cannot be combined with other offers. See store for detail.
Save your receipt to enter to win $150 in gift cards to Aspinwall restaurants and shops!


Dovecote20% off Aspinwall Drinkware for Aspinwall residents. (Porch Toast Perfection!)Limited quantities.
Sat. 10 – 4pm
Kristi Boutique20% off an item of your choice Sat. 10 – 4pm
Lynlott MiniaturesMention Aspinwall Porch Toast and Receive a 20% Off One Item Thanks for Shopping Local Coupon!Sat. 10 – 3pm
Mossy Lane20% off an item of your choice. Hours extended from 12- 5pm on March 20th
Rosebud’sFree gift with purchase from Nora Fleming.Sat. 10 – 5pm
The Sol Collective20% off an item of your choice.Sat. 10 – 5pm.
Spark BooksStop in for a free noisemaker craft kit and take 20% off an item of your choice. Limited quantities.
Sat. 10-4pm only.
Valid March 20th only during. Discounts and promotions may be subject to additional terms and cannot be combined with other offers. See store for detail.
Save your receipt to enter to win $150 in gift cards to Aspinwall restaurants and shops!

If you are a local business and would like to participate, please fill out this form or email

Spread the Word

We want everyone to know about this event. Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a card and leave on a neighbor’s porch letting them know you’ll be participating and you hope to see them.
  • Share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or email to neighborhood friends.
  • Make your own chalk art announcement or window sign for passersby.

Make it Festive

Neighbors are encouraged to decorate their porches or create signs or chalk art with positive messages for the community (we knew you were looking for a reason to leave your holiday lights up).

Fall Green Streets Clean Up Weekend

We need your help to clean up our neighborhood! 

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Aspinwall streets, alleys and parks. Aspinwall Neighbors will provide the supplies needed, and you can volunteer on the day and time that works best for you between Friday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 25th. How it works:

1) Sign up here to register. This will help us ensure we have adequate supplies and volunteers. Alleyways and parks are perfect for a family volunteer opportunity; high traffic areas are for adults only. 

2) Pick up your supplies.  Supply kits including vests, gloves and trash bags will be available at the Borough building between 8:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday – Friday (10/20- 10/23) or during the Drug Take Back on Saturday (10/24) from 10am – 2pm. 

3) Clean up the neighborhood! Be sure to follow these safety protocols outlined by the PA Department of Transportation, wear a mask, and maintain distance from anyone outside your household. 

4) Leave your trash in one of the designated areas or add your bag to your own can. 

Do you drive a pick up truck? 

Volunteers are also needed to collect trash bags from designated drop areas throughout the weekend.  Sign up here. 


  • All trash pick up should occur during daylight hours between Friday 10/23 and Sunday, 10/25. 
  • Wear the safety vests and gloves provided while volunteering.  We are not able to provide trash grabbers, but volunteers are welcome to provide their own or use kitchen tongs to minimize contact with debris.
  • Please review these safety guidelines provided by the PA Department of Transportation. 
  • We also encourage you to watch this safety video, particularly if you will be volunteering in a high traffic area.
  • If you encounter any large or hazardous items, including needles, please call/text 412-303-2240 to arrange safe pick up.
  • Volunteer groups should be limited to members of the same household. Social distancing should be followed for members outside your household and/or face coverings should be worn. 

Designated Trash Drops

Filled trashed bags may be left in the following locations (areas will be marked):

  • Dumpster on Field Avenue
  • Aspinwall Municipal Parking Lot 
  • Fire Station #2 (Upper Aspinwall) 
  • Delafield Avenue under the bypass


We won’t be able to gather for a group photo this year, so we encourage you to share your photos!! You can text photos to 412-491-1381 or email to

August Rent Assistance for Aspinwall Residents

ANW has a limited amount of funds available to help Aspinwall residents with August rent. Additional assistance may be available to you through The moratorium on evictions has been extended through August 31st.

To request funds, simply complete this form. All information provided will remain confidential.

Funds will be distributed July 31st via PayPal or check.

Love For Local Businesses

Local businesses have always been our partner in supporting the Aspinwall community. Over the years they have helped us build a playground and provide much needed funds to our first responders. Last year alone they helped to raise $20,000 for Foxwall EMS, the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department and the Aspinwall Police Department.

Now it’s our turn to support them as we all do our part to keep our community safe. Many of our local retail shops and restaurants remain open for business and have adapted to provide contact-free delivery and curbside pick up. Please consider supporting the businesses who support our community!

Food & Drink

BusinessHow to OrderPick UpDeliveryANW Sponsor
Aspinwall Beans ‘n’ CreamPhoneYNundefined
Bella Christie’s (closed until 4/8)PhoneYNundefined
Botanical Vegan CafePhone or OnlineYYNew!
Boyd & Blair| PA Pure Distilleries*OnlineNYundefined
Caliente Phone or OnlineYYundefined
Casa del SolePhoneYYundefined
CornerstonePhone or OnlineYYundefined
Dancing Gnome*OnlineYNundefined
Emmerling Ice Cream*Online Drive ThruNundefined
Gathering Boards by EZPZ GatheringsFacebook or InstagramPorch undefined
Farmer x BakerClosed
Feast on BrilliantPhoneYNundefined
Labriola’sPhone or OnlineYNundefined
Luke & Mike’s Front PorchPhone or OnlineYYundefined
Mercurio’sPhone or OnlineYYundefined
Pasquale’sPhone or OnlineYYundefined
Spice AffairPhone YYundefined
Tavern in the WallPhoneYYundefined
Vocelli PizzaPhone or OnlineYYundefined
Walnut Grill Phone or OnlineYYundefined
Zoup OnlineYYundefined
Information Subject to Change. See individual Facebook Profiles and websites for most up to date information. Have an update or addition? Send an email.
*ANW Supporter located outside of Aspinwall

Retail Shops

BusinessHow to ShopShipping or DeliveryGift CardsANW Sponsor
Blinc Bronze BeautyVenmo @blincbronzebeautyY
DovecoteFacebook or InstagramYYundefined
Esspa OnlineYYundefined
IV CenterOnline Appt.
Kieffer OpticalCall for Appt. or Order OnlineYundefined
Lynlott MiniaturesOnlineYundefined
Kristi BoutiqueOnlineYY
Nota BeneRetail Closed; Email or phone for services
Method SalonOnline (coming soon)YYundefined
MW WorkwearOnlineYundefined
One BrilliantOnlineYY
Rosebud’sFacebook Yundefined
Soothe the SolePhoneYYundefined
Spark BooksOnlineYYundefined
Splurge*Online YYundefined
Three Rivers Outdoor*OnlineYYundefined
Towne DrugOpen
Information subject to change. Check websites and social media for most current info. Have a business to add? Send an email.
*Aspinwall-owned business located outside of Aspinwall

Shout out to all our Supporters!

The Aspinwall community is supported by talented and kind-hearted businesses – Thank you to all of our past sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
321BlinkOperating Remotely
Chad Gregorini – State FarmOperating Remotely
The District Association
MW WorkwearOrder online
Print TechOperating – Essential Business
Gold Sponsors
Natrona BottlingFind at your fave Aspinwall spots!
UPMC St. MargaretSupport the Foundation
Wild Iris
Silver Sponsors
Airhead’s Balloon Art
Burke & Bradley Orthopedics
Jay Arnonne – Coldwell BankerOperating Remotely
Cranberry Psychological ServicesVirtual Visits Available
Kieffer OpticalBy Appointment
Killer Whales Swimming
Howard HannaOperating Remotely
Farmer’s National BankOperating – Essential Business
Mayabee Design & PhotographyBooks, specialty prints, photos, FaceTime photo wall consults
Pittsburgh North Optimist Foundation
Smiles by SmithEmergency Services Only
Bronze Sponsors
Adot Shalom Preschool
Aspinwall Chamber of Commerce
Aspinwall Eye CareEmergency Only
Babst CallandOperating Remotely
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy
ColorStreet Mel BotiqueOrder Online
DogtopiaM-F Daycare; Boarding
Camp Deer Creek
Friday Marketing Group Operating Remotely
Ellermeyer Home Co.Emergency Repairs // Outdoor // Requests for Future Projects
Evoke PhysioVirtual PT and Training
Gene Fink’sClosed until April 13th
Fox Chapel ChiropracticAcute and injury care
Fox Chapel Family DentalEmergency dental care
Green Heiress
Jennifer Evashavik, Esq. Operating Remotely
Keelan Bros.
OSPTA Physical Therapy
Principal Financial
Riverfront Theater Company Video Auditions
Tina Petrusic-Cooper – Berkshire HathawayOperating Remotely
Young Brothers Tae Kwon DoVideo instruction for students
Western & Southern LifeOperating Remotely
Wrecking Crew MediaOperating Remotely
Information subject to change. Have an update? Send an email.

COVID-19 and the Aspinwall Community: Helping Our Neighbors

Dear Neighbors,

ANW is committed to building a safe, connected and informed community. This has been our mission since our founding in 2010, and the current situation reminds us of the significance of our core values. As we monitor the growing impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we know our community will work together to get through these unprecedented times. Already we have received an overwhelming show of support from our community with offers of help. 

First and foremost, we would like to remind our neighbors that the best way to keep our community safe is to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19. Current guidelines for staying safe and containing the spread are outlined here:

We recognize that social distancing measures and the need to self-isolate may place a significant burden on our most vulnerable community members. We would like to understand the needs of our neighbors and ask that anyone who may need assistance please complete the Aspinwall Community Needs Survey. Aspinwall businesses are also encouraged to complete this survey to help us understand how the community can best support our favorite local spots while observing social distancing measures. 

If you are in need of urgent financial support, please look into the Hebrew Free Loan Association’s program for individuals, families, and small businesses to cover the financial impact of COVID-19. Additional information can be found here:

As the health and safety of our neighbors is of the utmost importance, ANW is taking the following measures:

  • Community gatherings, such as our annual Earth Day Green Streets event, are under evaluation. Depending on CDC guidelines in place at the time, events may be canceled, rescheduled or changed to accommodate social distancing measures. 
  • Our soup making and delivery program is temporarily suspended while we evaluate how we can safely provide this service to our neighbors. 
  • ANW board and committee meetings will be held remotely. 
  • Should ANW recruit volunteers to help our neighbors, all volunteers will be required to follow strict guidelines to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19.

Finally, we encourage you to pick up the phone and reach out to your neighbors and friends. While social distancing measures may keep us physically isolated, there are so many ways to stay connected. Stay positive, stay healthy, stay kind — we know our amazing community is up for the challenge and we’re here for you! 

ANW Board 

  • Jenny Ellermeyer, President
  • Sarah Shaffer, Communications Chair
  • Jean Stone, Treasurer
  • Tina Petrusic Cooper, Member
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