Basements 'n @

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .

A home improvement show of sorts is produced in Regent Square every year about this time and it’s about that time: Saturday from 10a to noon at the Mifflin Avenue Methodist Church, 905 Mifflin Ave., Wilkinsburg.
This is the sixth annual home-improvement event and the first to offer an opportunity for young residents to advertise their baby-sitting, pet care, yard work and garage cleaning enterprises.
The “Basements ‘n@ Workshop” is free to the public. Each year’s theme is different. It  is a collaboration of the Greater Park Place Neighborhood Association and the Regent Square Civic Association
Industrious youth should get in touch with GPPNA president Katy Frey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , before the event if they would like to be there.
“This year, one of the things I wanted to do was to give the kids in the neighborhood an opportunity to advance their little businesses as part of the workshop,” Katy said.
Alina Keebler of the Regent Square Civic Association, said the event attracts about 80 people a year, which includes presenters. This year, Construction Junction will have a table. The East End Food Co-op provides refreshments. The Design Center brings free architectural advice to people who come with pictures and descriptions of their home improvement projects.
In the photo above, by Melissa Neely, Karen Hanchett of Karen's Creations presents "Doing Right by Your Home," a presentation about choosing appropriate paint colors and other exterior embelishments at the 2012 Exteriors 101 workshop.

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