family-friendly, community event is being held to raise awareness about safety
and crime prevention in the neighborhood, to get to know your neighbors, and to
strengthen police-community partnerships. We will have fun, family-friendly
activities, a neighbor meet and greet, and the Poi Dog food truck.
us for a kid-friendly Family Dance Party with the Christian Street YMCA
PM - 8:00 PM
and greet neighbors and local Police Officers from the 17th District
about local community groups such as SOSNA, the Friends of Chester Arthur, and
the St. Charles Borromeo Church, who will be providing free soft pretzels
with the Philadelphia Fire Department, who will be bringing a firetruck* *Dependent
PM - 9:00 PM
the South Square Town Watch and the South of South Town Watch for neighborhood
Group Patrols (open to anyone), leaving from the event at 8pm
is once again taking Dines Out Outside at the Grays Ferry Triangles.Join
us on Wednesday
August 13 at 7:30 PMat
the pedestrian plaza at 23rd and South Street for SOSNA Dines Out(side), a great
dinner with proceeds benefiting SOSNA and the Triangles Plaza!
event is an extension of the monthly SOSNA Dines Out gatherings (previously held
at Ants Pants, Robertos, Kidari, Balkan and So Crepe), whereSOSNA's Economic Development Committeepicks
a restaurant for a group of 20-30 neighbors to dine in order to bring attention
and provide feedback to the restaurant. This time around, there are a few
We will be dining outside (under the lights!) at the wonderful public,
pedestrian space that is the Grays Ferry Triangles at 23rd and South Streets and
Grays Ferry Avenue.
We will have several restaurants each preparing a dish/course for us to enjoy
5-course meal. Featured restaurants this time includeCafe
Ynez, La.Va Cafe, Magpie Artisan Pies, Miles Table and Pumpkin
The cost of the dinner -$30
will benefit SOSNA and the Triangles Committee, as the participating businesses
have graciously agreed to donate their respective dishes to the cause. You will
be asked to pay in advance. We have space for 25 diners.
SOSNA Streetscape Contest recognizes neighbors who beautify our community by
planting and tending greenery on the front of their homes or businesses. There
is no entry fee and prizes are awarded in multiple categories:
FRIDAY AUGUST 15, 2014 at 7 PM!!! Email g.k.thompson
AT gmail DOT com indicating your name, address, email, phone
number, and categories in which you would like to compete.
to take place August
evaluate entries on suitability of plants (max 15 points), suitability of
containers or plantings (max 10 points), horticultural practices (max 10
points), maintenance (max 25 points), and design/overall impression (max 40
points) for a total possible 100 points.
you not get the Homestead Exemption last year to help reduce your property taxes? You
can apply again this year by September 13, 2014 to get as much as $400
taken off your real estate tax bill. IF
YOU RECEIVED THE EXEMPTION LAST YEAR YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY. As
of tax year 2015, properties with the 10-year tax abatement can no longer
receive this exemption.
can apply online. You can apply over the phone (the fastest way) by calling
215-686-9200. Or pick up a paper application at the SOSNA office, 1901 Christian
will be soliciting nominations from neighbors for candidates for the SOSNA Board of Directors. Nominations
will be accepted at the September 10, 2014 General Membership Meeting.
Details about the elections procedure and serving on the Board are below.
Elections will take place Wednesday October 8th!
SOSNA office will be closed starting August 4 and will re-open on August
25. All Committee meetings will occur as scheduled, unless otherwise
noted. Please check southofsouth.org/events
for an up-to-date listing of our monthly meetings.
you need immediate assistance, contact Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's office at
215-686-3412. Or email SOSNA here and we'll get back to you at our
earliest convenience. All voicemails left at the SOSNA office will be returned
after August 25th.
apologize for this inconvenience. Have a great