Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SOSNA Newsletter

SOSNA Dines Out and Upcoming Parking Meeting!

Friends & Neighbors, 
April is here and that means it's time for the next addition of SOSNA Dines Out! This month we are going to Devil's Pocket for a delicious 3-course dinner (and half price bottles of wine) on Monday, April 6th at 7pm. We'll have vegetarian and kids options, so check out the menu and buy your tickets before they're gone!
Do you have problems parking in our neighborhood? Help us determine some solutions to parking issues next week at the April General Meeting. We'll have representatives from the PPA on hand to talk about what we can do to solve parking problems in South of South. We'll also be unveiling the SOSNA Strategic Plan at the General Meeting, which was created based on input from residents like YOU! So please, join us on April 8th 7pm at Shiloh Baptist Church. 
Lastly, there are two political events coming up before the end of this week. Tomorrow, April 2nd SOSNA, CCRA, LSNA and Penn's Village invite you to Talking Politics with Neil Oxman: The Current State of the Mayor’s Race at the Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce Street. Young Involved Philadelphia is also holding the City Council Candidate Convention at WHYY tomorrow evening. This is a great opportunity for Philadelphians to meet, speak with, and learn more about the candidates running for council. All of the declared City Council candidates have been invited to to engage and hear from their current/prospective constituents. Pre-registration is required for both events- click the links above to register!
The deadline for the SOSNA Higher Education Scholarship is fast approaching! Please help us spread the word and share the applicaiton with local highschool seniors and schools!

Please join the SOSNA Economic Development Committee for the next installment of SOSNA Dines Out on Monday, April, 6th at 7:00PM! This month we will be enjoying great food and drink with our friends at Devil's Pocket!
Join us on Wednesday, April 8th for the unveiling of the SOSNA Strategic Plan! The hard work of the Strategic Planning Committee, Drexel students, and our board of directors has culminated with the completion of the strategic plan for South of South focused on YOU, the residents of our community! During the April General meeting we will also be talking about parking, an issue that afftects many members of our community. We'll discuss solutions to parking in our neighborhood and representatives from the PPA will be on hand! Come out to Shiloh Baptist Church on Wednesday April 8th at 7pm to learn more!
Penn’s Village, with the Center City Residents’ Association, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and the South of South Street Neighborhood Association, has invited Neil Oxman to share his insider’s view of the Philly mayoral race. Neil is a co-founder of The Campaign Group that has managed ad campaigns for more than 700 political races across the Country.  He has been the principal media architect of two Presidential primary campaigns, has elected dozens of candidates to federal and statewide office and lectured extensively on media and political strategy at Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and various other colleges.  
From our friends at Young Involved Philadelphia:
Please join us at the first ever City Council Candidate Convention, organized by Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) and the Committee of Seventy and hosted by WHYY. This is a great opportunity for young Philadelphians to meet with, speak with, and learn more about the candidates running for council. All of the declared City Council candidates have been invited to to engage and hear from their current/prospective constituents (That’s you!).  
Join us for the Philly Spring Clean Up! We will start the day at 10:00am cleaning up Carpenter Green, then having a Carpenter Green kick-off special announcement at 2:00pm! To register please click here!
Have a bike? Want to register it with the 17th Police District as part of the Bicycle Registration system?
Come to Catharine Park (22nd Street & Catharine Street) on Saturday, April 18th from 10 am to 12 pm to register your bike! Officers from the 17th Police District will be on-hand, as will members of the SOSNA Safety Committee to help you through the process. 
Join SSWBA for a Springtime Pub Stroll on South Street West!
Winter is finally over! Get Sprung! Join us on Saturday, April 18th from 1pm to 7pm for a Springtime Pub Stroll along South Street West. A ticket gets you food and drink specials at stops like The Cambridge, Bob & Barbara’s Lounge, Doobies, and Grace Tavern.  It also gets you discounts at participating businesses!
Join the SOSNA Safety Committee for a South of South Town Watch Group Patrol within the neighborhood on Thursday, April 16th at 7:30pm. This is a good opportunity to check out Town Watch and see what it is all about. Plus, it is a great way to meet other neighbors, while making the neighborhood a safer place to live. 
We will meet at the SOSNA Office (1901 Christian Street) and plan to end the patrol at 22nd and Christian Street (outside Sidecar). Feel free to bring your dog. 
Did you know a street tree can add up to 11% in property values to homes within 50 feet (according to a recent study by the Wharton School)?  Trees not only add value, they make our streets more walkable and beautify our entire neighborhood. The Southwest Center City Tree Planters are now accepting applications for fall 2015 tree plantings. To learn more about the program, owner responsibilities and to request a tree download one of the applications below!
SOSNA IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015 SOSNA Higher Education Scholarship! Download the application hereIn 2013 SOSNA's Community Impact Group created the SOSNA Higher Education Scholarship which provides a neighborhood high school senior with a $1,000 college scholarship.

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