Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SOSNA Newsletter

Carpenter Green Clean Up and Kickoff & Next Week's Zoning

Friends & Neighbors, 
The Philly Spring Clean Up is this Saturday, April 11th- join SOSNA for some spring cleaning at Carpenter Green! We'll meet at 17th & Carpenter at 10am and clean up the soon-to-be park, then we'll head over to help our friends at Chester A. Arthur Elementary School with schoolyard cleaning and planting. Stick around until 1:00pm for the Volunteer After Party and Kick Off of Phase 1 of Carpenter Green! We'll have snacks and beverages at Carpenter Green for our hungry volunteers and those who want to stop by and check out the site. Councilman Johnson will be joining the fun at 1:00pm to celebrate this amazing project with SOSNA and the community. Let us know your coming and click here to register for the Clean Up & Kickoff Party.
The scoop on Carpenter Green: Through a partnership with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, The Philadelphia Water Department and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson we'll be starting construction on Phase 1 of Carpenter Green this spring! What is involved with phase 1, you ask? We'll be completing all of the excavation, site prep, utility placement and grading. After Phase 1 we'll be left with a beautiful green field. We'll need to do some more fundraising to complete phase 2, which will include landscaping and adding all of the features that'll make the park a beautiful place to hang out! We're so excited to begin transforming the space and we have all of our amazing volunteers to thank for it! Stay tuned for more on Carpenter Green this spring. 
Next week don't miss the SOSNA Safety Committee meeting followed by a Townwatch Group Patrol on April 16th! At the Safety meeting we'll continue planning the implementation of projects outlined in the Walkability Plan; all of those interested in creating safer, walkable streets are encourage to join the safety team! Next Saturday, April 18th come out to Catharine Park to register your bike with the 17th Police District's bicycle registration system. Officers from the 17th District and members of the Safety committee will be on hand to help you through the process!
On April 18th Join SSWBA for Sprung- a spring time pub stroll along South Street West! Tickets are available now, or purchase yours at one of the participating bars restaurants
The April Meeting of SOSNA's Zoning Committee will take place next Wednesday, April 15th at Shiloh Baptist Church at 7pm. Check out the agenda below:
The April SOSNA Zoning Committee meeting will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church 2040 Christian Street, at 7PM.
The SOSNA Zoning Committee always meets the third Wednesday of every month starting at 7 PM.
1635 Webster Street: Application for the erection of 3rd story addition with roof deck and pilot house.
1933 Webster Street: Application for the erection of a 3-story structure with roof deck, accessed by exterior spiral stair at 2nd floor. 
1507 & 1515 Catharine Street: Application for the erection of a 3-story building including 2 units. 
746-48 S 16th Street: Application for the erection of a 5 story building including 7 rental units and 8 parking spaces.
1729-35 Carpenter Street & 1738 Montrose Street: Application for the erection of 5 buildings, each with 4 units, roof deck and pilot house.
Join us for the Philly Spring Clean Up! We will start the day at 10:00am cleaning up Carpenter Green, then have a Carpenter Green Phase 1 Kickoff and volunteer after party at 1:00pm! Come out and help us celebrate! To register please click here!
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!
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.
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!
From our friends at FoCA:
Friends of Chester Arthur’s Night Out is a chance for parents, teachers and community members to gather, socialize and support local Philadelphia public education. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit FoCA and the Playworks Program at Chester Arthur School. Grab your tickets, here.
From our friends at Stanton Community Partners:
Please join Stanton Community Partners for a happy hour fundraiser at Art Sanctuary to support Young Playwrights and other enrichment programs at E.M. Stanton Elementary School in Philadelphia's Graduate Hospital neighborhood. You will have the opportunity to admire and win items (via raffle and silent auction) donated by local artists, craftspeople and businesses, as well as participate in a 50/50 raffle. Refreshments will be provided. Get your tickets, here.
Join us for an evening of conversation with Second Councilmanic District Candidates Kenyatta Johnson and Ori Feibush. The event will be moderated by WNYC reporter, author of the "Christie Chronicles" and neighborhood resident Matt Katz. This event is brought to you jointly by the South of South Neighborhood Association and the South Street West Civic Association. The event will be held in the Chester A. Arthur auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 on April 22nd and programming begins promptly at 7.
We want to hear from you! What questions do you want to ask the 2nd District candidates? Send us your questions and choose the topics you think are most important to our neighborhood: Send us your questions here!
From the Sidecar Bar:
The Sidecar Bar & Grille is seeking a full-time office assistant. Duties include: filing, answering the phone, data entry, bookkeeping and banking tasks, some social media updating. Must be reliable and detail-oriented. MS Office (primarily Word and Excel) and Quickbooks proficiency required. Email resume to
From State Farm Insurance on South Street:
Now Hiring!!!
We are seeking a friendly ambitious Sales-Person with a positive personality to join our insurance/financial products team. Must be an honest self-starter who has a desire to help and educate our customers. If you are this person, I have a great place for you to work. We do important, satisfying work and help protect our customers from the risks of everyday life. We offer a great opportunity for Career Success. Property and Casualty license expected. Life and Health license not required but beneficial. This is a Sales position with some service work. This is a team oriented environment.

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