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WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
NORTH SIDE, SOUTH STREET...
CCRA won't be tripping the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York (though your usual author is tippling the wine fanastique en les bistros de Paris), but CCRA is hosting the Philadelphia City Planning Commission at a public meeting to discuss proposed zoning changes to the north side of South Street between Broad Street and the Schuylkill River. The meeting will be held on September 15, 2015 at 7 PM in the Independence Charter School at 1600 Lombard Street.
The meeting will be an open house with maps and plans on display. Planning Commission staff will be present to answer questions and concerns. A link to a map of the proposed changes can be found byclicking here.
Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend this important meeting.
AMBASSADORS needed for Papal Visit
There's been some talk of 1.5 million or more people stopping by with him. While the scuttlebutt suggests that the Bishop of Rome will cause more disruption than Category 3 Hurricane, this is an opportunity for us to show everyone what a great place Center City is. To that end, CCRA is looking for volunteers who can serve as "civic ambassadors" during the papal visit. We're looking for people who are willing to go on the streets, greet our visitors and help them find their way around town while they're here. Let's make Philly shine!!! If you're interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (using the subject "Pope Visit").
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CCRA'S 57TH ANNUAL FALL HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/18
Hosts/Hostesses are stationed in beautiful homes and condos from 1:00PM until 3:00PM or from 3:00PM until 5:00PM. Duties include greeting tour goers, protecting household items, and encouraging a safe flow of foot traffic. In thanks for your gift of time, you will receive a free ticket to use either before or after your volunteer assignment to tour other homes. If you wish to volunteer, email us at email@example.com.
COME ONE, COME ALL! Quarterly Town Hall-type meetings to begin this October
As an added benefit of membership, CCRA will be organizing informal get-togethers with various government officials to provide a forum for some direct discussions on issues that concern our members. Our first such meeting will be with Kenyatta Johnson, Councilman for the Second District in October (specific date, time, and location TBD). Other city agency reps may be present depending on the issues identified. Members should submit emails to firstname.lastname@example.org , identifying issues they wish to have on the agenda by September 12, 2015. Further information about these meetings will be contained in our weekly eNewsletters and CCQ.
CCRA MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card) and personal identification.
Uber - Limo service Uber provides $20 off a first ride, Good for new users only. Members use code CCRA14.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND EVENTS
ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR ANDREW JACKSON K-8 SCHOOL, THRU SUN, 8/30, FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, 2125 CHESTNUT
Donations of school supplies are now being accepted. Click here to view a list of supplies needed. All supplies can be dropped off in the box located in the Lobby of the Church.
In addition to the school supplies, monetary donations can be made to purchase additional supplies at a discount. Checks or cash can be made to the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia with School Supplies Drive 2015 in the memo line. Bring or mail to the Unitarian Church -2125 Chestnut St. Phila. Pa. 19103.
LAST SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT PHILA CITY INST LIBRARY, MONDAY, 8/31, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, 1905 LOCUST ST.
Visit the PCI Library this August to cool off and enjoy the last of an exciting series of diverse musical programs in the library's lower level and are free. Everyone is invited. Please note there is no elevator in the building. For more information, please stop by the Reference Desk, or call 215-685-6621.
Monday, August 31: Hidden Treasure Jazz Group
ART EXHIBIT: PHYLLIS ANDERSON "PARALLEL PATHS," THRU SUN 9/6, TWO GALLERY, 236 S 22ND ST.
"Peonies in an Urn" acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30", 2015, by Phyllis Anderson
Recent paintings by local artist Phyllis Anderson.
"I approach painting as an exploration of process which takes on meaning and personal metaphor. With many layers, each painting has a history, no matter the subject. Whether an abstract study, a commissioned portrait or a still life, my pieces are on parallel paths where I find poetry in the physical properties of paint." - Phyllis Anderson
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE, SAT, 9/12, 10 AM - 2 PM, 2125 CHESTNUT ST
Sneak Preview, Friday, 9/11, 5 PM - 7 PM
You may drop off your items and leave them in the Sanctuary from Tuesday, 9/8, until the afternoon of the sale. Please do not donate any large electronics, computers or clothing other than scarves and jewelry. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Penn's 5K for IOA (Institute on Aging), SUN, 9/20, 8AM, PENN PARK, 33RD ST BTW WALNUT AND SOUTH
What better way to welcome the fading days of summer than a Sunday morning walk/run through a beautiful, part of our city? Penn's Institute on Aging is once again hosting both a 5K through Penn Park and a serene 1-mile walk through Penn's shaded campus. Penn Park- easily accessible by South Street Bridge- offers unique views of the city skyline, while traversing through maintained green space. Likewise, dogs and strollers are welcomed on the Memory Walk through Penn's historic campus. Join your neighbors and register today to support this leading national facility on age-related research!