The description of the item (i.e. Phillies tickets, Navy Yard Tour etc.)
The bid dollar amount (which must be at least the minimum bid)
Item 66 Southern Maine Vacation House One Wk.
3 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 2 baths. Built in 2005 on one acre in Windham, 10 miles from Portland on 44-acre Little Duck Pond, Click here for photo, with 262 feet of waterfront. Outdoor dining table, gas grill, dock, sandy bottom entry for wading or swimming, canoe, 3 kayaks, and pedal boat. Deck, well-equipped kitchen, dining area, living room w/fireplace, full bath, master king bedroom, and screen porch on 1st floor. Twin-bedded and queen bedrooms, bath w/stall shower, washer/dryer, and family room w/wet bar/mini-fridge/microwave, HDTV, and queen pull-out couch on grd. floor. Sheets, bath towels, beach towels, and kitchen towels included. More info/photos at VRBO.com No. 589183. Avail. Sept. 7 thru Oct. 31. Fully-refundable $500 damage deposit required.
Fair Market Value: $1,700 Minimum Bid: $875
Item 30 Phillies Sun May 15 1:35 pm Cincinnati Reds
Suite 49, Seats 1-4, w/preferred parking pass.
Fair Market Value: $345 - Minimum Bid: $160
Item 33 Phillies Sun May 15 1:35 pm Cincinnati Reds
Item 26 Guided 1 hr tour of Navy Yd. Up to 9 persons
Led by the VP of Leasing & Development w/ visits to dry docks, historic Naval officer quarters, Urban Outfitters global hdqtrs., Tasty Baking. Wkdays betw 9 am and 5pm. Upon arrival at the Navy Yd. the group will be driven in a 10 passenger van. Fair Market Value $200, Min Bid $100.
Limited to new members. Plus $50 in Zipcar driving credits (for new and existing members). Fair Market Value: $145 Minimum Bid: $75
OTHER AUCTION ITEMS:Photo & art lessons, plumbing discount, bicycle & Flyers paraphernalia, pet supplies, jewelry, and art photo. Click here to see the list of items.
CCRA News and Events
PA Senator Larry Farnese Town Hall, Thurs, 5/12, 7 - 8 PM, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, 300 S. 18th St
Have a dialogue with Senator Farnese about what he's doing and planning on doing. Plus, you will have the opportunity to express your concerns.
RESCHEDULED: Public Meeting re 2402 Market St. Project, Thurs, 5/19, 7 PM, Lutheran Church, 21st & Chestnut St
A neighborhood meeting will be held to elicit comments on plans proposed for 2402 Market, the former " Marketplace Design Center". The parcel is currently zoned CMX 4, a commercial mixed use classification which permits a 500 FAR (floor area ratio) so that the project's square footage can amount to 5 times the lot size. The existing structure is 5 stories in height and, according to the developer, contains 268,000 square feet. The plans call for a 15 story tower rising from the fifth floor. The ground floor, about 34,000 sq. ft., will house restaurants and retail at street level. Floors 2-8 will contain 973,000 sq. ft. of office space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Floors 9-20 will house 313 luxury apartments (including 1,2,and 3 bedroom units, lounges, roof terraces, and fitness center).
A newly constructed riverfront promenade, landscaped for public use, will connect Market and Chestnut Streets to accommodate outdoor dining and recreation, along with street level improvements around the building. Parking will be provided in an adjacent garage.
Pursuant to the zoning code, a non binding Civic Design Review meeting will be held on May 31 at 1 pm on the 18th Floor of 1515 Arch Street.
CCRA Annual Meeting, Wed., 5/25, 7 PM, Acad of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St
"Mike D" as he is known, is an exceptional speaker and will talk about what quality services to Philadelphia citizens means and the Managing Director's role in Philly government, and the Kenney administration's plans and values. As managing director, DiBerardinis oversees operations of a myriad of city departments.
He was Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation czar, a longtime cabinet appointee to two mayors, Deputy Mayor in the Nutter Administration, and Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources.
DiBerardinis, 66, is well-known and respected among city officials, government workers, and political leaders.
Local Merchant Spotlight
Jezabel's, at 26th and Pine, is our neighborhood Argentine-influenced café. Chef-owner Jezabel Careaga prepares on-site acclaimed empanadas, alfajores (shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and rolled in coconut shavings), medialunas (an Argentine-style croissant) and other Argentine specialties. If you want to surprise your guests with a taste of Argentina, place an order for empanadas as an appetizer or main course. And don't forget to bring the kids to Jezabel's for an ice cream cone or snack as you walk them home from school. Open 7-7 7 days/week.
Neighborhood News and Events
Philadelphia ranked high in walkability again this year
Philadelphia ranked number 4 of most walkable cities in the U.S. according to Walk Score ®, a Redfin company. New York was ranked number 1, following by San Francisco and Boston. Philadelphia's Walk Score was 78.3. All cities in the top ten increased their scores over last year. Walk Score analyzed 2,500 cities with populations of more than 300,000, using an algorithm that incorporates walking routes, number of nearby amenities (such as restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores), distance to those amenities, pedestrian-friendliness, population and neighborhood boundaries.Click here to view the article.
Friends of Rittenhouse Square presents "Love Your Park Day, " Sat, 5/7, 9 AM - Noon, Rittenhouse Square, 19th & Walnut St
The Friends of Rittenhouse Square participate in this week of events with a park clean-up day on Saturday. Volunteers meet at 9:00 am in Rittenhouse Square to plant flowers, weed, rake leaves, and collect trash. Contact email@example.com or 267-586-5675 for more information or to volunteer in Rittenhouse Square. Groups are welcome!
1807 & Friends Great Chamber Music Season Finale at the Acad of Vocal Arts: Mon, 5/9, 7:30 PM, 1920 Spruce
Dance Affiliates presents MOMIX in Opus Cactus: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut, beginning Wed, 5/11, 7:30 PM
Don't Miss This. Known worldwide for multi-media works of exceptional inventiveness and astounding physical beauty, MOMIX brings its spectacular "Opus Cactus" to close NextMove Dance's inaugural season at the Prince Theater.
Built on 19 stunning vignettes, Opus Cactus is a "a sprawling, luscious fantasy" (NY Times) features low-flying trapeze, vaulting poles, larger-than-life puppets designed by Michael Curry, constructed costumes by Phoebe Katzin, and harnesses and belly dollies taking audiences on an imaginative adventure through the Southwest landscape, examining a vast landscape filled with snakes, lizards, cacti, birds and Native American culture. Performances are at 7:30 PM May 11 (Wed), 7:30 PM May 12 (Th), 8:00 May 13 (F), 2:00 & 8:00 May 14 (Sat), 3:00 May 15 (Sun), 7:30 May 18 (Wed), 7:30 May 19 (Th), 8:00 May 20 (F), 2:00 & 8:00 May 21 (Sat), & 3:00 May 22 (Sun). Tickets ($37-$57.) can be purchased at www.princetheater.org or in person at the box office, 1412 Chestnut Street. $10 off ticket prices for CCRA members by using the promo code allattheprince. NextMove at the Prince is presented by Dance Affiliates, a presenter of world-class dance, under the artistic direction of our neighbor Randy Swartz. More info at www.danceaffiliates.org.
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery: "Patterns of Nature" Photography by Andy Smith, 5/13 thru 6/5, 236 S. 26th St
"River Rock Patterns" archival pigment print on canvas
Opening Reception: Friday, 5/13, 6 PM
"From sunsets to painted hills, from colorful leaves to rocks in the river, from birds in flight or on the water to flowing streams and mushrooms on fallen trees - all these patterns reflect a beauty present in everything. Dostoevsky noted in The Idiot that beauty will save the earth. I believe
this and hope my portrayal of small reflections of this beauty will move
your soul to recognition of deeper connections." - Andy Smith
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.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St. and the Market at the Comcast Center (215-665-9220)