Thursday, August 18, 2016

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CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting, Tues, 8/23, 7 PM, Stevens Center, 2111 Sansom Street (click here for agenda)

Save the Date: PA Supreme Court to Hear Argument in School Funding Lawsuit, Tue, 9/13

Save the Date:  58th Annual House Tour, Sun., 10/23, 1-5PM

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CCRA News & Events


CCRA 58th Annual House Tour

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(rain or shine)

Road Closure Beginning Mon, 8/22, thru 25th Street

PGW will be working along 25th Street in conjunction with the One Riverside construction, starting Monday, August 22.  The work is expected to last a week, and will be done between approximately 7 a.m and 5 p.m.  There may be intermittent street closures in the area of 25th and Manning Streets, but flagmen will be present to direct traffic and make sure residents can get in and out of their homes.
Homes Needed for CCRA's 58th Annual Fall House Tour

Our 58th Annual House Tour on Sunday, Oct. 23 will be an important fundraiser for the Association.  As hundreds of your neighbors have done before, would you be willing to place your home, apartment, or condo on the Tour this year?  We provide insurance and multiple on-site hosts/hostesses.  You receive our deepest thanks, as well as recognition in our Tour Book and the Center City Quarterly.  Please contact the CCRA office for further information at 215-546-6719 or
Save The Date: Tuesday, 9/13
PA Supreme Court School Funding Lawsuit

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Rm 456 in City Hall at 9 AM in the education funding lawsuit. 
This lawsuit seeks to ensure a long-term solution to the school funding crisis, so that all Pennsylvania children receive an adequate education, no matter where they live.

Citizens who attend the hearing can show the court that this case is an important civic issue.
Neighborhood News and Events
Penn Medicine presents "Stay Active for Life (SAIL)" 8/30 thru 10/20, Tues & Thurs, 6-7PM, 1800 Lombard St
Classes are specifically designed for people 65 years or older to help improve balance and mobility, reducing the risk of falls, and improving quality of life. Each class can be tailored to fit individual needs and are perfect for any fitness level - you can even participate sitting down! To register, email Joseph Muniak, MS, OTR/L or call 215-893-6579.  For more information, click here.

Dog Days at Dilworth Park! Beginning Tues, 8/30, 1 South 15th Street
National Dog Day is in August and Dilworth Park is celebrating!
From 11am-1:30pm, August 30-September 1, stop by the 
Dog Days at Dilworth booth to check out a pet product retailer, ask questions of a professional trainer or learn how to adopt your own furry friend. Partners: Morris Animal Refuge, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and Red Paw Emergency Relief Team.
Also, 5-7pm on Wednesdays, August 31-September 28, it's 
Yappy Hours! Pets and their owners are invited to come, sit and stay at the southern end of the park and join the Friends of Center City and Dilworth Park for CCD Sips-priced cocktails, featuring $5 sangria, $4 wine and $3 beer.
Art Exhibition at East River Bank opens Fri, 9/2, 5-9 PM, 36 N. 3rd St.
An exhibition of recent bas-relief cardboard artwork by Center City West award-winning artist Leroy Forney opens at the East River Bank, 36 N. 3rd
Street, with a reception on First Friday, September 2, from 5 to 9 pm, including light refreshments by Le Bus and live music by Magdaliz Roura. The exhibition is open until the end of September on Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Images are available here.

Art Exhibition at Ettinger Studio Gallery, "The Exit and Outlet," Sat, 9/3, 2215 South Street
A new exhibition by artist Mark Rice will open at the C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition features relief prints created from intricately carved linoleum blocks depicting the end of humanity's love affair with the internet. This event is free and open to the public.
Art Exhibition at Twenty-Two Gallery: "GEOLOGIC," by Andrea Krupp, Fri, 9/9 thru Sun, 10/9

Volcano and sight lines - acrylic and graphite - 25 x 40 in. by Andrea Krupp
Opening Reception, Friday, Sept. 9, 6PM

 "Creating, exhibiting, thinking and writing about my creative/human process are acts that deepen my understanding of the "where," "when" and "why" of my existence. In the face of the Universe, human existence on Earth barely registers.  But with the recognition of the current pressures on Earth and all of its systems, with the recognition that we are living in the Anthropocene epoch, every human being must forge their own understanding of the future. I hope that my work will open new perspectives on the here and now and provoke questions about our future existence on Earth. By reflecting on my experience of Place in Iceland, by reflecting on the Geologic, I want to create images that evoke feelings of timelessness and universality.  I find solace in these silent meditations that anchor the present to a beyond-human scale of time and place." - Andrea Krupp
Help Improve Center City with Street Trees
Do you have a place in front of your home or business that would be suitable for a street tree? Use the Parks and Recreation Department's Tree Maintenance Citizen Service Request Form to request that a new or replacement tree be planted in the sidewalk in front of your property. The trees are free, but the properties' owners must request them.
Upon receipt of your request, the city will schedule an inspector to verify that the location is suitable for a street tree, e.g. that the sidewalk is wide enough, and that it doesn't interfere with any signs or traffic signals. If it is suitable, your address will be put on the city's list of locations scheduled for street tree installation.
Be patient. It may take anywhere from 1 to 2 years for installation, but the sooner you get on the city's list, the sooner you'll have a tree.
New Mormon Temple Open House, Now thru Fri, 9/9, Must Reserve in Advance
The general public is invited to attend a free open house of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania  Mormon Temple. Reservations are requested. To register, click here.

Open House Dates:  Wednesday, August 10, through Friday, September 9, 2016, except for Sundays.

Dress:  Modest dress is requested.

Tours:  Open house tours begin with a short video presentation providing an overview of temples and why they are significant to members of the Church. Following the video, a tour host will escort you through the temple, explaining the purpose of each room and answering questions as time allows. At the conclusion of the tour, you are invited to a reception area to have any further questions answered.
Are You Registered to Vote? 
If not, click here.

Voter Registration Deadline: 10/11/2016
CCRA Merchant Member 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.

Computer Troubleshooters,108 S. 20th St. (215-825-2101)
Crow & The Pitcher, 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St. and the Market at the Comcast Center (215-665-9220)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Vet Pets, 265 S. 20th St. (888-458-8587)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
PhotoLounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Dance Affiliate - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code allattheprince.
My Doc Urgent Care, - 1420 Locust St (215 800-1909). Show your membership card and for a $25 flu shot with this coupon
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