Friday, January 6, 2017

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S P E C I A L  E V E N T

The Big Story!  
Jan. 25, 2017, 7pm  
Mayor Jim Kenney live on-stage interviewed by broadcast legend Larry Kane
Plays & Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Pl.
Join CCRA for an exclusive live interview with Mayor Jim Kenney, who will sit on stage with local broadcasting legend and Special Contributor to KYW Newsradio Larry Kane, at the Plays & Players Theatre, to discuss his first year in office as the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia.

Due to high demand, this event is presently only open to CCRA members. Current members who want to attend should RSVP by clicking HERE. Anyone who needs to join or renew CCRA membership should click HERE
Another Big Story... and a big Thank You.
Steve Huntington retires as CCRA Exec. Director.
After 5 years as CCRA's Executive Director, Steve Huntington has retired. Steve has been a hero for the organization and (we think) for the neighborhood.  Steve was profiled in the current CCQ, on p. 7.  You can find it here.

CCRA-related communications formerly directed to Steve should be directed to Travis Oliver, our Operations Manager, at or 215-546-6719.  
One More Thing, While We're At It.  
We're Moving!!!!

CCRA's new offices and mailing address, effective Monday (assuming there's no blizzard), will be 1608 Walnut St., 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
The phone number and email will stay the same. 

Please note:

There is no Christmas Tree recycling this year at Markward/Taney playground. If you would like to recycle your tree, you can take it to one of the following locations now until 1/14.  The Recycling Centers are open from 8am 6pm.
Special Doggie StoryTime
starring Nessie, a Certified Therapy Dog
Library Central Branch, 1901 Vine St.  
Children's Dep't, Story hour Room
Jan. 7 at 11:00 AM 

If you live in Center City or have ever visited Children's Hospital, you may have met Nessie and her owner and best friend, Elena Cappella. Nessie is a Certified Therapy Dog, which means she is trained to be gentle and comforting.  You can read her a story, give her a treat, or play a game with her. She'll never jump on you, or surprise you.
Ballroom Dance Classes at Society Hill Dance Academy, beginning Thurs, 1/19, 7pm, 2nd & Pine St.

Society Hill Dance Academy wants to introduce you to the Wonderful World of Ballroom Dancing. The class starts January 19th and meets on Thursday nights at 7 pm for 8 weeks. $250 a couple. You can register online for the class J. 

Lane Closure on the South Street Bridge thru 2/28

CHOP has secured a permit from the Philadelphia Street Dept. for a temporary lane closure on the South Street Bridge that will allow them to load materials on the South Street Plaza. The intermittent closures will take place starting today, through 2/28 on an as-needed basis. Any deliveries will be limited to the hours between 10:00am - 2:00pm to avoid impacting rush hour traffic. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained but detoured to the opposite side of the street at controlled intersections. 
Neighborhood News & Events
Free Phila Orchestra Concert in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, January 16, 1:30pm
Girard College Chapel, 2101 S. College Ave

Free tickets will be available on 1/10, 12pm, at philorch.orgThe program will also be broadcast live on WRTI 90.1 FM. The Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert is presented by PECO.
Attention Property Owners: 

Want a tree to be planted in the fall?
Apply online by clicking here.
Useful Links
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 and personal identification.

Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Baril (formerly Crow & The Pitcher), 267 S. 19th St (267-876-2808)
Dance Affiliate - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
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)
Photo Lounge 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)
Society Hill Dance Academy, 2nd & Pine (215-574-3754)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)

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