Friday, April 28, 2017

CCRA Newsletter -- Correction

New CCRA logo
Our Sponsors:

     William Penn House   
     Brandywine Realty Trust
     Boyds Philadelphia
     Clemens Construction Co.
     Firstrust Bank
     Academy of Vocal Arts
     Di Bruno Bros.    
                                                                         Moore Brothers Wine Company
Trinity Memorial Jumble Sale is Tomorrow, 4/29, 10AM-3PM, 22nd & Spruce -- Preview Party tonight, 4/28 at 5:30-7:30
Contrary to what we said yesterday, the Trinity Jumble Sale is NOT postponed.It's tomorrow, April 29 from 10 to 3.  At 22nd & Spruce.  Fabulous finds!
Great clothing-almost new-for kids and adults.  Books, DVDs, CDs. Household items-china, cookware, gadgets. Linens, luggage, sports equipment. 

Preview Party Tonight.  Wine, Cheese, First Dibs!!  Tonight.  5:30-7:30 PM.

(We greatly apologize to our friends at Trinity Memorial.  We received a telephone call falsely saying the event was postponed.)
Yo! Adrian! Let's Ride!  Rocky Ride, June 3, 10 AM at 21st & Shunk
A fun ride to support CCRA and the Bicycle Coalition, following 15 miles of Rocky's training run. Register Here for $35.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

CCRA Newsletter

New CCRA logo
Our Sponsors:

     William Penn House  
     Brandywine Realty Trust
     Boyds Philadelphia
     Clemens Construction Co.
     Firstrust Bank
     Academy of Vocal Arts
     Di Bruno Bros.   
                                                                              Moore Brothers Wine Company
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CCRA News & Events
Celebration of Center City Living, Mon., 5/15, 6-8:30 PM, Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce
Celebrate the joys of Center City Living with your friends and neighbors;  honor our local Greenfield Elementary School and its Principal,Dan Lazar , our 2017 Lenora Berson Community Service Award winner; and help raise some money for CCRA at our beautiful neighborhood opera house and generous host, the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Complementing our Award winner, this year's theme is "School House Rock, and many of the decorations (e.g., notebooks, pencils, crayons, etc.), and part of the evening's proceeds, will be donated to the Greenfield School.  There will be hors d'oeuvres and desserts (courtesy of Di Bruno Bros.), wine pourings (courtesy of Moore Brothers Wine Company), theme-related cocktail, live band performing classic rock favorites, as well as a silent and live auction (see list of items).  Gold Level Sponsors: AT&T and Brandywine Realty Trust.  Bronze Level Sponsors: Boyds Philadelphia, Clemens Construction Co., and Firstrust Bank. Tickets start at $75 per person ($40 for those under 40) and can be purchased online or by calling 215-546-6719.
Yo! Adrian! Let's Ride!  Rocky Ride, June 23, 10 AM at 21st & Shunk
A fun ride to support CCRA and the Bicycle Coalition, following 15 miles of Rocky's training run. Register Here for $35.
Neighborhood News & Events
Trinity Memorial Church Jumble Sale scheduled for Sat, 4/29, has been POSTPONED until October
Used Book Sale at PCI, Sat, 4/29, 11am-4pm, Free Library on Rittenhouse Sq.

Friends of PCI (Philadelphia City Institute) will host their huge annual Used Book Sale on Saturday April 29, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. at the Free Library, PCI branch on Rittenhouse Square, in the meeting room on the lower level (no elevator). Hundreds of good quality books, DVDs, music CDs, and audiobooks will be available for purchase and all proceeds benefit the PCI Library.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Sat, 4/29, 10am-2pm, Fire Station, 2108 Market St.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is holding its annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You can bring prescription drugs that you are no longer using to the Fire Station at 2108-14 Market Street where the Philadelphia Police Department will be collecting them in the rear of the building. For other Take Back sites, click here.
Norman Rockwell Exhibition at the Philadelphia History Museum, thru Sun, 4/30, 15 S. 7th St.
42 Norman Rockwell illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post are on exhibit at the Philadelphia History Museum in the Made in Philadelphia Gallery. The Saturday Evening Post was published from 1897 to 1969 by the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia. Between 1916 and 1963 Rockwell illustrated 322 Post covers. In 1998, Marshall and Donald Stoltz donated the complete collection of Rockwell's covers to the Atwater Kent Museum.
The Rittenhouse Row Preview Party
Wednesday, 5/3, 7-9:30pm
The Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St
Delectable cuisine and cocktails from Rittenhouse Row Members

Click here for more information
Astral Artists Presents "The Art Of The Quartet"
Sat, May 6, 7:30pm
Church of the Holy Trinity Ritt. Sq. 1904 Walnut St

Eunice Kim and Kristin Lee, violin; Maurycy Banaszek, viola; Christine Lamprea, cello; Henry Kramer, piano
CCRA Members use promo code "CCRA" to receive a discount.  To purchase tickets, click here.
Donate Jewelry to Ten Thousand Villages, 1122 Walnut St
Ten Thousand Villages is collecting jewelry to give as Mothers' Day gifts to women in Laurel House, a safe haven for abused women and children. You will get a coupon for 15% discount on your next purchase. Please bring jewelry donations by May 7.
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.

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)
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, 267 S. 19th St (267 687-2608)
Dance Affiliates - 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)
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)
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Zoning Meetings

Dr. Capulet Speaks -- Final Weekend

Produced by our very own Julie Hirsch Waxman.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SOSNA Newsletter

Neighborhood MapSOSNA

Free Rain Barrel Workshop May 10th

Friends & Neighbors, 
SOSNA is hosting a Rain Check Workshop! Come to this workshop to learn how you can get a free rain barrel from Philadelphia Water! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered.
Philadelphia Water (PWD) believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia into a greener city with clean water. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution that would otherwise end up in our creeks and rivers. Rain Check is managed by PHS, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, who will be hosting the workshop.  The workshop presentation will be one hour with time afterwards for questions. The event is rain or shine!
Meeting Date:    Wednesday May, 10th
Time:     7:00pm
Meeting Location:    SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street
Forr more information and to register to attend, please visit
Or call PHS Information Services: 215-988-1698.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Recent Crimes in the Neighborhood

It's actually been pretty quiet. This report goes back a month.

Burglary Residential
2100 Block South St
1900 Block Rodman St
600 Block S 24th St
600 Block S 24th St
1900 Block South St
2100 Block South St
Vandalism/Criminal Mischief
2000 Block South St
Vandalism/Criminal Mischief
2100 Block South St
Vandalism/Criminal Mischief
2100 Block South St