the Board of Directors, CCRA's zoning committee also renews itself in
July. I would like to recognize four members who are rotating off the
zoning committee at this time: Guy Aiman, Fran Levi, Charles Loomis
(co-chair) and David Gerson. We thank them all for their service on
the zoning committee, with special recognition going to Charles Loomis,
who has co-chaired the zoning committee for longer than anyone can
remember and Fran Levi, who has served on many CCRA committees over the
years, including zoning, newsletter, and executive committee. We don't
know what they will do with all their newfound free time, but are sure
it will be something great.
we welcome the following individuals who will be joining the zoning
committee on July 1, 2019 as the new class of FY 2020-2023: Michelle
Sahl and Jacob Cooper.
zoning committee co-chairs serve the same term as the President, in
this case FY 2020-2022. I am thrilled to announce that Sam Gordon will
continue as zoning committee co-chair, and he will be joined by CCRA
past president Wade Albert as his co-chair. I am sure they will do a
great job managing the zoning committee. - Maggie Mund, President
During the summer, CCRA will be making a couple of changes to make joining and/or renewing your membership, donating, and registering for events easier.
New Payment System
CCRA will no longer use PayPal as our
credit card processor for joining, renewing, donating, and registering
for events online. Credit card processing will be handled directly
through our website.
CCRA now offers recurring charges
Beginning July 1, CCRA will offer annual
recurring charges to your membership for credit card users. If you do
not wish to have this feature, you will have to change the setting to
opt out when your membership is due for renewal. If you are having
trouble, please contact our Operations Manager, Travis Oliver via email. If you choose not to pay by credit card, we will continue to accept checks.
Restaurant Reviewers Wanted
you excited about all the new restaurants opening in our CCRA
neighborhood and environs? Would you like to know more about them? Do
you have a spirit of adventure? Do
you share a bond of mutual trust with your friends and neighbors? Want
to provide a public service, while having a great time in the bargain?
DO YOU LOVE TO EAT?
Then we have the perfect "job" for you? The Center City Quarterly
is looking for one or more intrepid gastronomes to explore the
restaurant scene in Center City and write reviews for our readers. You
can pick the places-new or old, plain or fancy, exotic or homespun-and
report on your findings. Please contact Travis for more information, or
to submit reviews.
"Shop Talk" Writers Wanted
The "Shop Talk" feature of The Center City
Quarterly is looking to recruit neighborhood shopaholics to write up the
local merchants-new and old-that liven up the unique retail scene of
Center City. Do love to shop? Do you know of that special merchant,
retailer, boutique or small business that you love and want to thrive?
Give them a boost by reaching a wider, classier clientele via your
favorite neighborhood publication. Please contact [??] for more
information, or to submit articles.
observance of Independence Day, CCRA is closed on Thursday, July 4, and
Friday July 5. The office will reopen on Monday, July 8. We wish you a
happy and safe holiday.
In observance of Independence Day, garbage
collection is suspended on Thursday, July 4. Collection will resume on
Friday, July 5.
Affordable Lodging for Out-Of-Town Patients-Families
As a caring response to the lodging needs of patients and their loved ones coming to Greater Philadelphia for medical care Patient-families
need Host-homes near Center City and greater Philadelphia. The homes
can range from ranch or multilevel, to condos or apartments in
elevator-equipped buildings. Hosts are not responsible for meals or
transportation - only a clean and comfortable place to sleep.
For more information about becoming a host
or helping to spread word of the patient-family lodging need, please
contact HFH at 424-380-2999 or visit their website.
Help Keep Our Neighborhood Beautiful This Summer
enter the summer months, please note that the street cleaning doesn't
stop and we hope that your contributions don't either. Your responses so
far have been wonderful. If you have donated, thank you! If you haven't, please remember the
campaign supports many initiatives - tree planting, historic
preservation, the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden, oversight of
neighborhood development and - last but not least - sidewalk cleaning.
Please consider donating to help keep our Neighborhood clean. To donate right now, visit our website, www.phillyccra.org.
a Riverboat Tour on the Schuylkill River on select Thursdays,
Saturdays, and Sundays from June through October. One-hour Secrets of
the Schuylkill Tours and three-hour Boat to Bartram's Garden Tours.