What to do if you are concerned about a new liquor license
Businesses seeking liquor licenses are
required to post a large, orange poster, in landscape, when they are
seeking a liquor license. Neighbors within 500 feet have thirty (30) days
from the date of posting to protest the license by sending a letter to
the state liquor board saying they oppose the license, as the LCB
Protesting a license starts a process that (as a practical matter) will
cause the applicant to contact the protestors to address their concerns
(usually, noise, crowding). CCRA can help you with your protest, if
you like. Call or email the office saying you have a liquor issue.
CCRA itself is UNABLE protest a license application under PA liquor
law. License applicants are NOT required to contact CCRA and usually
don't. Once the poster goes up, YOU have to take action. Again, CCRA
can help you but can't do anything with you.
Raffle Tickets to the Blatstein House Tour are now Open to the Public! Get Yours Now Before They Are Gone!
Raffle tickets for
the Blatstein House Tour have been opened up to the general public, so
tell your friends and neighbors who may be interested.
The raffle drawing
will be held on October 15, one week before the event, and winners
notified on that date by email. To sign up for the raffle, please click here.
Last Day to Register to Vote in the General Election
A local production company is filming scenes for an upcoming television series on Wednesday, 10/9.The film company is permitting streets as "NO PARKING" zones in the following area:
Tuesday, October 8th, 12:00 PM to Thursday, October 10th, 7:00 AM
South side of Walnut St. between Broad St. and S 16th St.
South side of Walnut St. between S 18th St. and S 19th St.
Both sides of Locust St. between S 18th St. and S 17th St.
Both sides of S 15th St. between Sansom St. and Chancellor St.
Both sides of S 16th St. between Sansom St. and Walnut St.
Both sides of Sansom St. between S 15th St. and S 16th St.
South side of Market St. between S 19th St. and S 21st St.
If your car is not moved by Tuesday, October 8th, 12:00 PM it will be relocated by the Police to another street in the area.
CCRA at the Schuylkill River Park Fall Festival
Come talk to CCRA representatives at the Schuylkill River Park Fall Festival. Philadelphia Police Captain Michael Hooven and Officer Jesse O'Shea will join us from 11 am to 1 pm. They will be there to answer residents' questions and learn about your concerns. Please be sure to stop by and say hi.
click on "donate blood", enter zip code - 19106 - to locate drive, scroll down to October 4th, open Society Hill Towers site, select your appointment time!
Volunteers needed! Are you available between 9am and 7pm for an hour or two? Contact drive organizer, Mary O'Neill @ email@example.com
Can you assist to welcome the
donors? Check them in / verify their appointment, provide Thank You
stickers. RapidPass saves you time! Day of drive, you will be sent an
email reminder - please use RapidPass - to answer screening questions in
Sponsored by the Society Hill Towers Activities Committee, Society Hill Civic Association and Penn's Village
Want to see a Center City Neighbor's solar power in action?
See solar panels up close, ask questions
about how solar works, learn about why people in your community made the
choice to go solar, and connect with other people in your community who
support solar energy. This home will be one of hundreds across the nation showing off their solar panels as part of the National Solar Tour.
event is free and open to the public - everyone is welcome to attend.
Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in
between - this event is for you. Stop by for a few or stay for a while! The solar open house will take place on October 6th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. RSVP here
Women's Fall Potluck at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Sq., Sunday, 10/6, after the 11:00 a.m. service
Enjoy each other's company and contributions to the lunch, and briefly
discuss a short essay/reading during dessert. Contact Nancy Rasmussen at
if you can attend and include what you'd like to bring (for
approximately 10 women): main dish, salad of some kind, appetizer-y
offering, or dessert. Nancy will coordinate and get back to everyone
with confirmation, numbers and the very brief reading.
Space is limited. Reserve by October 11!
The Silver Binder Presentation: Organize Your Personal Information for Safe Keeping
William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut, Community Room, 1st Fl, Tuesday, 10/15, 2 PM
are your important documents such as insurance policies, the deed to
your home, bank and investment statements? Who will take care of your
pet if you have an emergency? Who will take care of you? Mario
Oropeza, a Penn's Village volunteer, developed this workshop to get you
started on what may seem like an intimidating task: organizing the
vital details about your legal, health, and financial affairs as well as
important contacts. A binder will be available at the workshop with
forms which will enable you to document everything your family and
friends need to know.
cost of the binder is $35 for Penn's Village members and volunteers; $45
for other guests (cash or checks only please) and includes a digital
version of the forms. Guests are welcome to attend three Penn's Village
programs at $10 per program before becoming a member and/or volunteer.
The guest cost for this program is included in the cost of the binder.
Birthing a Bill in PA: From Conception to Legislation - What's Our Role as ordinary Citizens?"
You are invited to a free educational
forum presented by Protect & Elect: "Birthing a Bill in PA: From
Conception to Legislation - What's Our Role as ordinary Citizens?"
Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square.
Panelists: Jeffrey Dempsey, Program
Director, CeaseFirePA; Larry Farnese, State Senator; and Joanna
McClinton, State Representative.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most
pervasive parenting issue of our time head on-depicting teen struggles
over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers
kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical
resources to help them do it.
Documentary Viewing followed by a 20-minute Panel Discussion
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square