Thursday, January 30, 2020

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for CCRA Police Service Area
CCRA Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) representative learned of the attempted rape on Saturday morning at Love Park before the media reported on it. There's now a $5,000 reward from the Fraternal Order of Police for a tip that leads to the arrest of a man who police say attacked a woman in LOVE Park early Saturday morning. Click here for a recent article about the attack featuring a video of the suspected assailant.
At the PDAC meeting, CCRA's rep also learned of a robbery by knifepoint at 3pm in Love Park, the same Saturday, by an African American male in his mid-20s. Due to the two incidents, Love Park, which had previously been patrolled from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, is now being patrolled 10am to 10pm, 7 days per week.  
One more piece of information from the PDAC meeting: On Saturday, 1/11/20, Police took a man into custody immediately following the fatal stabbing of another man experiencing homelessness at 17th and Sansom. However, Police are still investigating the fatal November stabbing in Rittenhouse Square, while amped-up patrols of the Square and the patrol car remain.
CCRA has been endeavoring to learn more about the attack at Love Park and the police plans to safeguard our neighborhood after 3 violent crimes in 2 months. Let's hold them accountable! Plan to attend the Police-Sponsored Town Hall meeting for Police Service Area (PSA) #1 (that's us!) on February 6, 2020, at 7 pm at Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce.

 Good News for our Di Bruno Lovers!
The Di Bruno Bros. has graciously continued its membership discount program with CCRA. Di Bruno Bros offers a 10% discount to be used at the Rittenhouse Square location on 1730 Chestnut St.  If you renew your membership by the end of February, you will be on the list to receive their discount.   In addition, the Di Bruno Bros. discount can be used at their new restaurant, Alimentari, on the 2nd floor.
Now is a great time to renew your membership to receive this and others benefits offered by CCRA with your membership. To join or renew your membership, visit our website.
Let's have a Meet n Greet!
Please join CCRA at DiBruno Brothers' new restaurant and lounge,  Alimentari, on February 18, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. as we celebrate our members!  The first fifty members that RSVP are invited for free hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar with drink specials.  Come see the beautiful new Alimentari space and mingle with your fellow CCRA members.  Alimentari is located at 1730 Chestnut Street (second floor) right above DiBrunos Market.
Community Garden Plot Lottery

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Community Events
TONIGHT! Thursday January 30: "Invisible City: Philadelphia and the Vernacular Avant-Garde," opening reception at the Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St., 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Town Hall Meeting for CCRA Police Service Area #1

Thursday, February 6, 2019
Trinity Memorial Church, 2212 Spruce St, 7pm

Saturday Kids Art Class at Markward
Beat cabin fever and get out of the house with our new Saturday kids art classes at the rec center. 9:30 - 10:45am kids ages pre-school through 1st grade. Buy a season pass or 5 pack class drop in. Register here.
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, Monday, February 3, 2020
Join Penn's Village on the 2nd Floor of the First Presbyterian Church, 201 South 21st St., for an interesting presentation on the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia.  Learn what the warning signs are and what you and your health professionals can do to provide needed treatment.  The following topics are:
  • Detecting Alzheimer's Disease
  • The benefits of early detection
  • How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Causes and risk factors
  • Stages of the disease and treatment options, including potential future options
Email or call 215-925-7333.If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation to make room for others. There is an elevator for handicapped accessibility. Please let us know in advance if this is needed.

This program is free of charge to our members, volunteers and donors.  Guests are welcome to attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn's Village. If you attend as a guest, there is a $10 fee for each program.
Laurel Hill Cemetery to Light Up Landscape along Kelly Drive

On, Thursday, February 13, the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery will illuminate its landscape along Kelly Drive for the first time, with lighting focused on distinctive monuments and trees along the well-traveled gateway to the city. The lighting is intended to attract more visitors to the cemetery, which features year-round programming and will now include special arts events and other activities in the evening. For more information, see the press release.
For more information about neighborhood events, check out CCRA's Community Events Calendar
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.

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)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
Alimentari Restaurant at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor 
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
East West Acupuncture, 419 S. 19th St (415-758-1057)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Jason Matthew Salon, 1735 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl (215-665-8030)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
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)

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