This week brought guidance from the
CDC that the fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks
outdoors when either alone or in small gatherings.
And how liberating it was to stroll
through Center City legally unmasked. How wonderful to show one’s face
and have it feel fresh air and warm sunshine. And what a relief to
realize that we won’t soon be knowing the summer pleasures of wearing a
mask amidst 90-degree heat and 90% humidity.
But, oh the downsides….
People who wear makeup no longer have
an excuse not to. We now all have to remember to smile again. And no
more muttering to ourselves and getting away with it.
Yes, we know: Life = Trade-offs. All too often the most painful of truths. But Hey: On balance? We’ll take it.
We’ve got an election for
Philadelphia District Attorney coming up on May 18, and it’s a big one,
with a lot to examine and sort through. A good way to begin to unpack
it all is to examine the record of the incumbent.
CCRA welcomes Woodcock Design to our
CCRA Family! Woodcock Design, Inc is an award winning architectural and
urban planning firm that designs commercial and residential spaces in
existing and new construction. They embrace preserving buildings, love
solving problems, and enjoy working for homeowners, non-profits,
institutions, and businesses at a range of scales.
the The Racquet Club of Philadelphia (RCOP) to our CCRA Family! RCOP
uniquely offers world-class racquet sports and a full complement of
social activities in an historic and inviting setting. Their premier
private athletic facility is located in the heart of Philadelphia for
individuals and families. The Club is over 130 years old and offers six
singles and one doubles squash courts, court tennis, racquets, a gym,
indoor heated pool, sauna and steam rooms, thirteen overnight rooms,
dining, co-working space & more.
Zoning Committee is now seeking applications to join this active group.
Meetings are once a month, and active participation is required.
Community engagement is a must; knowledge of the zoning code can be
learned on the job. You must be a CCRA Member.
If interested, please send your bio/resume to Operations Manager Travis Oliver - with the subject line "Zoning Committee."
Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce,
needs volunteers with large vehicles to pick up groceries from a
provider in Northeast Philadelphia, drive them back into town, and
unload and sort the groceries for distribution to neighborhood residents
with food insecurity many of whom do not have cars. At present, Trinity
distributes bags of groceries on the second Tuesday and Thursday of
each month. If enough drivers would volunteer, Trinity could distribute
food every week. Sign up to be on the list to drive by emailing Susan
Walk on Water? Yes, You, in 2022
look now, but in Fall of 2022 there is scheduled to be a sizeable
lime-green pathway extending out from nearby Bartram’s Garden into the
southern edge of the Schuylkill. It’s called FloatLab, and it’s a
walkable art installation via Mural Arts.
Tired of landlubbing? Have a small celebration looking for a unique venue?
How about a 27-foor restored picnic boat tooling in and around the Delaware?
It’s totally doable as of July thanks to Sea Philly.
Unhappy Hour: City SIPS Cancelled for Summer Season
It is with a heavy heart and an empty
glass that we note that the popular City SIPS happy hour has been
cancelled for this summer, reason being the continuing uncertainty as to
when restaurants and bars will be permitted to completely open.