A three-day weekend, the unofficial
start to summer and, of course, a time for memorializing those who gave
their lives in defense of America.
Feels a little different this time
around, doesn’t it? So maybe this year let’s also soberly honor those
science and medicine people who defended us against the Coronavirus and,
most notably, the far, far, far too many who so tragically lost their
lives in the battle.
Tonight! CCRA Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker AG Josh Shapiro
Thursday, May 27, 6pm
us and meet our new board members, say goodbye to our outgoing members –
that’s including our current President Maggie Mund. This meeting is
open to all!
Members: join us at 6 pm as we vote in board members, new bylaws
amendments, and changes to our Articles of Incorporation. Our bylaws
state that we need a quorum of 50 members to vote. This part of the
meeting is essential and we need your vote.
Afterwards, at 6:30 pm, stay for an update and Q&A session with PA's Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Listen as AG Shapiro talks about the biggest fights in his career. He is very excited to listen to the members of CCRA.
If you know anyone who would be interested in hearing AG Shapiro, tell them to register using this link (https://bit.ly/33ZyKJB), then log on at 6:30 pm.
On Tuesday, May 25, CCRA held its public
zoning committee meeting. There are 5 properties on the agenda. You can
view the meeting on our YouTube Channel. You can read the report below. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 7pm.
Visit our special COVID-19 page on our website for more news and info.
Community Info and Events
Free Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution
This Memorial Day Weekend, Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31, 2021,
veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission
to the Museum of the American Revolution, courtesy of Comcast
Follow-up Multi-Organizational ATV Town Hall
Wed., June 9, 6 pm, QVNA is sponsoring a follow-up Multi-Community Town
Hall with Community Leaders on the escalating safety issues caused by
ATVs, dirt bikes and motorcycles of all sizes.
the May 5th Multi-Community Emergency Town Hall on this topic, more
than 1,100 residents attended from neighborhoods throughout
Philly. Hundreds more watched it on Facebook. The Town Hall resulted in
new legislation being introduced in City Council.
Help Philadelphia Gay News by filling out the Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) 15th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey!
This survey has
provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations
better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. The report will be
published on the CMI.info website for free download on approximately August 15.
The survey should take about 12 to 15 minutes to complete.
Restaurant Assn.: 20% of PA restaurants have closed permanently
a bad number that could have been far worse: According to the National
Restaurant Association, 20% of Pennsylvania restaurants have closed
permanently. Plenty bad, but at the height of the pandemic, industry
experts were predicting 30%, or even 75%. A big help: state and federal
Conde Nast: Philly eatery one of the Best New Restaurants In The World
luck getting a reservation, but Kensington’s new Laser Wolf restaurant
has been named by Conde Nast as one of the best new eateries in the
world. A skewer house concept from Michael Solomonov of Zahav fame,
Laser Wolf serves meats, vegetables and fish alongside hummus and
The answer is obvious: When it’s 500 feet
long. Such was the conundrum facing the gastronomes behind the birthday
celebration for Rim Café owner Rene Kobeitri which took the form of an
attempt to break the Guinness Book record for world’s largest
cheesesteak. As usual, the disagreement broke down along purist vs.
non-purist lines. The delicious details can be found here.
Women Over 50: Answers to Your Top Health Questions
June 23, 12:30 pm, join Penn Medicine experts for a web chat where they
will discuss ‘Women Over 50: Answers to Your Top Health Questions.’
Women’s Health at Penn is inspired by women, with programs based on
science and designed to meet each individual’s unique needs.
Submit your own questions in advance by emailing Penn Medicine by Friday, May 28, for a chance to have them answered during the chat.