Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Aside from my duties as President of the Mayfair Civic, I am also on the Board of the Friends of the Free Library. See the email below from our Executive Director re: Libraries of the Future Public Forum at the John Perzel Center on Wed. June 2, 2010 at 615PM.
Joseph J DeFelice, Esq.
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You are invited to share your ideas and discuss a variety of subjects, such as how you use your library today, how these services can be improved and your vision is for the future of the 54 branch Free Library system.
These fun and friendly forums will be led by Jennifer Livingston Huber, organizational facilitator and founder of Shift LLC. Huber has assisted many local and national businesses and non-profits reach their goals by engaging audiences in focused conversation. "Participants will get to envision their ideal library and work together to create an actual image of their vision," said Huber.
"Our goal is to provide a positive and productive environment in which we can converse with our neighbors and turn the page on the public's view of library services," said Amy Dougherty, Director of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia. "By taking an active and progressive part in planning for the Free Library system's future, the public-at-large, along with our Friends Groups, become crucial participants in its future."
For more information call 215-567-4562 or go to our website: www.libraryfriends.info
Hope to see you there.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Mayfair Civic Association
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Contact: Lisa Greco FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYFAIR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL "MAY FAIR" AND SECOND ANNUAL FALLEN HEROES RUN
Festivities Kick-Off At 7:30AM at Ryan Ave. and Sackett St.
On Saturday May 15th, 2010
The Mayfair Business Association "MBA" is excited to announce its Third annual "May Fair" festival along Frankford Ave and its Second annual "Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run". Business Association President Mike "Scoats" Scotese, owner of the Grey Lodge, is excited to announce a new wrinkle to this year's May Fair with the incorporation of the 15th Police District's Advisory Council's (PDAC) Community Day at the triangle at Cottman and Frankford Aves. as well as the addition of multiple live bands and acoustic acts along the Avenue. Scotese said, "I am proud that the PDAC has joined our efforts and we will have an abundance going on at the triangle as well as along Frankford Avenue. The Fallen Heroes Run has become our lead off event and are excited to have the strong cooperation of Fire Fighters Union Local 22. This May Fair Day is increasingly becoming the premier family fun day in Mayfair"
The day starts with our Second Annual Fallen Heroes Run and Walk. All proceeds from this race will go to the Heroes Thrill Show as well as the rebuilding of the Mayfair Memorial Playground. This year our association will celebrate the life of our very own Fallen Fire Fighter John Redmond, a longtime resident of Mayfair whose life was tragically cut short in the 1990s while battling a fire. The race will kick-off at 8:30AM at Ryan and Sackett Sts where we will have a bagpiper and a vocalist before the many participants compete in our 5K run which is organized by the Northeast Roadrunners. Mayfair Civic Association President, Joe DeFelice, who along with the MBA and the Mayfair CDC coordinate the run, stated, "This run has filled a much needed sporting void in our neighborhood. To be able to put together an event like this while celebrating the life of a true neighborhood hero like John Redmond is priceless."
The Third Annual May Fair will commence with the award presentation to the winners of the 5K followed by sidewalk sales, face paintings, fire engines, music, prizes, free giveaways, and a daylong festivities. Free parking along Frankford Avenue will be provided by the Philadelphia parking Authority from 10AM to 4PM.
These events are helping highlight an exciting year for