Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meeting Tonight

Tuesday November 29, 2011
2990 St. Vincent St.

Zoning - 3200 Friendship St (Southeast Corner of Sackett and Friendship Sts.)
potential conversion of the property from duplex to triplex.
Resolution of the Zoning Decision for Church at Tyson between Hawthorne and Sackett Sts.
The Pastor would like to extend the steeple 10 feet to enclose Verizon Cell Phone Tower
Committee Report from Chairman Pete McDermott
Treasurer Report - Suzann St. Marie
Parade Update - Suzann St. Marie
Playground Update - Melinda Mulvenna
Townwatch Update - Milt Martelack
Christmas Tree Lighting - Donny Smith
PDAC Update - Anna Stacey
Change in ByLaws for New Meeting Date
President's Update - Civic Breakfast, Egg hunt (unless covered by Playground), Shamrock Shuttle, Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run
Open Forum

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mayfair's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Don’t Forget…….
Mayfair Business Association and Mayfair Civic Association
Annual Mayfair Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 4th, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
7216-7218 Frankford Avenue
(next to Frusco’s Steaks, at Wellington Street).
Santa, Christmas Cookies, Live Music, Stuff for the Kids, Ed Kelly, founder of the Pennypack Concerts and this year's parade Grand Marshall, will light the tree, etc.

**The Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground, in conjunction with Avenue Chiropractic, are hosting a toys for tots collection site. The Friends were given a huge gift this year, in the form of a new playground, by Giant and Kaboom and they believe it is necessary to give back. Donations will also be collected at Avenue Chiropractic (on Frankford Ave) if you are unable to attend the Christmas Tree Lighting.

MCA Letter of No Opposition with Provisos to Zoning Board Re: Robbins and Hawthorne

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Parade This Sunday

35th Annual Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade
"Bringing Music to Mayfair"
Sunday November 20th 12pm - 3pm
Rain date December 4th

Now is the time to show your community spirit and pride!

On Sunday November 20th, 2011 (rain date -December 4th) from Noon to 3:00, please join us in our 35th stroll down "The Ave"!
We want to celebrate our community and all of the local business who have been the financial backbone of our neighborhood. Many generations have come to the avenue for this fun filled family event each fall whether they still live here, or have since moved away.

This year we have made a few exciting changes!

The Grand Marshall this year will be Ed Kelly, who was, and still is, a very active member in our community! He's also the man responsible for building the Pennypack Stage for all to enjoy live, local music. Once Ed was chosen, we found it only fitting that the theme for the 2011 Mayfair/Holmebsurg Thanksgiving Parade be - "Bringing Music to Mayfair"

We will have two announcers this year. One located at Ryan and Frankford avenues, and the other towards the end of the Parade Route. Participants will
have the opportunity to perform for two to three minutes at each location.

The triangle at Cottman and Frankford avenues this year will be buzzing with radio station B101, balloon artists, face painters and much more!

We've also added the opportunity for our local community to enter in their own home made floats, as well as a baby/toddler contest!

A baby/toddler section of the parade will feature ribbons awarded for the
"Best Fancy Duds" for a boy and girl, as well as the "Most Creative Stroller or Wagon" and "Best Parade Themed Stroller or Wagon".

We'll also be awarding ribbons for the
"Most Creative Float", "The Funniest Float", as well as "The Best Parade Themed Float".

All community floats and participants are the sole responsibility of the towing vehicle owner. The towing vehicle must be fully insured, and the driver / operator must be currently licensed. All floats must be family oriented, and due to the Septa trolley lines, no taller than 12 feet high. All floats must pass the Parade Committee inspection prior to running in the parade.

Each year the parade is put on through donor support and advertising opportunities.

The parade route runs from Rhawn street to Knorr street.

Businesses interested in supporting the parade are asked to:
Call 215-333-2712
Email - mhparade@aol.com
Visit us at www.thanksgivingparade.org
or search for Mayfair Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on facebook

We have a STRICT DEADLINE of November 4th for NEW banner entries, and ALL entries are to have their information handed in by November 11th - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Your tax deductible donation can be sent to MHP c/o Bellalisa Hair Studio 3530 Cottman Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19149.

Lastly, we ask that you only patronize approved vendors (easily spotted by their yellow buttons) for the parade.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to hearing from you by Friday 11/11/11.

Suzann St. Marie
Parade Chairwoman

Sunday, November 13, 2011





Please join the Mayfair Civic Association for a meeting re a zoning variance for the above Church. The Church would like to add a cell phone tower to the top of their building in the form of an extension of the Church Steeple.

Date & Time: Monday November 21, 22011 - 7:30PM

Location: John Perzel Community Center

2990 St. Vincent Street

Philadelphia, PA 19149

Representatives from the church, the steeple designer and the community will be in attendance. Please contact us with any questions at mayfaircivicassciation@yahoo.com or 215-292-3926.

Thank You,

Joe DeFelice, President