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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Statement Regarding Halloween in Mayfair

Hurricane Sandy may have Toppled some Trees & Disrupted some Power, but won't take the Neighborhood's Trick-or-Treating.

The Mayfair Civic Association held discussions on Tuesday, October 30th, and concluded that Sandy's impact on the Neighborhood will not have any affect on the status of Halloween.

"We understand the concerns of neighborhood parents regarding the safety of the children, however to coordinate spreading the word about delaying the Halloween trick-or-treating to those who either don't use or don't have access to Social Media platforms, is a difficult task on such short notice. Parents should exercise their own judgement regarding the safety of certain streets when it comes to their children trick or treating."

"Halloween is on." *

Mayfair Civic Association spoke with PECO and expects all power to be restored by Wednesday Morning, at the latest, and cited no safety hazards in town that would prevent children from trick-or-treating. Most people that lost power in Mayfair were restored early Tuesday afternoon. Avoid areas where tree collapses have occurred.

All power should be restored, and tree damage has been minimal and isolated. We are saying it’s still on. We don’t see why we wouldn’t have Trick-or-Treating.

* If Government Officials issue a directive/schedule change, we will update this post. Parents are free to schedule their own events.

Recommendations for Costumes:
• Costumes should be bright-colored or have reflective tape to highlight them.
• As much of the costume as possible, should be labeled flame-retardant.
• The eye holes on masks should be large enough to see through clearly.
• Keep costumes short and form-fitting from the knee down, to avoid getting caught under feet and causing slipping or falling.
• Children should wear sturdy shoes and temperature appropriate clothing underneath their costumes. Most of already missed a couple days of school due to "Sandra".

Trick-or-Treating:
• Children should be accompanied by an adult. It's best to take smaller children out earlier in the evening.
• If older children are going out unaccompanied, go over the ground rules first! They must travel in a group, and an adult should know which neighborhoods they will be in.
• Carry a flash light or glow stick to increase visibility to drivers.
• Only trick-or-treat in familiar areas that are well lit. Only approach houses where the outside lights are on as a signal of welcome.

Pedestrian Safety:
• Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
• Always walk, don't run, when crossing streets.
• Make eye contact with drivers and watch for cars that are turning or backing up.

Tips for Motorists:
• Be especially alert. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are during the typical rush-hour period.
• Drive more slowly and anticipate heavier than usual pedestrian traffic.
• Be sure to drive with your full headlights on so you can spot children from greater distances.
• Tap the horn to let Pedestrians know you are there.

Happy Halloween !!!

Mayfair Civic Association
www.MayfairCivicAssociation.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mayfair Townwatch Community Meeting

Monday October 29, 2012
730PM
Lower Mayfair Rec Center
Levick and Hawthorne

We invite you to our next community meeting, scheduled for Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:30PM at the Lower Mayfair Community Center, 3001 Robbins Ave.

Representatives in attendance will include: Mayfair Town Watch, Mayfair Civic Association, Mayfair Clean-UP Commitee, 15th Police District, as well as the Office of State Representative Kevin Boyle.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, concerns or any quality of life issues you would like to address, this is your chance!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Councilman Henon: EARLY SET OUT OF TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IN 6TH COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT ONLY


C I T Y   OF   P H I L A D E L P H IA

DEPARTMENT OF STREETS                                                                                                                   CLARENA I. W. TOLSON
7TH Floor - Municipal Services Building                                                                                                                            Commissioner
1401 JFK Boulevard                                                                                                                                                                   
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1676 

Contact:         Keisha McCarty-Skelton, (215) 686-5499
June Cantor, (215) 686-5088

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 25, 2012

PILOT PROGRAM FOR EARLY SET OUT OF TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IN 6TH COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT ONLY
Residents Able to Set Out Collections at 5PM Beginning November 1
                                                                                                  
            Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson and Councilman Bobby Henon announced today that there will be a change in Sanitation collection services in the 6th Councilmanic District. This change only affects residents and small businesses that receive City Sanitation services within the general areas of Grant Avenue and E. Allegheny Avenue from the Delaware River to the outer boundaries of Bustleton Avenue and Castor Avenue. These constituents will be able to set out trash and recycling collections at 5:00 PM, two hours earlier than the time allowed in the City’s Sanitation regulations. This temporary change is part of a pilot program that will run from Thursday, November 1, 2012 through Saturday, March 30, 2013.

This initiative is part of a pilot program to enhance the quality of life in the area. We will measure if the two additional hours will have an impact on litter reduction.  Residents may continue to place their trash and recycling on the same day at the regularly scheduled collection site no earlier than 5:00 PM the night before collection day and no later than 7:00 AM on the same day of collection. 

Residents and businesses affected by the temporary change will receive automated phone calls through the Streets Department’s voicemail system. This method of outreach has proven to be very effective with regard to being a timely and efficient method of notification. Notices will also be posted in community newspapers for the area.

Constituents who have questions may contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560 or Councilman Henon’s Office at 215-686-3444.  For all City services, residents should contact 3-1-1.
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Mayfair Spooktacular to Celebrate our First Birthday at the Mayfair Memorial Playground



Mayfair Memorial Playground (at Lincoln High School)'s
First Annual Spook-tacular Birthday Bash!!
Saturday, October 27, 2012 (Rain date: 10/28/12)
12pm to 2pm
Children under 10
 $2.00 per child
·       Get into the Halloween spirit by coming in costume.
·       Pick a mini-pumpkin from our "playground patch" and decorate it.
·       Play tons of fun Halloween-themed games.
·       Bring your Trick or Treat bags to collect candy from our sponsor's tables.
·       Buy your official Mayfair Memorial Playground t-shirts.
·       Bake Sale table!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fw: Crusader News




Please click here for an
IMPORTANT MESSAGE
from Father Judge President
Fr. Joseph Campellone, O.S.F.S.


Father Judge 
Open House & Registration



We invite you to tour the school's facilities and visit with the teachers, coaches and students
during one of two Open House events.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
12:00 to 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 PM


Universal Visitation Day
In conjunction with the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Office of Catholic
Education, Father Judge will host a
Universal Visitation Day
for eighth grade students on
Thursday, November 15, 2012.






COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR CRUSADERS
Father Judge Varsity Soccer

Quarter Finals
JUDGE vs. WOOD

Tuesday, 7:00 PM

RAMP Field

















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2012-2013 Crusader Campaign

Please continue to keep sending in your Crusader Campaign Contributions.
Without the generosity of our Alumni we would not be able to provide
the tuition assistance that helps
"Keep'em in the seats, Keep'em Crusaders".
Thanks for all you do!
Charlie "Huck" Huckel "66


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3rd Annual
Father Judge Black Friday
Basketball Clinic
The Father Judge Basketball Program would like to invite you to the 3rd annual Black Friday Basketball Clinic.
*When:  Friday November 23, 2012
*Where: Fox Gym and Mitchell Athletic Center
*Time:   9:00am-1:00pm
*Cost:    $30 per camper
-It will be a day of instruction, stations, competition, and games.
-The clinic will be open to boys and girls in grades 1 through 8.
-No lunch is necessary. A pretzel and a bottle of water will be given to each camper at the end of the clinic.  
Anyone interested in attending can contact Head Coach Sean Tait at, stait@fatherjudge.com, or (c) 267-259-2647.
Hope to see you on Black Friday,
Thank you
Sean Tait
Head Basketball Coach
Father Judge HS




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Fw: [MayfairBiz] Fwd: 2012 Mayfair Holemsburg Parade info

Joseph J DeFelice, Esq.
215-292-3926
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From: Mia Hylan <mhylan@gmail.com>
Sender: mayfairbiz@googlegroups.com
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:52:28 -0400
To: mayfairbiz<mayfairbiz@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [MayfairBiz] Fwd: 2012 Mayfair Holemsburg Parade info

Attached is the 2012 Mayfair Holmesburg Parade info
 
Please join us on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 (Rain Date – Sunday, November 25th) from Noon to 3:00 for our 36th stroll down "The Ave"!


We want to celebrate our community and all of the local business who have been the ļ¬nancial 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!

Since our parade route travels along three different neighborhoods, we found it only fitting to ask the Presidents of those the three neighboring Civic Associations to be our Grand Marshals this year. We are honored to have Rich Frizell, President of the Holmesburg Civic Association, Joe DeFelice, President of the Mayfair Civic Association, and Mary Benussi, President of the Tacony Civic Association as our three Grand Marshals. These three individuals do an outstanding job of uniting our neighborhoods behind common causes to protect the neighborhood, working to bring in projects or events that have a positive impact on our citizens, and are tirelessly dedicated to the betterment of the community. It was with that thought in mind that we chose this year theme to be - "Neighborhood Unity"!

LISA
MBA TREASURER
MH PARADE COMMITTEE
thanksgivingparade.org
BELLALISA
3530 COTTMAN AVE
PHILA PA 19149
bellalisa3530@msn.com
215-624-6667
MOBILE 215-327-4756

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fw: Fwd: HOLMESBURG LIBRARY FRIENDS MEETING

The Friends of Holmesburg Library are having a meeting on November 7th which is the week the branch re-opens following extensive repairs.  The info is below plus an attached meeting announcement (flyer).  We welcome community involvement, input, new volunteers and support of our treasured and historic Holmesburg Library.  Thank you in advance for posting the meeting announcement to MCA members and for your continued support to Library Friends.  Hope you are well and look forward to seeing you @ future neigborhood events. 
 
 HOLMESBURG LIBRARY FRIENDS MEETING HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED (after the library re-opens newly repaired) for:
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th @ 6:30pm @ the Holmesburg Branch. Hope to see you there. Feel free to bring a new friend to help us grow!
 
We could benefit from everyone's input into planning our annual Holiday Program with visit from Santa on December 12th.  Also, beginning discussions of investment of recently awarded $2,000 city PAF grant into library programming for children and adults.
 
(see attached meeting announcement) 
 
 
Thanks!
Karen
 


 
Karen D. Lash 
  President, Friends of Holmesburg Library
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  Margaret Mead



Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fw: Sluggersville Grand Opening

Message from Joe Brown, who was a sponsor of our Annual Fallen Heroes Run.  His business is located at 9490 Blue Grass Road Suite E and the Grand Opening is Saturday October 20th.  

 From: Joe Brown
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 10:02 AM
Subject: Sluggersville Grand Opening

Hi Joe,
Just wanted to let you know our grand opening party is next Saturday. We have a free youth baseball camp from 10-12, which is already filled with 100 kids. That is followed by Darren Daulton and Q102 from 12-2. We are also giving away Sluggersville backpacks to the first 300 kids.
Thanks,
Joe Brown


Friday, October 12, 2012

SATURDAY 10 A.M. PENNYPACK CREEK BRIDGE CELEBRATION


SATURDAY 10 A.M.
PENNYPACK CREEK 
BRIDGE CELEBRATION

THE WEATHERMAN CALLS FOR
A BEAUTIFUL BRIGHT 
CHILLY AUTUMN MORNING

BEN AND DEBORAH FRANKLIN
WILL BE THERE
GEORGE WASHINGTON TOO
IT WILL BE FUN FOR YOUR KIDS
IT IS THE THING TO DO

OPEN THE ATTACHED PROGRAM 
SEE WHATS GOING ON
THERE'S A BLACKSMITH
A PIPER, SURVEYOR'S AND MORE

THERE WILL BE 
CALENDARS FOR SALE
AND BANDANAS FOR FREE
TO EACH CHILD 
WHO WROTE AN ESSAY
ABOUT THE  PENNY PACK BRIDGE



COME OUT TO YOUR PARK
WHERE WE WILL 
CELEBRATE
AND MAKE
HISTORY


Our Enduring Bridge
Today is a great day of celebration! For on this day we unveil, at long last, a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker, which serves to recognize and proclaim the importance of the Pennypack Creek Bridge, together with the history it shares.
This bridge, built circa 1697, and situated at a Lenape Indian trail crossing, has the distinction of not only being America’s oldest stone arch bridge, but also America’s oldest roadway bridge in continuous use. The only significant modification was in 1893 when it was widened and the roadbed raised to accommodate trolley cars.
Now standing for over three centuries, the Pennypack Creek Bridge has achieved an immortality of its own. Make no mistake, this venerable structure continues to this day to be solid, proud, and true to its purpose.
As we reflect on our nation’s past, let us remember those heroic American and French warriors who, in September of 1781, marched along the King’s Highway (now Frankford Avenue), crossed this bridge which we celebrate today, and continued south on the “Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route” to Yorktown, Virginia, where they would force the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his troops on October 19, 1781. Finally, the stage was set, and we were on our way to becoming a nation, the American Nation.
Schedule
10:00 AM
10:30
11:00
11:15
12:00-2:00
Assembly at the north end of Bridge. (Ashburner St)
Procession across Bridge led by Scottish bagpiper , Don Phillips, and Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard
Unveiling of Historical Marker by PHMC Commissioner William Lewis followed by Dedication of National Park Service Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail Banners.
Resume procession into Pennypack Park for greetings by dignitaries and elected officials.
Exhibits, demonstrations ,and presentations.
Program
Presentation of the Colors. . . . . . . . Sons of theAmerican Revolution Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
National Anthem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Benussi
Opening Convocation…………Pennypack Creek Bridge song by Fred Moore 
Speakers 
Fred Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chairman, Bridge Celebration Committee
Linde Lauff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President, Friends of Pennypack Park
Mike DeBeredinis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioner, Phila Dept of Parks & Recreation
Darin Gatti. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cheif Engineer, Phila Dept of Streets
Rich Frizell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President, Holmesburg Civic Association
Stan Cywinski. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President, Upper Holmesburg Civic Association
Bobby Henon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Philadelphia City Councilman
Kevin Boyle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pennsylvania State Representative
Michael McGeehan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pennsylvania State Representative
Michael Stack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pennsylvania State Senator
Patrick Hauck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
William Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioner, PA Historical & Museum Commission
Bob Brady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..United States Congressman
Lanny Patten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President, W3R Pennsylvania
Joe Dibello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Superintendent, NPS- W3R National Historic Trail

The celebration committee wishes to thank all who have contributed to making this special event a reality, particularly exhibitors, presenters, and re-enactors.
Bob Herrmann. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blacksmith Georgia Kolbas & Barry Bickel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reptile Rescue John Sloan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ecological & Historical Design Jim Shomper & Torben Jenk. . . . . . . . . . . . . Early American Surveying Matt Bielecki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Native American Artifacts & Culture John & Susan Potts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Benjamin & Deborah Franklin Barry Kelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Washington Robert Selig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Historian, W3R US and NPS Consultant To these generous sponsors we extend our heart-felt gratitude for their support.
All Pro Automotive
Al’s Corner Deli
American Heritage FCU
Carol & Paul Pickering
Dunphy Ford
Diane & Stan Cywinski
Edwin Moore
Eleanor Hall Emmanuel-Resurrection Church
Express Mobile Lube
Fran & Fred Moore
Fred Maurer
Friends of Lower Dublin Academy
Friends of Pennypack Park Gormon Investment Group, Ltd
Holmesburg Civic Association
Holmesburg Family Medicine
Holmesburg Fish & Game
Kaplan’s Furniture
Liberty Bell Bicycle
Payroll Solutions
Polonia Bank
Preservation Alliance for Greater Phila
Republic Bank
Trustees of Lower Dublin Academy
Upper Holmesburg Civic Association
PENNYPACK CREEK BRIDGE
Built circa 1697 at a Lenape Indian trail crossing, it is the oldest roadway bridge in continuous use in the nation. The tri-arch stone span was an important link on the King's Highway, one of America's oldest roads. It served American and French combined forces on the march to Yorktown, known as the Rochambeau Route, in 1781. The only major modification to the bridge was widening in 1893; the upstream side is essentially unchanged from the original.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Fw: BRIDGE CLEAN-UP

Joseph J DeFelice, Esq.
215-292-3926
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From: Holmesburg Civic Association Civic <holmesburgcivic@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:03:37 -0400
To: Holmesburg Civic Association<holmesburgcivic@gmail.com>
Subject: BRIDGE CLEAN-UP

CALLING ALL HANDS


THERE WILL BE A MAJOR CLEAN-UP OF OUR PARK 

TOMORROW OCTOBER 6, 

IN PREPARATION OF NEXT WEEKS CELEBRATION 

AND PLACEMENT OF A HISTORICAL MARKER.

PENNYPACK CREEK BRIDGE

FRANKFORD AND SOLLY AVE'S

9:00 A.M. TIL NOON

PLEASE 

SHOW THAT YOU CARE

BE THERE

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Shooting

We were recently made aware of a shooting that happened last evening in our community; we can't stress enough how unfortunate this incident is but also that it does not define us. This appears to be a random act of violence, in the middle of the night, by strangers to our neighborhood. Nevertheless, we want to thank those ever vigilant neighbors in our community that immediately notified law enforcement. It is this type of civic activism that makes our community thrive. We hope that this one random, senseless act will not diminish all the great work we have accomplished over the last several years, including, but not limited to our brand new Farmers Market, our sparkling playground, our annual parade, egg hunt and tree lighting, etc. You have our word that we do our best to make the neighborhood a great place to live and work.
Mayfair Civic Association
www.mayfaircivicassociation.com

Monday, October 01, 2012

Fw: [MayfairBiz] MMP Halloween Spooktacular

Joseph J DeFelice, Esq.
215-292-3926
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: Mia Hylan <mhylan@gmail.com>
Sender: mayfairbiz@googlegroups.com
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:18:13 -0400
To: mayfairbiz<mayfairbiz@googlegroups.com>
Subject: [MayfairBiz] MMP Halloween Spooktacular

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that we are still looking for sponsors for the Mayfair Memorial Playground Halloween Spooktacular on 10/27/12 from 12-2. Sponsor tables are $50 and you can pass out any information about your business or organization to our parents as long as you provide candy or some kind of Halloween themed treat for the children who attend and "Trick or Treat" at your table.


Sponsors so far are:

Mayfair Business Association
Mayfair Civic Association
Mayfair Town Watch
Kevin Boyle
Al Taubenberger
Mike Tomlinson
Viriva CCU

Please let me know if you are interested in sponsoring a table! We have a deadline of Friday, 10/5/12 for sponsor sign-ups.  If you can't attend and would still like to make a donation to the playground or even to the bake sale table, prize table, or a raffle prize, you can always let me know too!

Thanks!

Mia Hylan
Vice-Chairwoman
Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground

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Pennypack Creek Bridge Historical Marker Dedication