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Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas Mayfair ... Here they are!

Merry Christmas Mayfair ... Here they are!The winners for the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest are (in no particular order) ....7411 Brous 7816 Lexington3513 Shelmire We don't do a 1st 2nd and 3rd here in Mayfair ... All three are equal winnersCongratulations!!!Tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 7pm a team will be arriving at each winners home and will be presenting them with prizes, and their Official Lawn Sign's indicating that they are indeed - 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners!The 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has been a huge success! We had over 60 homes nominated this year, and well over 1300 page views (and growing) on our Google Map!2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration ContestThe judging for this contest was absolutely brutal because so many of our nominees went all out this year to bring the spirit of Christmas to Mayfair. Each and every one of them did an amazing job of decorating their homes and on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association we would like to Thank You all for participating!A Very Very special Thank You to our Mayfair Business Association and it's Members who have donated the prizes for this years contests!They are:Aztec SignsMayfair Shop n BagGrey Lodge PubSharon Owens - State FarmInkwell 215Mike Fitzpatrick - Keller WilliamsMike Perzel Insurance AgencyBellalisa Hair StudioTorresdale FlowersThey have been extremely generous with their prizes for this contest! These MBA Members and the rest of the Mayfair Business Association believe in our neighborhood and would like to see our community continue to thrive, and to succeed. Please show them your support!It is important to remember that this contest has been a success because we came together as a community, and each and every one of us has participated in one way or another to make it work. NONE of this would have been possible without the homeowners doing an amazing job of decorating their homes, without nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes and creating the map, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together. Working together as a community, we can continue to shine a positive light on our neighborhood, and we can continue to show that Mayfair is indeed a great place to visit, and an awesome place to live!Merry Christmas Mayfair!Donny SmithMayfair Civic AssociationPresident

Merry Christmas Mayfair ... Here they are!

The winners for the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest are (in no particular order) ....

7411 Brous 
7816 Lexington
3513 Shelmire 

We don't do a 1st 2nd and 3rd here in Mayfair ... All three are equal winners

Congratulations!!!

Tomorrow (Saturday) starting at 7pm a team will be arriving at each winners home and will be presenting them with prizes, and their Official Lawn Sign's indicating that they are indeed - 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners!

The 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest has been a huge success! We had over 60 homes nominated this year, and well over 1300 page views (and growing) on our Google Map! 

The judging for this contest was absolutely brutal because so many of our nominees went all out this year to bring the spirit of Christmas to Mayfair. Each and every one of them did an amazing job of decorating their homes and on behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association we would like to Thank You all for participating! 

A Very Very special Thank You to our Mayfair Business Association and it's Members who have donated the prizes for this years contests!

They are:
Aztec Signs
Mayfair Shop n Bag
Grey Lodge Pub
Sharon Owens - State Farm
Inkwell 215
Mike Fitzpatrick - Keller Williams
Mike Perzel Insurance Agency
Bellalisa Hair Studio
Torresdale Flowers

They have been extremely generous with their prizes for this contest! 

These MBA Members and the rest of the Mayfair Business Association believe in our neighborhood and would like to see our community continue to thrive, and to succeed. 
Please show them your support!

It is important to remember that this contest has been a success because we came together as a community, and each and every one of us has participated in one way or another to make it work. NONE of this would have been possible without the homeowners doing an amazing job of decorating their homes, without nominations from our homeowners and neighbors, without our Mayfair Business Association donating the prizes and creating the map, and without the Mayfair Civic Association organizing the event and putting it all together. 

Working together as a community, we can continue to shine a positive light on our neighborhood, and we can continue to show that Mayfair is indeed a great place to visit, and an awesome place to live!

Merry Christmas Mayfair!

Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Decorating Contest

Ho ho ho!!

The competition is FIERCE in the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest! So far we've had 60 entries in the contest this year, and driving around Mayfair it looks as though there easily could have been many many more. Our neighbors have outdone themselves this year!
  
On Friday December 19th we will announce the winners, and on Saturday evening members of the Mayfair Civic Association and the Mayfair Business Association will be delivering prizes donated by Business Association Members to the 3 best decorated houses in Mayfair.

If your home has been nominated for the contest, please remember to keep your decorations lit until at least 11pm as our judges will begin scoring the entries tonight. Also, please make sure that your address is easily visible from the street or your home could be overlooked.

Here is a link to the 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Google Map that was created and maintained by the Mayfair Business Association:

 
The Mayfair Community Development Center has taken the time to list the homes in a driving order (below), so grab the map, grab the list, and take your family on a tour of Mayfair and enjoy 2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest for yourselves!

Have FUN!

Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President"Mayfair - 
 An Awesome Place to Live!"

7911 Farnsworth -
7823 Farnsworth -
7825 Farnsworth -
7812 Farnsworth -
 
7904 Brous -
8106 Brous -
 
7821 Lister -
 
7803 Brocklehurst -
 
7816 Lexington -
7820 Lexington -
 
3433 Chippendale -
3439 Chippendale -
 
3501 Sheffield -
 
3527 Oakmont -
 
3331 Shelmire -
3513 Shelmire -
 
3522 Tudor -
 
3402 Vista -
 
7411 Brous -
7425 Brous -
 
2926 Guilford -
 
3344 Wellington -
3342 Wellinton -
3340 Wellington -
3337 Wellington -
3335 Wellington -
 
3201 Friendship -
3242 Friendship -
3257 Friendship -
 
3054 Princeton -
3111 Princeton-
3302 Princeton -
3306 Princeton -
3315 Princeton -
3316 Princeton -
3325 Princeton -
3338 Princeton -
3334 Princeton -
3336 Princeton -
 
3349 Brighton -
3347 Brighton -
3343 Brighton -
3214 Brighton -
 
3239 Longshore -
 
3115 Glenview -
 
3200 Knorr -
3029 Knorr -
2916 Knorr -
 
3137 Unruh -
3139 Unruh -
 
2834 Fanshawe
2843 Fanshawe -
3020 Fanshawe -
3112 Fanshawe -
2800 Fanshawe -
 
3122 Gillham -
3124 Gillham -
2922 Gillham -
 
3115 Robbins -
 
2846 Devereaux 
 

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Christmas Village Vendors - Sunday Dec 7, 2014 12-5PM

Hosted by Mayfair CDC, Mayfair Business Association and Mayfair Civic Association
Sponsored by Republic Bank and Allegheny Iron and Metal Corp
Vendors for Christmas Village – Dec. 7, 2014
Food Vendors
1. Jaelyn’s Lil Bit of Everything
2. The Flying Deutschman
3. Underground Donuts
4. Tony the Hot Dog Guy
5. Grey Lodge Pub
6. Holmesburg Bakery
7. Haegele’s Bakery
8. Republic Bank [serving Hot Chocolate for Tree Lighting]
Craft Vendors
1. Kathy’s Kanine Kreations
2. Tastefully Simple by Nancy Jones
3. Nan’s Cards, Invitations & More
4. Origami Owl by Holly Vile
5. Steel Your Idea
6. She’s Crafty
7. Christina Miletto
8. Squirrel Designs
9. The Inkwell 215
10. Stephen Cartledge
11. D & N Novelties
12. Hats/Headbands/Scarfs by Rose
13. Beautiful Oak
14. TAC Gear (Tacony Gear)
15. Mayfair CDC
16. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
17. Nicole’s Crafty Creations
18. Mayfair Civic and Business Association
19. The Tinkerchicks
20. Three Mom’s Candles
21. Anthony – I Love Beef Bones
22. NYC Designs by Sandy
23. Melissa DeGroot - Ava Anderson Skin Products
24. Colleen Katen – Treasure Boxes and Holiday Florals
25. Mary Tobin – Crafts, Wreaths & Garlands
26. Queen Elsa
27. Santa Claus
Music
28. Mike McCullough
29. Trish Paffen
30. St Huberts Choir
Misc.
31. Toys for Tots Collected by Avenue Chiropractic.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Frankford and Princeton Aves.

Lately we've been getting quite few people asking - "What is going on at Princeton and Frankford?"

The answer - A lot!

The Streets Department has done a study and they have determined that the Princeton and Frankford intersection is one of the most dangerous ones in the city because of the way that it is angled. It makes pedestrians hard to see, and they also wanted to slow cars down as they travel through the intersection. As a result, they have come up with and are currently implementing a new solution.
To start, they have extended the intersection on the northeast corner (in front of the Plaza) and they have included a "bump out" as I call it. Doing this will slow drivers down as they are making a right hand turn onto Frankford avenue. They also bumped out the southeast corner for the same reason.
Where things get really interesting is on the northwest corner (at the Ortho office). That corner will be pushed way out into Princeton avenue out and squared off.

The southwest corner will remain similar to what it is.

Where things get interesting is that pedestrians will no longer be able to cross Frankford avenue from the southeast corner (Steins) to the southwest corner (Dentist office). Because of the extended curb at the northwest corner (Ortho), pedestrians will now cross from Steins, to tat corner. 
Since I'm sure all of that is somewhat confusing, I drew out some pictures to hopefully explain it better.

Picture #1 is Before
Picture #2 is After

The diagonal lines in both pictures are the crosswalks (picture #2 also includes check marks where the old curb lines are / were)

Things will definitely be different at that intersection for sure, but I think the solutions to the problems are good ones.

Lately we've been getting quite  few people asking - "What is going on at Princeton and Frankford?"The answer - A lot!The Streets Department has done a study and they have determined that the Princeton and Frankford intersection is one of the most dangerous ones in the city because of the way that it is angled. It makes pedestrians hard to see, and they also wanted to slow cars down as they travel through the intersection. As a result, they have come up with and are currently implementing a new solution.To start, they have extended the intersection on the northeast corner (in front of the Plaza) and they have included a "bump out" as I call it. Doing this will slow drivers down as they are making a right hand turn onto Frankford avenue. They also bumped out the southeast corner for the same reason.Where things get really interesting is on the northwest corner (at the Ortho office). That corner will be pushed way out into Princeton avenue out and squared off.The southwest corner will remain similar to what it is.Where things get interesting is that pedestrians will no longer be able to cross Frankford avenue from the southeast corner (Steins) to the southwest corner (Dentist office). Because of the extended curb at the northwest corner (Ortho), pedestrians will now cross from Steins, to tat corner. Since I'm sure all of that is somewhat confusing, I drew out some pictures to hopefully explain it better.Picture #1 is BeforePicture #2 is AfterThe diagonal lines in both pictures are the crosswalks (picture #2 also includes check marks where the old curb lines are / were)Things will definitely be different at that intersection for sure, but I think the solutions to the problems are good ones.
 
Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association

President
"Mayfair - 
A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest

Tis the Season Mayfair - It's time for the 2nd Annual "Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest"!

Beginning today, the Mayfair Civic Association working in conjunction with the Mayfair Business Association will be awarding prizes and custom lawn signs to the 3 best decorated houses in Mayfair

It's a Major Award!


This contest is open to all current, and hopefully future Mayfair Civic Association members

The rules are simple:
1. To be judged in the contest, you must live within the boundaries of the Mayfair Civic Association
2. Your home must be nominated either by yourself or by a neighbor
3. The nominations are open from December 1st, until 11:59PM December 16th
4. Your address and decorations must be clearly visible from the street, and must remain lit until Midnight

How it works:
- Beginning today, you may either nominate your own home, or you can nominate a neighbors home which you feel best captures the spirit of the Christmas Season 
- You can nominate your home by visiting (and joining) the Mayfair Civic Association facebook page, or by sending an email to MayfairCivicAssociation@yahoo.com
- Shortly after we begin to receive nominations, we will create a Google Map so that people living in Mayfair as well as people visiting Mayfair can drive around and check out the entries for themselves ... How cool is that?!? 
(As a courtesy to our neighbors living in surrounding neighborhoods, even though they will not be eligible to win the contest, we will be more than happy to include their homes on our map as well - The more the Merrier!)
- Beginning on December 17th, 12 Judges will score each entry on a scale of 1-12, with a 1 being the equivalent of a window cling, and a 12 being a full blown Clark Griswold Christmas Extravaganza!
- Here in Mayfair we do not do "1st, 2nd, 3rd", we simply award the Top 3 equally
On Saturday December 20th the winner will be announced, and sometime that evening members from the Mayfair Civic Association as well as the Mayfair Business Association will visit each winners home to award them with their custom lawn sign indicating that they are indeed "2014 Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest Winners" along with other prizes donated by members of the Mayfair Business Association.

It's simple to do - It's fun to do - And it is another great event happening right here in Mayfair!

This contest is a team effort, and without the work of the Mayfair Civic Association, the Mayfair Business Association, and our neighbors living right here in Mayfair who go all out during the Christmas season, none of this would not be possible. PROPS to you all! Together we can ensure that Mayfair continues to be a Great Place to Visit, and an Awesome Place to Live!

Have FUN!!

Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association
President