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Mark your calendar: Scholarship Fundraiser coming up on March 25 at Dock Street

The 5th Annual Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Fundraiser supporting local West Philadelphia youth’s pursuit of higher education will occur on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 4-6pm at Dock Street Brewery (50th & Baltimore.)

Join us for free beer and pizza, a silent auction, and live music by Wayside Shakeup.

Tickets are $40 and are available […]

Calm Down and Wake Up! Brand New Beginners Series at Wake Up Yoga West

Walking into a yoga class for the first time can be an intimidating experience. You may feel you’re not flexible enough, not strong enough, or not calm enough to make it through an entire class. This series has been created just for YOU! An embracing environment awaits in which you can engage your mind and […]

Under Construction: Our Very Own Food Court for Entrepreneurs!

Construction has begun on the Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE) at 310 S. 48th Street (the site of the former Food Rite store). When completed in July 2012, this project will be one of the nation’s most comprehensive commercial kitchen centers, designed to be an engine for creating food-related jobs and businesses, and to provide […]

Expansion On Track: Mariposa Co-op New Location to Open in January

It has been exciting to see Mariposa Food Co-op expand into their new location at 4824-26 Baltimore Avenue, as they move forward with speed, energy and local support. A fresh food market was the number one priority identified by local residents in last year’s Baltimore Avenue Conversation.

Pleased that the expansion was not just about […]

WPCNS Brings the Vibrancy of Our Community into Lea School

By Amara Rocker

West Philly Coalition for Neigh­borhood Schools (WPCNS) is a grassroots group that aims to bring the vibrance of our community and all of its resources into our local neighborhood public schools, with a focus on Lea Elementary. The Lea Visual Arts program, a collaborative effort to improve school climate through innovative interior […]

From the Desk of… Miranda Siddall, Scholarship Recipient

Dear Cedar Park Neighbors,

Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship. My first year at Bryn Mawr College has been amazing beyond belief. I did not know it until I started here, but I love this school and I love college. I have already learned so much. My interest in food production and […]

Scholarship Corner: Awards + Mentoring

By Laurie Friedman and Melissa St. Pierre, Co-Chairs

Greetings from the Scholarship Committee! We’ve had a wonderfully productive and successful year. Once again, our fundraising efforts paid off in a big way; through the generous support and donations of our neighbors, we were able to award eight students $800 each in scholarships. As you can […]

An Active Year for the CPN Zoning Committee

By Maureen Tate, CPN Zoning Committee

Cedar Park Neighbors is committed to ensuring that local residents are informed about proposed zoning changes in the community and have an opportunity for their voices to be heard. CPN’s Zoning Committee is recognized by the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) as the representative of residents and businesses within […]

Want to Have a Say About the Future of Your Neighborhood?

By Ray Murphy, CPN Board Member

Cedar Park is an ever-changing, diverse and vibrant community. But it doesn’t happen on its own! Our community relies upon the contribution of time and talent from its residents to thrive.

One way to get involved shaping the future of our neighborhood is as a board member of Cedar […]

Get Active in Your Community – Membership Goes a Long Way

By Laurie Friedman, Membership Chair

By joining Cedar Park Neighbors, you become an active participant in helping to shape your community. It’s a great way to keep abreast of what’s going on in our neighborhood and meet new friends. Membership dues, along with other fundraising activities, are critical to support the valuable work being done […]