Row Offices Candidates Night

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Do you what a Row Office is in Philadelphia? These offices - City Commissioner, Sheriff, and Registrar of Wills - are often overlooked yet their jobs are very important to all Philadelphians!

Come learn more at the Row Offices Candidates Night on Thursday, March 21st from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Center at 48th and Baltimore in the chapel, and co-hosted by Cobbs Creek Neighbors, Cedar Park Neighbors, Garden Court Community Association, Walnut Hill Community Association, and The Springfield Huddle.

The evening will include an explanation of what each office does, as well as a period for candidate short presentations explaining why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected. There will be time allowed for questions.

This is a non-partisan, informational meeting.

March Community Zoning Meeting

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Cedar Park Neighbors invites you to a community zoning meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at Calvary Community Center located at 48th and Baltimore Avenue (please use the small side door on Baltimore Avenue to the left of the WPMF sign) for the following property:

7:30 p.m. - 5007 Cedar Avenue Ahimsa House - Permit for a three (3) family dwelling (Multi-Family Household Living) within an existing three-story semi-detached structure.

Please come out and be informed. If you cannot attend this meeting and wish to comment on any of these, please contact CPN at zoning@cedarparkneighbors.org or 267-BALT-AVE (267-225-8283).

Parks Committee March Meeting

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Cedar Park Neighbors invites you to a Parks Committee March Meeting on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Board Room at Calvary Community Center located at 48th and Baltimore Avenue. To enter, please use the small side door on Baltimore Avenue to the left of the WPMF sign, and continue up to the second floor.

Free and all are welcome to attend! Our Parks Committee:

• Beautifies the park, maintains garden beds, and plants and cares for trees

• Involves local volunteers in gardening and clean-up work days

• Organizes annual Spring and Fall Love Your Park Service Days

• Fundraises and seeks grants for particular projects and needs

• And more!

Questions? Email us!

Transit Committee March Meeting

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Cedar Park Neighbors invites you to a Transit Committee March Meeting on Monday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Board Room at Calvary Community Center located at 48th and Baltimore Avenue. To enter, please use the small side door on Baltimore Avenue to the left of the WPMF sign, and continue up to the second floor.

Our Transit Committee is working to increase pedestrian safety and ADA access, create better infrastructure for cyclists, calm/slow traffic, coordinate with SEPTA, the City, and other community organizations, and incorporate Vision Zero strategies to achieve the goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries. Free, and all are welcome to attend!

Questions? Email us.

Cedar Park Neighbors 2019 Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

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Join us on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for Cedar Park Neighbors' annual Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship fundraiser to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education and socialize with your community. We will have music, food, and drink at the event at Dock Street Brewery.

Tickets: $50 per person aged 13 and up; $10 per person aged 6-12; littlest ones free! Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

Cedar Park Neighbors (CPN) has supported a scholarship fund for Cedar Park residents who are continuing their education upon graduation from high school. Recently, we were gently corrected that the Scholarship committee was created in 1989, making this year our 30th Year Anniversary of scholarship awards. Please help us celebrate three decades of neighborhood scholarships!

In 2015, CPN named the Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor our visionary neighbor who founded the scholarship program. In three decades, the fund has supported 169 scholarships for 81 of our young neighbors. CPN is very proud of this program because of the distinctive type of support it provides in the form of renewable awards, social events, and mentorship and support throughout the school year. The 2018 annual scholarship event raised more than $12,750 to provide scholarships for 12 neighborhood students pursuing post-secondary education at places like the Community College of Philadelphia, Widener University, Oberlin College.

CPN scholarships help neighborhood students pursue an astonishing array of college activities. Déanna Clarke-Campbell’s studies at Boston University have taken her around the world: she is currently studying abroad in Singapore. With the support of a CPN scholarship, Lindsey Farrell has been able to reduce her student loan costs in her sophomore year at Temple, which has allowed her to focus more on her studies and further expand her service activities. Last semester, Ainy’e Clarke celebrated making the Dean’s List at Rosemont College. This spring, she and Danielle Little, a senior at DePaul University, are looking forward to another achievement: graduation!

With support from neighbors like you, we can continue to expand in our support for local students!

Please email us with any questions.

P.S. As we make preparations to recognize and celebrate the scholarship committee’s 30th Year Anniversary, we would very much like to reconnect with past scholarship recipients! If you are in touch with any, please ask them to email us!

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Nominations Open for CPN's Board of Directors

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR CPN’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Are you interested in serving your community as a board member for Cedar Park Neighbors? We’re looking for new members to serve two-year terms that begin on June 1, 2019. To submit your nomination, please email current president, David Hincher, or call 267-BALT-AVE (267-225-8283) with your contact information by Friday, March 8th.

Are you a long-time resident or recently moved to the neighborhood? Are you a renter, homeowner, or business owner? If you live or work in Cedar Park and want to help your community, consider running for your neighborhood board!

View the CPN map to check if you live or work in our boundaries (map link).

We will host an Information Session to share more about the responsibilities and opportunities of a Cedar Park Neighbors board member on Monday, March 11th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Center at 48th and Baltimore. Please use the 48th Street entrance and meet us in the 2nd Floor Samaritan Room.

And please join us for the election at our annual meeting on Monday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Calvary Community Center at 48th & Baltimore. (More details to follow.)

Responsibilities of Cedar Park Neighbors Board Members

Cedar Park Neighbors is the recognized community organization (RCO) for the Cedar Park area. As representatives of the community and the organization, CPN Board Members behave in a responsible, accountable organization, promoting the general welfare of the community.  The basic responsibilities of a CPN Board Member are:

  • Participation in monthly two-hour CPN Board Meetings (typically held the 3rd Mondays of each month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Calvary Center at 48th & Baltimore.)

  • Join a Committee (Scholarship, Zoning, Holiday Food Basket, Jazz, Development Impact, Communications, Membership, Transit, or start one that you feel is needed!)

  • Encourage neighbors and friends to join CPN and participate in our activities

  • Maintain your annual membership during your term

Please note that in order to stand for election as a CPN board member or to vote in the elections, you need to be a current CPN member.  Click here to join (or renew membership) with CPN!