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Uncategorized11 Apr 2017 12:08 pm

Please come out to the May General Meeting on May 2nd, 2017 at 6:30pm to cast your ballot for the 2017 PSCA Board Elections.  The candidates are campaigning hard, and it is almost the hour to decide their PSCA fates, so get out to vote!!!

 

The Candidates on the 2017 Ballots are as follows:

Sarah Anton (up for re-election)

Jeff Brown (up for re-election)

Jared Klein (up for re-election)

Kristi Buccholz

Monica Montiel

Suzanne Tavani

 

Brief Bios of each candidate:

Sarah Anton – Since joining the board in 2012, Sarah has been a crucial member of the community on the Beautification front, running the Passyunk Garden since it came to fruition and sprouted from a Rachel Ray episode.  Sarah has been the Beautification chair for the past several years.  She has also had a hand in several Art projections in the neighborhood, most notably the Electric Street project on Percy Street (located between Passyunk Ave, 9th street, Wharton and Reed Steets).  Sarah has also oversees the Finance committee and has been the PSCA Treasurer, basically since she started with the Board.

Jeff Brown – Since retiring in 2012, Jeff was elected to the Capitolo Community Garden Governance Council and also the Capitolo Playground Advisory Council, which he remains in those two positions to this day.  He also volunteered as a Neighborhood Ambassador in PSCA’s NAP program in 2014 and participated in flashlight patrols. Jeff was elected to the Board in 2015 and initially was chair of the Outreach Committee, which he later chaired the Trash and Recycling Committee. Since May 2016, he has served as the Secretary of PSCA.

Jared Klein – Jared became involved in the community in 2013, where he joined the zoning committee as a member in the fall, and was later elected zoning chair in December of that same year.  He was elected to the PSCA Board of Directors in 2014, and since June of 2016, he has been President of PSCA.

Kristi Buccholz – Kristi is on the steering committee for Gold Star park (since Aug 2015) and has helped with fundraising and park events throughout that time.  She was a committee member for the 2016 PSCA Art Auction and 2016 House Tour.  In 2017, she took the lead and is Chair for the 2017 Art Auction, which will be a terrific event!  Get your tickets now – on sale at http://passyunksquare.ticketleap.compassyunk-square-art-auction-2017/dates/Apr-28-2017_at_0700PM

Monica Montiel – Monica is a first time candidate for the Board of Directors.  She has a strong passion towards keeping our neighborhood streets clean.  Though she has only been a homeowner in this neighborhood for a short time, she has been a resident in and around for several years, and has developed a great deal of pride for the Passyunk Square Civic Association community.  She wants to do whatever she can to clean the streets and educate people on the value of recycling.

Suzanne Tavani – Suzanne is a third generation, life-long resident of the neighborhood. She has been involved with the PSCA for the past five years in a variety of different aspects.  Her main contributions have included the Annual PSCA House Tour and, currently, as a member of the Zoning Committee (PSCA Zoning Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Church).  Suzanne is also an active member of St. Maron’s Maronite Catholic Church, which has been a cornerstone of the neighborhood for over 125 years.

 

Uncategorized01 Mar 2017 12:14 pm

Monthly Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PSCA holds public zoning meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and typically end before 9:00 p.m.; this month’s zoning meeting has two applications for review.

    • 1161 S. 11th Street – conversion into two-family home
    • 1229 S. 11th Street – conversion into two-family home
    • 1221 S. Warnock Street – second floor rear addition to single-family home
    • 1332 Alter Street – addition to single-family home

Questions and update can be directed to zoning@passyunk.org

Zoning results are published on a spreadsheet at the bottom of our zoning main page.

Uncategorized10 Feb 2017 01:34 pm

The election for the Passyunk Square Board of Directors will be held at the Passyunk Square Civic Association General Membership meeting on May 2, 2017 from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm. At the April 4, 2017 General Membership Meeting, the Election Committee will present a slate of nominees who will be on the ballot for the May election. YOU can be on that ballot.

Click on this link for more details and for the online candidate information form that must be submitted by 11:59 pm on March 14th. Questions? Nominating Committee Chair Nick Ventrola will be at our March General Meeting.

Suggest a Nominee for the Board!

Do you know someone who would be a great fit for the Passyunk Square Civic Association Board of Directors? Nominate this neighborhood hero using the form at this link! Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on March 14, 2017.

     

Art Show and Event and Uncategorized01 Feb 2017 02:48 pm

SAVE THE DATE!
PSCA Art Auction

April 28, 2017
at St. Maron’s Hall

More information to follow. For now – please share the Call for Artists below! Artists – submissions are due March 1st. Contact us at PSCAartauction@gmail.com for more info (max size 50″x75″)

PSCA call for artists

Uncategorized12 Dec 2016 02:06 pm

Monthly Zoning Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PSCA holds public zoning meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at St. Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth Street. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and typically end before 9:00 p.m.; this month’s zoning meeting has three applications for review.

  • 1509-11 South Franklin Street (second review of application)
  • 1165 South 12th Street (application for a duplex)
  • 1128-30 South 13th Street (partial demolition and subdivision creating two roof decks, three dwelling units, and a business and professional office)

Uncategorized20 Nov 2016 09:57 am

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

Uncategorized15 Nov 2016 05:04 pm

The Passyunk Square Civic Association strongly condemns and deplores the recent incidents of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti in and around our South Philadelphia neighborhood.  We live in the birthplace of American democracy; the City of Brotherly Love.  The message conveyed by these incidents is completely inconsistent with our American democratic principles and values.  We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or place of birth, in our neighborhood or in our city.  If any resident or business person sees similar graffiti, please immediately contact the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 and the Police Department.

Uncategorized10 Nov 2016 02:23 pm

If you’re a business owner looking to participate in our community, consider becoming a PSCA Sponsor. For more information, email Henry Sullivan, henry@alterraproperty.com. Visit our Sponsor page and be sure to say, “Thank you” to all of our sponsors who help support PSCA’s community programs.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Passyunk Home Tour! The beautiful weather and interesting homes welcomed tour-goers through our neighborhood. We had regulars who hadn’t missed a tour in more than decade to first time participants who were impressed with not only the renovations and decor but the warmth of our neighbors.

The biggest thanks goes to our home owners who opened their unique and spectacular homes as the foundation of the event, to our volunteers who helped everything run smoothly, and to our sponsors who ensured that our event was a financial success that will support PSCA’s programs.

If you’re interested in being involved in next year’s Home Tour, email Andrew Stober at hometour@passyunk.org

Finally, a big thank you to Erika Reinhard, who has been producing this newsletter for many months and whose last newsletter was the October edition. We so appreciate your time and hard work keeping everyone up to date!

Uncategorized10 Nov 2016 02:22 pm

1236-ellsworth 1234-warnock-bCongratulations to our November Stoop of the Month winners! This month we had a tie, and we are happy to present two winners. Both of these stoop gardeners have filled their space with a colorful variety of potted plants in a fun mix of sizes and shapes. The bright yellow sconce at 1236 Ellsworth is a nice complement to its blue door, the street tree at 1234 Warnock gives the stoop a cozy dappled light, and both houses have sweet, decorative address tiles. Kudos to the home owners, they’ll each be getting a $10 gift certificate to Urban Jungle.

Do you know a stoop that should be recognized as Stoop of the Month? Send us your nominations by Friday,November 25th!

To apply,

fill out this google form http://goo.gl/forms/7XutF5lqxh
OR

email us at stoopofthemonth@passyunk.org

 

We only need your name, the address, and a 1-2 sentence description of what makes this stoop special. Please include a photo of the house and, if it isn’t your house, the name & phone/email of the resident if possible.

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