Happy Hollow Playground Community Email Mar. 2020
This email is sent out monthly. If you do not receive it is because of an email malfunction. It is always available on my blog http://www.awfromhh.wordpress.com
Please feel free to share information with others! Any additions/corrections will be posted on the blog. If you’re not sure of your community group please contact me. Look forward to seeing you soon! Regards –Allison Weiss 215 843 5555
SoLo-WAM/Happy Hollow Playground Community Email Mar 2020 ©aw
Check out the NW Local (East Falls Local) Now Covering Germantown https://nwlocalpaper.com/
Request hard copies to be available at a favorite location.
Founders/Editors: Steve and Carolyn Fillmore
Germantown Editor: Sandy Smith
Call or text the Local Paper: 215-498-8874
Great Tools: Moved See bottom of the page
Mon Mar 2 @ 12:30 PM-2PM (first Mon. monthly)
WAYNE AVE MERCHANT ASSOCIATION (WAM) STREET CLEANING
If you have a business on Wayne Ave please join us!
Or let someone who does know. Wayne Ave. Berkley/Schoolhouse
Info: Allison Weiss 215 843 5555
Tues Mar 3 @ 1:30 pm (First Fri Tues every month)
Wayne Ave Merchant Association (WAM)
Clean, Green, Safe!
Call in advance for meeting location.
Wayne Ave: Berkley-Schoolhouse (4500-5400)
Good information to share.
Info/RSVP: A Weiss 215 843 5555
Tues Mar 3 @ 6 pm (First Tues every other month-Location varies check) CHECK
Baynton Hill Neighbors (RCO)
Meeting Location: TBA
Tues Mar 3@ 7 pm (Meeting 1st Tuesday monthly) No Meeting July & Aug
Penn Knox Neighbors Assoc (RCO)
RCO Community Meeting
Zoning Var. 34/36 W Coulter St 1 lot frm 2 Edu facility/office APPEAL # 39827Hearing Apr8@2
Meeting Location: 143 W Coulter St., PA School for the Deaf (off street parking)
Boundary: North: south side W Maplewood Ave., South: north side W Hansberry St., East: west side Germantown Ave., West: east side Wayne Ave.
Wed Mar 4 @ 6 PM (meeting date/locationvaries)
14 District PSA 4 Meeting Lt. Demetrios Pittaoulis
8711 Germantown Ave. , Phila,Pa
NOT ACTIVE Wed @ 8:15 AM 9:15 AM (first Wed monthly) check ??
GSSD Clean, Safe & Beautification Committee Meeting
Germantown Special Services District was not reauthorized
(57 Maplewood Mall Philadelphia, PA, 19144) ? no physical location
Consultant: Jamar Kelly Interim Board Pres.: Trapeta Mayson PresBoard.GSSD@gmail.com
Committee Chair/Board Sec.: Cornelia Swinson
Agenda: Ongoing cleaning effort.
https://www.germantownssd.com/ website expired (Oct 1, 2019)
Thurs Mar 5 @ 6-8pm (first Thurs monthly) July& Aug. Off
This Group Needs Volunteers
Fitler Academics Plus Public School Home School Assoc (HSA)
140 W Seymour St Phila 19144
Parents of students @ Fitler
Info: Fitler School 215 951 4048
Mon Mar 9 @ 6 pm – 8:00 pm (2nd Mon monthly date/site can change please check)
Wakefield 49ers Community Development & Improvement Assoc (RCO)
Meeting Location: 4971 Baynton St Wister Playground
Also on the Agenda Friends of the Greene St Post Office
Info Wakefield: Roz McKelvey 215 275 6853 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM (3rd Tues 2nd Tues monthly)-Please let me know if you attend
39th Police District PDAC (Police Dept Advisory Council)
Has a rep from the DA’s office been assigned?/What’s DA office doing re community?
2201 W Hunting Park Ave
District calendar https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/39th/index.html
Tues Mar 10 @ 7 PM (2nd Tue monthly)
PANA (Penn Area Neighborhood Association-RCO)
Area bounded by East Chelten, Chew, Wister, Baynton in East Germantown)
431 E Locust Ave, Phila, PA, 19144. (fraternity house)
Monthly meeting and RCO community meetings re ZBA variances
Nicholas Covolus email@example.com
Tues Mar 10 @ 7 PM (varies)
14th District PSA 2 Meeting Lt Marty Best
6800 Chew Ave, Pleasant Rec. Phila,Pa
Wed Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM (monthly meeting date/site varies) NEW Regular Location
39th District PSA 1 – Police Service Area-1 COMMUNITY MEETING
5430 Pulaski Avenue, Caanan Baptist ChurchPhila., PA
district calendar https://www.phillypolice.com/districts/39th/index.html
find your district https://www.phillypolice.com/districts-units/index.html
Wed Mar 11 @ 6 – 7:30 pm (2nd Mon Wed monthly)
Friends of Vernon Park
35 W. Chelten Ave., First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, adjacent to Vernon Park
All are welcome to discuss news and ideas for Vernon Park, the ‘Emerald of Germantown’
Ruth Seeley firstname.lastname@example.org Angela Miles
Wed Mar 11? @ 7:00 PM (Board meeting 2nd Wed monthly?) Please check/confirm
First meeting Wed Jan 15, 2020
West Chelten Neighbors (WCN) NEW membership organization
449 W Price Street We hold monthly board meetings, you are welcome to attend. If there’s something you would like to see happen in your neighborhood, please consider becoming a member and/or reaching out to our board by emailing email@example.com Here is our agenda for the meeting, along with our minutes from our inaugural meeting in October 2019. Our next community meeting will be in March, with details to follow soon. The West Chelten Neighbors Board Cory Kegerise, Mike Tannenbaum, Colleen Bracken, Arlene Ketchum, Nicole Juday Rhodes, Grey Cecil, Cristina Wuenschel, Rob Tuohy, Pierre Hannecart, Dana Olexy, and Alice Foley
Thurs Mar 12 @ 6:00 PM (2nd Thurs monthly)
Northwest Neighbors of Germantown
5430 Pulaski Ave Canaan Baptist Church
Town Watch Meeting to follow @ 7 pm
view NWNG Facebook page or contact Lynda White 215-438-2967
Thurs Mar 12 @ 7:30-9:30 PM (2nd Thurs monthly)
Public “Meet & Greet” /“Story Pitch & Bitch” /“Business Corridor Happy Hour” /“Community Anti-Meeting” or whatever you want to call it
245 W. Chelten Ave.
NW Local (East Falls) Now Covering Germantown! https://nwlocalpaper.com/
Any pics, poems, stories you’d like us to include (people you’d like us to talk with), get them to us asap! We’re also taking Calendar Items (including meeting notices) as well as pics of new businesses, buildings, storefronts etc. and other items of general interest.
Steve and Carolyn, Founders/Editors Germantown Editor: Sandy Smith
Request hard copies to be available at a favorite location. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or text the Local Paper: 215-498-8874
Fri Mar 13 @ 7:00 PM (varies)
39th District PSA 3 Meeting Lt Bimble
2201 W. Hunting Park Ave., Philadelphia, Pa
NOT ACTIVE Mon @ 5:45-6:45 pm (3rd Mon 5:30 45pm monthly effective May 2018)
GSSD Marketing & Outreach Committee
57 Maplewood Mall (GSSD Offices) ?
Germantown Special Services District (GSSD) Reauthorization failed June 2019
Imfo: Trapeta Mayson Board Member now Interim Board Pres./Committee Chair email@example.com
Mon Mar 16 @ 7 PM (varies)
14th District Police Service Area PSA 3 Meeting Lt. Benita Johnson
6950 Germantown Ave.,New Courtland Campus, Phila,Pa
Tues Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm (3rd Tues monthly)
NCCY COALITION MEETING (Northwest Community Coalition for Youth)
TABOR NORTHERN COMMUNITY PARTNERS
57 EAST ARMAT STREET
(entrance on Kenyon Street)
Tues Mar 17 @ 6 PM (3rd Tues monthly)
14th Distr Captain’s Townhall Townwatch Community Meeting
43 W Haines St.
Capt John Hearn NEW CAPTAIN Nicholas Smith
Wed Mar 18 @ 3:30 PM (3rd Wed. each month) call to confirm
HAPPY HOLLOW PLAYGROUND COMMUNITY GARDEN
Everyone is welcome to join and help. Next to tennis courts/off Pulaski Av
Workday @ site Sat. 8AM-12Noon
Info: Allison Weiss 215 843 5555
Garden Volunteers Please Call we need you!
Wed Mar 18 @ 7 – 9 PM (3rd Wed. Monthly)
Germantown Artists Roundtable Gathering
For location please check calendar at www.germantownartistsroundtable.org
Artist Presentation- ALL artists and those in art related fields WELCOME!!.
Build on the foundation started to create an arts network/corridor in Germantown
Thurs Mar 19 @ 1 pm – 3 pm (3rd Thursday Every Month)
NW Community Group @ TCP
CUA #6 Community Meeting former NW Epic/TNCP Stakeholders
Tabor Community Partners (TCP)
57 E. Armat St. (Use Kenyon St. Entrance) 19144
Community Outreach & Marketing Coordinator (c) 267 309 8629
@Taborcp.org Office: 215.842.4800 ext. 425
Thurs Mar 19 @ 5:00 (3rd Thurs monthly) NEW Meeting Place
Wordsworth PHMC Turning Points/CUA #5 Community Meeting Former Logan Olney Epic Stakeholders
Residents of the 39th and 35 Police Districts
Nazarene Baptist Church 3975 Germantown Ave
Shawn Woods 215 498 2116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitney Lipton 215 398 4218 email@example.com
Dept Human Services
Thurs Mar 19 @ 6:30-8 pm (3rd Thurs monthly through Nov Vacation June, July, Aug) Check!
Faith Community Development Corp (FCDC) /RCO
108 East Price Street, Faith Chapel Church
Check with them re multiple RCO Meetings
Each month we intend to invite one of Germantown’s movers and shakers to share their ideas and to meet the people who share their interest in in improvement of our communities.
Info: Ines Love email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm (4th Mon. monthly)
39th Police District Captain’s Community/TownWatch-Meeting see phillypolice.com
(lower southwest Germantown, East Falls, Nicetown, N Phila.)
2201 W Hunting Park, 39th District Station,
Captain Anthony Ginaldi
Tues Mar 24 @ 6 PM (4th Tues monthly)
SoLo/Germantown Civic Association (RCO)
RCO Community Meeting ZBA Variance/s:
219 MANHEIM ST 6 family ZBA 39437 04/22/2020 09:30 AM
148 HANSBERRY ST 2 family ZBA 38261 04/01/2020 09:30 AM
Meeting address: 5058 Wayne Ave (entrance Manheim St) Southside Church Center
Civic Association and RCO: Southwest Central Lower Germantown
South of W. Chelten Ave.-Happy Hollow Playground-Wayne Junction Area
Tues Mar 24 @ 6:00 PM (4th Tues monthly)
14th Distr PDAC
43 West Haines St.
Thurs Mar 26 @ 7 PM (varies)
14th District PSA 1 Meeting Lt Michael Frisco
7200 Woolston Ave., Phila Pa
Tues Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm (last Tues of the month)
Southwest Germantown Neighbors Assoc
VA Admin Bldg (ID needed) lower level auditorium
5000 Wissahickon Ave.
Area: Queen La./Roberts – Wissahickon/Morris
Irv Acklesburg 215 848 5226
Fri Mar 27 @ 6 PM (site/date/time varies)
39th District PSA 2 Meeting Lt Brown
1939 W. Venango Street, Mercy Minitsries Phila., PA
Phila. Neighborhood Home Preservation Loan Program: Restore, Repair, Renew is a new initiative of the City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) to help Philadelphia homeowners access low-interest rate loans to invest in their properties. Lenders participating in the program are offering 10-year, 3% fixed Annual Percentage Rate loans that range from $2,500 to $24,999 to eligible homeowners. Loans can fund a range of home repairs that focus on health, safety, weatherization, accessibility, and quality of life. The goal of the program is to help Philadelphians improve their homes and strengthen their communities.
Zoning Appeal/RCO Community Meeting ZBA Hearing April 15, 2020
Community Meeting Update Re Negotiations: Germantown High School Owner/Developer
47-57 East Haines St, Janes Memorial United Methodist Church
Power (215) 844-9564 Pastor Gregory Holston email@example.com
GU Emaleigh Doley 215 856 4303 x 1
Sept 16 @ 6 pm Postponed Oct??? No Website No Info Nov?
GSSD Meeting (Regular monthly meeting alternates 2nd Fri 9 am/Mon 6 pm see website for all dates ) Businesses, Property Owners and Community! Reauthorization did not suceed
Covers:Germantown/W Chelten Ave-Coulter/Harvey/High
Meeting is open to the public. If you need special accommodation, please contact our office
(Property and Business Owners that’s YOU! as well as the PUBLIC!)
Interim Board Pres. Trapeta Mayson Consultant: Jamar Kelly
Newest board members; Joseph Meade (resigned), Angela Bowie & Charles Richardson , Kathy Paulmier-term expired, Daniel Connor-resigned, Ingrid Shepard-resigned
OFFICE: 57 Maplewood Mall Closed NEW MEETING LOCATION CHECK?
https://www.germantownssd.com/ website expired (Oct1, 2019)
Interim Board Pres.: Trapeta Mayson PresBoard.GSSD@gmail.com
**Neighborhood Networks – Northwest Philly
Go to www.phillynn.org for a calendar of events, news of action group activities (Environment, Education, etc.) and to join our email list for direct alerts. We do frequent voter registration drives and voter education.
Germantown HS Charter School Coalition
Development of new charter school at the site.
130 W Walnut La
Info: Julie S Caroll firstname.lastname@example.org
Hansberry Garden and Nature Center
Wayne Ave & Hansberry St
See the HGNC website at http://www.hansberrygarden.org.
Claudia Ginanni email@example.com
PO Box 44137 Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: (267) 225-8217
Friends of Cloverly/The Old Tennis Court Community Garden
The Old Tennis Court Farm community garden, located on the 5400 block of Wissahickon
Avenue in Germantown, has plots available for the 2018 garden season and is now welcoming new members.
Full-sized plots (12 feet x 12 feet) are $40 for the season. A few half-plots (12 feet x 6 feet) are available for $20 for the season. Those new to gardening can tap the expertise of more seasoned members.
The Old Tennis Court Farm operates as a collaborative effort: in addition to caring for their own plots, members share in the upkeep of the garden as whole, including a set of community benefit plots whose harvest is donated to local organizations that provide food to those in need.
The Old Tennis Court Farm is an affiliate of Neighborhood Gardens Trust (www.ngtrust.org). For more information about becoming a member of the Old Tennis Court Farm, use the contact form at www.oldtenniscourtfarm.org.
INFO MISSING: Call/Email me 215 843 5555 firstname.lastname@example.org
BECOME A BLOCK CAPTAIN online info and application
Locate a RCO/Learn about RCO (Registered Community Organization)
Vacant Land: http://www.phila.gov/pra
Quality of Life: http://www.phila.gov/qualityoflife
Great Map: Parcels/Property Owners: http://www.phila.gov/water/swmap
–Looking for information Price-Knox Neighbors
-Germantown United CDC was awarded the DHDC NAC contract Oct 2018 info use link
??? Mon @ 6 PM Sat @ 1 PM (1 Monday/3rd Saturday monthly) ??? PLEASE CHECK
HAPPY HOLLOW PLAYGROUND Phila Dept Parks & Recreation
COMMUNITY/ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
WE NEED YOU! Community is welcome!
Wayne Ave and Logan St.
info: 215 685 2195 RECREATION LEADER, Pending hours 1 pm – 9 pm
KeySpot: Computer classes @ Happy Hollow Playground! Free access to the public
June 2018 Retired
Germantown Community Connection (GCC) RCO
35 W Chelten Ave (First Presbyterian Church)
GCC initiates, collaborates & partners w/organizations to hold special public forums &events.
Tues @ 6pm CHECK FOR CURRENT INFO @ 6 PM
Chew Belfield Neighbors Club-RCO (CBNC) RCO
Commission on Phila Parks and Recreation
Get to know what’s going on with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
and get the chance to speak directly to PPR Staff
Councilwoman Cindy Bass 8th District
Local District Office 4439 A Germantown Ave
Info: Patrick W Jones 07/17 Charles Richardson 215 685 9182
Mon – Fri 9 AM til 5 PM Closed Sat/by appointment (9/2015)
Corner of Wayne and Hansberry
Various Times and locations around the 39th Police District
Parent Cafe CUA 5(Community Umbrella Agency 5) PHMC/Turning Points
39th Police District
Locations and times vary
Breakfast, lunch or dinner and lively conversation
must RSVP (childcare available)
INFO: Community Liaison at 267 766 2000, ext. 2077 or 267-789-5693 267-275-4059
Parent Cafe CUA 6 (Community Umbrella Agency 6) Tabor Northern Services Tabor Community Partners (TCP) 14th Police District
Locations and times vary
Breakfast, lunch or dinner and lively conversation must RSVP (childcare available)
NCCY Northwest Community Coalition Youth
Isabella Fitzgerald, Chairperson email@example.com
Kelly Green Project
Greening of John B Kelly School
Pulaski Ave and Hansberry St. Germantown
More Info: http://kellygreenproject.com/
Germantown Town Hall Collaborative What Next
6001 Germantown Ave FUMCOG – please check to confirm location
Come hear about how we are trying to “keep the doors open” at the Town Hall. There is a lot of exciting news — too much to tell in an email — come on out and join the conversation! To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group athttp://groups.google.com/group/germantown-town-hall-collaborative.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/germantown-town-hall-collaborative/fe1c1457-9806-470c-a926-057db969f299%40googlegroups.com.
Urban Resources Development Corporation
The Housing Rehabilitation Program purchases abandoned and foreclosed houses in Germantown, Mt. Airy, and the surrounding neighborhoods, renovates them, and then sells the houses to low and moderate income, first- time home buyers. URDC usually purchases houses in stable neighborhoods where a dilapidated or abandoned house causes concerns for the neighbors. Since its inception, URDC has renovated and sold over 30 houses in the northwest part of the city.
Urban Resources Development Corporation
6001 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19144
Ph 267-664-3538 fax 267-438-3077
Phila Police Dept
Philly Future Track age 16-24 6 month paid program training download application http://www.philastreets.com
Know your Police District and Police Service Area (PSA)
Community meetings w/lieutenant scheduled regularly. Information available at
Nicetown CDC NAC
Info: Majeedah A. Rashid, Chief Operating Officer-Nicetown CDC
4414 Germantown Avenue-3rd Floor, Suite B, Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 324-9772-NTCDC Headquarters (215) 329-1827-NTCDC Community Center
Working Together To Put The Nice Back In “The Town”
Other Neighborhood Organizations/Contact them for information and please let me know. Dates Unavailable at this Time Contact Info:
Blue Bell Hill Civic Association RCO Blue Bell Hill straddles the Germantown and West Mount Airy neighborhoods, with most residents in Germantown 19144, others in Mt. Airy 19119. Blue Bell Hill is bounded by Wissahickon Avenue, Walnut Lane, Cliveden Street (both sides, 19119), and the north/east edge of Fairmount Park. It includes residential streets between Walnut Lane and the park, Rittenhouse Town, as well as nearby residents who identify with our community. http://bluebellhill.net/
Friends of Fernhill Park Est: 1989 – Looking for current info please advise!
Germantown Life Enrichment Center (GLEC-former Y)
5722 Greene St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: 215 844 3281
Germantown United CDC October 2018 DHCD NAC Contract
5320 Germantown Ave (southwest corner Germantown Ave and W Penn St)
Greater Germantown Business Assoc Please advise any current info!
Greening of John B Kelly School
5116 Pulaski Ave Phila pa 19144
Info: Dennis Barneby email@example.com
Nicetown CDC/NAC-NAS RCO
Nicetown CDC Community Center-4300 Germantown Avenue
Info: 215 329 1824
Swampoodle Neighborhood RCO
*Tioga United* RCO
1926 W Venango St
Phila., PA 19140
The W Rockland Street Project (between Greene St and Germantown Ave)
The W Rockland Street Project is a volunteer-driven effort to revitalize one Philadelphia city block. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or volunteer! Visitwww.rocklandstreet.com to learn more
West Central Germantown Neighbors RCO
Wister Neighborhood Council Please advise any current info!
Yes! And… Collaborative Arts
Transforming young lives through art and imagination.
Yoacap Advisory Council
Youth Outreach Adolecent Community Awareness Program
Shane Victorino Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Clarissa and Hunting Park
To enhance the quality of life and health for Philadelphians through community-based and culturally competent interventions. Needs community participation. Info: Woody 215 851 1834 cell 215 778 4455 email@example.com
Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music 1628-30 W. Allegheny Avenue Phila. PA. 19132-1745.. 215-430-0435 (215) 430-0452 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org gegisom.org Joyce Drayton, Founder/Executive Director
*Comcast internet essentials
Low cost: computer 149.95, internet 9.95, classes, online tutorials
Comcast Cable $9.95 per month
Comcast Cable is the sole provider of the Internet Essentials high-speed internet service designed specifically for low income Americans who have a child who participates in the National School Lunch program, developed by Comcast. For information on this cheap internet plan for only $9.95 a month,
- Have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.
- Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.
- Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days. 1-855-8-INTERNET
Find deeds, records, photos, maps, rcos, etc.
Maps-filter by category
Peruse your neighborhood via Phila. Storm Water Map Viewer click to find address owner etc
Planning Commission NW Plan 2035 FYI
SoLo-WAM /Happy Hollow Playground Community Email Feb 2020 ©aw