It may feel a little more like Halloween outside, BUT it is just a few days from the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and in order to assist you in your gift giving the Board of Directors of EPX is sponsoring a Raffle!

Area merchants have graciously donated $800 worth of prizes, which will be raffled off in three Holiday Baskets (each valued from $100-$185) and three individual prizes. Baskets, compliments of Cellini’s, contain gift certificates from restaurant and retail favorites along Passyunk Avenue, the Italian Market, and around the city. Please patronize these businesses and tell them we sent you!

Tickets are $10–this is the first major fund-raiser for our Association so we ask for everyone’s support. Even if you don’t celebrate anything special this time of year, and we have NOT saved you any shopping, come buy tickets anyway and if you win spend the prizes on yourself! Happy Holidays!

Want tickets? Send an email to contact@epcrossing.org.

Raffle winners will be announced at the December 18th “Clean and Green” meeting and winners need not be present to win.

Bring Your Broom! Join us on Saturday, December 9, 2006

The next cleanup will tackle 10th Street–we’ll sweep the length of 10th Street, from Snyder to Tasker. Join your neighbors to help us bag up those remaining autumn-colored leaves!

when? 10:30 am – 1 pm
Meet at: 10th & Snyder

We’ll have coffee and donuts at the start, and refreshments at the finish at the 1601 Bar (10th/Tasker). Questions? contact beautification at epcrossing dot org

Having issues with the water-table flooding in our area?  Here is the perfect opportunity to learn what the Philadelphia Water Department is doing to address these issues. The EPX December General Membership meeting will have a presentation by deputy director Debra McCarty of the PWD as the Order of the Day.  In addition to the presentation and distribution of materials, Ms. McCarty will field a brief Q & A.  Plan to be there and stay dry.    

 

GreenPlan Philadelphia Logo Bike trails? Traditional parks? Dog parks? Skateparks ? ?

GreenPlan Philadelphia is the first comprehensive plan undertaken by the City in over 40 years. GreenPlan Philadelphia is an open space planning process that will provide a long-term roadmap for using, acquiring, developing, funding, and managing open space in our City’s neighborhoods.

If you would like to share your thoughts about the future of green space in your neighborhood the City is hosting a public forum for South Philadelphia (south of South Street, west and north of the Delaware River, East of the Schuylkill River) at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14 at the Fels Community Center, 2407 South Broad Street. Continue reading

EPX can be proud of the leaps it has made in the first full month of existence! In addition to all the Governance related documents filed and meetings held, our membership, through the work of our committees, has started to become a real presence in the community.

– “Clean and Green” saw forty plus members clean McKean street on 10/21.

– Community Relations hosted Bocce Ball lessons for over a dozen neighbors at the Piazza on Passyunk on 10/25.

– Membership sold thirty tickets to the Cavaliere Memorial Concert at Ss. Neumann-Goretti H.S. on 10/29.

– Public Safety had over twenty people for their inaugural Town Watch walk on 10/30.

– Zoning sent representatives to two Zoning Board Commission hearings.

Congratulations to all the committees and members, if we have done all this in just over seven weeks imagine the possibilities!