Crescent Heights Neighborhood
The Book Club will not meet in July or August, taking a two-month break during the summer, since many book club members will be on vacation at some time during those months. However, we can prepare for the upcoming fall books by getting a head start on our next selections during the less hectic days of summer.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt has been chosen for September’s book. It is a New York Times bestseller andhas been recommended by several avid reader friends. It is a bit of a tome at 770 pages, so I will definitely get started on it this summer.
For October we’ll be discussing Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomans.
Finally, in November it will be The Round House by Louise Erdrich, another bestseller in 2012, and a National Book Award winner.
The CHNA Book Club is open to all residents and we welcome new members. We usually meet the fourth Tuesday of the month, rotating locations in each other’s homes. The September meeting will be hosted by Maureen Camphire, 835 26th Ave North at 7 PM. For more information contact email@example.com.
Have a wonderful summer! “The love of learning, The sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity ofbooks.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Location: Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 8th St North
Date: Monday, October 6th
Meeting Time: 7 PM
We all know Crescent Heights is the top neighborhood in St Petersburg for Hallowe’en. This year the stakes are even higher. You can compete against fellow neighbors for top prize with online voting to determine the winner. That’s right, get your scare on, polish those plastic pumpkins, dust off those cobwebs and spiders, and get decorating!
Properties will be nominated by CHNA board members on Saturday, October 11th. You can also nominate neighbors or yourself by sending the home address via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Homes will be photographed and posted to the web site on Sunday, October 12th. Online voting will be open until noon on October 25th. Finally, winners and prizes will be announced at the biggest block party of the year, the CHNA Hallowe’en Block Party.
Get out there and get decorating!
Join your Erica and Bruce Allums at their home, 780 25th Avenue North, for the spookiest porch party of the year on Friday, October 24th at 7 PM.
Bring the beverage of your choice and something to nibble on.
On the way, be sure and enjoy the walk along pumpkin-lined 25th Ave North. Every year they set the standard for the neighborhood with their spectacular Hallowe’en decorations.
Join your neighbors for the 6th Annual CHNA Hallowe’en Block Party!
This year the block party will be held on 7th Street North, between 25th and 26th Avenue. An easy walk for all neighborhood residents and costumed super heroes, goblins, cowboys, princesses, zombies, and well, anything else you want to dress up and be!
The event is free to all residents, whether you are a member of the Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association or not. CHNA will be providing complimentary hot dogs, chips, and beverages. There will be free cookie decorating for the kids, a costume contest based on age range, as well as music, games, a fire truck and police car.
This is a great opportunity to join CHNA for 2015 as well. Dues stay at the same rate of $20 per household for the full year. Even better, there will be prize raffles for members signing up at the block party!
CHNA flags and T-shirts will be available for purchase as well.
We are looking forward to a huge neighborhood turnout and lots of costumed kids and adults. See you there!
Who doesn’t love a parade? And could it get better than a parade in your very own neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day!
Started last year by resident Nancy Way and her energetic neighbors, there were baton twirlers, flag bearers, decorated wagons, and even a local beauty queen, all accompanied by John Phillips Sousa march music. This year, Santa and Mrs Claus have even been invited!
The parade is planned to start at 10 AM, Thanksgiving morning, November 27th. Parade participants are welcome to snacks and beverages starting at 9 AM at the parade assembly area, 526 25th Ave North.
Participants: Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade! You can march, you can make a float out of a wagon or golf cart, you can drive a decorated car, you can ride in the hay wagon pickup truck, you can do just about anything. The possibilities are endless. Let your imagination be your guide. Contact Nancy at email@example.com if you and your family would like to participate. Note that children will need to be accompanied by at least one adult.
Spectators: If you will be home Thanksgiving morning, or even better, have guests or out of town visitors, and want to witness the spectacle then let Nancy know so that the parade route can include your street. A great parade needs great spectators. Send routing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is your opportunity to get out of the house and work up that Thanksgiving day appetite and have a little neighborhood fun!
Back by popular demand, Ken and Elisabeth Caswell will be hosting “Friendsgiving” again this year. Gather up the beverage of your choice along with your Thanksgiving leftovers, or make that favorite dish that that wasn’t on your Thanksgiving menu and bring it to 525 22nd Ave North on Friday, November 28th at 4 PM.
Continue the holiday season celebration by joining your neighborhood friends for a good time!