Crescent Heights Neighborhood

The neighborhood of Crescent Heights is conveniently located near downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

CHNA General Membership and Board Meeting

100_2817The next CHNA General Membership and Board meeting will take place on Monday, March 2nd at the Church of the Beattitudes (corner of 8th St N and 28th Ave N). Snacks at 6:30 followed by the meeting at 7:00 PM.

St Petersburg Councilmember Darden Rice will be providing an Energy, Natural Resources, and Sustainability Update. She will also answer any other city related questions that attendees may have.



Neighborhood Garage Sale

GarageSaleSpring cleaning? Put aside a “sell pile” and join our community-wide garage sale on Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

All residents are invited to participate in the sale. However, if you are a current member of CHNA, your address and details of your sale will be listed on our garage sale map. Copies of the map will be available to potential buyers from a central location in the neighborhood, and on the CHNA website. The sale will be advertised in Craigslist and the Tampa Bay Times. To be included on the map, please follow these instructions:

1. If you are not already a member of CHNA, please join! Your dues
help us to hold fun events all year long. Join one of three ways:
(1) through the website, (“Join CHNA” is mid-way
down the Home page on the right); (2) mail a check for $20 made
payable to CHNA, to CHNA, PO Box 76051, St. Petersburg, FL
33734; or (3) bring the check or $20 cash to a neighborhood event.
Include the names of the adults in your household, address, e-mail,
and phone number. (If paying online, please include the second
adult name in the “Note to seller” section.) Please complete one of
these options by March 10.

2. E-mail your address and a brief listing of items for sale to with “CHNA Garage Sale” in the comment
line by March 13.

Porch Party | March 2015

Home of Anna Luft and Tammy Young, 2310 7th Street North.

Book Nook | The Mathematician’s Shiva

MathematicianMarch’s book club selection is The Mathematician’s Shiva by Stuart Rojstaczer, but you don’t have to be a mathematician to enjoy this author’s first novel. According to the New York Times Book Review, “You can never really complain about a book being too alive, too curious, too alert, too true to itself . . .The novel works for the same reason the humor does: It is smart and brutally honest.”

When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela’s shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves, even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot, Sasha must come to terms with his mother’s outsized influence on his life.

Spanning decades and continents, from a crowded living room in Madison, Wisconsin, to the windswept beach on the Barents Sea where a young Rachela had her first mathematical breakthrough, The Mathematician’s Shiva is an unexpectedly moving and uproariously funny novel that captures humanity’s drive not just to survive, but to achieve the impossible.

Other than being a writer, Rojstaczer is a scientist and musician. He is a former Duke University geophysics professor and has lived in Israel, Italy, and throughout the United States. His parents were both Polish-Jewish post-WWII immigrants. He has written about education for the New York Times and the Washington Post and has written research articles in hydrology, ecology, geophysics, and geology for Science, Nature, and many other scientific journals. He received the National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction (2014) and has been a Karma Foundation Annual Short Story Finalist and a National Science Foundation Young Investigator.

The book club is taking a departure from meeting in one another’s homes this month. The March meeting will take place at The Melting Pot on 4th Street on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 PM. We will not be sitting Shiva, but we will be dissecting Rojstaczer’s smart and witty book. By gathering a half hour earlier than usual, we can take advantage of the half-price drinks and appetizers. It will be “Dutch Treat” on this evening and will include lots of good discussion and conversation for those who attend.

Please contact me for more information at

CHNA General Membership and Board Meeting

March 30th at 6:30 PM.

Church of the Beatitudes.

Easter Egg Hunt at Crescent Lake


Please join us for a fun Easter Egg Hunt at Crescent Lake on Saturday April 4, 9:30-10:30am.  The event is hosted by the Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association and the Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association. If you want to participate, please drop off 12 eggs per child (with individually wrapped goodies inside) at the following address: 732 17th Avenue North (2 bins for eggs will be out front of this address starting on 3/31). The hunt will be divided into two groups: 4 and under &  5-12, the bins will be marked accordingly.

Everything starts at 9:30am SHARP, be there early as the kiddies move quickly!!  Coffee, juice and snacks will be provided. If you would like to bring a baked good to share – it will not be turned away!!

We are looking for any volunteers to help out. If you are interested please contact Ashley Burke by email

Thanks for your support on this fun lake activity!

Sunken Gardens Night Out – with Mayor Rick Kriseman

sunken gardens Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North

Guest Speaker: Rick Kriseman


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