Crescent Heights Neighborhood


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

Book Club | The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

13486632CHNA Book Club |  The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
Tuesday, April 24th @ 7PM | | 534 29th Ave N | RSVP: Maureen Camphire, maurcamp@verizon.net

From Goodreads: It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not… Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed (in his slippers) and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. Already a huge bestseller across Europe, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared is a fun and feel-good book for all ages.

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Garage Sale

Time for some spring cleaning…it’s April and it’s time again for the Crescent Heights Neighborhood Yard Sale!

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Yard Sale
When
Saturday, April 21st
Where: The whole neighborhood!
How: Contact CHNAgaragesale@gmail.com by April 14th to be added to the garage sale map

3/12/18 | CHNA Neighborhood Meeting | NEW LOCATION

Please join us on Monday, March 12th for our Neighborhood Meeting.  We will be meeting at 7:00 pm in the TASCO Teen Center Building in the Huggins-Stengel Sports Complex at Crescent Lake Park. Parking is available, and the facility address is 1320 5th Street N.

The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion on whether or not areas of CHNA should consider applying for local historic designation.  A representative of the City of St. Petersburg’s Historic Preservation staff will be available to answer your code-specific questions in terms of window replacement, door replacement, fence repairs, additions, demolition, and other topics.  This individual can also share more about the application process and timeline for potential adoption. Once this meeting has adjourned, the CHNA Board will add the questions posed to our Q&A educational document, and then work to distribute the information to residents.  Members of the CHNA Board will share information about recent developments on the cooperative negotiation process with the Church of the Beatitudes and developer JMS Consulting.

Pizza and soda will be provided.  Historical designation is an important issue that could have a long-term impact on our neighborhood and its residents.  Please join us on Monday, March 12th to learn more about this important topic.

2/24/18 | Shower the Church of the Beatitudes in Love

nick-fewings-532590Shower the Church of the Beatitudes in Love
Saturday | February 24th | 12:15 pm

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is encouraging you to show your love for historic buildings by “bombing” them with paper hearts. And we have just the place for you here in Crescent Heights: For over 50 years the Church of the Beatitudes facility at 2812 8th Street N. has served as community meeting space, polling location, and valued neighborhood partner.  Unfortunately, it now may be time to say goodbye as the building has been sold and there are plans in place to redevelop all or a portion of the parcel.

Regardless of what’s to come, let’s celebrate all of the memories and bomb it with love!  Please join us on Saturday, February 24th at 12:15 pm for a Heart Bomb event.  Bring your own paper heart or we’ll have spare paper hearts to share. Write a message of love or gratitude on the heart and we’ll take a group photo in front of the facility to show our love. Afterwards the hearts will be left for the congregation to thank them for sharing their facility with our local neighborhoods for so many years.  Hope to see you there!

2/24/18 | CHNA Play-Out Event

CHNA is hosting a family-fun event on Saturday, February 24th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. We’ll be closing off 7th Street N between 25th Ave N and 26th Ave N. and creating a safe space for kids to play! CHNA will provide sidewalk chalk, bubble machines, a temporary tattoo station (the new alternative to face painting), and some fun music. Bring the kids to play with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy some Florida sunshine. Bring any outdoor toys to play with or share: There is space for bikes/big wheels, jump ropes, balls, and all kinds of fun stuff. Guests welcome!

2/18/18 | Potluck Picnic in the Park

Warmer weather is here, neighbors!

Join Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association and Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) for a potluck picnic in Crescent Lake Park on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 12pm-2 pm. Bring a dish to share with neighbors. We will be providing plates, flatware, and drinks. Games, activities, and good company await!

Event Details:
Sunday, February 18
12pm – 2pm | Crescent Lake Park

We hope to see you there!

2/12/18 | Special Neighborhood Meeting: Landmark Designation Application for Church Facility

Special Neighborhood Meeting: Landmark Designation Application for Church Facility
February 12, 2018 | 7:00 PM | 780 25th  Ave N

ChurchPlease join us on Monday, February 12th for a Special Neighborhood Meeting to discuss if CHNA, in partnership with the Saint Petersburg Preservation Inc. (Preserve the ‘Burg), will submit a joint Landmark Designation application for the current Church of the Beatitudes facility on 2812  8th Street North.  The meeting will be held at 780 25th Avenue North. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm.

Originally built in 1928, the condition of the building and its historical significance has caused many residents to question if the property should be deemed historical by the St. Petersburg City Counsel. Submitting a Landmark Designation application will prevent a demolition permit from being issued by the City while the historical significance of the building is considered.

CHNA bylaws contain special rules for obtaining a quorum and also for voting when a Special Meeting is called. All in attendance at this special meeting will be welcome to voice an opinion; however, only current dues-paying members of CHNA will have their votes counted and officially recorded. If you would like your vote on this matter to be officially recorded, you can pay your dues at the Special Meeting, or in advance through Pay Pal or by mail (P.O. Box 76051, Saint Petersburg, FL 33734). Your $20 annual membership funds all of the neighborhood events and helps to make our neighborhood such a great place to live. You can RSVP to the Facebook event for this meeting here.

Chili Cook-Off Porch Party | Saturday January 20

Image result for bowl of chili cartoonChili Cook-Off Porch Party
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
5-8PM
Home of Kevin Mort | 777 26th Ave N

With cool, crisp weather this week, there couldn’t be a better time to come out and join your neighbors THIS SATURDAY for the January Porch Party/Chili Cook-Off!

Crescent Heights 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, January 20th from 5-8 at 777 26th Ave N, hosted by Kevin Mort. If you don’t have chili, side dishes of corn chips, sour cream, grated cheese, or cornbread would be welcome additions. Please BYOB.

If you have any questions, call Kevin at 727-409-8248.

We hope to see you there for this fun event!

Neighborhood Meeting | Jan 9, 7PM

Time to ring in the New Year with our first CHNA meeting of 2017!

Neighborhood Meeting
Monday, January 9
Refreshments 6:30, Meeting 7pm
Church of the Beatitudes | 2812 8th St N

Halloween Block Party

jackoilabteCrescent Heights Halloween Block Party!
Saturday, October 29th | 5:00-7:00PM
7th St N between 25th and 26th Ave N

Games, costume contest, activitiesfor kids, food and lots of fun.

Questions or suggestions contact: John Sullivan jfs2315@aol.com

Book Nook | Leaving Time

leavingtime_picoult_bookcoverOctober 25, 7PM
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
2319 7th St. N
Contact: Maureen Camphire, maurcamp@Verizon.net

Goodreads Preview: For over a decade, Jenna Metcalf obsesses on her vanished mom Alice. Jenna searches online, rereads journals of the scientist who studied grief among elephants. Two unlikely allies are Serenity Jones, psychic for missing people who doubts her gift, and Virgil Stanhope, jaded PI who originally investigated cases of Alice and her colleague. Hard questions and answers.

For more information, please contact maurcamp@Verizon.net

Neighborhood Porch Party | Oct. 7

Neighborhood Porch Party
October 7 | 7:00 PM
Erica and Bruce Allums home
780 25th Ave N

Book Nook | The Perfume Collector

The Perfume CollectorSeptember 27, 7PM
The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tusarro
835 26th Avenue N
Contact: Maureen Camphire, maurcamp@Verizon.net

Goodreads Preview: A remarkable novel about secrets, desire, memory, passion, and possibility. Newlywed Grace Monroe doesn’t fit anyone’s expectations of a successful 1950s London socialite, least of all her own. When she receives an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger, Madame Eva d’Orsey, Grace is drawn to uncover the identity of her mysterious benefactor. Weaving through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London, the story Grace uncovers is that of an extraordinary women who inspired one of Paris’s greatest perfumers. Immortalized in three evocative perfumes, Eva d’Orsey’s history will transform Grace’s life forever, forcing her to choose between the woman she is expected to be and the person she really is.

The Perfume Collector explores the complex and obsessive love between muse and artist, and the tremendous power of memory and scent.

For more information, please contact maurcamp@Verizon.net

Crescent Heights Festival – 9/17

The First Annual Crescent Heights Festival is Here!
Saturday, September 17th, 9AM – 2PM
Crescent Lake Park

crescent lake parkMark your calendars for the 1st Annual Friends of Crescent Lake Festival from 9am- 2pm. Join us for an early morning bird walk, environmental exhibits, a 10:00am re-dedication ceremony for the newly painted water tower mural, food trucks, and much more. We hope this will spark an ongoing annual festival as a way to celebrate one of the city’s more versatile and popular city parks, as well as get more of our neighbors engaged in our neighborhood associations and Friends of Crescent Lake volunteer opportunities. Find out how you can support the festival.

We’ll see you there!
Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood Meeting

CHNA Meeting
Monday, September 12
Refreshments 6:30PM, Meeting 7:00PM
Church of the Beatitudes

We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer @ CareFest – Church of the Beatitudes

CareFest Event: Church of the Beatitudes,
2812 8th St. N.
Grounds Beautification Project
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time TBA
Contact: CHNA.HSvolunteercoordinator@gmail.com

Each year, Pinellas County participates in a one-day community service event that helps neighbors in the community. This year, as a thank you for their ongoing kindness and generosity, CHNA is offering support to our great neighbor, The Church of the Beatitudes.

Scope: Exterior upkeep to include power-washing and lighthandiwork. Grounds updating to include removal of right-of-way plants along intersection of 8th Street North and 29th Avenue North; planting Florida-friendly/drought-tolerant plants due to lack of irrigation.

Business Donations: Ace Hardware has committed to donating goods needed for the project (exact donations to be determined as the date approaches). Other local businesses (to include landscaping services, plant nurseries, and landscape supply companies) have been approached for donations of goods or services. We are still waiting for responses. If you are a business proprietor with goods or services to donate, please contact CHNA.HSVolunteerCoordinator@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed: Please contact CHNA.HSVolunteerCoordinator@gmail.com to sign up. You will be joining local high school students as they earn volunteer hours towards their Bright Futures scholarship eligibility.

Would your High School student like to join us now and in the future to earn volunteer hours towards their Bright Futures scholarship eligibility? Some of the ways hours can be earned include delivering the printed newsletter, working a table at our Annual Halloween Block Party, helping out with the next Arts and Cultural Affairs event, and/or assisting with other Neighbors Helping Neighbors tasks. Please contact CHNA.HSVolunteerCoordinator@gmail.com for more info, and to find out what paperwork is required for your school. See you in September!

Angie C.

Food & Clothing Drive

Food and Clothing Drive
Benefiting local non-profit Daystar Life Center
Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12
8:30AM to 8:00PM at Church of the Beatitudes

Next CHNA Meeting – July 11

Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association meeting
July 11, 2016
Church of the Beautitudes
Refreshments @ 6:30PM, Meeting @ 7:00PM

See you there!

Arts & Cultural Fair Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 21 – 7:30PM
Church of the Beatitudes

Cancelled: June Porch Party

Update: June Porch Party Cancelled. 

We look forward to seeing you at the next one!

 

Biking and Walking Groups

Planning to get out for a morning walk or ride?

Come out and join a neighborhood walking or biking group.
Groups meet at the Church of the Beatitudes
Saturday, June 4th, 9AM

Crosswalk Celebration @ Casita

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Join your neighbors on Wednesday, June 15th at Casita Taqueria from 6-8PM to celebrate the opening of our new mid-block cross-walk!

Enjoy the safe, new crossing and some delicious, authentic Mexican fare with your neighbors and friends.

Book Nook | Three Junes

Three Junes Book CoverTuesday May 24th, 7PM
The Three Junes by Julia Glass
Contact: Maureen Camphire
724 23rd Ave N

Goodreads Preview: A luminous first novel, set in Greece, Scotland, Greenwich Village, and Long Island, that traces the members of a Scottish family as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises…In prose rich with compassion and wit, Three Junes paints a haunting portrait of love’s redemptive powers.

 For more information, please contact maurcamp@Verizon.net

Sunken Gardens Event with the Mayor

Meet our mayor at Sunken Gardens:
Wednesday, May 11 at 6pm
Sunken Gardens Amphitheater
1825 4th Street North

Neighborhood Meeting

Come meet your neighbors:
Monday, May 2
Refreshments 6:30pm, Meeting at 7pm
Church of the Beatitudes

Book Nook |Room

Room_coverRoom by Emma Donoghue is the April book club election. Following is a Goodreads review:  Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where
Old Nick has held her captive for seven years.  Through her fierce love for her son, determination, and ingenuity Ma has created a life for Jack in this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack’s curiosity building alongside her own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer. She devises a bold escape plan, one that relies on her young son’s bravery and a lot of luck. What she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.  Told entirely in the language of the energetic, pragmatic five-year-old Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience and the limitless bond between parent and child, a brilliantly executed novel about what it means to journey rom one world to another.
     April’s book club discussion will be on Tuesday, April 26th from 7-9pm at 835 26th Av N.  For more information, please contact maurcamp@Verizon.net.

CHNA Bylaws

Below are previous versions of CHNA By-laws. For the most recent amended CHNA By-Laws, visit About -> CHNA By-Laws.

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The proposed updated CHNA Bylaws from October 2015.

2015 CHNA Bylaws

The CHNA Bylaws approved November 2010.

2010 CHNA Bylaws

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