Book Nook | Girl Waits With Gun

girl-waits-with-gunSheila Julian picked February’s book and sent the following review:

From New York Times best-selling author, Amy Stewart, comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs. In fact the title, Girl Waits With Gun, is an actual newspaper headline about lead character Constance Kopp. As a woman living at the end of the Victorian era, Miss Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years prior. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

February’s book club discussion will be at 835 26th Avenue N. New members, friends, and neighbors are always welcome. For more information please contact

Arts and Culture Fair

Come to the fair! Come to the first ever fun and fabulous Art and Cultural Fair sponsored by CHNA and The Church of the Beatitudes. The event will be held from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, February 27 at the Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 Eighth Street North. Also, Eighth Street North will be blocked off between 28th and 29th Avenues North.

Local artists from the neighborhood will be exhibiting their works of art in the Church of the Beatitudes. Simultaneously, the outdoor area will have cultural displays, traditional dance and music, and ethnic foods. In addition, some cultural groups from Saint Petersburg International Folk Fair Society (SPIFFS) will be there to enhance the festive atmosphere.

Spread the word and reserve your space if you are an artist! It’s a unique opportunity because there will be no charge for artists to display and sell their work.

Join us for this exciting event which will foster appreciation of other cultures and will be entertaining for the whole family, and a fun place for friends to gather. For more information or to volunteer, contact or

Neighborhood Meeting

100_2817CHNA General Membership Meeting

Location: Church of the Beatitudes (28th Ave N & 8th St N)

When: Monday, March 7th

Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:00 PM

2015 Holiday Home Decorating Contest – Poll Now Open !!!

The finalists for the 2015 CHNA Holiday Home Decorating Contest are listed below!!!

Since the photos can’t fully capture the ambiance and all the work that our neighbors put into these displays, voters are encouraged to drive or walk by each of the finalists before casting their votes. You may vote for up to 3 different homes.

If you are one of the finalists and would like a different photo used, please email it as an attachment to

And finally, thanks to everyone in Crescent Heights for decorating for the season!

f23 840 23rd Ave N - 2015

f23 853 23rd Ave N - 2015

f24 826 24th Ave N - 2015

f25 547 25th Ave N - 2015 x2

f25 836 25th Ave N - 2015

f26 611 26th Ave N - 2015

f26 754 26th Ave N - 2015

f26 834 26th Ave N - 2015

Select up to 3 homes from the following:

Voting is limited by your device’s IP address. If you do not see the poll dialog box directly above this text, your votes have already been counted.

Voting closes at midnight on December 27th. Winners will be announced on December 28th.

Thanks for voting!

Porch Party | December 2015

The annual Holiday Porch Party will be held this year on Sunday, December 6th, from 7-9 PM at the home of Louise and Allen Barrett, 826 24th Ave North.

Barrett's House


Start the month off with your friends and neighbors by bringing a dish to share and the beverage of your choice. Louise and Allen are the perfect holiday hosts and their home is decorated for the season, so come out and enjoy!

2015 Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Get decorating!!!  The CHNA Holiday Home Decorating Contest has returned this year to recognize neighborhood residents that do an outstanding job of getting their home into the holiday spirit. You can never have too many lights, too many decorations, or too much spirit!

You can nominate neighborhood homes, including your own, by sending the address in an email to All nominations must be received by midnight Saturday, December 19.

Photos of the nominated finalists will be posted to Online voting will take place December 21 to December 27 on our website. The winners will be announced via email and on the website on Monday, December 28th. The first, second, and third place winners will all be awarded prizes! Winners of the 2015 Halloween Home Decorating Contest are invited to participate but will not be eligible for prizes.

The neighborhood is already lighted with holiday displays and looking quite festive. Thanks everyone for making our neighborhood a true winter wonderland!

Last year’s winners were Theresa and Joseph DiVito of 547 25th Avenue North. Here is there impressive display.

547 25th Ave N 3

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