9/29/18 | Carefest St. Pete

Carefest St. Pete | Saturday, September 29 | 10:00am
Meet @ 777 29th Ave N (base of operations) and then disperse throughout Crescent Heights.

Join in on this City-wide volunteer effort to help make St. Pete great!  Our project will be to repaint the bases of our neighborhood markers.  The last time they were repainted was seven years ago, and they are starting to need some love again.  Paint and supplies will be provided, so you’ll just need to “get rolling.”  Once the bases have been repainted, the original artist will touch up the plaque and gold ball at the top of each marker.  Please give a few hours to help keep Crescent Heights beautiful.
E-mail will.payne12@gmail.com to volunteer so that we can ensure we have enough supplies.

Friends of Woodlawn Elementary

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Thursday, 09/06/2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m | Mentor Workshop Webinar
Thursday, 09/20/2018, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m | Mentor Workshop @
Woodlawn Elementary School, 1600 16th Street N., St. Petersburg
BMI Fingerprinting to be available from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for anyone wishing to be Level 2 Screened.

Sign-up link for Webinar or Workshop can be found here. 

Friends of Woodlawn Elementary

UPDATE: The neighborhoods of Crescent Lake, Crescent Heights, Euclid St. Paul’s, Greater Woodlawn, and Historic Uptown are working together to support our zoned elementary, Woodlawn Elementary. Community support for Woodlawn Elementary is great for our neighborhoods and the City of St. Petersburg. It is a great way to give back to our community and make our neighborhood stronger, and will encourage families in our neighborhood to consider their zoned public school as their first choice for their children. Learn more or sign up to volunteer: Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FriendsOfWoodlawn/ or e-mail FriendsOfWoodlawnElementary@gmail.com.


Crescent Heights, Crescent Lake, Euclid St. Paul, and Woodlawn Neighborhood Associations are all joining together to develop a way for residents and parents to support our local elementary school: Woodlawn Elementary.  A similar effort has helped Northshore Elementary transform into desired school (http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/The-comeback-at-North-Shore-Elementary-is-real-as-families-rediscover-their-neighborhood-school_162522638), and now this “Friends of” group is expanding their efforts to bring the same success to schools throughout Pinellas County.

The Neighborhood Association Presidents have had very productive meetings with the Woodlawn Elementary principal, and we are excited to roll out our own “Friends of” group this fall. The largest need identified by the school is volunteers to be mentors or help with reading skills.  We will be holding a one-hour workshop for interested volunteers in August at the TASCO building.  In particular, the school hopes to attract more male volunteers, so if you would like to sign up and help make a difference in the community and in the life of a child, please e-mail president@mychna.org.  We need 15 people interested in order to hold the August training.

New Voting Precinct Location Information

Precinct 136 – New Voting Location Information!
If you are currently assigned to Precinct 136 and assigned to vote at the Church of the Beatitudes, your voting location has been moved to:

Northside Lodge
3325 1st St NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

It is a white building behind Westshore Pizza in the parking lot of the Masonic Home of Florida.

You will receive new voter registration cards in the next two to three weeks.

3rd Annual CHNA Food Drive

Food Drive for Daystar Life Center

For the third year CHNA and The Church of Beatitudes are sponsoring a food drive to benefit Daystar Life Center.  While fall food drives are very popular and the food pantry shelves fill up, donations go way down in the summer months.

How We Can Help

What:  Third annual Food Drive to benefit Daystar Life Center, Inc.

Where:  Drop off donated items at the Church of the Beatitudes, 2812 Eighth Street N.

When:  Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM, and 7 to 8 PM.

Why:  During the summer months donations decline and the pantry is more and more depleted.  Fall and winter holidays always provide awareness for helping those in need, and Daystar’s food and shelves reflect that, too.

Needs:  Non-perishable foods are needed, especially the following: Tuna; Macaroni and Cheese; Pasta; Peanut Butter; Spaghetti Sauce in cans or plastic jars; Baked beans or black beans;Diced Tomatoes; Canned Ravioli or Spaghetti

Daystar is also in need of men’s clothing, particularly jeans, shorts and tee shirts for their on- site clothes closet which services Daystar’s homeless clients.  (Children’s clothing and toys are not accepted).

Who:  Daystar is a major social service agency impacting 45,000 – 50,000 persons yearly.  Founded in 1982 as a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, it has evolved into an ecumenical, community-supported, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization providing the basic necessities of life on an emergency basis to the needy of Pinellas County.  Services provided include food and clothing, utilities assistance, basic hygiene items, bus passes for transportation challenged people, help applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps), and more.  More than 200 volunteers allow the agency to hire a minimum number of paid staff so that 95% of donations are directed to client services. For further information about Daystar, please take a look at their website, www.daystarlife.com.  Or contact Jane Walker, Executive Director (jane.walker@daystarlife.com) or Maureen Camphire maurcamp@verizon.net.

Crescent Heights Mural Unveiling Party

Mural Unveiling Party
Sunday April 2 | 2:30PM – 5:30PM
2601 9th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway and Neighborhood Agent Vikki Sears

Come join the celebration! Thanks to a matching grant from the city of St. Petersburg, we will soon have two murals in our neighborhood! City officials, artists, local businesses, and residents will gather for the unveiling of the murals and other fun events throughout the neighborhood including: live music, giveaways, food from local restaurants, neighborhood cleanup, and a scavenger hunt. Lots of prizes and giveaways will make this a fun afternoon for all ages.

It begins at the 9th Street North history-themed mural, designed and painted by Derek Donnelly at the Cut -Ups Salon wall, and finishes at the 4th Street North JWag’s wall, which is a nature-inspired mural being designed and painted by Cecilia Lueza and DAAS. In the time between the two mural unveilings, we will have a dual neighborhood clean-up and scavenger hunt. A centrally-located yard party will be held so that participants can take a break and grab some food and a drink.  Our confirmed sponsors and donors to date are Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Ace Hardware, Banyan Cafe and Catering, and Rollin’ Oats Grocery Store; other businesses are expected to be announced. Prizes will be awarded for a few lucky folks that participate in the cleanup. For the scavenger hunt, smartphone with Facebook or Instagram access suggested per team; printed materials will also be available. All ages and abilities welcome. Be sure to join us for the clean-up, scavenger hunt, food, fun, prizes, and mural unveilings!

Details will be shared via the CHNA Facebook page, email, mychna.org, and Nextdoor App; fliers that will be delivered door-to-door. Be on the look-out! If you would like to contribute to, or help with, this event, please contact Angie Conner at angie.conner@gmail.com.

**Correction: post originally said the event was Saturday, April 2. The event is on SUNDAY April 2.

Nominations for 2017 CHNA Board

Nominations for 2017 CHNA Board

Election time is here again! A list of candidates are below and elections will take place at our meeting on Monday, November 7th. The 2017 Board will take office at the Membership Meeting in January 2017. If you have suggestions or would like to be considered for a position, please get in touch with one of the committee members: Greg Holden, wgregoryholden@gmail.com, NancyWay, nancyway13@gmail.com and John Sullivan, jfs2315@aol.com.


President: Thomas Paterek

First Vice President: Open

Second Vice President: Greg Fallon

Secretary: Susan O’Gara

Treasurer: Louise Barrett

Membership Director: Amy Kelso

Newsletter Editor: Karri Morrison

Social Media Manager: Sarah Suits

Website Manager: Will Payne

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