EMAN’s Annual Meeting

will be held on Tuesday, June 28that 7:00 PM, in Hagan Amphitheater on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary (7301 Germantown Ave.). Board members and officers will be elected. Our special guest speaker will be CINDY BASS, Democratic Party candidate for the 8th District City Council seat. (As she will be running unopposed, she will be our next Councilperson.) Cindy is a resident of East Mt. Airy, and has served on the Board of EMAN, including a term as President. She will speak to the audience and take questions and comments.The Edgar A. Baker award will be presented to a community member who has provided exceptional service to the neighborhood. EMAN’s meetings are open to the community, and we invite you to attend and meet the Board, our officers, and our next City Council member!

Lots of other activities coming up………..

June 3rd is First Friday on Germantown Avenue! It may be hot outside, but our stores and restaurants are air-conditioned, and many will feature Summer specials.

Our Mt. Airy Farmers Market has been open for several weeks. It’s starting small, but will be growing, and is worth a visit. Fresh local seasonal produce is the star --- and vegan baked goods are coming soon. You can have some input into the growth of the market …….. new manager Kathy Detweiler is smart, interesting, friendly and fun, and would love to meet you and find out what you’d like to see offered at the market. Come out to the William Allen Plaza at Lutheran Seminary every Tuesdayafternoon from 3 till 7. Free parking is available across the street, courtesy of Farmers Market sponsor Valley Green Bank.

Pet-a-Palooza will take place at Weavers Way Mt. Airy on June 4th, from noon till 4. There’ll be a variety of activities, from the helpful (like info from rescue organizations and from experts on pet nutrition and wellness) to the hilarious (stupid pet tricks, anyone?). There’ll be a pet parade, so bring your furry companion. Get details atwww.weaversway.coop

Friends of Lovett Library will be presenting a Summer film series on Monday evenings this month, featuring classic films with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. On June 6th, The Maltese Falcon starring Humphrey Bogart; June 13th, A Farewell to Arms starring Gary Cooper; June 20th, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? starring Spencer Tracy.All movies will start at 6:45 and popcorn will be served!

The High Point Sunday Market opens this weekend, and runs through October. This street fair happens at the Allens Lane train station, from 10 till 4 every Sunday, and features urban farmers and local crafts. For info, call 215-248-1900.

Interested community members are urged to attend a City Council hearing on Monday June 6th, at which the Wissahickon East Project(WEP) will make a presentation regarding having a parcel of land incorporated into Fairmount Park. WEP has been working with the community and the Park Commission to preserve this park land, and on plans for park use and development. The Council session starts at 10 AM, (please plan to arrive by 9:45), on the 4th floor of City Hall. More info:www.wissahickoneast.org.

The Chew & Belfield Neighbors Club (CBNC) will be launching a specialmath program in September, and is looking for volunteer tutors. (Community service credit is available.) The CBNC also has information about training and jobs programs throughout the city. Contact Rev. Chester Williams at 215-849-8021 for details, or visit their website atwww.chewandbelfield.webs.com

Health and Safety Advisories:

Warm weather is bringing a considerable uptick in property crimes in Northwest Philadelphia; you may have received a “robo-call” from the police department about this. The 14th Police District urges residents to take some common sense precautions to avoid becoming a victim. Lock your car and don’t leave items like laptops, GPS equipment, cameras, etc., lying on the car seat in plain view. Lock the doors to your home if you’ll be out, and keep ground-floor windows closed (and locked, if possible). If you have an alarm system, use it. If you’ll be away on vacation, let your neighbors know, & consider stopping mail and newspaper delivery service while you’re away.

Hot weather brings health risks as well. We’ve all heard about drinking plenty of liquids and wearing light colors, and making sure your pets have a cool, shady spot. We’re advised to limit physical activity during the hottest part of the day. Please remember, if you’re running a fan in your home, leave a window open, to avoid creating a potentially-fatal convection heat situation. Be a good neighbor to elderly residents on your block, and check in on them to make sure they’re okay.

Good News! EMAN is proud to be one of the recipients of The Northwest Fund (TNF)Neighborhood Change Agent awards! This fund supports community-based organizations in their work to build and maintain safer neighborhoods, and awards grants through a congressional appropriation from the U.S. Department of Justice. We thank Congressman Chaka Fattah and his staff, as well as the staff of TNF, for recognizing our community-building efforts and helping us continue our work.

We hope you’ll come to our Annual Meeting on the 28th …………………. maybe we’ll pique your interest in the organization, and you’ll want to become more involved.