EMAN’s Annual Meeting and Elections

EMAN’s ANNUAL MEETING/ELECTIONS will take place on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 PM at Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church (Germantown & Mt. Pleasant Aves.) The public is invited to hear about what we’ve been doing and what we hope to accomplish in the coming year. We are especially pleased to have Dale Mezzacappa as our guest speaker. As a reporter for thePhiladelphia Inquirer for 2 decades and as an editor for thePhiladelphia Public School Notebook currently, Dale is one of the best unbiased sources of information about Philly’s public schools. This is a topic of great importance to everyone in the City, parent or not, and we hope you’ll come hear her. Prizes and Recognitions: Congratulations to Peggy Zwerver and Tom Baker, owners of Earth Bread & Brewery (and friends of EMAN!), and Jon Difibaugh, their brewmaster, for taking First Place for New Beer in the 3rd Annual Inquirer Brew-vitational. Stop in and taste the winning brew, an Amarelle Belgian-style sour cherry ale, or one of their many special beers.

Summer activities have arrived in Mt. Airy and there’s something for everyone…….

Moonlight Movies return to the Lovett Library Park (6945 Germantown Ave.) this month, beginning with “The Princess Bride” on the 22nd. These screenings are hosted by Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA) & the Free Library of Philadelphia, with their supporting partner, theTrolley Car Diner. Family-friendly, free movies will be shown on Friday nights through August 17th --- bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic. Seating starts at 8:00, the movies start at 8:30. New features have been added this year: Given that several screenings were rained out last Summer, there’s now a rain location --- the carriage house at Cliveden of the National Trust (6401 Germantown Ave.) This year, before the films, there’ll be a rotating mix of pop-up guest food vendors from 6:30 till 8:30, so you can purchase a meal or snack if you don’t feel like bringing your own. For a full schedule of movies, go to: www.gomtairy.com

The Mt. Airy Farmers Market is up and running for the season. Located at Greene Street and Carpenter Lane, the Farm-to-City market will operate every Thursday afternoon, from 3:00 till 7:00. Once again this year, our friends at Valley Green Bank have been instrumental in bringing this resource to the neighborhood.

Interested in the issues around the proposed Marcellus Shale gas drilling? The public is invited to a presentation by Brady Russell of Clean Water Action (followed by what is sure to be a lively discussion) on June 7th. The program will take place at Weavers Way Co-op (Mt. Airy) at 6:30 PM.

Let’s Talk Trash…………. No, really……………trash and recycling collection is a big topic in the neighborhood. And the Streets Department has regulations we need to follow. You should go to www.philadelphiastreets.com for detailed info, but here are a few things to know: Trash and recycling must be separated. There are Streets Department inspectors out regularly, issuing warnings and citations (and fines). Recyclable materials include metal (but not aluminum foil, pots & pans), glass (but not light bulbs), mixed paper (but not books or wax-coated paper), plastics (not Styrofoam). NO electronics, hazardous waste or flammable substances will be collected. There are scheduled hazardous waste collections at locations throughout the City; the next is on June 16th from 9 till 3 at the Northwest Transfer Station (Domino & Umbria). The City will not collect grass clippings, branches and twigs or other garden waste.Each household may put out up to 4 32-gallon containers or 8 32-gallon trash bags per week. The maximum weight for each container/bag is 40 pounds.

East Mt. Airy’s Hot-Hot-Hot! Our annual fundraiser/party, “Swing Into Summer”, will take place at The Gathering Place (6755 Germantown Ave.) on June 23rd, from 7:30 till 11:30. This year’s event will offer hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, an open bar featuring a brew from Earth Bread + Breweryand a special tropical punch created by The Gathering Place, desserts from Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café, a jazz trio providing dinner music, a DJ for dancing. There are quiet conversation areas for people who don’t feel like dancing. Tickets are $75 per person, $65 for paid EMAN members, and $60 for ages 60 and better. You can use PayPal to make reservations at our website, or send a check with your name, address and phone/e-mail to our office: EMAN, 7301 Germantown Ave., Phila. PA 19119. Or call us at 215-242-4170 for more info. The annual party is more than fun; it helps us continue to provide services to the neighborhood by raising needed funds. We hope you’ll join us!

AND, we hope you’ll join EMAN! Our Summer membership campaign is coming up, but we have a rolling membership system, and welcome you at any time of year. Your membership helps us help East Mt. Airy!

We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our special events, or around the neighborhood!