What’s great about Stanton Heights? What challenges do we face? How can we improve the quality of life for our residents? These questions and more were the topic of discussion at our last community meeting on February 5, 2015. The Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association (SHNA) board of directors invited the community to an open board meeting to engage in a discussion facilitated by consultant Ron Porter. Mr. Porter is working with the neighborhood to identify priorities and challenges for the community, and provide a foundation of goals for the group to work toward in the future. You can read his notes on the meeting here.
Many neighbors expressed their love of the green spaces and diversity of residents within Stanton Heights, while acknowledging the challenge of unifying a neighborhood that is split by city council districts and lacks a common meeting place or business district. The discussions opened up many exciting ideas and potential community projects, and there was enthusiasm among those in attendance to share news of upcoming meetings & events with their neighbors.
This engaging discussion will be continued at our next regularly scheduled SHNA meeting on March 18, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:00 pm at the Three Rivers Village School. Please join us!!
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association will take place on Wednesday, January 21st from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Three Rivers Village School. (Please Note: this is a change from our usual location at Sunnyside elementary.) The Three Rivers Village School is located in the former Methodist Church at 4721 Stanton Avenue.
On the meeting agenda: Community Consultant Ron Porter of RDP Consulting Services will facilitate a discussion on goals for the neighborhood association, including sharing the results of our recent online survey. Your participation in this process is important, and we hope you can attend!
Don’t forget: This Thursday, January 15th is our monthly neighborhood happy hour! We will meet at Stinky’s Bar & Grill in Lawrenceville at 6:00 pm.
Start 2015 with brisk January walk around Stanton Heights! The newly formed Green Committee will be leading a walking tour of the neighborhood, showing areas of progress and areas where we’d like to focus in the upcoming year. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved and learn more about the work your neighbors have done to keep Stanton Heights a beautiful community through projects such as:
Walkers will meet at 11:00 am on January 24th by the former Methodist Church sign (now the Three Rivers Village School) at Stanton Court West & Stanton Avenue. The tour will conclude with a bonfire and light refreshments near the community compost. Dress warmly and bring a neighbor – everyone is welcome!
Our Neighborhood Association Board is undergoing a planning process, and we would love to get the input of Stanton Heights residents as we plan for our work in 2015. Please help us out by sharing your thoughts in this short (5-10 minute) survey below by December 19th!
Click here to take the survey!
Please join us for a potluck dinner!
When: Wednesday, September 17th. 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Sunnyside Elementary School Cafeteria
After a summer break, the Stanton Heights Neighborhood Association will host a potluck dinner during our September meeting. Bring a dish to share AND a neighbor!
We will enjoy a casual meal together, and talk about where you’d like to see the neighborhood association focus its efforts the future.
We hope you can make it!
Save the date! On August 23rd, Stanton Heights will host its 2nd annual Community Festival. The event will be held from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm in the parking lot of Sunnyside Elementary School. Plans are still evolving, but the day will include: a bounce house, clown, the City’s Roving Art Cart, face painters, a 50/50 raffle, food, and more! For more information, or to help volunteer for the event, contact Cosette at 412-805-4822.
The festival’s main events are scheduled as follows:
10:30 – 4:30 Bounce House
11:00 – 2:00 Roving Art Cart
12:00 – 2:30 Face Painters
2:30 – 4:00 Balloon Sculptor
Where can you find bargains in the neighborhood tomorrow? Map out your route by checking out the neighborhood yard sale map!