Bella Vista News Fall 2018 Edition

Bella Vista News – Fall 2018

May 12: Love Your Park!

Three parks in Bella Vista will be celebrating Love Your Park Week by hosting events on Saturday, May 12.

If you love our parks, consider stopping by to pitch in on Saturday as planting and maintenance projects are completed:

Bardascino, 10th and Carpenter streets, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Cleanup, mulching, planting, and bocce league signups.

Cianfrani, 8th and Fitzwater streets, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Planting, mulching, and signing up volunteers for seasonal watering duty.

Palumbo, 700 block of Catharine Street, 9 a.m. to noon: Cleanup and mulching.

In related news, if you want to learn more about tree planting and tree care, consider Tree Tenders Basic Training  Wednesdays, May 9, 16 and 23, 5:45-9 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

Also, Bella Vista Tree Tenders will be caring for tree pits and mulching on Monday, May 14. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in Bardascino Park.

BVNA Spring 2018 Newsletter

Bella Vista News – Spring 2018

May 22: BVNA Annual Membership Meeting

The BVNA Annual Membership Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Palumbo Rec Center, 10th and Fitzwater streets. The meeting includes the election of the board of directors.

BVNA Annual General Membership meeting business (30 min)
– Approval of revised Bylaws Summary of Proposed BVNA Bylaws Revisions / Bylaws Proposed Revisions
– Annual Election of Directors and Officers
– Update on Street Sweeping initiative

– Indego Bike Share (5-10 min)
– Lead Awareness Philly / Clean Water (15 min)
– Good Shepherd Mediation Program (10-15 min).


May 1: Meet the Candidates

Meet the Candidates running to be your Committeeperson! 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Palumbo Recreation Center, 725 S. 10th St.

Candidates for committee-person in divisions within the 2nd Democratic and Republican wards, which are partly or entirely contained within Bella Vista boundaries, are invited as are state committee candidates in the Pennsylvania Senate 1st District.

A map of the divisions in Bella Vista will be displayed, and volunteers will be available to identify the one that corresponds to your address and to connect you with your candidates.

Are you a candidate? Please RSVP to so we know you’re coming. Everyone running for committee person for either party is welcome and invited to attend — and to invite neighbors.

As a 501(c)(3) non-partisan organization, BVNA is hosting this event to further its missions to provide a neutral and public forum, encourage civic involvement and promote a dialogue with candidates and elected officials. BVNA does not participate in or intervene in any political campaign, nor does it support or endorse specific candidates.


Wishing for a cleaner, healthier neighborhood in 2018? 

So are your neighbors!
Together, we can make it a reality.

Dear Neighbor,

As 2017 comes to a close, we are looking forward to a cleaner, healthier neighborhood in 2018. As you may have heard, your neighbors association has embarked on a campaign to provide twice-weekly sidewalk and curb cleaning on major streets. The work will be done by Ready, Willing and Able, a community-based nonprofit that helps people in transition.

Thanks to generous donations, BVNA has raised about a third of the $25,000 needed for a year’s worth of services.

But we still need help to reach our goal.

To those who already have donated: If you could tell your friends and neighbors how important clean sidewalks and streets are to you – and encourage them to donate — it would go a long way toward helping BVNA achieve the goal we share.

To those who haven’t yet donated: We hope you will consider supporting this effort as you make decisions about end-of-the-year giving. You may make your donation online by going here. It only takes a couple of minutes! Or write a check and mail it to us at BVNA, PO Box 63955, Philadelphia PA 19147.

Happy Holidays and Here’s to Cleaner Streets in 2018!

Your friends at BVNA,
the Bella Vista Neighbors Association