25 12, 2017

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

20 11, 2017

BVNA Fall 2017 Newsletter

13 11, 2017

November 13: BVNA General Meeting

19 10, 2017

October 25: Bella Vista Pumpkin Carving with Artist Mike Storm

9 10, 2017

October 21: 9th Street Tour: A Benefit for Bella Vista Neighbors Association

For decades, the Ninth Street Italian Market has drawn residents and visitors alike to soak in the sights, sounds, and, oh!, the smells of its fruit-laden stalls, tantalizing meat- and cheese-filled windows, and cannoli-stocked shelves. Once brimming with the foodstuffs of Italy, these days it’s also a go-to for those shopping for Vietnamese or Mexican ingredients such as lychee or taco shells.

For an inside look at all that is old — and new — in the Market, join Liana Ottaviani as she leads a walking tour on Saturday, October 21. A member of the Fante’s family, Liana is generously donating her time and knowledge as part of a fundraising effort for Bella Vista Neighbors Association, an independent and non-profit organization serving the residents of the community.

The tour meets at 9am at the Visitor’s Center and lasts for approximately 2.5 hours as walkers meander through the market. Meet the current owners of famiy-owned businesses like Claudio’s and Fante’s, learn about their histories, sample their wares, and collect discounts along the way.

Tickets are $25 and the tour is limited to 15 participants.  This is a rain or shine event. We regret that we are unable to offer refunds. If you find you are unable to attend after purchasing a ticket, please let us know so we may be able to offer your place on the tour to someone on the waiting list.

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