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Welcome to the archival web site of
Melrose Park Neighbors
| Attendees at the January 2001 meeting, which brought out over 40 neighbors.|
Melrose Park is
a beautiful neighborhood within Cheltenham Township, just north of the
City of Philadelphia. The area has beautiful homes, excellent schools,
and (best of all!) friendly
To see just a few of the lovely sights that will greet
your eyes on a walk around our neighborhood, be sure to click on Melrose
park Photos below.
Over the past year or so, neighbors have been gathering
to explore ways of making life in our area even more rewarding. This has
been done through meetings of the Melrose Park Neighbors Association. Over
the course of several meetings, our interests have broadened. This is reflected
in the list below.
We're able to take on as many activities as we have people
and energy for. So far, that's quite a lot! Flowers have been hung at Melrose
Park Train Station, and the water of Mill Run has become somewhat cleaner.
The SEPTA station is undergoing a full rehab. Those items have great stories
So explore our site, see the nature photos, check out
our cool History section (be sure to click on the "here" link),
and come to our next meeting! Signing up for our e-mail notifications is
the best way of staying informed.
Board of Directors
Albert Fried-Cassorla, president; Andy Rudin, first vice president;
Jim Muldoon, secretary, Michael Shechtman, treasurer; and Phil Kates
Melrose Park nature
The next meeting of our group will soon be scheduled.
Contact us to get on our e-mailing list, or attend
Be a part of your neighborhood! All are welcomed!
- ACHIEVEMENTS - A visual
review of some of our accomplishments, large and small.
- BEAUTY in MELROSE
- See a Beautification Plan drafted by Gwen Koths, included in that page.
- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
- Also see a March 19, 2001 article
about funds available from Montgomery County on funds available for
projects in Melrose Park and LaMott.
- COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURAL
- DOG WASTE
- EARTH DAY - Our annual cleanup
and tribute to the planet, usually held in late April.
- ENVIRONMENT - A grab-bag
of information pertaining to the environment that may not fit under our
other environmental sections, Earth Day and Mill Run. Read about Andy Rudin's
solar energy-intensive home!
- FLYERS - Click to on FLYERS
to the left to get a one-page flyer about our next meeting or activity.
You may also print and distribute it to your neighbors!
- HIGH SHOOL PARK -
9/23/02 update: The Friends of High School Park want you to know that Volunteer
Days have been scheduled for two Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. Come between
those hours. Any time you can donate will be appreciated. Meet in the Lower
- HISTORY - These are some initial
photos and anecdotes that work towards a history of our neighborhood. More
to come, we hope!
- KOREAN NEIGHBORS and Cultural Diversity - One
dimension to the rich Korean presence in Cheltenham is our the delicious
foods available here. Read about our MPNA Asian Market Tour, which will
explain the delights of Korean and other asian cuisines!
- MELROSE PARK DAY -
A fun-filled day in the sun where we play ball, picnic, make music or listen
to it and more!
- Mill Run, Our Neighborhood Stream
-- Mill Run is a tributary stream of Tookany Creek. Our organization has
helped achieve a significant reduction in e-coli pollution in the stream.
In addition, we are working to eliminating floating debris and make the
area more attractive. Read about achievements and work remaining!
- MINUTES of OUR MEETINGS
- MISSION STATEMENT
- MPNA WEB PAGE WORK
- MULTI-CULTURAL / MULTI-RELIGIOUS
- NEIGHBORHOOD TOGETHERNESS
- PLANTINGS and LANDSCAPING
- POSTAL RECOGNITION
- PROPERTIES NEEDING REPAIR
- PUBLIC RELATIONS / POSITIVE ATTITUDE
/ HOME VALUES
- SEPTA - Improving our train station
and tranist. Also see our recently approved
petition regarding the building of a protective fence. This page http://www.septa.org/promo/ gives
much valuable information about SEPTA outbound trip possibilities.
- SLOGANS - We recently debated various
slogans that express what our group is about. Some are quite inventive!
- TOWN WATCH
- TRAFFIC CONCERNS - Click here,
and also visit our Wish List
- WILDLIFE - Creatures seen
in our area! (photos of deer and hawks so far)
- WISHLIST - Many of our goals and
desires are contained in this list-in-progress!
||Call or e-mail: Albert at 635-5189, firstname.lastname@example.org -
or Andy at 635-5450, email@example.com|
| Joyce Chin and Andy Rudin
|| Debbie and Dave Posmontier|
| Albert Fried-Cassorla|
This page has been designed as a public service
Links worth checking out:
Cheltenham Township Home Page: http://www.cheltenhamtownship.org
[Copy and paste into your browser.]
Friends of High School Park: http://www.highschoolpark.org
[Note that the above link was not working recently, but we hope the
problem is temporary. Cut and paste it into your browser.]Myers Elementary
Friends of Pennypack Park: http://balford.com/fopp/
Old York Road Historical Society http://www.jenkintown.com/oyrhs/
Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers: http://wissahickon.patrails.org
A model neighborhood organization in the state of Washington: http://www.phinneycenter.org/programs.shtml
A resource site for neighborhood organizations: http://www.nusa.org/neigh.htm
For Tookany Creek related matters: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed
Partnership. Visit the site at: www.phillywater.org
(click on "Watershed Partnerships," then click on "Tacony-Frankford