The next General Membership meeting is October 10, 2018 at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue). The entrance and a parking lot can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. All are welcome to attend.
News & Events
Join the conversation at State Representative Pam DeLissio’s 77th Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 17th at 7pm in the Community Room at Falls Ridge located at 4349 Ridge Ave.
A letter from our State Representative Pam DeLissio regarding the recent tragedy in Manayunk:
To a one, I believe we are all terribly saddened and appalled at the murder/suicide that occurred in Manayunk this past week involving a 7-year-old little girl and her biological father. I know only what I have read in the paper and I am aware of much commentary on social media. In particular, citizens are questioning the process and the decisions made by the judge in this matter.
One recurring thought that I had over the past few days is: Do constituents understand how judges come to sit on the bench? Do citizens know that judges, at all levels of the judiciary in Pennsylvania, are elected to the bench? How many citizens voted in those election years when district magistrates, municipal court (in Philadelphia), common pleas, commonwealth, superior, and the Pa. Supreme Court judges are elected?
Learn about and give input on the proposed creation of a Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District. The public meeting will be July 18, 2018 at 6pm at Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
One hundred years ago the Wissahickon Businessmen’s Association, along with the Rexton Boys Club and other supporters, moved the Wissahickon War Memorial to it’s current home on Rochelle Avenue, across from the train station. The original wood memorial had been located at the corner of Osborn Street and Manayunk Avenue. Funds were raised for the permanent Memorial in existence today. The time has come to once again raise funds for the preservation of the Memorial.
Many thanks to those who came out last night to the Wissahickon Gateway meeting! The City Planning Commission has asked that WICA send our response as a group. Please email your comments to email@example.com by May 31st. The officers will review them and put together a combined report to be sent to the City.
This Memorial Day Weekend please consider helping to honor our fallen soldiers by assisting with the planting of the flower beds at the Wissahickon War Memorial on Rochelle Avenue across from the train station. Phil Moyer, the primary caretaker of the Memorial for many years, will be working Friday evening 5/25 and Saturday 5/26. If anyone could help with preparation, planting, and mulching, it would be greatly appreciated.
The next General Membership meeting is May 9, 2018 at 7pm. This month’s meeting will be held at the Wissahickon Presbyterian Church at 5245 Ridge Avenue.
Matt Wysong, the North/Northwest Senior Planner from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, will present the final Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO) draft.
Per WICA’s Bylaws, nominations for the election of officers will be made – President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer – all of whom shall be elected at the June meeting.