Following the success of our first online auction, we’re launching a virtual yard sale. Please consider donating your unwanted household items. From air conditioners and bicycles, to household games and accessories, we are accepting any donated pieces that are in good condition. Auction will be held July 20 – August 20, 2020 ›› The auction is hosted through Bid Beacon where you can browse and bid on items and track progress and updates.
All donations welcome, but items of particular interest include:
• Bicycles, kayaks, outdoor furniture, outdoor storage boxes, games, kiddie pools
• Air conditioners and fans
• Computers and work-from-home accessories including webcams, headphones, standing desk converters, etc.
• Family games for children, art and crafts items, household items, decorative items
Send a picture, description, and suggested starting bid to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org soon. We will upload your item to the auction and if it sells, we’ll arrange a no contact, socially-distant pick up.
All proceeds for the yard sale will go directly to the WICA legal action fund.
The next General Membership meeting is July 15th at 7pm, one week later than the standard second Wednesday of the month. The meeting will be held via Zoom, a free online application available on your computer or smartphone. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.
Zoom Meeting Link ››
With WICA’s annual officers election this month, we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and preview what’s in store. We invite you to help us keep the momentum going and get involved.
The next General Membership meeting is June 10th at 7pm and will be held via Zoom, which is an online application available on your computer or smartphone for free. All neighbors are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.
Zoom Meeting Link
The General Membership Meeting scheduled for May 13th has been rescheduled to May 27th at 7pm and will be held in an online format (Zoom). You are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues. The Zoom Meeting invite will come via email. If you are not on our email list and would like to be, please make a request through the Contact Us form on the website.
We are very sorry to relay the passing of Jeff Allegretti, a former Executive Board Member and Zoning Chair of WICA and longtime champion of our neighborhood. His energetic spirit and commitment to our community will be greatly missed.
Our community has suffered a great loss and we are left better for his efforts. WICA offers our sincere condolences to the Allegretti family.
Jeffrey Allegretti, affordable housing innovator, dies at 65
Remembering Jeffrey Allegretti
The General Membership meeting scheduled for April 8th has been canceled.
The next General Membership meeting is April 8th at 7pm. You are invited to hear, participate, and learn about neighborhood concerns and current issues.
Meetings are held in the board room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue).The easiest way to access the board room is via the 400 block of Righter Street near the field. Parking is available in front of the building.
The Philly Spring Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 4th has been postponed.
It takes a team to make it clean! The 13th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 4th 9am-2pm. Volunteer registration is now open at PhillySpringCleanup.com. Get your family, friends, and neighbors to join us at LaNoce Park as we prep the park for the spring season.
SEPTA invites you to learn more about the upcoming Wissahickon Transportation Center Project at an open house this Wednesday, February 26 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Gustine Recreation Center, 4868 Ridge Avenue.
On January 30, 2020, SEPTA issued a Community Update for the Wissahickon Transportation Center Project.
At the September 2019 meeting of the Coalition of Civics, SEPTA presented 15% conceptual plans for the Wissahickon Transportation Center Plan. You can access a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation below.
To the Community,
A number of people from our neighborhood came to protest at the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing (February 12) in protest to developer James Maransky’s proposal to build seven (7) new homes on 147 Sumac Street.
Prior to the meeting I had an email that Matt Wysong of the Planning Board would support five (5) new homes on 147 Sumac. Josh Cohen, from Councilman Jones’ office, attended the hearing, bringing a letter from Curtis Jones that stated he would support five (5) new homes. I was disappointed with them both recommending 5 homes because my understanding was it was zoned for 2 maybe 3 homes by right, but we at the meeting were open to consider 5.