Crescent Heights Neighborhood
Spring cleaning? Put aside a “sell pile” and join our community-wide garage sale on Saturday, March 15, 7 a.m to 12 noon.
All residents are invited to participate in the sale. However, if you are a current member of CHNA, your address and details of your sale will be listed on our garage sale map. Copies of the map will be delivered to you the evening before the sale for you to give to potential buyers during the sale.
To be included on the map, follow these instructions:
1. If you are not already a member of CHNA, please join! Your dues help us to hold fun events all year long. Either join through the website, www.mychna.org (“Join” is mid-way down on the right on Home page) or mail a check for $20 made payable to CHNA, to CHNA, PO Box 76051, St Petersburg, FL 33734. Include the names of the adults in your household, address, e-mail, and phone number. Please complete either option by March 5.
2. E-mail your address and a brief listing of items for sale to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CHNA Garage Sale” in the comment line, by March 7.
Remember, one person’s “junk” is another person’s “treasure.” You’ll feel better with less stuff in your house!
Nancy Warner, CHNA Membership Director
It’s the first day of spring and the first CHNA Porch Party of the year! Come join the fun with fellow Crescent Heights neighbors.
Hosted by CHNA President, Kristen Noakes-Fry, at her home 2917 7th Street N on Friday, March 21st at 7 PM.
Bring a food item to share and your beverage of choice. Everyone is welcome, including children. See you there!
Our March selection is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. The 50th Anniversary Edition of this novel was published a few years ago, and it is still an enduring and very funny book about World War II. The following review was submitted by CHNA Book Club member Nancy Carter:
In 1943, Captain John Yossarian is a US Army Air Force B-25 bombardier stationed on the Mediterranean island of Pianosa, where the only way to escape an ever-increasing service quota is to invoke “Catch-22.” Catch-22 provides that only a lunatic would voluntarily fly more missions, due to the inherent presence of mortal danger, and that servicemen who are not of sound mind can ask to be grounded; however, to attempt to use the catch in order to avoid flying more missions is indicative of a fundamentally rational mind. Moreover, Yossarian realizes that Catch-22 does not actually exist, rendering it impervious to repeal, reversal, or denouncement. The application of this bureaucratic absurdity reaches a fever pitch in its enforcement by the powers that be, ultimately adopting unlimited jurisdiction, described as: “Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can’t stop them from doing”. Because of its use in the novel, “Catch-22” has become a common idiom for a no-win situation of any type.
Yossarian makes several attempts to ground himself while stationed with the fictional 256th squadron, with varied results, as he observes the living satire of his surroundings with a mix of bemusement and terror. Does he maintain his sanity in order to fulfill his service requirement and go home, or does its fulfillment forever challenge his grip on reality? Find out what your neighbors think about this question and more at the March meeting of the CHNA Book Club!
Please join us on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 PM for the book discussion at 2210 7th Street N. For more information, please contact me at email@example.com.
Crescent Heights and Crescent Lake neighborhoods are teaming up again this year to host the annual Crescent Lake Easter Egg Hunt.
Those interested in helping may contact Allison Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hunt will be on Sat, April 19 at 9:30 AM at Crescent Lake (near the playground). Prior to the hunt, beginning April 12, you will be asked to drop-off one dozen eggs (per child hunting) filled with individually wrapped candy. Email Allison for the location of drop-off. The eggs will be hidden prior to the hunt.
Lite refreshments and coffee will be provided.
CHNA joins with Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association to present a free evening at beautiful Sunken Gardens on Wed, April 23, 2014.
The gardens are home to cascading waterfalls, paths to stroll, and over 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. This botanical paradise is located at 1825 4th St. N. At 6:00 p.m., the gardens will be open for your pleasure; at 7:00 p.m., we will meet in the amphitheater of the garden, where Mayor Rick Kriesman will speak to us about the state of the city and respond to questions we raise. Refreshments will be served.
This is a great opportunity to personally meet the mayor and learn more about the workings of our city.