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  • Friends of Vernon Park | rooted in history & growing a great future
    Transportation Alternatives Program TAP The federal program funds community based non traditional projects designed to strengthen the cultural aesthetic and environmental aspects of the nation s intermodal transportation system Selected projects include trail sidewalk transit stop and on road bicycle improvements These eleven projects will enable communities to build multi use trails safe routes to school and pedestrian pathways and bike lanes and bikeway projects providing transportation options for a wide variety of users throughout our region said Barry Seymour DVRPC Executive Director This is one more step in our ongoing efforts to implement The Circuit the region s ambitious plan for a 750 mile network of connected trails The projects and awarded funding are listed below Complete list here PHILADELPHIA COUNTY 370 000 A plaza reconstruction project on the northeastern corner of the Chelten Avenue and Greene Street intersection The plaza adjacent to a Charter school and public library will improve and connect a busy bus stop to Vernon Park View the plans here CG Plaza DWGSET 021116 Continue reading Posted in Around the Park Friends of Vernon Park 2015 Annual Report Posted on December 14 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Dear Friends of Vernon Park I hope you ve visited our newly re opened and fixed up Vernon Park There is no substitute for seeing it yourself watching the children play and adults use the fitness equipment Check out the new benches picnic tables and areas where we can dream of events for next year Please take a few minutes and read the Annual Report 15 We have been particularly blessed this year with the support of our political representatives community members and volunteers from surrounding educational institutions We never take any of the support for granted So whether you bought bargains from a vendor applauded Stars Under the Stars cleared up leaves pulled up porcelain berries bagged trash or sent in a donation we are very grateful Please consider including Friends of Vernon Park in your year end financial donations by contributing through Paypal on our website http friendsofvernonpark org or send a check made payable to Friends of Vernon Park P O Box 48374 Philadelphia PS 19144 We welcome contributions large and small Join us in 2016 Do come to our regular meetings usually held on the second Monday of the month from 6 00 7 30 pm at the Center in the Park entrance from the parking lot off Rittenhouse Street Please feel free to forward this report to anyone who might be interested Best wishes to you all Ruth Seeley President Friends of Vernon Park Posted in Around the Park Childrens Arts Crafts Dec 12 Peace Love in Germantown Posted on December 5 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Image Posted on December 5 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Ribbon Cutting in Vernon Park Tuesday October 27th at 7 00 pm Posted on October 22 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Come out and celebrate Vernon Park under our new lights Bring

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  • About Vernon Park | Friends of Vernon Park
    Meng a horticulturalist whose gardens were noted for their rare trees and shrubs Melchior shared with his neighbor Kurtz a love for trees and plants John Wister preserved and added to the collection while he lived here Melchior Meng was one of the founders of Germantown Academy and during the Battle of Germantown in the Revolutionary War his house was occupied by injured soldiers The house was selected as a hospital because of the numerous barrels of vinegar in the cellar used then to stanch the flow of blood There are also monuments to commemorate the Battle of Germantown and to the coming of the first settlers to Germantown led by Francis Daniel Pastorius The Founders Monument is inscribed with the first documented protest against slavery in Philadelphia The Center in the Park a senior center is also located in Vernon Park Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account

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  • Events in the Park | Friends of Vernon Park
    in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Notify me of new posts via email Join

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  • Events & Programs Committee Form | Friends of Vernon Park
    arranging for someone else to do that coordinating the delegation of tasks and being the primary point of contact You will be supported by the Events and Programs Committee Coordinator Angela Miles Indicating a willingness does not automatically assign you to become the Lead nor is it a self nomination in preparation for an election or anything so stressful it s just indicating a willingness It is good if multiple people show a willingness to lead the development of an activity It is also good to show a willingness to lead more than one activity That will not mean you will have multiple commitments as a lead it will just help us to figure out who we can talk to We are working to make sure that whatever you take on you can manage it and we can support you If you know someone who would be interested in any of the activities or who is interested in developing another activity in Vernon Park that is not listed please send their information via email or give them our information You can also forward a link to this form to someone who may want to complete it We will use the information in the form to plan forward schedule meetings etc Please call text or email if you have any questions concerns or ideas Thanks and Happy Germantowning Angela Miles programs friendsofvernonpark org Name required Email required Phone Number Activity First Choice required Please Select First Choice Community Field Day Countdown to Germantown Day Family Fun Day Flea Market Germantown Garden Festival Movie Series Music Series Storytelling Wreath Making Yoga Roles you would be willing to consider Committee Lead or Committee Member Committee Member Only Are you interested in other activities Yes No Other Activities of Interest I am available to

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  • Contact | Friends of Vernon Park
    Park Events and Programs Committee Meetings Clean up and Planting Days Events and Activities in the Park Fundraising including Plant Sales and Annual Giving News and Information regarding Vernon Park and Phialdelphia Parks and Recreation Unsubscribe Thanks for checking us out Please allow two weeks for processing If you have other comments or information please share below Share this Twitter Facebook 2 Responses to Contact Madeline says September 4 2013 at 8 38 pm 9 4 13 Hello Is there jazz tonight Wed 9 4 13 in the park Thank you Friends of Vernon Park says September 4 2013 at 8 43 pm Hi Madeline Yes there is hosted by Councilwoman Cindy Bass s Office Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email Notify me of

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  • Friends of Vernon Park | rooted in history & growing a great future | Page 2
    the news Posted on June 16 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Positivity Coalition forming and Community Thanks NEWSWORKS for a great article vivagermantown http www newsworks org index php nw philadelphia more stories item 82967 in germantown real hope rises for better days ahead Posted in Around the Park Germantown Artists Roundtable presents Posted on June 14 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Image Posted on June 14 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park FOVP GLEC Plant Sale May 9th at Historic Germantown Second Saturday Event Posted on April 30 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Join us to get starters for your garden all organically grown We will post after the event with the amount of remaining plants for sale but come out if you can for the best selection Posted in Around the Park Summary of Upcoming Work in Vernon Park Posted on April 30 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Work is scheduled to begin very soon in the Park Here is an overview of what is to come We thank our wonderful community for patience and positivity as the construction fences go up and the Park has limited access Details after the jump Continue reading Posted in Around the Park This just in Today s Groundbreaking has been cancelled due to weather Posted on March 20 2015 by Friends of Vernon Park Dear faithful friends and neighbors of Vernon Park Foiled by dreadful bad weather yet again the groundbreaking in Vernon Park has been cancelled We can all keep our spirits up the surveyors began marking out the park and the work will begin very soon So stay warm and cosy drink hot chocolate and dream of a wonderful summer in the park Ruth Seeley President Friends of Vernon Park Posted in Around the Park

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  • 2016 Spring Bazaar | Friends of Vernon Park
    community organizations find great treasures for great deals and enjoy the spring blooms in Vernon Park and more Please tell your friends and neighbors and come on out Register Online Name required Email required Phone Number I am represent a Individual Vendor Craft Business Vendor Local Organization Information Table Vendors what types of items will you be selling required Online Payment can be made securely through PayPal see sidebar at right Download the application SpringBazaarSP2016 Checks and Money Orders can be made out mailed to FRIENDS OF VERNON PARK P O BOX 48374 PHILADELPHIA PA 19144 Another way to support If you would like to donate items to be sold at the Friends of Vernon Park table all proceeds benefit the Park programs maintenance and outreach efforts contact info friendsofvernonpark org This has been a great fundraiser for the Friends of Vernon Park and we appreciate the community s support Share this Twitter Facebook Like this Like Loading Related This entry was posted in Around the Park Bookmark the permalink Great News Join Us At Our Next Meeting May 9 Please join us Monday May 9 at the Center in the Park 5818 Germantown Avenue enter through W Rittenhouse St

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  • Friends of Vernon Park | Friends of Vernon Park
    of Vernon Park 2015 Annual Report Posted on December 14 2015 Dear Friends of Vernon Park I hope you ve visited our newly re opened and fixed up Vernon Park There is no substitute for seeing it yourself watching the children play and adults use the fitness equipment Check out the new Continue reading Posted in Around the Park Childrens Arts Crafts Dec 12 Peace Love in Germantown Posted on December 5 2015 Image Posted on December 5 2015 Ribbon Cutting in Vernon Park Tuesday October 27th at 7 00 pm Posted on October 22 2015 Come out and celebrate Vernon Park under our new lights Bring your friends This is a big moment for all of us in Germantown We have a lovely new playground interesting plantings and places to sit to enjoy fall as Continue reading Posted in Around the Park Ribbon Cutting Postponed Posted on October 15 2015 The ribbon cutting scheduled for today October 14 at 2 pm has been postponed Thank you to our community for all of your support flexibility and patience during the Park s renovations Please visit Vernon Park in the meantime there are great Continue reading Posted in Around the Park

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