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Supporting Music Education in Garden Court

Garden Court Community Association was proud to award the Cheryl Roebuck Memorial Music Scholarship to Aviva Block to attend Kinhaven Music Camp this summer. Aviva is a resident of Garden Court and started violin and piano before the first grade. She is an alum of the Musicopia program where she rose to concertmaster. She is a member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, All City Orchestra, Center City Chamber Orchestra, and Central High Orchestra, where she is currently a junior. She was recently invited to be part of the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth and the Fellowship Program. The Cheryl Roebuck Memorial Music Scholarship is an annual scholarship in memory of Cheryl Roebuck, a dedi

GCCA Celebrates 25 Years of the Progressive Dinner

It was a pleasure celebrating with you during the 25th Anniversary of the Garden Court Community Association Progressive Dinner on September 28, 2019. Over 100 neighbors, friends and family joined GCCA in the festivities. Our gracious hosts who opened their homes and businesses with international flare included: Frank Allegra (mouth-watering appetizers); State Representative James Roebuck (Vietnamese); Craig Carnaroli and Amie Thornton (Italian); Angela and Reginald Dowd-Burton (Ethiopian); Liz Campion and Larry Motyka (Moroccan); Susan Best and Fran Talarowski (Mexican); Carl Lewis at the 48th Street Grille (Caribbean); and the Garden Court Apartments/ Spruce Street Commons (delectable dess

GCCA Supports Remapping Bill

At its 16 October 2019 meeting, our Zoning and Development Committee voted (7-0-2) to support the Garden Court remapping bill, submitted by Councilperson Blackwell earlier this month. The committee will make write a letter of support to the City Council and its rules committee, which are expected to consider the bill in November. Since submitted, there has been discussion of a number of amendments requested by a number of parties, but an updated version has not been provided to us or made publicly available. As such, our support is limited to the bill as originally submitted, without amendments. The bill is not flawless - it both expands single-family districts that prohibit apartments and p

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Garden Court Community Association

P.O. Box 16654

Philadelphia, PA 19139-0654

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