Sector H Comes to EFP

Community Police are coming to talk about our concerns on Wed., Oct. 7, at 6 PM in the Holy Cross Church Meeting Room. The exchange of information is helpful to both sides. Please join in our neighborhood’s discussion!

SPECIAL EFP Library Meeting

The Springfield Library Board has asked the EFPCA to hold

a SPECIAL EFP Library Meeting on Wed., August 19,   6:30.  

Come, hear the choices of the Recommended Sites

and participate in the selection.

 This special summer meeting will be held at the 

Holy Cross Church Meeting Room, 221 Plumtree Road.

 

 

East Forest Park National Night Out

NNO 3 BurgersNNO 2 ClownOn Tues., Aug. 4,    6 – 8 PM at  Dryden Memorial School on Surrey Road residents came to celebrate community!

Thank you for all the donations from our sponsors and all the help from  volunteers who  made this happen! We had burgers, hotdogs, cold water, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and ice pops!
There were demonstrations by our police, firemen, state police, AMR and K-9 Unit.
Some came to hug and take a picture with our Community Safety Personnel.

They also came to enjoy that Photobooth, an Arcade on Wheels, a Shriner Clown, Face Painting, Balloon Art, and WMAS’s Robyn Lee!  Our neighbors stayed to enjoy some great music by our band  “Feel Good Drift”.

This year The Masons of Massachusetts partnering with the Massachusetts Crime Prevention Officers Association and the Massachusetts Dental Association all who contributed to A SPECIAL SAFETY FEATURE for YOUR CHILDREN:  MYCHIP Resources.  This FREE Program provided: A brief VIDEOTAPE interview of your child that can be quickly distributed to the media in order to reach a huge audience, FINGERPRINTING – a well-known means of identification. TOOTHPRINTS – A bite impression, quick and easy and like fingerprints, unique and gives both accurate and important information for identification purposes, and finally a CHEEK SWAB – a Q-tip is gently rubbed on the inside of a child’s cheek to gather DNA material. ALL this information is stored and READY for the FUTURE if needed. 

NNO 1 CopsNNO 4 Dad  burger           Next year, stop by and see our many community vendors!  Bring a beach chair or a blanket and enjoy your neighbors!  See you there!

End of the Year Social ~ Jun 10, 6:30 PM

Please join us at our  End of the Year Social!
East Forest Park Civic Association
Wed, Jun 10, 6:30 PM

Guest Speakers:
Mayor Domenic Sarno
Patrick Sullivan, Director of Springfield Parks, Buildings and Recreation
and Tim Allen Ward 7 Councilor

Please come join us for some information, pizza, and fun

We will be announcing our 2015 EPFCA $500 Scholarship winner!

EFPCA May 13, 6:30 PM Meeting

Our May  Meeting will feature Two Presentations:

Our new  EFP  LIBRARY by the Architect chosen by the Spr. Library Assoc.

and the New Parochial H S by Dr. Gagliarducci chosen by the Diocese of Spr.!

Join us at Holy Cross Church Meeting Room  221 Roosevelt Ave.
on   Wed., MAY 13,  6:30 P.M.

Nathan Bill Park ~ A Reality !

EVENT: Nathan Bill Park Renovation Announcement
DATE: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.
PLACE:  Nathan Bill Park, Plumtree Rd. Springfield, MA
 Congressman Richard E. Neal, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno Sarno, State Representative Angelo J. Puppolo Jr., and Park Chairman Brian Santaniello will be announcing a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to renovate Nathan Bill Park in East Forest Park.
The grant is part of Mayor Sarno’ s commitment, along with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Federal Government, to rebuild Springfield and make improvements in areas affected by the 2011 tornado.
The City, in conjunction with the East Forest Park Civic Association and area residents, developed a master plan for Nathan Bill Park.
Improvements will include new tennis courts, improved athletic fields, improvements to the existing playground and swings, a new splash pad, landscape improvements and improved parking. The project is out for public bid and construction will be completed by fall 2015.

EFP Denise K. Shea Memorial Scholarship

Shea Family The East Forest Park Civic Association wishes to thank the Shea family for their support of its Denise K. Shea Memorial Scholarship for an outstanding senior from one of the surrounding high schools who resides in our 01118 neighborhood. This annual award is given to a deserving young citizen who genuinely reflects a concern and connection to the neighborhood and the City of Springfield. The selection is based on their academic record, leadership role, extra-curricular activities, and dedication to service and civic minded involvement.

Caring Community

Gift exemplifies community support for Springfield family after accident killed pet dog, damaged home.

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Lauren Welch, a student at St. Michael’s Academy,holds a book that was presented to her by Beth Hogan, right, Vice-president of the East Forest Park Civic Association. Looking on, at left, is Ann Dougal, School Principal, and Frank Ryan, President of the neighborhood association.  (Mark M. Murray / The Republican)

SPRINGFIELD — Lauren Welch, 12, said Wednesday that it was devastating to lose her family dog, Henry, killed recently when a car crashed through their home in East Forest Park, but it was nice to know that people care.

One example occurred Wednesday when Beth Hogan, a self-professed dog lover and neighborhood activist, gave Lauren a copy of the book “A Different Little Doggy”. Hogan said she read the story about the accident “and I just wanted to do something for Lauren. I felt she needed a pick-me-up.”

“It was really nice,” Lauren said of the gift. “You don’t see people every day with feelings like that. It’s nice to know that there are people out there, outside my family and my school that care about me and the accident that occurred.”

Lauren said it was “of course devastating” to lose Henry, a Springer Spaniel, and she thinks about the “good times” they had together. “He’s in a better place,” Lauren said. “And I’m plugging along.”

Hogan also donated separate copies of the book to the school itself, the EFP neighborhood library, and to the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, from which Henry was adopted in November. ” All the books were signed by the author, Heather Whittaker.

Ann E. Dougal, principal at St. Michael’s, said it was a very nice gesture and reflects that they are very sympathetic with events that happened. I think it is great to see the compassion that people have for one another and the way they try to embody that by reaching out. It reflects people caring about one another, forming a community.”

On April 14, an out-of-control pickup truck driven by an 85-year-old man went off the road and smashed through the Welch home at 350 Gillette Ave. The accident caused extensive damage and displaced the family for what may be four months or more. Separately, there is a fund set up help the Welch family at www.gofundme.com/8c10wo.

Keep Our Neighborhood Beautiful !

 Join us on Saturday, May 3, anytime 9 to Noon !

*Bags and gloves are available from the City.

Bag lunches will be provided after 12 Noon 

HELP US PICK UP LITTER  ALONG  Y O U R  STREET.  

Material Supply Points*:

*Nathan Bill Park on Plumtree Rd.

 or * South Branch Parkway                  

   Other FOCUS AREAS:

     SURREY, ISLAND POND, PLUMTREE,

     SUMNER, ROOSEVELT, and ALLEN.  

Help us Keep Our Springfield Neighborhood Beautiful

   Thank you, East Forest Park Civic Association

Great Neighborhood

The East Forest Park Civic Association wishes to commend the efforts made by the EFP Branch Library staff for making their Bright Nights Bus Trip on Friday, Dec. 20 at 5 PM a huge success!

It was a delightful, memorable evening for the children, parents, and patrons. The joy of their faces on the Peter Pan Double Decker Bus was a sight to behold, second only to the citizens in East Forest Park and Forest Park (as we traveled caroling and greeting all) on the streets to and from those spectacular Bright Nights views! We are grateful to the Springfield City Library System.

Also on Fri., Dec. 20, 12-8 PM, we hope you stopped in to Nathan Bill Restaurant’s Toy Drive where enthusiastic neighbors enjoyed a free select meal for their efforts to bring Christmas joy to children in our city.
We are proud of our new Business Partner!

The EFPCA Board of Directors