Three New Community Grants Awarded

Queen Village Neighbors Association’s  Board of Directors has awarded grants totalling $10,000 for three worthy projects. Queen Village’s Community Grant Program provides funding for projects and programs that help improve neighborhood quality of life. Congratulations to our three recipients:

Friends of Beck Park was awarded $7,000 for masonry repair and restoration of the park’s low brick garden walls, both for safety and aesthetic reasons. Beck Park is located at the corner of 2nd and Beck streets. Friends of Beck Park is a group of nearby neighbors who volunteer to beautify and care for this small pocket park.

Nebinger Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was awarded $2,000 to assist in the purchase of 46 lockers for incoming middle school students. QVNA’s grant, combined with other PTA fundraising efforts, helps achieve Nebinger’s goal of having one individual locker assigned to each of the 80 additional 7th- and 8th graders in the coming school year.

Fleisher Art Memorial was awarded a $1,000 to provide Art Care Kits for 40 Queen Village youth to use at home during the pandemic.  Each kit contains a box of art supplies and lesson plans so young artists have the tools and supplies they need for positive self-expression at home. Recipients are being encouraged to share their artwork on Instagram @fleishercommunity.

Before making funding recommendations to the Board of Directors, QVNA’s Grants Committee reviewed all applications using the program’s published criteria. Thank you, Grant Committee Chair Kathy Dilonardo and committee members Matthew Atkins, Sarah Davis and Mike McPhilmy for your volunteer service.

May 14th Meet the Candidates for State Rep, 182nd District – A Zoom Meeting

QVNA and Bella Vista Neighbors Association invite you to meet candidates on the ballot for State Representative of the 182nd District. This virtual meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on May 27th.

You may register to attend this Zoom meeting online or by phone here.

As an alternative, you may watch it live streamed on QVNA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/queenvillage).

  • Submit a question for the candidates here.
  • Find out who represents you in the State General Assembly here.

Our panel moderator will be Patrick Christmas, policy director for the Committee of Seventy  who will ask questions to the following candidates:

Incumbent: Brian Sims (D)
Challenger: Marisa Shaaban (D)
Challenger: Drew Murray (R)

This is the second of a three-meeting virtual series of meet the candidate for our State General Assembly events, sponsored as a public service so neighbors may engage with candidates on the General Primary Election ballot.

For more information on this virtual meeting series, click here.

QVNA and BVNA encourage all residents to vote by mail-in ballot in the June 2nd General Primary Election. To register, check your registration, or apply for your mail-in ballot, click here.

May 20th Meet the Candidates for State Rep, 175th District – A Zoom Meeting

QVNA and Bella Vista Neighbors Association invite you to meet candidates on the ballot for State Representative of the 175th District. This virtual meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on May 27th.

You may register to attend this Zoom meeting online or by phone here.

As an alternative, you may watch it live streamed on QVNA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/queenvillage).

  • Submit a question for the candidates here.
  • Find out who represents you in the State General Assembly here.

Our panel moderator will be Patrick Christmas, policy director for the Committee of Seventy  who will ask questions to the following candidates:

Incumbent: MaryLouise Isaacson (D)
Challenger: Jeff Dempsey (D)
Challenger: Vanessa McGrath (D)
Challenger:  Andre Del Valle (D)

This is the second of a three-meeting virtual series of meet the candidate for our State General Assembly events, sponsored as a public service so neighbors may engage with candidates on the General Primary Election ballot.

For more information on this virtual meeting series, click here.

QVNA and BVNA encourage all residents to vote by mail-in ballot in the June 2nd General Primary Election. To register, check your registration, or apply for your mail-in ballot, click here.