Fall 2015 Newsletter

September 11th, 2015

 Eastwood Neighbor Fall 2015 Newsletter

Keep up with what’s happening!

The Eastwood Neighbor Fall 2015 newsletter is here!

Highlights in this issue:

  • The Eastwood Park-to-Park Autumn Run is looking for runners and volunteers
  • New Board members announced
  • Mazella Court & Memorial Garden fundraiser scheduled for October 3
  • Curb Appeal 2015
  • Volunteers needed for concession stand at Syracuse University Football games
  • Let’s Talk Eastwood Sewers update

… and more.

Please take a few minutes to read about all the exciting news and events happening in Eastwood!

Flooding Survey for Eastwood Residents

August 27th, 2015

As a follow-up to our ‘Lets Talk Sewers’ meeting on August 10th, the City of Syracuse DPW has released a Flooding Events Survey for Eastwood Residents.

If you have been experiencing basement flooding, PLEASE complete the survey and send it in.

Survey forms may be emailed to SewerDepartment@SyrGov.net or mailed to or dropped off at:

1200 Canal Street Extension
Syracuse, NY 13210

(Use this email specifically for this survey and other general sewer questions. In a Sewer Emergency, contact City Line 448-CITY [448-2489].)

Find the survey at the Syracuse City Sewer Department website page.

Eastwood Flood Control Meeting – August 10

Meeting Results – Next Steps — Check it out here

Eastwood In Bloom – Crafter Sign Up

August 24th, 2015

Attention Local Crafters!

Looking for a venue to sell? Join us at this year’s Eastwood In Bloom Celebration

Saturday, September 26, 2015

9 am – 1 pm
Rain or Shine
South Midler Wesleyan Church Parking Lot (Get directions)

Free Bulb Give-away, Raffles and More!

Cost: $20 per 10′ x 12′ area

For more information, call Annelise at 463-4794 or email info@eastwoodneighbor.com.

Crafter Name/s:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Zip Code:
No. of Reserved Spaces:
Payment Amount:
Enter this code
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Eastwood Flood Control Program – Notes from 8/10/2015 Meeting

August 24th, 2015

Response to the “Let’s Talk Sewers” August 10 Meeting

The City of Syracuse DPW is asking for input — Take the Flood Survey

From: ENA Residential Property Conservation Committee (RPCC)
Date: August 19, 2015

The meeting was organized by ENA’s Residential Property Conservation Committee (RPCC) in response to the public concern about increased flooding and sewer backups in Eastwood after two exceptional storms in May and June. It was attended by 170 residents, most of whom were affected by the recent and previous flooding. City and county officials responsible for storm and sanitary drainage systems presented information about the operation of the system. Many residents expressed frustration with the lack of action to resolve a chronic problem—especially when the problem has existed in the past and will certainly be worse with more frequent violent storms in the future.

Based on the information presented at the meeting, the RPCC plans to review the following potential actions in preparation for additional public meetings:

  1. Action steps to be explored with the public agencies from the City and the County:
    1. Analyze the Eastwood watershed to determine water flow capacity to handle future storms
    2. Prepare a capacity plan based on the severity of the recent storms
    3. Determine alternatives for developing a plan. Possibilities might include:
      • A drainage retention basin similar to Velasko Road or deep-well storage facilities
      • A drainage channel similar to the Meadowbrook channel
      • An expansion of the existing system to increase capacity
    4. Develop specific programs:
      • A financing program for flood control improvements for individual properties at low interest
      • A program to reduce costs for improvements through volume purchases / contracts
      • A maintenance program for scheduled clean-outs of individual property sewer lines
      • A pre-flood emergency catch-basin cleaning program based on immediate warnings
  2. Action steps to be researched with Eastwood residents:

    1. Install rain barrels to divert downspouts from cellar with possible volume discounts
    2. Replace lawns that don’t absorb water with rain gardens—contact “Save the Rain” for guidance
    3. Request a meeting to review specific flooding problems with city/county technical staff in response to cases where residents were told that there was “nothing to be done.” Or “it’s your problem….”
    4. Attend next RPCC meeting to follow up on flood insurance issues
    5. Install check valve and sump pumps with financing from the financing program in #4 above
    6. Request city preventive maintenance on a regular basis
  3. Actions to be initiated by ENA:

    1. Put a preliminary action plan on the website for general information.
    2. Contact everyone who signed up by email.
    3. Form a working group to meet with city and county, including elected representatives, to consider Items 1 – 4 above.
    4. Get a map from the county that shows drainage that be could posted on the ENA Website or circulated.
    5. Schedule a general committee meeting for follow up, including a session on flood insurance
    6. Set up a survey website with assistance offered by Kirk Knestis from Hezel Associates
    7. Work for the creation of a city agency to review Eastwood’s sewer problems with city technical representatives to improve communication and address individual flooding issues.

Submitted by Minch Lewis, Chair
Residential Property Conservation Committee
August 19, 2015

Summer 2015 Newsletter

June 19th, 2015

 Eastwood Neighbor Summer 2015 Newsletter

Keep up with what’s happening!

The Eastwood Neighbor Summer 2015 newsletter is here!

Highlights in this issue:

  • ENA Scholarship Award Winners
  • New Community Garden Being Planned
  • 2015 Curb Appeal Contest is On!
  • Looking for ENA Board of Directors Nominees

… and more.

Please take a few minutes to read about all the exciting news and events happening in Eastwood!

Board of Directors Nominations

June 7th, 2015

There’s Room For You On Our Board of Directors!!!!

The Eastwood Neighborhood Association Nominating Committee is looking for civic-minded volunteers that love Eastwood and want to show that love by becoming a member of the ENA Board of Directors.

In September during our Annual Meeting, an election will be held to fill vacancies on our Board of Directors.

We are looking for new Board Members that are full of new ideas and energy! Being part of our Board of Directors means you will be expected to attend our monthly meetings, and act as an ambassador for our AMAZING neighborhood.

As you know, ENA already organizes and plans an array of great events, but we are looking for lots and lots of new ideas!!!!

This year especially, if you or someone you know has background in marketing and advertising, social media outreach or community organizing, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

You can nominate anyone with ties to the Eastwood neighborhood—you can even nominate yourself! If you or someone you know would like to be considered for ENA’s Board of Directors, please complete the form below, or mail this information to:

Eastwood Neighborhood Association
ATTN: Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 66
Syracuse, NY 13206

Nomination for ENA Board of Directors

Name of person being nominated:
City, State, Zip
Nominee's Email:
Nominee's Phone:
Nominee's Occupation/Skills/Hobbies
Why is this person being nominated?
Eastwood Connections:
Nominated by:

Thank You to Our Members

June 1st, 2015

Thank you to our members who responded so generously to the 2014-15 annual appeal.  Your donation helps make it possible to develop programs and projects that benefit our wonderful Eastwood neighborhood.

Visit our Donation page to make an online gift any time of the year to support the work in our neighborhood.

Neighborhood Champions ($100 & up)

Jon & Meredith Askew Pastor Reddick
Minch & Judy Lewis Terry & Barbara Reiter
Dennis & Anne O’Brien Margaret Wickes

Neighborhood Promoters ($50 – $99)

Bob & Katie Andrews J.C. Smith
Bob & Kathy Brown Maureen & David Kelly
Rebecca Brown Kathy Kennedy
Jean Burke Steve Kwasnik
William & Kim Fischer Karl Lutz
Amber Furtek & James Gray Hildegard Schulze
M. Ganley & G. Cunningham Chris Shepardson
Kathleen Hawley Ray & Linda Straub
Paul & Paula Hueber Gail Tyndall
Julianna Tobak Susan Waskiewicz
Brian Ide & E. Trombly Aaron & Jennifer Wood

Neighborhood Supporters ($25 – $49)

Andrew Bartoszewski Joe Liberati
Ofelia Bell & E. Bregande Ken & Dawn Marquart
Ann Marie Bergold Ida McBride
Priscilla & Gene Brothers Lisa & Chris Molesso
David Bucci Mario & Colleen Montesdeoca
Lackavane Clancy Janice & Ralph Mott
Don & Vicky Christo Anne Marie Notarthomas
Stephanie Crockett/Matt Read E. Nyang/A. Arogy
Mark DeStephano Margot & Frank O’Neil
Amy Easton Debra Olson
Richard & Margaret Egan Kellie Pomfrey
James Emmons Elizabeth & Richard Powers
Joe Falcone Jon Raes
Steve Elliott/Ann Greenstein Helen Raineri
Michelle & Mike Hayes Coleen & Mark Shaughnessy
Laurel & Robert Huff Ken Sniper
Mary Jane Jones Sue Straub
Sandy & Tom Kane Julia & George Taddeo
Mark & Barbara Karper Sheila Weed
Jim Kennedy Barry Weinheimer
Patrick & Sarah Kinne Thomas Weinheimer
Christine Knapp Linda White

Neighborhood Contributors (up to $25)

Kim Amodio Catherine Kellogg
Doug & Maureen Anderson Tribikram Khatiwoda
Dominic & Dana Angiolillo Chuck & Ellie Kinne
Dick Askeland Ed Kosakowski
Paul Bailey Valerie Kraus
Carmela Barbagallo Gloria Lamanna
Mary Barber Earle Lewis
Janet Barry Agnes Maley
Mario & Josephine Bucci Leon & Gen Mazur
Bernice Buck Maureen McKeon
Joe & Mary Burnash Shirley A. McPherson
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Conte Peter & Nichole Moles
Mary Conte Jane Murlin
Vince & Joan Cutri Olga Nagy
Marie Czasak Marion Nydan
Joan Decker Jeanette Parzych
AnnaMaria DeSocio Miguel & Rosemary Perez
Mary Dougherty Carolyne Pfiefer
Anne & Mary Ellen Dwyer Elizabeth Picciotto
Theresa & Jay Evans Angela Pulaski
Melissa Faley Madeline Przybylski
Marian Fleischman C. Richardson & J. Zappola
Morgan & Joe Gehm Mary Rougeau
Louis Geswaldo Rosalie Rubenstein
Maureen Giocondo Theresa Ryan
Bill & Joan Hart Gokey Theresa Santillo
Michele Rita Gottschalk Genevieve Saya
Charles & Sandra Gowing Bill & Martha Schaefer
Theresa Hannan Nancy Sharpe
Freda Heagerty Rosemary Shaver
Janet Hess Kelley Stevens
Jane Hillenbrand Jean Suits
Donald Holtsbery Karin Thomas
Shannon & Eric Jones Olga Vinciquerra
Jane Kalkbrenner Eva Wiesner

2015 Eastwood Neighborhood Curb Appeal Challenge

May 11th, 2015

Nomination period is now closed

2015 Eastwood Neighborhood Association Curb Appeal Challenge

Do you know an Eastwood family that puts in hard work and extra effort to make their home look well-cared for and beautiful?  If so, nominate them for the Eastwood Neighborhood Association Curb Appeal Challenge and help us recognize those homeowners who help make our neighborhood shine.

If you would like to nominate an Eastwood property that you think goes above and beyond, here’s how the program works:

  1. By July 5th, submit the address of the property you’d like to nominate. Send:
    • via email to:  info@eastwoodneighbor.com, or
    • submit the form at the bottom of this page, or
    • Mail:  
             Eastwood Neighborhood Association 
             ATTN:  Curb Appeal Challenge
             PO Box 66 
             Syracuse, NY 13206

    If you know the owner’s name and contact info, please include it — that helps greatly. Also include your contact info.

    If you would like to submit a recent photo with the address, be sure it’s high resolution jpg.

    **NOTE: Deadline for nominations has been moved up to July 5 to allow us more time to notify the nominees and take photos.

  2. All the nominees will be contacted in writing. With their permission, a photo of their home will be taken and submitted to the judges.
  3. A designated panel (mostly Eastwood folks) will review all the submitted photos and will choose the 20 homes that will become the 2015 nominees.
  4. The 20 finalists will be notified in mid-August and a yard sign will be placed on their lawn indicating their home is a 2015 Curb Appeal Nominee.
  5. The photos of the 20 homes will be on display at ENA’s Annual Meeting/Dinner which will be held on September 17, 2015. All ENA members in attendance at the meeting will be able to cast their vote for their favorite home. The votes will be tabulated and the winner will be announced at the meeting. If you’re not already an ENA member, you can join now or that night.

The Prizes:

Home Builders and Remodelers of CNY LogoHome Builders Association of CNY has partnered with ENA to provide the winner with a $500 certificate to be used for an external home improvement project or exterior home improvement supplies purchased from one of the numerous members of the Home Builders Association. The winner will also receive a plaque that can be hung or placed in their yard.

Previous Curb Appeal Winner

Previous Curb Appeal Winner

For the remaining 19 finalists, ENA will raffle off a $100 gift card from Lowe’s. We will have an additional raffle this year for a $50 gift card (vendor to be determined). This raffle will include the names of all the nominees.

The prizes provide a nice incentive and tribute to the nominees, but the true spirit of the Curb Appeal Program is to celebrate those good neighbors who keep Eastwood looking great, which makes all of us winners.

Questions?  Email info@eastwoodneighbor.com

Eastwood Carnival – May 14 – 17, 2015

May 7th, 2015


Family Fun Carnival – Adult and kiddie rides, food, games and more!

This is a family-friendly event, no alcohol served or allowed on the premises.

Former Syracuse China parking lot (2801 Court Street)


Thursday, May 14  6pm – 10pm
Friday, May 15  6pm – 10pm
Saturday, May 16 12 noon – 10pm
Sunday, May 17 12 noon – 6pm

A portion of the ride proceeds will benefit the Eastwood Neighborhood Association’s Scholarship Program, 5-Mile Park-to-Park Run held in October and the Lyncourt Fire Department.

Need more info? Send an email.

Eastwood Market Day – Make some extra cash!

March 20th, 2015

Join Our Community Sale

Sellers, Crafters, Small Businesses & Vendors Needed

  • Got too much “stuff”?
  • Could you use some extra money?
  • Have a small business you’d like to promote?
  • Want to have a garage sale but don’t want strangers at your home?

Participate at the 2015 Annual Eastwood Market Day!

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 (rain or shine)
Time: 9 am – 2:30 pm
Location: POMCO’s Parking Lot

  • $25 per 8′ x 16′ space
  • $45 for 2 spaces
  • $10 per 6 ft table
     Day of Event
  • Spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis

To reserve your space complete the form below. You can make your payment using PayPal after you submit the form. Or, complete this form and mail it in with your payment.

Contact Eastwood Neighborhood Association with any questions.

Vendor Name/s:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Zip Code:
No. of Reserved Spaces:
Payment Amount:
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