2016 Eastwood Community Scholarship Application Period Is Now Open

January 5th, 2016

2016 Eastwood Neightborhood Association Scholarship flier for schools
The Eastwood Neighborhood Association is announcing the kick off to this year’s annual Eastwood Community Scholarship Award Program. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors attending a high school in or around Syracuse, New York. Eligible students must reside in the Eastwood 13206 zip code.

Program Guidelines:

  • Seeking graduating seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.
  • Applicants must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school.
  • Scholarship funds will be paid in May 2016, for the Fall semester of the student’s first year. Payment will be made directly to the student. This is a one-time scholarship.
  • Scholarship funds can be used at the student’s discretion.
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of their Guidance Counselor on their application attesting they are a qualified fit for this scholarship program. The Eastwood Neighborhood Association will accept applications from any student that lives within the 13206 zip code regardless of where they attend high school. Application deadline is April 1, 2016.


Download Scholarship Application Form2016 Eastwood Neighborhood Association Scholarship Application


Mail one copy of your completed application package to:

Eastwood Neighborhood Association
Eastwood Community Scholarship Award Committee
P. O. Box 66
Syracuse, NY 13206

or email to:  info@eastwoodneighbor.com

Applications will be reviewed and recipients selected by an impartial panel of judges. The scholarships will be awarded in May 2016.

Please submit questions via email to: info@eastwoodneighbor.com


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Health & Wellness Classes for 2016

December 15th, 2015

Our Health & Wellness classes are funded with some of the proceeds from the Eastwood Autumn Park-to-Park Run for members of the Eastwood Neighborhood Association.

NIA Classes

$15 per 8-week session for ENA members

Wednesday evenings at 5:45 p.m. – Eastwood Baptist Church
3212 James Street (corner of James and Homecroft)

  • January 6 – February 24
  • April 6 – May 25
  • October 5 – November 23
    (November 30 may be substituted for November 23, which is the day before Thanksgiving)

NIA instructor: Kathleen Crinin

NIA involves cardiovascular aerobic exercise.  It combines some martial arts, some dance, and some healing arts (like yoga) for a whole mind/body workout that all ages can enjoy.

Classes are choreographed and accompanied by music, and can be performed at the student’s own pace and comfort level.

Each class includes mindful movement guidance – warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength training, cool down and stretching.

Winter 2015-16 Newsletter

December 15th, 2015

 Eastwood Neighbor Winter 2015-16 Newsletter

Keep up with what’s happening!

The Eastwood Neighbor Winter 2015-16 newsletter is here!

Highlights in this issue:

  • Meet our new Board President
  • Help the Skate Park and see an SU basketball game
  • Eastwood Autumn Park-to-Park Run review
  • Sewer meeting follow-up
  • Mazella Court & Memorial Garden receives grant

… and more.

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

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
Enter this code

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
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