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Eastown Community Association

Eastown's Lamp Light Music Festival continues to grow community in its fourth year

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As the new Executive Director for the Eastown Community Association, I have learned quickly how tight-knit and intentional our community is. We are a group deeply rooted in connecting with our neighbors, guiding the growth and tone of our...

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Take a fresh look at Uptown

by (chadsystma)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week I bumped into an old friend and his family in Eastown. It was somewhat shocking to both of us that it had been almost 10 years since we had last connected in person. We joked how typical it’s become for the gravity of work and kids...

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How Bazaar: Annual community event returns to Eastown

by (Gabi Brown)

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

Over 80 local artists and makers will gather along Wealthy Street this Saturday for a free event that celebrates creativity. Eastown’s Bizarre Bazaar will return with its annual street fair this June 27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastown’s...

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Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” on April 18 from 1-4 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day 2015. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering...

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Eastown block party brings back memories for neighbor

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Once a year I could play in the street without getting into trouble. Growing up, that never happened without serious consequences, which meant that chance to be on the asphalt certainly stood out as a very different day. It was block party day: big...

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Intentional living in the context of your neighborhood

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-29-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Courtney Myers-Keaton   The Eastown Community Association (ECA) encourages neighbors to intentionally connect through its programs and events. Last year, the ECA constructed raised garden beds with the purpose of renting them out to...

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Eastown Community Association Hosts Annual Meeting, Announces Wilcox Park Five Year Plan

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 02-05-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, February 8, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will host its annual meeting, an event that, according to ECA Executive Director Lindsey Ruffin, is a perfect time for Eastown residents to learn more about the ECA and also to meet...

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Celebrating our place in community

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Shannon Cunningham, ECA board member This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Eastown Community Association (ECA).  The neighborhood has seen much change since its formation in 1973, but our focuses, values and commitment to the...

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Clean up Eastown

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown residents and neighbors are invited to brush up the business district prior to Bizarre Bazaar, the annual outdoor art and music festival. The cleanup will occur this Friday, June 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Harmony Brewing Company is...

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Eastown Community Association hosts pancake breakfast

by (Brittany Beezhold)

Submitted 02-14-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The smell of sausage, maple syrup and warm pancakes rose as cold air swirled outside. The sound of friendly chatter was met with warm smiles. On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) hosted its annual meeting and pancake...

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