Deering Center Neighborhood Association

The mission of the Deering Center Neighborhood Association is to help maintain an excellent quality of life in our community. We are citizens committed to protecting and improving the beauty and safety of our neighborhood, the excellence of our schools, supporting our local businesses and preserving our unique village-like atmosphere.

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Bi-Annual Meetings every spring and fall, please check for meeting announcements and to request email notifications.

We want to share with folks that we have a new website!  Check it out and let us know what you think

Hello all, here are some upcoming events for October...

Neighborhood Meeting Open to the Public Tuesday October 15th, 6pm at 631 Stevens Avenue, the former Maine Girls' Academy, in the Auditorium: The City Planning Board and owners of 631 Stevens Avenue will host a Neighborhood Meeting regarding a possible zone change (amendment) for that property. The request is to go from what they have now, a Residential R-5 Zone, to a Community Business Zone B-2b. Click here for City announcement.

Harvest Fest! Saturday October 19th, Noon to 4pm at Brentwood Farms Community Garden: 19th century cider pressing and potluck. BYO apples and place settings (to keep down waste) and a dish to share. All are welcome!

Porchfest Community Meeting Saturday October 26th, 10 - 11:30am at Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Street: Come share your thoughts and feelings about Porchfest. We welcome the opportunity to hear from you so that we can consider and do our best to incorporate your ideas as we plan for 2020. If you won't be able to attend, send an email to -- we will include your ideas at the meeting. Hope to see you there -- Amy, Stewart, John, David, Josh and Mike

Happy October and hope to see folks out and about in the hood, DCNA
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