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Leaning green? Here's how you can help the en...

Leaning green? Here's how you can help the environment without revolutionizing your lifestyle.


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The Wilma Theater shared Good Karma Cafe's ph...

It's a weekend to celebrate! Good Karma Cafe is turning 10 and they are celebrating with a weekend of daily specials, discounts, and giveaways. Come by Good Karma Cafe at the Wilma this weekend to check out their spring specials.

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During the Civil War, the Government tried a ...

During the Civil War, the Government tried a new approach to filling its personnel shortage: It opened its payrolls to women for the first time. Check out this article in the National Archives News here: https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/women-pave-way-to-federal-employment This turning point in women’s history is thoroughly documented in a series of records, Recommendations for Employment at the Schuylkill Arsenal, 1861-1867 (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/854656), held at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Most of the applications were women who had relatives in the Union Army, and the records primarily consist of letters of recommendation by various politicians and other notable citizens for individuals seeking jobs at the Arsenal, primarily during the Civil War. These records will be digitized in their entirety because the PACSCL: The Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, of which the National Archives at Philadelphia is a part, has been awarded a $496,000 grant from the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives initiative of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for its project “In Her Own Right: The Many Faces of Women’s Activism, 1820-1920.” Led by PACSCL members Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center Archives, and the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College and involving a total of 11 partner institutions, including the National Archives at Philadelphia, the project will complete the digitization and online presentation of a significant body of letters, diaries, photographs, organization records and other documents, totaling 117,000 pages. These documents illuminate women’s efforts to assert their rights and work for the rights of others in a variety of spheres in the century leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, in 1920. The images and associated metadata will be released into the public domain for use by researchers and the general public. The project will commence in February 2018 and is anticipated to be completed in autumn 2019 and available to researchers in advance of the 19th Amendment centennial. The project builds on earlier work conducted with the assistance of a Foundations grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The newly digitized materials will be available through the website developed as part of that project, as well as in the National Archives Catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov). Project participants also intend to expose the materials via their own websites as well as such sites as the Digital Public Library of America and the Internet Archive. To safeguard the digital data for the long term, PACSCL member Lehigh University is making space available in its state-of-the-art data storage repository in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Having no female students in the 1820-1920 time frame, Lehigh is not contributing collections.) Bruce M. Taggart, Vice Provost of Library and Technology Services, noted that Lehigh is contributing this service to the project as part of its commitment to the PACSCL consortial process and the University's interest in furthering PACSCL's ongoing program of cooperative digitization. We are incredibly excited to be working on this project with PACSCL, and are grateful to the project organizers and participants, to CLIR, and to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their support of this important initiative. More information on the project, with links to the earlier project and the prototype website, here: http://pacscl.org/in-her-own-right-clir-grant #INHOR #inherownright #womenshistory #history #herstory #archives

    PACSCL libraries to digitize materials on women's rights 1820-1920 | Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
    "Since its founding, PACSCL has worked to be a model for regional collaboration and to make the greater Philadelphia area known internationally as one of the nation's preeminent centers for research and study using rare books, manuscripts, graphics, and other special collections material," noted Ronald Brashear, PACSCL board chair and director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Othmer Library.

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Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Phil...

A neighbor's black lab went missing last night - contact info in the post below if you have seen her.

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    City of Philadelphia Government
    Trash & recycling collections will resume Thursday. If your trash is normally collected Wednesday, it will be collected today. Thursday's will be collected Friday, Friday's on Saturday.

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Fleisher will be open tomorrow, Thursday, Mar...

Fleisher will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 21. If you're coming for a makeup class or to see the Annual Student Exhibition before it closes on Friday, make sure to take your time and leave a little earlier than you normally do.

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    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...

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Due to inclement weather, the National Archiv...

Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will have a delayed opening on March 22, 2018. Our research rooms will open at 10:00 am. Feel free to check our Facebook page or www.archives.gov/philadelphia for facility updates.

    The National Archives at Philadelphia
    Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will operate on a delayed opening on March 22, 2018. Our research rooms will open at 10:00 am. The National Archives at Philadelphia maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts dating from 1789 to the present in: Delaware Maryland Pennsylvania Virginia West Virginia These historical records are open to the public.

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Philly Wine Week 2018: The top 18 events you don't want to miss

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308 Market St.

640 N. Broad St.

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1615 E. Passyunk Ave.

1206 Frankford Ave.

110 S. 13th St.

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52 S. Second St.

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    Philly Wine Week 2018: The top 18 events you don't want to miss
    "It smells a little... catpissy." That unpretentious assessment of a Sauvignon Blanc, nonchalantly offered by a wine expert leading a tasting, was just the thing the room needed to unwind and uncork.

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Due to the inclement weather, the Athenaeum w...

Due to the inclement weather, the Athenaeum will be closed Wednesday, March 21.

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Due to inclement weather, the National Archiv...

Due to inclement weather, the National Archives at Philadelphia will be closed on March 21, 2018. Given the forecast, please check our page or www.archives.gov/philadelphia on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning for updates on when our building will reopen. The photograph shared here is from a snow storm that took place on January 20, 1934. Although it was taken 84 years ago in Medford, NJ, this image appears to be quite a familiar scene! Citation: Snow Storm in Medford, NJ; Box 2; Northeastern Forest, Timber Management; RG 095 – Records of the United States Forest Service; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 28208828) and (HMS ID: PH-3926).

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Bella Vista Neighbors Association shared Pass...

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    Philadelphia Streets:
    Our Highway Unit is the primary response team during snow and ice events. One of the major challenges the unit incurs is snow being shoveled back into plowed streets after city teams clear the street. This practice is not only illegal, it's a hazard to drivers and pedestrians.

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Weather update: due to the inclement weather ...

Weather update: due to the inclement weather forecast for tomorrow, Fleisher will be closed to the public. Teen Lounge is cancelled and makeup classes that were scheduled for tomorrow will be made up next Wednesday, March 28. Please check here for further updates.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 7,666 likes · 316 talking about this · 3,327 were here. One of the country's first community arts centers,...

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The Wilma Theater is seeking a dedicated indi...

The Wilma Theater is seeking a dedicated individual with excellent customer service skills to work in our box office. Shifts tend to be 10am-3pm, 3pm-8pm on weekdays, 11:30pm-8pm on Saturdays, 11:30pm-2pm on Sundays. The average box officer would work about 10-20 hours a week. Duties include phone and in person sales and exchanges, processing subscriptions, mailings, database upkeep, and general customer service inquires. Experience with Tessitura a massive plus. If you are interested please email your resume to tickets@wilmatheater.org. No phone calls.

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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia added 2 new pho...

With the snow coming down steadily the Athenaeum will be closing at 3 PM today.

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Spring is officially here! Let's forget about...

Spring is officially here! Let's forget about the incoming Nor'easter and ask one important question ... have you registered for your spring classes and workshops yet? Before you head off on spring break in sunnier climes, grab a seat in Intermediate and Advanced Figure Painting Techniques (http://bit.ly/2FVeATc), Color Woodcut (http://bit.ly/2oYSEQA), or Empowering the Painter (http://bit.ly/2FX2IAa).

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The new Philadelphia Historical Burial Places...

The new Philadelphia Historical Burial Places Map launched! The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum has created an extensive geographical database (GIS) that currently includes more than 200 historic burial places in Philadelphia. In addition to being useful to historians, archaeologists, and other researchers, consulting the database of known cemeteries and private family plots will become a starting point in the process of due diligence of both developers and the city of Philadelphia when considering new projects. You can explore the map on their new site, here: http://www.phillyarchaeology.net/paf-activities/burial-places-forum/historic-philadelphia-burial-places-map/

    Historic Philadelphia Burial Places Map
    Historic Philadelphia Burial Places Map PAF Home Go to Philadelphia's Burial Places/Cemetery Issues Philadelphia Archaeological Forum Historic Burial Places Map Click here to open a full screen version of the map in a new browser window. Click here to download the database in shapefile format for use in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application.

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Where to Eat and Drink During Philly Wine Week

Start with dinner at Walnut Street Café (2929 Walnut Street) during a recreation of La Dive, a natural wine fest in France’s Loire Valley, then head to the after-party at Good King Tavern (614 S. 7th Street) for more wine, plus oysters and crepes. Amada/Facebook Amada

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Philly Wine Week starts with Opening Corks, a 21-plus party at the 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd Street) with more wine to sample than anyone should probably drink in one evening. It’s $48 to get in and kicks off at 6 p.m. VIPs ($90) get in an hour earlier.

...everyone Pennsylvania makes a lot of wine with this dinner at High Street on Market (308 Market Street). The four-course meal will be paired with local wines from Galen Glen, Nimble Hill...

...t usually get to taste at the Opening of the Osteria Cellar. Sommeliers at Osteria (640 N. Broad Street) will be pouring a flight of “prestigious bottles” to go with Jeff Michaud’s food...

Upstairs in the Loft at Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr’s The Love (130 S. 18th Street), a five-course, seasonal, locally sourced dinner with wine pairings is being served for just 20 diners, for $150 a head.

American Sardine Bar (1800 Federal Street) kicks off patio season with the outdoor Wine Week BBQ. The wines will all be from Pennsylvania and there are fire pits to fend off the cold — plus the upstairs bar will be open if it’s really cold.

Kensington Quarters (1310 Frankford Avenue) wine director Tim Kweeder heads to Cake Life Bake Shop for a wine/pastry mash-up. It’s $55 for five pastries, in a mix of savory and sweet, and five wines.

...Club 16 in North Carolina, and Terence Feury, formerly of Fork and now at Forty 1 North in Rhode Island, will be cooking. Royal Boucherie [official photo] Royal Boucherie

Oenophiles can show off their expertise at Wine Quizzo at Vintage Wine Bar (129 S. 13th Street).

In Old City, Nick Elmi’s Royal Boucherie (52 S. 2nd Street) is putting the focus on women of wine with Les Femmes du Vin, a tasting...

Jet Wine Bar (1525 South Street) will be pouring black wines — plus green, orange, pink, and other hues — during Rainbow Wine Night. Owner Jill Weber is a wine expert, as are her bartenders.

Start with dinner at Walnut Street Café (2929 Walnut Street) during a recreation of La Dive, a natural wine fest in France’s Loire Valley, then head to the after-party at Good King Tavern (614 S. 7th Street) for more wine, plus oysters and crepes. Amada/Facebook Amada

Jose Garces’ Amada (217 Chestnut Street) is spending all of Philly Wine Week highlighting a different region of Spain with flights, specials, and glasses not usually available at the restaurant. On March 29, the focus is on the wines of Rioja.

Rosé All Day: Finish PWW 2018 With a Big Pink Bang is on from noon to 10 p.m. at Panorama (14 N. Front Street). Rosés will be half off.

    Where to Eat and Drink During Philly Wine Week
    The fifth annual Philly Wine Week kicks off March 22 with more than 100 events at 65 bars and restaurants over eight days, proving once again that Philly isn't a beer city, it's a drinking city. Wine-themed events range from Quizzo to backyard barbecues to multi-course dinners. Here are a few standouts.

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    A panel of federal judges in Pennsylvania refused on Monday to block the state Supreme Court's new congressional maps from going into effect, dealing a blow to Republicans who had sought to block the new lines from going into effect.

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Philadelphia Public Schools Directory of Supp...

Philadelphia Public Schools Directory of Support and Outreach Groups Please let us know of any changes, and to add a school provide us with: - Name - Address - Neighborhood - Websites Adaire Alexander Elementary 1300 E Palmer St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Fishtown https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Adaire/547682035304445?fref=ts http://friendsofadaire.weebly.com/ Chester A. Arthur 2000 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA Graduate Hospital https://www.facebook.com/friendsofchesterarthur http://www.friendsofchesterarthur.org/ Bache-Martin School 2201 Brown St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Fairmount http://www.thepowerofbachemartin.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bachemartinHSA/timeline https://www.facebook.com/BacheMartinFriends/ www.friendsofbachemartin.org Bregy Elementary 1700 Bigler St, Philadelphia, PA 19145 South Philly, near Broad and Oregon (215) 952-6218 H.A. Brown 1946 E Sergeant St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Fishtown/Port Richmond https://www.facebook.com/friendsofhabrown Laura H. Carnell Elementary 1100 Devereaux Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111 https://www.facebook.com/parentsofcarnell/ George W. Childs School 1599 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Point Breeze https://www.facebook.com/NICEPhilly http://www.nicephilly.org/ James Dobson Elementary School 4667 Umbria Street Philadelphia, PA 19127 Manayunk/Roxborough Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dobson-School-645/188967714514272?sk=info&tab=overview HSA Website: http://jamesdobsonhsa.com/ Girard Elementary 1800 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145 West Passyunk https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofGirard Greenfield Elementary School 2200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Rittenhouse/Fitler Square/Center City West Greenfield's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenfield-Home-and-School-Association/149788028495176?fref=ts Hackett Horatio B School 2161 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Kensington https://www.facebook.com/friendsofhackett www.friendsofhackett.org Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School 201 East Salaignac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Roxborough/Manayunk/Wissahickon http://cookwissahickonhsa.com/ http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/c/cookwissahickon Twitter @CookWissHSA CW Henry School 601 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119 Mt. Airy https://www.facebook.com/cwhenrypta http://www.cwhenrypta.org/ Friends of Neighborhood Education - FONE www.philaFONE.org www.facebook.com/philaFONE Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) 2136 W. Ritner St. Philadelphia, PA 19145 Phone: (215) 952 - 8589 Fax: (215) 952 - 6544 [Website under construction] Philadelphia Home and School (HSA) Council https://www.facebook.com/groups/philahsc/ https://www.philadelphiahsc.org/ Henry Houston 7300 Rural Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 Mt. Airy https://www.facebook.com/pages/Home-and-School-for-Houston-Elementary/1563008557251759 http://www.houstonnation.org/ Andrew Jackson School 1213 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 East Passyunk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Jackson-School/382621108419749?fref=ts Jackson Art Program: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewJacksonArt HSA: https://www.facebook.com/AndrewJacksonHomeAndSchool JS Jenks School 8301 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118 Chestnut Hill J.S. Jenks (Friends of J.S. Jenks) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfJsJenks friendsofjsjenks.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/JS-Jenks-Elementary-School-Chestnut-Hill/240052656565 jsjenks.org AS Jenks 2501 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 South Philly/LoMo https://m.facebook.com/pages/AS-Jenks-Home-and-School-Association/123900847707562 Kearny Elementary School 601 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Northern Liberties https://www.facebook.com/kearnyfriends Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary School 1501 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 South Philly: Pennsport/Passyunk Square/Dickinson Square West https://www.facebook.com/Kirkbride.Elementary https://twitter.com/KirkbridePHL Lea Elementary School 4700 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19139 West Philly https://www.facebook.com/groups/128138487261714/ West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools website:www.westphillyschools.org Lingelbach Elementary School Wayne Avenue & Johnson Streets, Philadelphia PA 19144 https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofLingelbach/ HSA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/407632132685836/ HSA website: http://www.lingelbachhsa.org/ A.M.Y. at James Martin 3380 Richmond Street Philadelphia PA 19134 Phone: 215.291.4172 http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schoo…/a/amy-5-at-james-martin McCall Elementary 325 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Society Hill/Washington Square West HSA: http://www.mccallschool.org McCall's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsOfMcCall/ Meredith Elementary 725 South 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Queen Village/Bella Vista HSA: http://meredithmatters.org/ Meredith's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/William.M.Meredith Mifflin Elementary 3624 Conrad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19129 East Falls https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMifflin Moffet Elementary 127 W Oxford St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Kensington 215-291-4721 https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofMoffet Nebinger Elementary 601 Carpenter St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 Queen Village https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfNebinger https://www.facebook.com/Nebinger-Music-145996322409406/ Penn Treaty School (grades 6-12) 600 E Thompson St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 215-291-4715 Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofpenntreatyschool https://twitter.com/friendsofpts https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofpenntreatyschool Powel Elementary 301 N 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 West Philly HSA website: http://powelhsa.org/ https://www.facebook.com/PowelHSA Roxborough High School 6498 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Roxborough/Manayunk Parent's Group: https://sites.google.com/view/rhs-home-school-association/home https://roxboroughhs.philasd.org/ The School District of Philadelphia School Directory https://www.philasd.org/directory/school-directory/ Sharswood Elementary School 2300 S. 2nd Street 215-952-6212 South Philly/Whitman/Pennsport https://www.facebook.com/friendsofsharswood Shawmont Elementary 535 Shawmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Roxborough-Manayunk https://www.facebook.com/ShawmontHSA Southwark Elementary 1835 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19148. East Passyunk/South Philly https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofSouthwark/ http://www.epcrossing.org/committees/education-committee/ Little Friends Group: https://www.facebook.com/littlefriendsofsouthwark Stanton Elementary 901 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Graduate Hospital/Newbold/Point Breeze Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/EmStantonElementarySchool Stanton Community Partners Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/StantonCommunityPartners Website: www.stantonpartners.org Bayard Taylor School 3698 N. Randolph St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 Phone: (215)227-4435 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bayard-Taylor-School Vare-Washington School 1198 S. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 South Philly/Pennsport www.facebook.com/friendsofvarewashington friendsofvarewashington@gmail.com Laura Wheeler Waring School (K-8) 1801 Green Street Philadelphia PA 19130 friendsofwaring.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/friendsofwaring

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Friends of Vare-Washington shared their event...

Please join us Wednesday at Herman's Coffee for our monthly meeting! (Please note - the cafe is closes before our meeting, so BYO snacks and beverages if you'd like!)

    Friends of Vare-Washington Meeting
    Come meet your neighbors and learn more about our school. We'll have information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Children welcome!


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