10 hours ago

Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity

John’s Water Ice, 801 Christian St.

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The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St.

Little Baby’s Ice Cream, 2311 Frankford Ave.

Sweet Charlie’s, 1921 Walnut St. and 711 Walnut St.

Sweet Charlie’s, 1921 Walnut St. and 711 Walnut St.

    Pools, frozen treats and the Shore: Guide to coping with Philly's heat and humidity
    The Philadelphia region is getting a taste of dangerous summer heat - but there are plenty of ways to stay cool. A combination of high temperatures and humidity made it feel hotter than 100 degrees Monday. While relief may be on the way, the dog days of summer are nowhere near over.
    http://www.philly.com

11 hours ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added 7 new photos.

Ready to work with glass? In her four-week summer workshop, Elaine Erne will guide you through techniques such as annealing and painting with glass powders to create beautiful sculptural glass tiles. Learn more and register today at: http://bit.ly/2I13ufz.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial added a new photo.
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11 hours ago

Seger Park shared their post.

Not just for dogs...see you tonight.

    Seger Park
    Come get your music on
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13 hours ago

Seger Park shared Philly311's post.

    Philly311
    TODAY IS THE DAY! 🎉✨ Philadelphia Parks & Recreation public pools start opening today! Go here to see the summer pool schedule 😎👉http://ow.ly/bGgY30kwfd2
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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philly311
    TODAY IS THE DAY! 🎉✨ Philadelphia Parks & Recreation public pools start opening today! Go here to see the summer pool schedule 😎👉http://ow.ly/bGgY30kwfd2
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14 hours ago

Have you heard of History Hub? Launched in Ja...

Have you heard of History Hub? Launched in January 2016, History Hub is an active community of researchers and experts which has become a game-changing way to provide access to information and diverse sources of expertise. You can learn more about it on the Archivist of the United States’s blog post, History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference. https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov/2018/05/24/history-hub-a-21st-century-model-for-archival-reference/

    History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference
    When the National Archives launched History Hub in January 2016, we hoped it would be a game-changing way to provide access to information and diverse sources of expertise. I'm pleased to share that what started out as an experimental project has become an active community of researchers and experts.
    https://aotus.blogs.archives.gov

16 hours ago

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborho...

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborhood.

    Philly's queer cabaret examines the truths (and myths) of Mister Rogers' signature kindness
    The first black-and-white frames of Morgan Neville's Won't You Be My Neighbor show the familiar Fred Rogers at the piano, coolly attempting to place value and meaning on his approach to communicating with children by way of modulation. As a trained classical composer, he knew that some key changes could be managed with ease, and others could not.
    https://billypenn.com

30 hours ago

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma The...

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma Theater is one of the recipients of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's 2018 project grants. The grant will fund THERE, an ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, which adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan’s book-length poem 'There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other' and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba. The work will premiere as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. #PewArtsGrants

    THERE
    An ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan's book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba.
    https://www.pcah.us

32 hours ago

Philadelphia's 5 best spots to indulge in French fare

Next up is Queen Village's Bistrot La Minette, situated at 623 S. Sixth St. With 4.5 stars out of 518 reviews on Yelp, the French breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

Bella Vista's Bibou, located at 1009 S. Eighth St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy French spot 4.5 stars out of 337 reviews.

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Topping the list is Parc. Located at 227 S. 18th St. at Rittenhouse Square, this spot is the most popular high-end French restaurant in Philadelphia, boasting four stars out of 1,979 reviews on Yelp.

Chef Nicholas Elmi crafts this restaurant's prix fixe menu using local and seasonal ingredients. You can bring your own bottle with no corkage fee, or choose from a variety of wines, beers and spirits. Check out the current menu here and head over to 1617 E. Passyunk Ave. to see for yourself.

Chef Townsend Wentz's menu also changes with the season and includes dishes such as beef tartare with grilled manchego tartine and cressonnette, and lavender-braised rabbit with spring vegetables and liver mousse. Treat yourself at this French spot by heading over to 1623 E. Passyunk Ave.

    Philadelphia's 5 best spots to indulge in French fare
    Craving French food? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end French restaurants around Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings. Photo: Parc/Yelp Topping the list is Parc. Located at 227 S. 18th St.
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33 hours ago

Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition

...the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer. The buyer has not been named, and Feibush did...

    Christian Street Church will change hands after demolition
    With just weeks to go before the planned demolition of the Christian Street Baptist Church, developer Ori Feibush announced this week that the property will be changing hands. Feibush told Philly.com in an email this weekend that the contract has been assigned to a buyer, who will take over the property at 1020-24 Christian Street after it is razed this summer.
    https://philly.curbed.com

33 hours ago

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay coo...

We know it is un-bearable out there. Stay cool by visiting pools, libraries and spray grounds. Please check on your neighbors and call PCA Heatline 215-765-9040 if you are worried about them in the heat. #LynnandEmmaTwitterTakeover http://ow.ly/e4CN30kyn6u

    Ice Cream Eating GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Food GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
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35 hours ago

Looking better and better, every day! #halebu...

Looking better and better, every day! #halebuilding #keystonenationalbank #phillyarchitecture #urbanism #philly #washwestcivic #washwest

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Looking better and better, every day! #halebuilding #keystonenationalbank #phillyarchitecture #urbanism #philly #washwestcivic #washwest
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37 hours ago

Sometimes you need to take a look around...af...

Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.

    The Wilma Theater
    Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.
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39 hours ago

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index ...

Hello summer - temps in the 90s w/heat index 100+ today. Stay cool - drink lots of water, limit time in the sun, seek out shade or AC at Philadelphia Free Library locations: http://ow.ly/j1W130kxSYf Most importantly check on your neighbors - help them open windows and position fans! #PHLHeat

    Locations
    The Free Library of Philadelphia welcomes 6 million visitors to our 54 neighborhood libraries and the Rosenbach each year.
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47 hours ago

Dalliance with Light (Andy Farmer) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Yo...

Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank you, Just Salad! #thanksdad

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Happy Father's Day! It's also National Eat Your Vegetables Day...likely not a coincidence. All this month, Just Salad and Just Salad are donating $1 to us for every Big Gay Garden Salad sold. Thank...
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2 days ago

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward mean...

Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don’t go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey doesn’t stop when Pride is over. To make a reservation or learn more: www.zipcar.com/pride2018?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social_local&utm_campaign=phi_con_williamwaypride2018_06/05/2018.

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    Drive & Donate! Driving equality forward means we don't go it alone. For every hour you reserve a Pride-branded Zipcar, $1 will be donated to local LGBT charities (including us!). Because the journey...
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2 days ago

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    400AMP SERVICE, 4-SUB PANEL, 3-100AMP & 1-60AMP FOR HOUSE PANEL & WIRING THROUGHOUT & LOW VOLTAGE WIRNG CAT5E & RG6 CABLE AS PER NEC 2008 SOUTH DISTRICT AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEM AS PER NFPA 72

    923 S 8TH ST Issued June 14, 2018 Comment

2 days ago

3 days ago

Protesters rallied outside the Christian Street Baptist Church this morning — developer Ori Feibush is planning luxury homes in its place

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

3 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

    Seger Dog Park
    New banner posted at entrance. Please don't bring un-neutered dogs to the park.
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3 days ago

Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church

The 1890s church along the 1000 block of Christian Street has been a point of contention for months.

    Protesters rally against planned demolition of historic Bella Vista church
    Protesters on Saturday rallied against South Philadelphia developer Ori Feibush's plans to demolish the Christian Street Baptist Church and build luxury townhouses. "A lot of people are fed up," said Katie Low, a member of RePoint Philadelphia, a political action committee of activists and preservation advocates who organized the protest.
    http://www.philly.com

4 days ago

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Feeling the Philly heat? Head to your neighborhood library this summer to cool down in a cool way! Locations and hours ⬇️ bit.ly/2tiu0tv

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management added a new photo.
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4 days ago

6/16 -- Flea Market and Music & Art Event at CAPITOLO Park!

Flea Market with LIVE Music and Art in the Park!
Saturday, June 16th (9am to 3pm)
CAPITOLO Park, 9th & Federal Streets in South Philly

LIVE paint event with Anthony Torcasio, Seper, Priscilla Bell, Ben Howard, Sagamoor, Lawren Alice, with music by The Parlor, Doug Kaetz, Mark Nestman, Barrett Bohr, ShaneGreat, Ircasim, featuring New Sound Brass Band!

4 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center updated the...

    William Way LGBT Community Center
    William Way LGBT Community Center updated their cover photo.
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4 days ago

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management a...

Now hiring: Regional Integration Center Coordinator. The RIC plays a critical role in emergency preparedness, awareness, and response around the clock in Philadelphia. Learn more and apply ➡️ bit.ly/2gvCdK5 #PHLCityJobs #EmergencyManagement #Jobs

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management added a new photo.
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4 days ago

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE 3/4"WATER SERVICE FROM MAIN TO METER,CURB TRAP,FAI,HOUSE DRAIN AND AREA DRAIN-PA1#20181633855-"SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    749 S 10TH ST Issued June 13, 2018 Comment
  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT STANDARD ALTERATIONS- FOR THE ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD.DEVIATIONS FROM THESE STANDARDS REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION AND SITE PLANS. (REFOOFING AND SIDING REPLACEMENT)

    726 S MARVINE ST Issued June 13, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Hurry Up and Wait on the 700 Block of Carpenter Street

Hurry Up and Wait on the 700 Block of Carpenter Street

    Hurry Up and Wait on the 700 Block of Carpenter Street - OCF Realty
    As we told you previously, the same family that owned the home at 729 Carpenter St. also owned 739-41 Carpenter St., a double-wide vacant lot. Near neighbors know this property as the one that's used for parking from time to time and also has some signs that threateningly discourage allowing dogs to relieve themselves on the property.
    http://www.ocfrealty.com

5 days ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added 2 new photos.

Ready to draw faster and with more confidence? Loosen up in Pat Aulisio's Experimental Drawing workshop, Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Learn new ways of looking at your subject matter through blind contour drawings and urban sketching. Register today at http://bit.ly/2LRUkEJ.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    Fleisher Art Memorial added a new photo.
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5 days ago

Seger Park shared Seger Dog Park's post.

    Seger Dog Park
    Hey dog owners who bring coffee and other drinks to the park. No worries, just look for the recycling container in the corner of the park, outside the fence. The City has a major park recycling...
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5 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

Flag Day - June 14th

    Philadelphia Hybrid Photography
    Happy Flag Day! In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second...
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5 days ago

National Archives at Philadelphia added 4 new...

Happy Flag Day! Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. This pamphlet provided instructions on how to properly display and respect the United States’ flag. Printed in 1968 by the United States Printing Office, the pamphlet was issued by the United States Navy Recruiting Service. #FlagDay #StarsAndStripes #OldGlory Citation: Our Flag; American Flag, History & Display; 30; Navy Yards, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Public Relations; RG 181 Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia (NAID: 279176) and (HMS ID: PH-6334).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    National Archives at Philadelphia added a new photo.
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5 days ago

  • MECHANICAL PERMIT

    (1) INSTALL A MITSUBISHI HEAT PUMP STATION WITH ALL MATERIALS FOR A COMPLETE INSTALLATION.

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  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    EZ PERMIT STANDARDS ALTERATIONS- FOR ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING ONE FAMILY DWELLING AS PER ATTACHED STANDARD. DEVIATIONS FROM THIS STANDARD WILL RESULT IN PERMIT REVOCATION AND REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

    749 S 8TH ST Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

6 days ago

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to ...

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to the Wilma on June 20th in this Mr. Rogers-inspired cabaret.

    Inspired by Mr. Rogers: Bearded Ladies' latest queer cabaret promises it won't mock Fred
    Fred Rogers is having a moment. The creator of PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who died in 2003, is the subject of the buzzed-about documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the in-the-works biopic You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks, and You Can Never Go Down the Drain, a new performance at the Wilma Theater.
    http://www.philly.com

6 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    COUNCILWOMAN CINDY BASS' BILL TO IMPROVE ZONING PRACTICES, RCO PROTECTIONS PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE
    The Council Committee on Rules passed Councilwoman Cindy Bass' Registered Community Organization (RCO) Protections Bill out of committee on Tuesday. The bill seeks to establish guidelines for the zoning process and adds protections for RCOs, developers and neighborhood residents. "This bill is about notification," Councilwoman Bass said at the hearing.
    http://phlcouncil.com

6 days ago

Join your neighbors for a free boot camp sess...

Join your neighbors for a free boot camp session with Charge Performance and Wellness at 645pm TONIGHT. Register here: facebook.com/events/1672852812812672

    Bella Vista Neighbors Association
    Join your neighbors for a free boot camp session with Charge Performance and Wellness at 645pm TONIGHT. Register here: facebook.com/events/1672852812812672
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Over the past few days, several flood alerts ...

Over the past few days, several flood alerts were issued by the National Weather Service. Spring and summer see severe weather which produces dangerous flooding, whether you're on foot or in your car. Know your neighborhood waterway and street flood risks.

    Flood Safety Awareness: Become Prepared for Flooding Hazards | Office of Emergency Management
    March 25, 2018 The week of March 26 through March 30th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in Pennsylvania, an effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) along with state and local emergency management offices to highlight the hazard of flooding and what you can do to be prepared.
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6 days ago

In honor of National Pigeon Day, we want to h...

In honor of National Pigeon Day, we want to highlight this fascinating story, Unsung Heroes of World War I: The Carrier Pigeons,” from our colleagues in the National Archives History Office. https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/08/unsung-heroes-of-world-war-i-the-carrier-pigeons/

    Unsung heroes of World War I: the carrier pigeons
    Today's post comes from Garet Anderson-Lind from the National Archives History Office. World War I was one of the first great wars during the industrial revolution. From the introduction of airplanes to the use of tanks and railway guns on the battlefield, soldiers had to contend not only with each other but with the productions...
    https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov

6 days ago

So much happening in our local parks and gard...

So much happening in our local parks and gardens this week! Thanks go out to Charge Performance and Wellness for sponsoring this week's newsletter. Free Boot Camp tonight - if raining meet at the Charge gym, 928 Christian.

    News for June 13
    Just a couple more things ... for your calendar Print is not dead! BVNA print newsletter committee meets June 18, 7-7:45 p.m., at Santore Library, 932 S. 7 th St. Everyone is welcome! Join us as we make plans for the fall issue of the Bella Vista News, our bi-annual print newsletter.
    https://mailchi.mp

6 days ago

The proposed Wawa at 9th & South is in the 3r...

The proposed Wawa at 9th & South is in the 3rd District. This is opportunity to discuss concerns with the Police District for South Street.

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    The proposed Wawa at 9th & South is in the 3rd District. This is opportunity to discuss concerns with the Police District for South Street.
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Seating has been removed from the Wawa at Broad and Walnut
    Late last week, indoor seating was removed from the Wawa on Broad Street near Walnut. Also last week, there were two stabbings at the location - one outside the store, and another inside. Chatter in the store suggested the two events were related. However, a Wawa spokesperson denied the connection.
    https://billypenn.com

6 days ago

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