1 hour ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared The...

    Philly Teen Who Used to Be Homeless Earns Full Ride to Harvard
    Richard "Tre" Jenkins was always a bookworm. It was a trait that used to get him teased, with bullies calling him "Harvard." Who knew that bullies could speak life into something? As it turns out, Richard is indeed Harvard, or at least Harvard-bound, earning a full scholarship to the prestigious university.
    https://www.theroot.com

1 hour ago

Check out what we have going on this week

Check out what we have going on this week

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Check out what we have going on this week
    https://www.facebook.com

20 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared a link.

    DIY Natural Skin Care with Barefoot Botanicals | Greensgrow
    Registration Required. Learn to make your own natural lotions and masks from scratch. Join Linda Shanahan from Barefoot Botanicals as she shares simple, inexpensive and easy techniques for making spa-quality creams and lotions with only herbs, herbal waters and organic oils. Tired of being unable to understand the ingredients label on store-bought skincare products?
    http://www.greensgrow.org

28 hours ago

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We are open every...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We are open every day this weekend from dawn until dusk. Remember to pick up a cemetery guide from in front of the mansion, and enjoy the shade our 700+ trees provide!

    Memorial Day Weekend
    Visit Veterans at The Woodlands this weekend.
    http://woodlandsphila.org

35 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Har...

    Harvard University
    Joshuah Campbell '16 and Harvard friends beautifully perform "Sing Out, March On"-a powerful tribute to John Lewis, our featured speaker at Commencement.
    http://www.facebook.com

36 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Philadelphia -- v...

Easy SEPTA trip from our neck of the woods...

    Get Ready for the 2018 Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square
    The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. The popular festival welcomed more than 90,000 people from all 50 states and 10 countries to Philly and Franklin Square when it debuted in 2016 for the first time in the Northeast United States.
    https://www.visitphilly.com

43 hours ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION: Being While Black: A Community Discussion On History, Healing and Empowerment
    Courageous Conversation: "Being While Black" - A Community Discussion on History, Healing and Empowerment Date: May 30th Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), 701 Arch Street Event Description: Join WURD Radio in partnership with the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation for "Being While Black: A Community Discussion On History, Healing And Empowerment" on Wednesday, May 30th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

47 hours ago

Outside of being the project manager for Proj...

Outside of being the project manager for Project Rehab and assisting small businesses in the neighborhood, @RyanSpak also is making sure to do good in the community.

    Developing Community: The Spak Group redefines how a developer interacts with a neighborhood.
    For Ryan Spak, the recently-unveiled mural "Breaking Chains" at 500 S. 52nd St. isn't just a new work of art. It's also a testament to the way he thinks developers should work in Philadelphia.
    http://ucreview.com

47 hours ago

Take a wild walk at The Woodlands tomorrow at...

Take a wild walk at The Woodlands tomorrow at 7:30AM! Pay What You Wish and meet at the mansion for our Urban Wildlife Walk with our neighbor, Bernard Brown and Matthew Halley of The Academy of Natural Sciences.

    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

"We’re never really going to stop development...

"We’re never really going to stop development from happening in a great neighborhood, but we can certainly have a conversation about how that development interacts with what’s already there.” http://ucreview.com/developing-community-the-spak-group-redefines-how-a-developer-interacts-wi-p7825-1.htm

    Developing Community: The Spak Group redefines how a developer interacts with a neighborhood.
    For Ryan Spak, the recently-unveiled mural "Breaking Chains" at 500 S. 52nd St. isn't just a new work of art. It's also a testament to the way he thinks developers should work in Philadelphia.
    http://ucreview.com

2 days ago

Dock Street Cannery + Lounge earned a nominat...

Dock Street Cannery + Lounge earned a nomination for best new bar in Philadelphia from Time Out Philadelphia. If you haven't checked it out now, the June 7th #DollarStroll is a perfect excuse!

    TimeOut Says Dock Street Cannery + Tasting Lounge is One of the Best New Bars in Philly, and We Lowkey Agree...
    This is major, you guys: Earlier this month, Dock Street Cannery + Tasting Lounge was nominated for Best New Bar in Philadelphia by the folks at TimeOut Philly.
    http://www.dockstreetbeer.com

2 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Project M.E.O.W (...

    Project M.E.O.W (Make Every One Wanted)
    URGENT!! We need a bottle feeder for 5 kittens who are 2 1/2 weeks old. Their mom was hit by a car tonight. :-( Pics to follow. If you can help, email us ASAP at projectmeowfosters@gmail.com.
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared ACCT Philly's pos...

    ACCT Philly
    Did you know that ACCT Philly offers loans of humane cat traps? These are used to safely trap stray and feral cats that are in need of spay or neuter services. We provide the traps, trap covers, and...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

"A more accurate headline would read: 'As INK...

"A more accurate headline would read: 'As INKY circulation shrinks, raises ad rates, Sheriff seeks more outlets to notify public, boost sales,' because that is, in fact what is really going on." http://ucreview.com/the-philadelphia-inquirer-seems-to-want-to-keep-public-notice-from-the-publ-p7824-1.htm

    The Philadelphia Inquirer seems to want to keep public notice from the public
    A few weeks ago, the Philadelphia Inquirer published a deep dive into the fascinating domain of public notice. This is advertising that is required by law to be published in a newspaper, and is generally paid for by a governmental entity or stakeholders in a legal proceeding.
    http://ucreview.com

2 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Nic...

    NickSplat
    Remember when Meghan Markle was on Nick News?! 🌎
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The location is a secret...for now.

The location is a secret...for now.

    2 Vegan Players Are Teaming Up For a New West Philly Bakery
    Popular Pennsport vegan coffee shop Grindcore House and wholesale patisserie Crust Vegan Bakery are opening a joint location in West Philly. They're keeping the exact address a secret for now, but it's slated to open this summer, and will be the first brick-and-mortar location for Crust.
    https://philly.eater.com

2 days ago

"Big Red Sun" at 11th Hour Theatre Company, D...

"Big Red Sun" at 11th Hour Theatre Company, Dace Brubeck and Verdi courtesy the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, The Philly POPS Memorial Day Salute and more in this week's Notes on Music. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/notes-on-music-p7314-95.htm

    Notes on Music ♫
    A roundup of musical and cultural events in Philadelphia this week.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

2 days ago

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

    Kingsessing Recreation Center
    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

A MUST READ

A MUST READ

    Kingsessing Recreation Center
    A MUST READ
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

The National Constitution Center offers three...

The National Constitution Center offers three full days of events for Memorial Day Weekend. http://philadelphiafreepress.com/memorial-day-weekend-events-at-the-national-constitution-center-p7313-1.htm

    Memorial Day Weekend events at the National Constitution Center
    Events this weekend include flag ceremonies, memorials, arts and crafts and historic games.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

3 days ago

University City District added 4 new photos.

Today we're sprucing up the custom planters we installed by the 46th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line as part of a project for The Enterprise Center. We invite you to enjoy them (once the paint dries)!

    University City District
    University City District added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Four University City spots make Philadelphia ...

Four University City spots make Philadelphia Magazine's list of best Philadelphia taco options.

    Tacos in Philly: The Ultimate Guide
    From Kensington to deep south Philly, our list of the best places to sate your taco craving. Look, I do not have to convince you to eat tacos. No one has to be convinced to eat tacos.
    https://www.phillymag.com

3 days ago

About 50 community volunteers gathered at the...

About 50 community volunteers gathered at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to be sworn into their neighborhood’s Youth Aid Panel (YAP) yesterday. YAP is a Juvenile Diversion Program that gives first-time juvenile criminal offenders the option of appearing before a panel of community volunteers, rather than entering the juvenile court system. These new graduates will help juveniles complete their contractual obligations to avoid the adverse effects of a criminal record.

    University City Review
    About 50 community volunteers gathered at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office to be sworn into their neighborhood's Youth Aid Panel (YAP) yesterday. YAP is a Juvenile Diversion Program that...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

There is still space left to sign up for our next Side-By-Side class this summer, The Civic Spectrum: Engage. Lead. Empower. An opportunity to learn and engage with several different types of local civic leaders through a seminar style format.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Kingsessing Recreation Center shared Theatre ...

    Theatre in the X Volunteer Sign-Up Form
    We will need a lot of help this summer as we embark on our most ambitious production yet, THE WIZ! Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering with us this summer.
    http://docs.google.com

3 days ago

It’s the first step toward the “Innovation Ne...

It’s the first step toward the “Innovation Neighborhood” project, a long-term effort driven by a collaboration between Drexel University and Brandywine Realty Trust. The goal is to transform the area around the station into a unified, vibrant community. http://ucreview.com/amtrak-begins-search-for-th-street-station-developers-p7821-1.htm

    Amtrak begins search for 30th Street Station developers
    The development includes the new West Underground Concourse that will connect 30th Street Station to nearby train stations.
    http://ucreview.com

3 days ago

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with us and the...

Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with us and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center tomorrow at noon at the entrance to The Woodlands. The gates will be open every day this weekend from dawn to dusk, and guides to the cemetery will be available at the Hamilton Mansion (weather permitting). To learn more about Memorial Day at The Woodlands, visit our website: woodlandsphila.org/events

    The Woodlands
    Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with us and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center tomorrow at noon at the entrance to The Woodlands. The gates will be open every day this weekend from dawn to dusk, and...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

On Saturday, May 19, A hardy crew of Friends ...

On Saturday, May 19, A hardy crew of Friends of Barkan Park turned out to clear branches, shovel and sweep paths, and generally spruce up the park for the summer season.

    University City Review
    On Saturday, May 19, A hardy crew of Friends of Barkan Park turned out to clear branches, shovel and sweep paths, and generally spruce up the park for the summer season.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Featuring selections ranging from opera to Si...

Featuring selections ranging from opera to Sinatra, the concert will also honor prominent Italian-American musicians from Philadelphia. http://ucreview.com/italian-music-concert-comes-to-university-city-p7820-1.htm

    Italian music concert comes to University City
    University City, West Philadelphia, Community Newspaper
    http://ucreview.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

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    FOR USE AS AN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSARY AS PART OF EXISTING STRUCTURE ON THE SAME LOT WITH ALL OTHER USES AS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED.NO SIGN ON THIS APPLICATION.

    5100 GRAYS AVE Issued May 18, 2018 Comment

4 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a p...

    Scholarship Committee
    Established in 1988, the mission of the Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Committee is to recognize and encourage young adults living in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia who are committed to pursuing higher education and provide them with both mentorship and financial support to help them be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
    http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org

4 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Philadelphia -- v...

    Odunde Festival
    Odunde is one of the largest African-American street festivals in the nation. Odunde is a Yoruba word that means "Happy New Year." Every year, the Odunde Festival draws vendors from not only America but from an array of African and Caribbean countries as well.
    https://www.visitphilly.com

4 days ago

International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sev...

International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sevin featured in Philadelphia Business Journal last week. Josh discusses what changes may be on the horizon. http://ow.ly/AMjm30k6rU4

    International House Philadelphia
    International House Philadelphia CEO Josh Sevin featured in Philadelphia Business Journal last week. Josh discusses what changes may be on the horizon. http://ow.ly/AMjm30k6rU4
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Save the dates for the entire Cedar Park Jazz...

Save the dates for the entire Cedar Park Jazz series, running Fridays from June 1st through July 27th.

    Weekly Cedar Park Jazz series returns June 1
    A great Cedar Park summer tradition - Cedar Park Jazz Series - is returning June 1st to 49th and Baltimore! The series, presented by Cedar Park Neighbors, will run through July 27th with performances every Friday, from 6-8 p.m. (weather permitting). The series kicks off with a performance by pian
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

4 days ago

University City District shared Lancaster Ave...

    Lancaster Avenue - West Philadelphia, PA
    Check out the Penn Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo tomorrow. Get your business connected. Registration strongly encouraged: http://ow.ly/6JzU30k7DYT
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

The Woodlands added 2 new photos.

Explore the wildlife of The Woodlands with tonight's free Birding Zine Release Party, and Saturday's Pay-What-You-Wish Urban Wildlife Walk. Both events are rain or shine and are made possible by neighborhood experts Toribird and Bernard Brown, and Matthew Halley of The Academy of Natural Sciences.

    The Woodlands
    The Woodlands added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Kingsessing Recreation Center shared a post.

    Scholarship Committee
    Established in 1988, the mission of the Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Committee is to recognize and encourage young adults living in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia who are committed to pursuing higher education and provide them with both mentorship and financial support to help them be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
    http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org

5 days ago

Tonight at 6pm is the opening reception of Mo...

Tonight at 6pm is the opening reception of Motion Pictured, an exhibition of images and objects that personify the timeless activity of movement/motion in still visual art forms. The exhibit is exhibit co-hosted by @davinciartalliance to celebrate the anniversary of our film program's rebirth as @LightboxFilmCenter. From the perspective of traditionally static media (painting, printmaking, photography, and the like), the representation of movement has challenged artists throughout history. However, the birth of cinematography in the mid-19th Century marked a monumental turning point in how visual artists addressed movement in their work. For more info: http://bit.ly/MotionPictured RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/917036408502686/

    International House Philadelphia
    Tonight at 6pm is the opening reception of Motion Pictured, an exhibition of images and objects that personify the timeless activity of movement/motion in still visual art forms. The exhibit is...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Yel...

    Yellowstone Forever
    Watching baby bear cubs climbing and playing high up in trees - what could be better? We'll tell you! Every time this video is shared, $1 will be donated to Yellowstone Forever up to $2,500! *UPDATE...
    http://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighbo...

Join neighbors from Mantua and Powelton Village tomorrow night Wednesday May 23rd from 5:30 to 7 pm, for a discussion on Aging in Place: Is it for you?

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Cedar Park Neighbors is accepting application...

Cedar Park Neighbors is accepting applications for their 2018-2019 Gary Bronson Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be students living within the stated boundaries of Cedar Park and be attending a regionally accredited post-secondary school in the fall. Click below to learn more!

    Scholarship Committee
    Established in 1988, the mission of the Cedar Park Neighbors Scholarship Committee is to recognize and encourage young adults living in the Cedar Park neighborhood of West Philadelphia who are committed to pursuing higher education and provide them with both mentorship and financial support to help them be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
    http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org

5 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared University City H...

    4 years later, 4224 Baltimore Avenue is still a vacant pit
    On a normal day, the four-way intersection at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue is a hub of activity, with Clarkville restaurant and Green Life Cafe on the two north corners and Clark Park to the south. Meanwhile, the fourth corner at 4224 Baltimore Avenue, stands in stark contrast to the others as an overgrown dirt pit.
    https://philly.curbed.com

5 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared The Spayed Club's...

There's been an increase in stray animal intake in city shelters this year; PLEASE get your pets spayed/neutered!

    The Spayed Club
    Do you have a puppy or kitten that needs spay/neuter? Check out these June savings at The Spayed Club Clinic and make your appointment today!
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared a link.

    SEPTA will stop issuing paper transfers this summer
    SEPTA announced that beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, all SEPTA passengers must have a Key Card to get that transfer discount that saves a rider from paying double the fare when his or her trip requires traveling multiple SEPTA routes .
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

5 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared The Enterprise Ce...

    The history in pictures of West Philadelphia's forgotten 'Flatiron building' | Inga Saffron
    Thanks to the internet and social media outlets like Instagram, we have more opportunities than ever to view images of buildings and places we might never visit. But quantity shouldn't be confused with quality. Those two-dimensional concentrations of pixels can tell us only so much.
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Cobbs Creek Neigh...

Your friendly proprietor is disenfranchised in the primary elections for not picking a political party, so that's definitely part of it.

    What we can learn from low Pa. primary election turnout, and why it matters that just 1 in 6 Philly voters showed up
    Turnout in Tuesday's primary election was lower in the city than in the rest of the state. Experts cited many reasons for that, and a resultant problem: Uneven voting makes for uneven representation. - Jonathan Lai, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
    http://www.philly.com

5 days ago

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