53 min ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Fre...

    Blog: The Library's Impact: A New Report
    We know the Free Library is one of the most heavily used cultural and educational institutions in our city. We've got the numbers: In fiscal year 2017, 640,000 people in Philadelphia held a library card, and the Library welcomed more than 5 million in-person visits-plus millions more online.
    https://libwww.freelibrary.org

1 hour ago

Kingsessing Recreation Center shared Rookie R...

    Rookie Rugby Pennsylvania
    Rookie Rugby Pennsylvania added 10 new photos - in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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6 hours ago

"We produced this play over ten years ago bef...

"We produced this play over ten years ago before we had fully secured an audience base. Now, with a steady audience of young intellects, I hope this play will be a departure and yet give us some perspective on our current situation.” http://ucreview.com/curio-theatre-company-concludes-mainstage-season-with-joseph-hellers-stag-p7787-86.htm Curio Theatre Company

    Curio Theatre Company Concludes Mainstage Season with Joseph Heller's Stage Adaptation of Catch-22
    The play, set in the heart of World War II, runs April 25 to May 19.
    http://ucreview.com

9 hours ago

“It always seems to be that society does not ...

“It always seems to be that society does not like a mirror held up to itself ... Bizet wrote what’s essentially a blue-collar opera about a working-class girl, knowing that a middle-class audience was going to bridle at this and say, ‘We don’t want to see this story about some immoral young woman.’ ” http://philadelphiafreepress.com/opera-philadelphias-carmen-shines-a-light-on-the-outsiders-p7258-95.htm Academy of Music Opera Philadelphia Bizet

    Opera Philadelphia's "Carmen" shines a light on the outsiders
    Paul Curran's production of "Carmen" takes place in the 1950s and explores the titular character as an outcast fighting for her place in the world.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

11 hours ago

Come out tonight for a community conversation...

Come out tonight for a community conversation from 6pm-7:30pm about Map the Gap, a student-driven project around digital access to housing resources in the community. Dinner will be served.

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Come out tonight for a community conversation from 6pm-7:30pm about Map the Gap, a student-driven project around digital access to housing resources in the community. Dinner will be served.
    https://www.facebook.com

12 hours ago

Participants learn how to get a free rain bar...

Participants learn how to get a free rain barrel from the Philadelphia Water Department. The workshop will also present information about reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers. http://ucreview.com/rain-barrel-workshop-at-lucien-e-blackwell-library-next-week-p7786-1.htm Philadelphia Water Department Blackwell Regional Library Adult/ Teen Department

    Rain barrel workshop at Lucien E. Blackwell Library next week
    Collecting rainwater conserves water, provides free water for landscaping and helps with sewer overflow.
    http://ucreview.com

12 hours ago

Demolition permit issued for 131-year-old Christ Memorial Church at 43rd and Chestnut

...which is run by local developer Guy Laren. Laren saved a Frank Furness church at 47th and Kingsessing from the wrecking ball three years ago, prompting some to hope he might salvage some...

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

...across the street neared completion, demolition of the Wash n’ Lube Car Wash on the 4200 block of Chestnut cleared the way for a 6-story, 130-unit apartment building and plans for a...

...6-story, 130-unit apartment building and plans for a 165-unit building on the 4400 block of Chestnut were given tacit approval...

    Demolition permit issued for 131-year-old Christ Memorial Church at 43rd and Chestnut
    After years of speculation about its future, it appears that the end is near for the 131-year-old Christ Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church at 43rd and Chestnut. Earlier this month the city issued a permit for the demolition of the church. The permit was issued to building owners Kalidave Limited
    http://www.westphillylocal.com

13 hours ago

Kingsessing Recreation Center shared Greensgr...

    Greensgrow West
    Greensgrow West added a new photo.
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24 hours ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Paschalville Neig...

    Paschalville Neighborhood Library
    Come Early and Ready to Impress! List of employers is in the comments.
    https://www.facebook.com

28 hours ago

The fair features some crafters you won't fin...

The fair features some crafters you won't find at any other fairs, according to Emily Dorn. Other unique offerings include entertainment from the Philadelphia Women's Slavic Ensemble and Tangle Movement Arts. http://ucreview.com/go-west-craft-fair-features-artisans-artists-and-acrobats-this-weekend-p7785-1.htm VIX Emporium As The Crow Flies & Co

    Go West Craft Fair features artisans, artists and acrobats this weekend
    The yearly event features around 90 vendors plus live music, trapeze artists and more.
    http://ucreview.com

32 hours ago

Kingsessing Recreation Center was live.

    Kingsessing Recreation Center
    Kingsessing Recreation Center was live.
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33 hours ago

Today we honor those lost in the Armenian Gen...

Today we honor those lost in the Armenian Genocide of 1915, as well as their survivors. Marc 2Ray's music unites us in remembrance with the powerful message "Love can rule the world." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xBgT4a7q90&feature=youtu.be . . . . . . . #ArmenianGenocide #1915 #Love #NeverForget

    Marc 2Ray - 1915 (The Armenian Genocide)
    Marc 2Ray's single, "1915," produced by Godfather, is a powerful song about the Armenian Genocide. As the grandson of a survivor, Marc walks the listener through the brutal execution of the first genocide of the twentieth century as he describes his family's escape.
    https://www.youtube.com/

33 hours ago

We’re in a particular moment where we need to...

We’re in a particular moment where we need to think about the future.” - Kevin Johnson http://ucreview.com/third-congressional-district-lt-gov-candidates-meet-with-west-philly-con-p7784-73.htm Rep. Dwight Evans Lt. Governor Mike Stack John Fetterman Commissioner Kathi Cozzone for Lieutenant Governor Nina Ahmad Ray Sosa for a Better PA

    Third Congressional District, Lt. Gov. candidates meet with West Philly constituents
    Democratic candidates for the state Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Representative for the new Third Congressional District met with West Philadelphia constituents last week. Kathi Cozzone, John Fetterman and incumbent Mike Stack made their arguments for why they should be elected Lieutenant Governor. Campaign managers for Ray Sosa and Nina Ahmad spoke in their respective places.
    http://ucreview.com

35 hours ago

Drexel's Kline School of Law and the Communit...

Drexel's Kline School of Law and the Community Lawyering Clinic invite our neighbors in Mantua and Powelton Village to their 5th Annual Open House and Buffet Dinner Tomorrow, April 24th from 5:30 - 8pm!

    Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
    Drexel's Kline School of Law and the Community Lawyering Clinic invite our neighbors in Mantua and Powelton Village to their 5th Annual Open House and Buffet Dinner Tomorrow, April 24th from 5:30 - 8pm!
    https://www.facebook.com

36 hours ago

"What an opportunity for a travel writer! Tha...

"What an opportunity for a travel writer! That’s what I thought as I chatted up the Ireland people and the leper colony Molokai people." - Thom Nickels http://philadelphiafreepress.com/city-safari-my-safari-to-the-pa-convention-center-p7253-1.htm

    City Safari: My Safari to the PA Convention Center
    As an occasional travel writer, when I heard that the Philadelphia Travel and Adventure show was going to be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, I put on my safari hat and headed into Center City. The Convention Center floor was filled with information booths from many world destinations.
    http://philadelphiafreepress.com

37 hours ago

A Corner Store Museum in Philadelphia? Why Not!

8.) 47th Street and Woodland Avenue, Luncheonette, March 28, 1951

This article has 2 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

3.) Northwest Corner, 17th Street and Washington Avenue, February 7, 1917

7.) Kimball Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, July 30, 1924

    A Corner Store Museum in Philadelphia? Why Not!
    The corner store. Ahem. Let me start again. The amazing, agile, ubiquitous corner store! We're been thinking about them for a couple of posts now: It's 1901: Time to go Grocery Shopping in North Philadelphia and Grocery Chains and the Origins of Philadelphia's Food Deserts.
    https://www.phillyhistory.org

2 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared a link.

    DIY Bug Balm Workshop | Greensgrow
    Registration Required. Learn how to make your own non-toxic bug repellent with Nyambi Royster from Nyambi Naturals! This nourishing and aroma-therapeutic bug balm is just in time for outdoor gatherings and late summer nights. It's a protective moisturizer that helps repel mosquitoes and flies while soothing your skin with natural ingredients; raw shea butter, local ...
    http://www.greensgrow.org

2 days 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
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2 days ago

Today is the day for the Gary Bronson Memoria...

Today is the day for the Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship fundraiser! Please join Cedar Park Neighbors at Dock Street Brewery 4-6 p.m. for live music, food, drink, and most importantly, to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

    Cedar Park Neighbors 2018 Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fundraiser
    Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4-6pm for Cedar Park Neighbors' annual Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship fundraiser to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education and socialize with your community. We will have live music, food, and drink at the event at Dock Street Brewery.
    http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org

2 days ago

Did you catch the Grave Gardener Program on C...

Did you catch the Grave Gardener Program on CBS Sunday Morning today? Watch it again online below, then learn more and donate to the program through gravegardeners.org. 🌷🌱🌷

    Grave gardening: Tending more than just flowers
    "How Does Your Garden Grow" is the question posed by an age-old nursery rhyme. Tony Dokoupil has our most unusual answer: Every great summer garden really begins in the winter, with a ritual of seeds and shovels. But these gardeners -- volunteers at The Woodlands, a 54-acre oasis in West Philadelphia, have an extra challenge each year.
    https://www.cbsnews.com

2 days ago

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to see the Grav...

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning to see the Grave Gardeners at approximately 9:23am on NATIONAL TV!! Want to help the program grow? Learn how here: https://www.gravegardeners.org/

    Grave Gardeners
    Information about The Grave Gardeners, a program of The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation in Philadelphia, PA. A group of volunteer gardeners who plant victorian-era gardens in cradle graves at the National Historic Landmark Cemetery.
    https://www.gravegardeners.org

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tonyjuliano posted 1 photo to Flickr:

2 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Pen...

    'People realized smog could kill': Legacy of 4 deadly days in Donora, Pa.
    It wasn't unusual for smog to hang over the town of Donora, 27 miles south of Pittsburgh on the bank of the Monongahela River, in the mornings. But on Oct. 26, 1948, it just grew thicker and thicker. And people began to die.
    http://www.pennlive.com

3 days ago

!!! TONIGHT !!! is Lightbox Film Center 's f...

!!! TONIGHT !!! is Lightbox Film Center 's first birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 Come on over at 7:00PM for a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Before the Revolution, and stay for refreshments and hot Euro beats spun by DJ Silvia at 9:00PM. Learn more: http://bit.ly/lightbox1year Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/lightbox1yearTix #lightbox1year #HBDLightbox #Lightbox #film #italiancinema And of course, thanks to our sponsors, SSD Technology Partners Yards Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka

    International House Philadelphia | Events Calendar
    Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House's 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.
    http://ihousephilly.org

3 days ago

Join us Thursday Apr 26th from 6pm-7pm for Ga...

Join us Thursday Apr 26th from 6pm-7pm for Garden Talk: HIDDEN HUNGER & THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY GARDENS and enjoy light healthy refreshments.


3 days ago

Kingsessing & Nearby shared Billy Penn's post...

    How do you fix a bad pothole in Philly? Graffiti, apparently
    This time of year is notorious for potholes, and there seems to be even more of them than usual. If you live literally anywhere in Philly, chances are you can name at least four road craters giving your neighborhood trouble.
    https://billypenn.com

3 days ago

Podcasts are LIVE for next week's Tales From ...

Podcasts are LIVE for next week's Tales From The Woodlands Archives. Listen and give feedback to students from Villanova University, and help inform future programs at The Woodlands. (Link to podcasts in event).

    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

  • NEW CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

    FOR THE ERECTION OF A THREE STORY STRUCTURE FOR CORE AND SHELL ONLY, SEPARATE PERMITS TO BE OBTAINED FOR INTERIOR FITOUT AND CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY OF THE STRUCTURE. BUILDING TO BE SPRINKLERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 13 SYSTEM. ALL WORK TO BE DONE PER APPROVED PLANS. IF FIELD CONDITIONS VARY CONTACT DESIGN ENGINEER PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK. SEPARATE PERMITS REQUIRED FOR INTERIOR FITOUT, CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND FIRE SUPPRESSION WORK.A COVERED WALKWAY OR SIDEWALK CLOSURE SHALL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 9.5 FEET OF THE BUILDING FA?ADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3306 OF THE 2009 IBC. SEPARATE BUILDING AND/OR STREETS DEPARTMENT PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE START OF ANY WORK.

    4614-18 WOODLAND AVE Issued April 19, 2018 Comment
  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    USE EXISTING 200AMP SERVICE RUN NEW WIRING FOR FIXTURES , SWITCHES, RECEPTACLES & EMERGENCY LIGHTING AS PER NEC 2008 WEST DISTRICT

    4600 WOODLAND AVE Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

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3 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared a l...

    The 100 Most Influential People in the World
    These are TIME's 100 most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of 2018
    http://time.com

4 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Jaz...

    JazzLounge
    Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary 1971
    http://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Friends of the Kingsessing Library shared Pla...

    Recess Lab
    Even small changes on the playground help students develop confidence, build social and leadership skills, and get the "brain break" needed for academic success. A report from the Institute of Medicine found that children who are more active "show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed, and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active."
    https://secure.recesslab.org

4 days ago

Still looking for weekend plans? TOMORROW NIG...

Still looking for weekend plans? TOMORROW NIGHT is Lightbox Film Center 's first birthday! 🎉 Come on over at 7:00PM for a screening of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Before the Revolution, and stay for refreshments and hot Euro beats spun by DJ Silvia at 9:00PM. Learn more: http://bit.ly/lightbox1year Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/lightbox1yearTix #lightbox1year #HBDLightbox #Lightbox #film #italiancinema And of course, thanks to our sponsors, SSD Technology Partners Yards Brewing Co. Tito's Handmade Vodka

    International House Philadelphia | Events Calendar
    Join us as we celebrate our first year as Lightbox Film Center, following the rebranding of International House's 40 year-old film and media arts program in Spring 2017. Guests are invited to celebrate this milestone with food, drink, and music in our beautiful Galleria after the screening of famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's stunning second feature Before the Revolution.
    http://ihousephilly.org

4 days ago

*TONIGHT* #GetNerdyPHL at the West Philly Sta...

*TONIGHT* #GetNerdyPHL at the West Philly Star Party with experts and family crafts from the Penn Museum and enjoy treats from Lil' Pop Shop! Mini chats will take place INSIDE the Hamilton Mansion! University of Pennsylvania West Philly Local University City District

    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

REMINDER! Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 f...

REMINDER! Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4-6pm for Cedar Park Neighbors' annual Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship fundraiser to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education and socialize with your community. We will have live music, food, and drink at the event at Dock Street Brewery. Click for more information, to purchases tickets, and sponsorship opportunities.

    Cedar Park Neighbors 2018 Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fundraiser
    Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4-6pm for Cedar Park Neighbors' annual Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship fundraiser to support local West Philadelphia young adults pursuing higher education and socialize with your community. We will have live music, food, and drink at the event at Dock Street Brewery.
    http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org

4 days ago

Congrats to @Drexel University on their recen...

Congrats to @Drexel University on their recent grants to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia.

    Vanguard and William Penn Foundation Award $2.6 Million in Grants to Drexel's Early Learning Initiative - DrexelNow
    Two grants totaling $2.6 million will help support Drexel University's efforts to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia. They are the first significant grants to benefit early education in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. The grants will support Drexel's West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative during the next three years.
    http://drexel.edu

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