SCHUYLKILL BANKS BOARDWALK AND, CROSS YOUR FINGERS,
LOCUST STREET RAIL CROSSING TO OPEN
Soon our neighborhood will have its very own version of
the venue immortalized in the Drifter's 1964 hit, a boardwalk on the Schuylkill
River Trail commencing just south of Locust Street extending to the South
Street Bridge. At a September 3 pre-opening "tour," Schuylkill River
Development Corporation President Joe Syrnick announced that the contract
completion date is Sept. 22, but the official opening (with politicos and
appropriate fanfare) has yet to be scheduled. The 2,000 foot long concrete
structure runs parallel to the eastern shore of the river and affords two
connections from the trail to the bridge - a 460 foot long ramp ascending from the boardwalk to the bridge surface on
the north side of the bridge and, on the south side, a pedestrian stairway with
accompanying bike trough. Both the ramp
and boardwalk can accommodate emergency and maintenance vehicles, and the
boardwalk's 15 foot wide pathway is supplemented by overlooks allowing users to
enjoy the views without blocking the path.
a related development, the railroad crossing to the Trail at Locust Street,
which has been locked shut with chains for weeks, should be open mid-month. According to the Streets Dept., it has been
locked due to problems with the motors that open and close the safety
MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a
discount (described here) to any member
who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card)
and personal identification.
Uber - Limo service Uber
provides a 10% discount for CCRA Members using code CCRA14.
Philly Foodworks - Use the
code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS OR
FAVORITE CHARITY WITH A HOUSE TOUR BOOKLET AD
CCRA's Oct 19th 2014 House Tour includes a Tour Booklet
describing Tour houses distributed to each of the 600-750 Tour-goers. Please
consider placing an ad in the Booklet to promote your business, a favorite
charity, or simply to congratulate the Tour or CCRA. Rates are $250 for a full
page; $150 for half page; $80 for qtr. page. The proceeds support CCRA
activities that preserve, enhance, and celebrate urban living. Click here for an ad form or contact the CCRA
office at email@example.com
"FAREWELL TO SUMMER"
AWARDS PRESENTATION, SUN, 9/21, 4PM, SRPCG, 25TH & SPRUCE
Come see who
will take home the award for our inaugural Street Scene
Urban Garden Competition. The ceremony
and party will be held at 4:00 pm in the Schuylkill River Park Community
Garden. Contact Maggie Mund for further information at 267-746-1730.
DOG WALKER NEIGHBORHOOD
SECURITY TRAINING, MON, 10/6, TANEY PARK, 7PM
The Center City
Residents Association and Rittenhouse Square Pet Supply (at 135 So. 20th St.;
215 569 2355) invite dog owners (and others
who walk dogs) to a free training session
to learn how better to observe the environment in which you walk
your dog - and to know when, what, and how to report
any suspicious activity you observe or
hazards you encounter. Contact Elena
Cappella for further information
FOR CCRA'S 56TH ANNUAL FALL HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/19
are stationed in beautiful homes and condos from 1:00PM until 3:00PM or from
3:00PM until 5:00PM. Duties include greeting tour goers, protecting household
items, and encouraging a safe flow of foot traffic. In thanks for your gift of
time, you will receive a free ticket to use either before or after your
volunteer assignment to tour other homes. If you wish to volunteer, email us at
COMPETITION FOR GRAYS FERRY TRIANGLE POP-UP PARK
Grays Ferry Triangles Committee wishes to further enhance the Triangles Plaza at
23rd and South Streets by adding a "simple" painted mural (limited to no more
than 5 colors) on the Plaza's asphalt surface. The Committee is seeking designs
for the street surface (approx. 1,320 sq. ft.). Anyone can enter, but designs
must be submitted by Sept. 8. Click here for Competition Details and the Site Plan. Good luck to all
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE
PHS POP-UP GARDEN UNTIL 10/3, 1438 SOUTH STREET
Help the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society while enjoying summer in the
Pop Up Garden.
PHS needs volunteers to work from 11am to 2pm in the Pop UP Garden. Your
duties will be to welcome visitors and provide information about PHS and the
City Harvest Program. PHS will provide all the information you need. If you would like to help PHS, please contact Jessica
Wong, PHS Volunteer Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM RETURNS BEGINNING MON, 9/8, 3PM - 6PM, 401 LOMBARD
The Old Pine Community Center is back for another year
of enriching the lives of children through, educational, and fun activities
including homework-help and a specialized literacy program. They will also be
highlighting healthy living through various physical activities paired with an
emphasis on healthy & adventurous nutrition.The program for children of elementary school age is open every day while school is in session.
Interested? Contact Jeanne Johnson at 215.627.2493 or email@example.com.
NEW CENTRAL BLOCK WELLNESS
FESTIVAL, SAT, 9/13, 12PM - 4PM, 2100 BLK OF LOMBARD
The New Central Baptist Church is
sponsoring a Wellness Festival featuring a DJ, line dancing, tai chi, moon
bounce, a juggler, face painting, together with free health and fitness
screenings and flu shots. For details,click here.
from PHS Master Gardeners will be in the Schuylkill River Park Community Garden,
to lead a workshop on Identifying Weeds. No RSVP
required. All are welcome.
PENN'S 5K FOR THE
INSTITUTE ON AGING, SUN, 9/21, 8AM, PENN PARK, 33RD & WALNUT
Alzheimer's and aging-related research and care at Penn's Institute on Aging
(IOA). Raise vital research dollars and invite your friends to support your run.
For more information and to register, click here.