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WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
THE CCRA COMMUNITY: INDEGO'S NUMBER ONE NEIGHBORHOOD
The statisticians at Indego, the City's new bike share program, have reached an obvious conclusion - our neighborhood is number one. The bike station at Rittenhouse Square (the north side of Walnut on the 1900 block) is the City's most heavily used Indego facility - "no other station comes close" according to Indego spokesperson, Keira Smalls. The Indego stats also tell us that the most common Indego trip connects to our neighborhood between the station at 23rd & South (opposite South Square Market) and University City. Even though the system has only been up and running for three months, it's taken off like Chris Froome, the Kenyan tearing up the Tour De France. In the first three months of the program, the City has seen 160,000 trips taken by 30,000 riders on the program's 600 bikes positioned at 71 stations. There are plans afoot for additional Indego facilities but the program's current stations fit the neighborhood's travel needs well. Want to go to Trader Joe's? There's a station on the north side of the 2200 block of Market. More of a Whole Foods shopper? Indego has that covered too with its station on the 2100 block of Hamilton St. Tired of living on bread alone and in search of food for the intellect? Indego is at the main branch of the Free Library at 19th near Vine.
HOMES NEEDED FOR CCRA'S 57TH ANNUAL FALL HOUSE TOUR, SUN, 10/18
Our 57th Annual House Tour will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 This is an important fundraiser for the Association. As hundreds of your neighbors have done before, would you be willing to place your home, apartment, or condo on the Tour this year? We provide insurance and multiple on-site hosts/hostesses. You receive our deepest thanks, as well as recognition in our Tour Book and the Center City Quarterly. Please contact the CCRA office for further information at 215-546-6719 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCRA MERCHANT MEMBERS DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Support our 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 $20 off a first ride, Good for new users only. Members use code CCRA14.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND EVENTS
PHS POP UPS GARDEN PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, TUES, 7/28, AND SUN, 8/1 AND 8/22, 15TH & SOUTH STS
The 2015 Philadelphia Horticultural Society Pop Up Garden is hosting a summer full of activities, garden programs, beer celebrations, and other special events. Gardeners will enjoy workshops on houseplant care, rain barrels, flower arranging, tree planting, and container gardens, as well as yoga sessions, a day for the dogs, and evenings devoted to Belgian drafts and local brews.
Tuesday, July 28, 5 to 10 p.m.
Dog Days of Summer
Each dog who visits the garden will receive a special gift from Dogfish Head Brewery. Doggie bags will also be given to dogs who perform the best tricks.
Sundays, August 1 and 22, 1:15 p.m.
Yoga in the Garden
Theresa Conway, of Yoga on the Ridge, will lead hour-long sessions in the garden. All levels are welcome. Class fee is $10, and advance registration is suggested at www.yogaontheridge.com. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.
Summer Teen Reading Program at Phila City InsT, Tuesdays THRU 8/4, 3-4PM, 1905 Locust St.
The Philadelphia City Institute branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia located at 1905 Locust Street invites all teenagers (entering grades 7-12) to participate in our summer reading program. Interested teens should stop by the library anytime to enter the prize raffle (one hour of reading = one raffle ticket). Great prizes will be provided by the Friends of PCI Library. Teenagers can also participate in fun craft and cooking activities during the library's Teen Tuesdays program, which will be held on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 P.M. (beginning June 30 and ending August 4). Please visit the Reference Desk of the library or call 215-685-6621 for more information.
SUMMER GROUP SHOW, THRU 8/9, tWENTY-TWO GALLERY, 236 S 22ND ST.
Treat yourself to a wonderful piece of original artwork this summer... It will give you enjoyment for a lifetime and can be passed on for others to enjoy in the future....and you will be supporting local artists!
Volunteer To Sort And Inventory Books For The Philadelphia School District, 440 N. BROAD ST.
WePAC (West Philadelphia Alliance for Children) needs an incredible amount of help from the community to get this job done. Volunteer opportunities are available for a week, a day or a few hours.
You will work at district headquarters at 440 N. Broad Street
The work space is dusty so be prepared to get a little dirty. You will be on your feet so wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Dust masks are available.
Some assignments require heavy lifting. Many only require standing, so read the description for each volunteer shift.
Click hereto see current opportunities for this work and keep checking back to see new opportunities as they become available.