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WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
CCRA/CROSSTOWN WEIGH IN ON GUNSHOP
In response to a request from sister civic, Callowhill Neighborhood Association, CCRA expressed its opposition to an application for a zoning variance to green light a retail gun shop at 542 North Percy Street, between 9th and 10th a half block north of Spring Garden. Further, the Crosstown Coalition, a federation of 20 civic associations of which CCRA is a charter member, sent a similar letter in opposition. CCRA neighbor and Pulitzer prize winning Inquirer columnist, Inga Saffron writing in Monday's Inquirer, noted that, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Collisimo's gun shop, which operated for years on the 900 block of Spring Garden Street, sold firearms used in more than 425 crimes and ten homicides before Federal authorities closed the sales operation in 2009.
The CCRA Office will closed from Friday, 8/14, through Tuesday, 8/18. The office will re-open on Wednesday, 8/19, at 9 AM.
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.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT PHILA CITY INST LIBRARY, MONDAYS IN AUG, 1905 LOCUST ST.
Visit the PCI Library this August to cool off and enjoy an exciting series of diverse musical programs. All concerts will be held from 6:30-7:30 P.M. in the meeting room on the library's lower level and are free. Everyone is invited. Please note there is no elevator in the building. For more information, please stop by the Reference Desk, or call 215-685-6621.
Monday, August 17: Birdie Busch Monday, August 24: Kenn Kweder Monday, August 31: Hidden Treasure Jazz Group
ART EXHIBIT: PHYLLIS ANDERSON "PARALLEL PATHS," FRI, 8/14 THRU SUN 9/6, TWO GALLERY, 236 S 22ND ST.
"Peonies in an Urn" acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30", 2015, by Phyllis Anderson
Opening Reception, Fri., 8/14, 6-9 PM
Recent paintings by local artist Phyllis Anderson.
"I approach painting as an exploration of process which takes on meaning and personal metaphor. With many layers, each painting has a history, no matter the subject. Whether an abstract study, a commissioned portrait or a still life, my pieces are on parallel paths where I find poetry in the physical properties of paint." - Phyllis Anderson
Dan Rottenberg, PHILA CITY INST Library, WED, 8/19, 6:30 P.M., 1905 LOCUST ST
The Friends of PCI Branch Library are sponsoring a free program with Dan Rottenberg, discussing his new book The Outsider, Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment. Open to all. Please note there is no elevator to the lower level where the program will be held in the meeting room.
PHS POP UPS GARDEN PROGRAM AND SPECIAL EVENT, SUN, 8/22, 1:15PM, 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.
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.
DOG DAYS AT DILWORTH PARK, TUES, 8/25 - THURS., 8/27, 1500 MARKET ST
In honor of National Dog Day on August 26, Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall is celebrating the Dog Days!
Stop by to check out a pet product retailer, ask a question from a professional trainer or learn how to adopt your own furry friend. Meet Barkley, the mascot from Central Bark Doggy Day Care in Philadelphia and ask their experts about your dog's peculiarities.Plus bring your dog by for free nail trims from the team at Central Bark.