The recent Pew Trust Report " A New Way of Looking at Philadelphians" examines our "addytood", the second entry in Philly Talk's dictionary written for outlanders not raised on "Skookl wooder". Pew conducted telephone interviews of 1,603 residents ("sixteen hunnert and tree" in Philly Talk) and concluded that all 1.6 million of us, fall into four groups:
The Dissatisfied - 30 % are disenchanted with Philly government and not optimistic about the City's prospects. These folks are not only not surprised by the Iggle' s collapse, they expected it.
The Die Hard Loyalists - 25%, many of whom are Philadelphia lifers, are committed to the City and see a bright Philadelphia future. DHL football fans see the glass as overflowing and regard the Birds as a lock for the NFC East.
The Uncommitted Skeptics - 25% are ambivalent about the City's direction. UCS types are waiting for next year's NFL draft and are sitting it out for 2015
Enthusiastic Urbanists - 19%, including a lot of newcomers, are excited about the City's recent successes. EU Iggles are still enthused about Chip Kelly's hurry up offense.
Where do you stand? Take the survey and find out. It's accurate - a Cowboys fan we know took the survey. The result. He's an "uncommitted skeptic". QED.
What's the first entry in the Philly Talk dictionary? "Aaeg" as in " I wen dahnashure to Aaeg Harbor."
HOLIDAY SEASON PACKAGE DELIVERY ALERT
There have been reports that delivery service packages are being stolen from people's front doors (including behind locked gates) when left there by UPS, FedEx, etc. It is probably best to redirect your packages to a neighbor or business if you don't have a secure place for them to be left. This may become more of a problem as we get closer to the holiday season.
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 promo code CCRA14.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Dance Affiliate - Get $10 off Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership. Members use promo code allattheprince.
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND EVENTS
Christmas Village at Love Park, now thru Sun, 12/27, 15th & JFK
The Christmas Village presented by NRG Home is back in Philadelphia for the 2015 Holiday season! Experience authentic German gifts, food, and entertainment! Show your valid CCRA membership card and take advantage of the special discounts and enjoy a delicious bratwurst or freshly made hot potato pancakes with a soda at the German Grill for only $6. Wash it down with a rich hot chocolate for $1 off, or a warm mug of traditional German Glühwein (Spiced mulled wine) at Chaddsford Winery for $2 off!
St. Patrick's Church Christmas Bazaar, 20th & Locust St.
Saturday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
RITTENHOUSE ROW FASHION CRAWL, SAT, 12/5, 12-3 PM
Rittenhouse Row retailers will host simultaneous in-store parties with cocktails from their best mixologist.
Participants include: Calypso St. Barth, DFTI Boutique, ellelauri, Henry A. Davidsen, Joan Shepp, Knit Wit, Sun Myst Tanning, LAGOS, Shop Sixty Five, Skirt, Stars & Stripes, LOFT, CODA, The Crow and the Pitcher, Devon, a.bar, Square 1682, Tinto, Village Whiskey, The Prime Rib, Sbraga, Rouge, Alma de Cuba, Ranstead Room, and D'Angelo's.
The entire day is free and open to the public. Maps will be available at the Capital One Cafe on 12/5, 1636 Walnut St, between 12PM and 3PM.
Holiday shoppers will enjoy free kiosks and meters in Rittenhouse Row after 11AM, every Saturday until New Year's Day.
THE GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS: PHILADELPHIA RESPONSE, THURS, 12/10, 6-8:30PM, ETHICAL SOCIETY, 1906 RITTENHOUSE SQ
Hear expert panelists on the global migrant crisis and emerging refugee challenges. Share ideas for steps to be taken globally and locally. Lend your support to organizations taking up the challenge. Honor the 67th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is a free program and refreshments will be provided. For more information, click here.
The Community Outreach Partnership will host Annual Liebesfreud "Beethoven Birthday Benefit concert" to benefit its homeless shelter which is in its 31st year of operation at Trinity Memorial Church. Liebesfreud, a pre-eminent area string quartet,has donated its talent to raise money for the Wintershelter at Trinity since 2002.
The program will feature Beethoven's String quartets opus 74, the "Harp", and opus 127. Tickets are available at $10 for regular admission and $50 for patron support via the webor directly from the Community Outreach Partnership, 2212 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Tel: 215-732-2515, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handbags for Philly's Homeless Women
The Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center's Helping Handbags program is collecting bags of all styles thru the end of the month (plus feminine hygiene products, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, clean socks and towels) to help our city's homeless women.
Please bring donations to RWWC's Helping Handbags at the Rittenhouse Women's Wellness Center, 1632 Pine St.
ICE SKATING AT DILWORTH PARK, NOW THRU 2/28/16, CITY HALL
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, offering the new Rothman Cabin, where skaters can enjoy warm drinks and food without having to take off their skates. The rink will also offer special sled skating accommodations for disabled skaters. Sled skating for children and adults will be supervised by trained staff to help push the sleds or train sled skaters in using the equipment. Sleds can be reserved during scheduled sessions that begin in January. For schedule and ticket prices, click here.