Earlier this week, a 3-month
old puppy, was attacked and killed on 21st Street between Delancey and
Pine Streets by a pitbull being walked by a dog walker. If you are
walking your pup, make sure you pick it up if you spot a bigger dog. If
you're walking a bigger dog, be careful if you see any smaller dogs in
your vicinity. Please
be mindful so a horrific tragedy like this does not happen again. If a
dog attacks you or your pet, call the police immediately and contact Animal Control.
If you are concerned about what's going on in our neighborhood, come talk to CCRA representatives at the Schuylkill River Park Fall Festival on October 19. Philadelphia Police Captain Michael Hooven and Officer Jesse O'Shea will join us from 11 am to 1 pm. They will be there to answer residents' questions and learn about your concerns. Please be sure to stop by and say hi.
Last Chance to Get Your Raffle Tickets to the Blatstein House Tour. Get Yours Now Before They Are Gone!
Raffle tickets for
the Blatstein House Tour have been opened up to the general public, so
tell your friends and neighbors who may be interested.
The raffle drawing will be held on October 15, one week before the event, and winners notified on that date by email. To sign up for the raffle, please click here.
New Parking Kioks from the Parking Authority
The Parking Authority will be installing new, state-of-the-art parking
kiosks for on-street parking. In addition to multiple convenient
features, the new kiosks will accept credit card and coin payments with
the customer not having to display a receipt on their dashboard.
Instead, customers will enter their license plate number and on-street
parking payments will be verified through our officer's handheld
If you would like to see a demonstration on how this kiosks work, PPA is inviting you to join them on Friday, October 11th at 701 Market Street Suite 5400.
The Silver Binder Presentation: Organize Your Personal Information for Safe Keeping
William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut, Community Room, 1st Fl, Tuesday, 10/15, 2 PM
are your important documents such as insurance policies, the deed to
your home, bank and investment statements? Who will take care of your
pet if you have an emergency? Who will take care of you? Mario
Oropeza, a Penn's Village volunteer, developed this workshop to get you
started on what may seem like an intimidating task: organizing the
vital details about your legal, health, and financial affairs as well as
important contacts. A binder will be available at the workshop with
forms which will enable you to document everything your family and
friends need to know.
cost of the binder is $35 for Penn's Village members and volunteers; $45
for other guests (cash or checks only please) and includes a digital
version of the forms. Guests are welcome to attend three Penn's Village
programs at $10 per program before becoming a member and/or volunteer.
The guest cost for this program is included in the cost of the binder.
Exhibition: Spit Spreads Death - The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia
Opening October 17 at the Mutter Museum
A century ago, a worldwide health
disaster hit home. The influenza pandemic of 1918-19, the global
epidemic often called the "Spanish flu," killed 50 to 100 million people
worldwide. Here in Philadelphia, the Liberty Loan Parade, a patriotic
wartime effort on September 28, 1918, helped to spread the disease.
Soon, the city was in crisis. Hospitals overflowed and bodies piled up
in morgues. Philadelphia had the highest death rate of any major
American city during the pandemic.More than 12,000 people died in six
weeks; over 20,000 died in six months. Visit here for more info.
Birthing a Bill in PA: From Conception to Legislation - What's Our Role as ordinary Citizens?"
You are invited to a free educational
forum presented by Protect & Elect: "Birthing a Bill in PA: From
Conception to Legislation - What's Our Role as ordinary Citizens?"
Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square.
Panelists: Jeffrey Dempsey, Program
Director, CeaseFirePA; Larry Farnese, State Senator; and Joanna
McClinton, State Representative.
SCREENAGERS addresses the most
pervasive parenting issue of our time head on-depicting teen struggles
over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers
kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical
resources to help them do it.
Documentary Viewing followed by a 20-minute Panel Discussion
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square