No one here is unfamiliar with the
problems regarding trash pickup in the City. The situation is unhealthy,
unattractive and frustrating. (Don’t get us started.)
however, there is something everyone can do to help. And that would be:
Don’t put your trash out earlier in the day than is specified by the
Streets Department regulation. Because when people do that, well, use
your imagination. Pretty it ain’t.
So then: From Vine to Bainbridge and
from the Schuylkill to the Delaware, do the right thing with putting out
your trash and recycling:
October 1 thru March 31: Between 6pm the night before and 6am the day of pickup.
April 1 thru September 30: Between 8pm the night before and 6am the day of pickup.
It’s a good rule. Follow it. Don’t be part of the problem.
In observance of the Labor Day
holiday, and to give staff and board a break, CCRA is closed from
Friday, August 27 through Monday September 6. The office will reopen on
Tuesday, September 7.
Merchant Partner of the Week
Every week we spotlight a member of the
CCRA Merchant Partner ‘Deals & Discounts’ Program, which helps local
Mom and Pop businesses get back on their post-pandemic feet by
providing complimentary valuable advertising and exposure by encouraging
support from CCRA’s highly-engaged (and growing) membership. This week
we feature the Merchant Partner Eye Candy Vision.
The Eyes Have It at Eye Candy Vision
What do people look for in an
eyeglass emporium? They want it all, of course: Regular glasses,
progressives, contact lenses, sunglasses. Great Selection, great Style,
great Service. How about an on-premises Optician and Lab? Eye Candy
Vision, located on 218 S. 20th St., has all that and more. Their display
window alone is to die for. (Disbelieve? Just ask Yelp.)
What could be better? Well, how’s this: CCRA members receive a 20% discount. (Discount cannot be combined with other sales, discounts or insurance programs.)
Photo Credit: Benjamin Zuckerman
Clean, Safe, and Green
Do you love trees? Train to be a PHS Tree Tender this fall!
virtual four-part program will teach any tree lover the basics such as
identification, planting, tree biology and proper care. As a
participant, you will join a network of over 5,500 PHS Tree Tenders and
will be joining one of the nation’s oldest and most respected volunteer
urban tree care programs. Become a neighborhood greening hero!
This time last year lanternflies were
nothing short of a plague. They were in your face and, in some
regrettable moments, they were in your clothing. (Eew.) This year? It’s
not your imagination. They’re barely here. Not to put a kinehora on it, but how did this happy circumstance come to pass?
Evidently it’s a bit of a mystery. It’s
not really known for certain. Did predators step up? Maybe. Did
soil-based fungi help? Possibly. Have they just moved on? Could be. For
more on the bugging-out, go here.
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Afghanistan: How to Help
Last week we noted the regrettable
turn of events in Afghanistan and the heartbreak that ensued. Sadly,
things remain painfully difficult there.
But there are numerous ways to
effectively help. Two local organizations include the refugee settlement
agency Nationalities Service Center (NSC), and HIAS Pennsylvania, which
helps low-income immigrants build new lives in our community.
For details on how to help these and other groups, please go here.
Community Info and Events
Tonight! Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight For the Vote
for a special evening of conversation to celebrate Women's Equality Day
and Making Her Mark: Philadelphia Women Fight For the Vote,
highlighting materials from the Free Library and other special
collections. The exhibit's research and development will be discussed
alongside the digital project Suffrage. Race. Power. Unerased, which
re-centers the contributions of Black women in the suffrage movement
through multimedia experiences and dialogue. Learn more and share your
When the Kimmel Center reopens next month,
all guests will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination in
order to gain entry. The mandate applies to all its venues, both on the
main campus and away. The Kimmel will also enforce Philadelphia’s mask
mandate throughout its locations. Closed throughout the pandemic, the
Center is set to re-open Sept. 18. For details, go here.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah Gustatorily w/ Michael Solomonov & Adeena Sussman
You can make this Rosh Hashanah
notably scrumptious on September 1 with a one-hour live virtual cooking
class featuring five-time James Beard Foundation Award-Winner Michael
Solomonov and NYT best-selling cookbook author Adeena Sussman. As part
of the celebration recipes will be provided in advance, and questions
may be asked live.
Museum of the American Revolution: Free admission to kids 12 and under on Labor Day weekend
The Museum of the
American Revolution offers free admission to kids age 12 and under from
Sat., Sept. 4 to Mon., Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (available at the
Museum’s front desk only). See the special summer exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776 – Today, ending Labor Day Weekend.
Our American Experiences: a 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Festival - part of the Fringe Festival
TheFringe Festival is on Saturday,
Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come and go as you please throughout
the day. FREE, donate what you wish. Many events will take place at
Trinity Memorial Church, 22nd and Spruce Streets.
CCRA Merchant Partner "Deals and Discounts" Program
Please support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a deal or discount to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.