unlike too many things these days, there seems no end to the
destruction and heartbreak wrought by Hurricane Ida and its tornados and
Locally look no further than the CCRA-administered Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (http://www.srpcg.org), all of whose 70+ plots were ruined when the hurricane caused a sewage pipe to back up.
this happened at peak harvest time after a whole year’s worth of
work. Among other things, this meant that the food designated for
donation to City Harvest needed to be destroyed.
there’s always next year, when the garden will be restored and new
memories will replace the old, but for now: To the extent that climate
change is a factor, could we please do something about that?
has been looking at this issue for some time. The problem became more
urgent on Tuesday, when the Philadelphia Parking Authority announced
that it was creating a dedicated unit of bicycle-mounted enforcement
officers, who would be ticketing cars illegally parked in bike lanes and
bus lanes. People parking in this way often don't see any option,
because there are no spaces available in the parking lane.
As we explore ways to make this situation better, we need your input. Please take a minute or two to answer a few questions.
it be the smell of the baking of pastries such as scones, muffins,
sticky buns, chocolate babkas, fudge brownies, and cookies as they’re
pulled from the ovens?
it be the made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, the hand-sliced smoked
salmon and avocado toast served on your choice of artisanal English
muffins, croissants or wraps?
Center City residents aren’t stupid; the Bakeshop is packed for a reason.
not see for yourself? And while you’re there, mention CCRA and you’ll
get an extra little goodie to accompany the treat you just purchased.
Clean, Safe, and Green
Plastic Bag Ban: What You Need to Know
now no doubt you’ve heard of the plastic bag ban due to go into effect
October 1. But is it as simple as all that? Please. It’s complicated,
of course. Get the lowdown via the City’s FAQ.
Wanna Tell SEPTA Where to Get Off? Now You Can
the pun, but due to the pandemic SEPTA finds itself at a bit of a
crossroads. Its schedule is geared toward 9-to-5 commuters, and that
ridership all but disappeared with the mass move to remote work. So now
SEPTA wants your thoughts in the form of a survey. Tell them how you
feel about connections, fares and frequency here.
Committee of Seventy is currently holding a series of workshops
regarding Redistricting City Council and why it’s important.
Redistricting happens when the Census numbers are released to make sure
that each district of the city are covered, and public/community factors
are prioritized. Residents should be engaged in the map-making process
to have your voice heard.
Put on those dancin' shoes and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the folks at Taller Puertorriqueño. Immerse
yourself in an authentic Hispanic fiesta, with a choice of dance
workshops. Then, kick up your heels and do the Salsa, the Bachata, or
the Brazilian Zouk (yes, really!). They'll be performances, as well, for
those with two left feet. Located near Broad and Lehigh, be sure to
check out some of the amazing murals around the neighborhood The eventis scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9. Hasta Luego!
Barnes Debuts Suzanne Valadon Exhibit
If you’re unfamiliar
with the name Suzanne Valadon, that’s about to change thanks to the new
exhibit at the Barnes Foundation featuring the work of the
groundbreaking French model and painter. Entitled “Suzanne Valadon:
Model, Painter, Rebel” and running from September 26 through January 9,
the exhibition looks at her contributions to early 20th-century
art in displaying works from all stages of her career. It’s the first
exhibition of her art at a major US arts institution, and all the
details can be found here.
Booze News: 2-Bottle Liquor Limit at State Stores
Citing supply chain
issues, glass and aluminum specifically, the PA Liquor Control Board has
announced a two-bottle purchasing limit on a variety of upscale
champagnes, cognacs, tequilas and whiskeys. 43 liquor listings in all
are affected by the restriction which is expected to last
“indefinitely”. Cry in your beer while you imbibe the details here.
Merchant Partners "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.