easy to get lost in the weeds of the daily doom-and-gloom, but the
overall trend remains decidedly UP. Let’s keep that going, and let’s
also encourage our friends in the ‘burbs to come to the city and share
in all that it offers.
CCRA News and Events
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Member Appreciation Night: You’re Invited!
Please join us for an open-air “Thank You!” at theDwight D Hotel’s fabulous outdoor garden on the evening of October 20th. It’s our way of giving you a big “MWAH!” for being loyal members.
skinny: It’s a 5 pm - 7 pm meet-and-greet with fellow CCRA members in a
unique and beautiful outdoor setting, featuring complimentary wine and
cheese. The soiree is limited to the first 50 members who respond, so don’t delay! Proof of vaccination will be required upon entrance. The Dwight D is located at 256 S. 16th Street.
week we spotlight a member of the CCRA Merchant Partner ‘Deals &
Discount’ 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 fave Rittenhouse eatery Seafood Unlimited.
People in the Know go to Seafood Unlimited
all the great dining options in Center City, it can be difficult to
know which to choose. But if you’re looking for great seafood, it’s a
no-brainer: Seafood Unlimited on S. 20th St.
over 45 years Seafood Unlimited has served both locals and
out-of-towners in their sleek, casual setting. Their fresh,
delivered-daily fare is from everywhere: we’re talking sea scallops,
jumbo shrimp, ahi tuna, branzino, crab cakes, lobsters, and arctic char.
And do NOT forget to leave room for the homemade desserts: key lime
pie, chocolate mousse, and carrot cake.
Judi Einhorn puts their philosophy this way: “Understand the
neighborhood and you’ll understand the product you need to
provide”. Well, they can check that box. And speaking of the
neighborhood, CCRA members receive a complimentary tasting of their
So the next time you get a hankering for something from under the sea, sail on over to Seafood Unlimited.
Clean, Safe, and Green
Cleaning Up our Act with Some Trash Talk
It’s unfortunately the case that it’s not exactly a secret that Philadelphia has a trash problem. (“Filthadelphia”; Ha-Ha.)
some good people are on the case, most notably in the form of an Oct.
20 virtual panel discussion featuring experts, advocates, residents, and
more. CCRA will be there, as will Terrill Haigler, aka Ya Fav
Trashman. (Gotta love that guy.)
The title of the talk is “Trash Talk: Working toward a Clean Philadelphia”, and all the details can be foundhere.
Tree-mendous: The Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program
sane person doesn’t love trees, but did you know that you can help with
tree stewardship in your own neighborhood? Pleased to introduce the
Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program, which works
with community groups to plant over 1,300 trees per year. Trees lower
temperature, build community, aid the environment and make for lovely
redistricting time for City Council, a once-per-decade process that,
unlike in the past, figures to be fairly uncontroversial this time
around. That’s because the current district boundaries are generally
seen as compact, contiguous, and fair. But that doesn’t mean there won’t
be issues. For more info, go here.
A Guide to the Upcoming Judicial Elections
unpublicized aspect of the upcoming Nov. 2 elections is the election of
judges. Many residents aren’t aware that judges are in fact
elected. (They are.) This time around there are contests for PA Supreme
Court, PA Superior Court, and PA Commonwealth Court. You can do your due
diligence by going here for the details.
Book Launch: Born & Raised in Center City, Philadelphia
us for the Philadelphia Book Launch of “Born & Raised in Center
City, Philadelphia” by Trudi Clark on Sunday, October 24 from 12 noon to
3 p.m. The book is a compilation of delightful stories about a girl
growing up in the heart of the city with tales about iconic Philadelphia
buildings and her friendship with Mary Ellen Mullins! Meet the author,
get signed books, light snacks. Free & open to the public.
Interested but can’t make the event? Click here to get a copy in our online store.
Newish on the Radar: Dessert Cafes
reportedly once said, “Life is unpredictable; eat dessert first”. The
man had a point, and perhaps it’s with that in mind that there are now a
number of dessert cafes scattered around town. Dessert cafes typically
offer specialty desserts and tend to be open late. (Think Date Night.)
Venture here for the details.
NYT Lauds a Trio of Phila Eateries
One utilizes a yeast
starter called “Helen Mirren", another is named after a character in
“Fiddler on the Roof”, while a third exclusively employs the formerly
incarcerated. What these three disparate restaurants have in common is
that they have been named to the New York Times’ “The 2021 Restaurant
List” (or, in the NYT’s words, “50 places we’re most excited about right
now”). So, get excited and head toward Korshak Bagels, Laser Wolf, and
Down North Pizza. In the meantime, devour the details here.
Merchant Partners "Deals and Discounts" Program
Would you 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.