ePost August 23, 2022

Weekly ePost – 23 August 2022


23 August 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Zoning Meeting TONIGHT!

At 6PM, join the South Street Headhouse District as the coordinating RCO to hear about 519 S. 9th Street. 

At 7PM, join the WSWCA Zoning Committee meeting for the rest of the zoning discussion.

Agenda below – click here for full size PDF.

Use the red buttons to join the Zoom meetings. We keep our calendar updated with all meetings and events. Go check it out here.

Looking from a phone? This calendar link may be easier to read.

SS Headhouse District Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 836 8614 0146 Passcode: 763479

WSWCA Zoning Committee Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 949 9250 5075

Passcode: zoning

Save the Date

Upcoming WSWCA Events

Sign Up for Tour Here!

Save the date for hyper local art on sale!

Kids can sign up too, see link below…

Click here to sign up as arts & crafts vendor



Doggie Bag Pilot installed

The WSWCA has been working behind the scenes all summer to help get a pilot group of Wash West courtesy doggie clean up bag dispensers placed in the neighborhood! The first one just went up at Sartain Garden this weekend. Special thanks to Seger Dog Park for their partnership on this project! Please help keep our neighborhood clean and beautiful by cleaning up after your pets and responsibly disposing of pet waste inside a trash receptacle on the street or at your home.

Dementia Conversations

When someone shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. The Dementia Conversations program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations to address some of the most common issues. In person informational sessions are hosted at Whitman Library (outside the neighborhood) on Tuesday 8/23 from 3:30-4:30. But there’s lot of resources at this link to get you started.

School starts in a week?!

While the students, parents and teachers get ready for their new school year, the McCall HSA and Greening Committee are gearing up to make the school welcoming inside and out for our community.  Support teachers and students directly through wish list donations. Your support will have a big impact.

Wishlists for McCall School enrichment and classroom teachers can be found on the website. 

Neighborhood Community Gardens

We are fortunate to have three Community Gardens in our neighborhood. Unfortunately there are more people interested than there are plots. Our Greening Committee is working with the gardens to update the waitlists. Once that is finalized, we will post it to the website and include in the e-Post so folks can go see what their status is. At present, the typical waitlist runs 2+ years. So, sign up now!

Find out more about our neighborhood gardens on the Civic website. 

Seger Park’s Woofstock

Happening every Tuesday through August from 5:30-7:30 PM. Join your neighbors for live music sponsored by Seger Dog Park. Bring your dog and enjoy beers & bevies in the dog park. Or bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a family outing in the non-dog park side of the park.

Independence Library Events

Have you visited our neighborhood Free Library of Philadelphia? Independence Library is located on 7th between Chestnut and Market and has a variety of events to engage readers of all levels. 

Next week, join the Mutter Museum’s program about “Bone Detectives”. Find all of their events here.

Charles Santore Library is just outside of our neighborhood, but have a full program schedule. Check it out here. 

Make your voice heard

Do you visit the BF Parkway often… or maybe not at all? Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s Master Planning team wants to hear from you.,

Go take the first Community Survey here and share your thoughts on how to make it better! Find out more about the effort here. 

Find the Survey Link here. Survey extended to September 1.

Center City District (CCD) Survey

Every year CCD surveys a diverse cross-section of people who work, live, shop, dine and visit the many attractions downtown to measure how successful their efforts are. Share your thoughts and enter to win $250 in restaurant gift cards. Complete the survey here. 


Want a free street tree?

The Wash West Tree Tenders want to help you add to our neighborhood tree canopy. We work with PHS to plant bare-root trees bi-annually and we are planning for the next planting now. 

Click here to read more and apply for your street tree!

Ready to learn something new?

The Free Library of Philadelphia has you covered! With your library card you get free access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Grab your library card and Click here to get started.


Work for the City

Did you know that the City of Philadelphia has a job’s posting board that has over 160 opportunities open to the public? The job diversity is astounding and your dream job may be on the list. Check it out here. 

Join us tonight for Zoning!

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Washington Square West Civic Association

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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