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01 June 2022
WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!
Although the ePost is going out a bit late this week, there’s so much happening between now and the next ePost we wanted to make sure all the events were on your radar.
WSWCA Meetings & Events
Mark your calendar!
June 7 – District 6 Safety meeting at 6PM
June 7 – Public Board Meeting at 7PM
June 21 – Zoning Meeting at 7PM (currently no applicants)
TONIGHT! McCall School fundraiser
McCall Home and School Association has partnered with Chipotle at 12th & Walnut. All orders made on Wednesday June 1 between 4-8 pm will have a portion of the sale go to McCall. You MUST tell the cashier you are there for the fundraiser before payment. If ordering online, use the code: BG6VBJV
Trash Delayed this week
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, trash pick up in the neighborhood is delayed by a day. Help keep the neighborhood clean and do not put your trash out early.
Woof Walk Yappy Hour – Tomorrow
Our neighborhood animal rescue – Morris Animal Refuge – is always in need of donations of time, materials, or money. They are hosting a fundraiser tomorrow night June 2 from 6-8PM.
The Philadelphia Orchestra is hosting a Pride Concert to celebrate the Philadelphia’s LGBTQ+ community. Information can be found here. At time of posting, there were no available tickets, but they encourage you to check back for updates.
Pride Reimagined – SUNDAY June 5th
PHL Pride Collective has reimagined the LGBTQ+ Pride events in Philly. They have added a variety of experiences geared to a diverse set of audience groups. Find out more at their website here.
Community Gardens giving back
The South Street Community Garden has made their first donation of the season. Gardeners delivered over 11 pounds of cold-hardy produce to Ready, Willing and Able. Through a collaboration with PHS’s City Harvest program, volunteer gardeners around the City provide food to neighbors in need. Find out more about our neighborhood gardens on the Civic website.
Stroke is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability. It is also preventable and treatable.
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. The library also host to Barbara Gittings Collection. Find out what events are happening, and learn more about the collection’s namesake LGBTQ+ activist here. You can also find her on the mural outside the William Way Center (pic).
Free at-home COVID-19 tests
The United States Postal Service is offering each household free individual home COVID-19 tests. You can request 2 sets of 4 tests. Visit their website to order yours. Delivery takes 2-3 days.
Happening every Tuesday from June to September from 5:30-7:30 PM. Join the Friends of Seger Dog Park for live music. 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. Ice cream and beer vendors will be on site.
Have you tried the Philly 311 app?
It’s so easy to report graffiti, overflowing trash cans, potholes and more using the City’s free 311 app. No need to sit on the phone waiting. Snap a pic, add a note and upload with address. Visit the App Storeand Google Playto download the app. The City has stepped up their response times and it’s a game changer! Help keep our community clean by reporting issues.
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 hereto read more and apply for your street tree! All new applications will be for a Spring 2023 planting.
Washington Square West Civic Association
214 S. 11th St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 346-6411 (voicemail only)
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