ePost November 03, 2022

ePost November 03, 2022

Weekly ePost – 03 November 2022


03 NOVEMBER 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Special Board Meeting

Next Wednesday 11/09 @ 7PM

Although we voted to postpone our typical board meeting, we had a request by the WSWCA Zoning Committee board members for a special meeting for a zoning vote for 801 Locust Street. 

Click here to read the full description of the zoning details here.

Zoom links for meeting can always be found on our Civic calendar.

This calendar link may be easier to read from your phone.

WSWCA Board Elections

Reminder: Annual Board Meeting is postponed to 11/15

Due to the general elections next week (2nd Tuesday of month), the Board voted to postpone a week to minimize conflict. During this meeting we will have the membership vote to fill the Board seats up for renewal and/or vacant. 

Find out who of our neighbors is interested in volunteering to serve as a Board member for the Civic Association. The candidate bios can be found here. Listen to the candidates themselves during the meeting on 11/15.

WSWCA Events

Annual Fall Clean Up – Dec 3

Mark your calendar for the annual WSWCA-hosted clean up day – in partnership with Philadelphia Streets Department.

Saturday December 3 from 9AM – 2PM.

Supplies available for pick up at Seger Park. More info to follow.

Halloweekend was Spooktacular!

Thank you to all the community who came out on Sunday to Seger Park. The WSWCA and BVNA communities had a blast carving over 70 pumpkins. Councilman Squilla delighted children with a story, while Madame Esmeralda gave insight to the future. SWEEP supplied neighbors with over 50 blue bins, and was super excited to encourage residents to use them to keep our community clean.  



It happens this weekend 

Ready for brighter mornings? That starts this Sunday, so be sure to change all your analog clocks. If you don’t have any of those around, thank technology for taking this out of your hands!

Monument Lab – Artist Open Call 

Bryn Mawr College’s ARCH Project (Art Remediating Campus Histories), in partnership with Monument Lab, is a multi-year collaboration to design a process and commission a lasting campus public artwork that responds to the legacy of exclusionary practices at the College. 

Due on 11/8. Find out more here.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

Living among world-class hospitals means the sound of helicopters for those within a few blocks. The FlightRadar24 app (and website) helps you see more details of flights around you. This helps me better connect the annoying noise with someone’s emergency needs. I’ve also spotted at least one joy-rider. Check it out yourself.

Looking at airplane flights is fun to spur vacation dreaming vibes.

Keep it green. Recycle your leaves

The 2022 Philly Leaf Recycling Program begins Monday, November 7, and ends Saturday, December 17, 2022. Check out the City’s website to learn where and when to drop your bagged leaves. Looks like the one closest to us (Broad & Christian) is 9AM-3PM Saturdays from 11/20 to 12/18, except 11/27.


Living among us

Morris Animal Refuge is nestled in the 1200 block of Lombard. It is the oldest animal shelter in the country. Since 1858, the small but mighty team at Morris Animal Refuge has been caring for homeless animals in need in the Philadelphia region as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 

They do great things through community support. Check them out at their instagram page, or head over to their website to sign up as a Foster Parent.

Love Your Park – Nov 12 Saturday

The time has come for the annual Fall clean up of the parks by volunteer organizers. We have 5 parks in easy walking distance for you to show your love. Starr Garden, Seger Park, Kahn Park, Hawthorn Park and our community garden on South Street. Find out more & register for the event here. 

This event is appropriate for volunteers of all ages. Just opening the bags is an adventure!

Fall tips from Philadelphia Water

  1. Clear your gutters. Clogs can lead to leaks. 
  2. Repair or replace broken windows near pipes. See the how-to Video here.
  3. Protect your outdoor faucet or spigot. Check out th handy diagram. 

You can also request a cleaning of a storm drain on the Philly 311 app or phone line, or report a clogged drain by calling (215) 685-6300. Read more here.

Independence Library

If you rely on the Independence Library for holds, or other indoor activities, I recommend you sign up for their newsletter updates here. They have unexpected change of hours due to staffing shortages, but are great at sending email updates to keep folks aware. Current schedule is also listed on their website. 

McCall School fundraiser

McCall HSA has lots of creative fundraising efforts underway. Here’s another way to support the local award winning public school, while providing something on your shopping list.

Linvilla Pies can be ordered here until 11/12.

Click on image for enlargement of flyer.

Calling All Healing Poets

The Philadelphia Contemporary is seeking submissions from writers for the 2023 Healing Verse Poetry Line. Your words and voice have the power to shift the vibration of someone’s day. 

Click here to learn more and submit your writing. 

Define Art, History & Storytelling

The City of Philadelphia is developing a pilot program to broaden how we define art, history, and storytelling in our city.

The survey begins with inviting community members and leaders to help identify themes and issues. This will inform the framework we use to identify the cultural resources that tell a rich and inclusive story of PhiladelphiaTake the Survey here. 

Linens for Morris Animal Refuge

Linens are essential in making pups feel comfortable at the shelter! If you have any old sheets, blankets or towels, please consider donating them to the shelter.

You can drop off donations at our locations any day of the week between 11am and 4pm.

Read more here.

Free Food to Residents

Philadelphia is providing free food for residents. Call 311 or visit to find food and meals in your neighborhood. No ID or proof of income is required.

Find out more here. Find a pick up location here.

Did you know the City has clothing and electronics recycling?

In 2020, SmartCityPHL partnered with Retrievr to offer on-demand doorstep collection for clothing and electronics. Read more about the service here. Schedule a pick up by calling or texting PICKUP to 757.70.FETCH (757.703.3824).

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. 

Library Playgroup – Fridays 10-11:30

Just outside of the neighborhood, but close enough to share. The Charles Santore Library at 932 S. 7th Street is hosting Playgroups weekly. They also host a variety of other things. Check them out here. 

Build our tree canopy – for FREE

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!

We cut your pit and plant your tree for FREE. You just have to water!

Hope to see you at the Special Meeting next Wednesday!

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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