ePost November 09, 2022

ePost November 09, 2022

Weekly ePost – 09 November 2022


09 NOVEMBER 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Special Board Meeting

Tonight @ 7PM

Special WSWCA Zoning Committee & Board meeting regarding 801 Locust Street. 

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

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting TONIGHT at 7 PM

Meeting ID: 918 4711 8602

Passcode: WSWCA

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WSWCA Board Elections

Reminder: Annual Board Meeting with VOTING is postponed to 11/15

Hope you made it out to vote in the general elections yesterday!

Get ready to vote again next Tuesday to fill the Board seats up for renewal and filling of vacancy – 6 seats in total.

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.

Cyclists & On Street Parking – Traffic Impacts on Dec 3

This is an important notification to the cycling community who utilize the bike lanes on Spruce, Pine and 10th Streets: The annual Fall Clean Up event is being held on Dec. 3 from 8 am – 2 pm. Parking is affected during these hours. Parking signs are posted to notify residents. Spruce and Pine are affected. 10th Street will not be affected. It is important for cyclists to be alert on this day. There will be City equipment on the streets cleaning and individuals are not always diligent about adhering to our parking directions as posted on signs, fliers and social media.

On behalf of our Wash West Board and neighbors, we thank you for your cooperation and patience as we hold this annual event. Clean streets benefit all who live and pass through our neighborhood.



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. Click on the park name to open their specific sign up sheet: Starr Garden, Seger Park, Kahn Park, Hawthorn Park and our community garden on South Street. All ages welcome!

Who needs a pep talk?

OMG, Cutest thing ever! The free hotline “Peptoc Hotline,” is a school project by art teacher Jessica Martin and artist Asherah Weiss. Read more about the project. Then go ahead and call. We did. It was great! Even the teen loved it!

Sharpen your blades

Ice skating season is back! Whether you’re a hockey pro or new to the ice, Philadelphia’s five public ice rinks are fun for everyone. Parks & Rec is offering free skating lessons, hockey camps, public skate times, and more.

Admission for public skating is FREE at all five ice rinks – closest to WSW is Rizzo Rink. You are encouraged to bring your own skates. You can rent ice skates for $3-4 (price varies by rink). Read more here.

Enjoy Theater at the Library

Join the Central Free Library & the Dramatists Guild for new plays read by professional actors from Philadelphia and surrounding counties.

Check out the plays and dates here.

Big changes coming to SEPTA

Do you use SEPTA regularly? If so, make sure you look at their new plan: SEPTA’s Bus Revolution (link in red)


SEPTA is looking for public input and feedback to their new plan.

LIHEAP is back!

Applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program are now open. As the colder months approach, if you are having trouble paying your heating bills, LIHEAP can help. Click here to find out more information and see if you are eligible.

PA House Representative Mary Isaacson’s office will help with applications. Check out more here.

Philly Tree Plan

A resilient urban forest helps residents thrive. Trees are a vital part of city infrastructure and provide environmental, social, economic, and health benefits.

Our Philly tree canopy is declining. Climate change will increase the heat island effect, where Philadelphia neighborhoods with the lowest number of trees are already on average 22 degrees hotter than others.

Register: PPR webinar on Thurs 11/10 @ 7PM

Philly Phlash free with Septa

Did you know that you can ride the Phlash around town for FREE if you have a SEPTA pass or key card? Every 15 minutes the Phlash bus stops at major destinations in the heart of the City, and extends up to the Zoo and Please Touch Museum. See a larger map and learn more here.

William Way LGBT Community Center

From art exhibitions to knitting, to meetings, to concerts, there’s always something happening at the Center!

Click here to see the full call of events.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Register here for Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12:30-1:30 

Alzheimer’s causes changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that are not normal aging. Join us to learn about: The difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s * Common warning signs * The importance of early detection and the benefits of diagnosis * Next steps and expectations for the diagnostic process * Alzheimer’s Association resources

Everyone loves pie!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the McCall HSA fundraiser has your desserts covered! You do not need to be affiliated with McCall to order! Orders with payment must be received by November 12th.  Pies can be picked up at McCall School the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Linvilla Pies can be ordered here until 11/12.

Click on image for enlargement of flyer.

Creating Home: Roundtable to Discuss LGBTQ+ Elder Housing

SAGE welcomes those interested in housing services for LGBTQ+ elders in Pennsylvania to Creating Home: A Roundtable to Discuss LGBTQ+ Elder Housing in Pennsylvania on December 7, 2022. Register here.

PS. I fan-girl out on William Way’s newsletter which is where this and the Alzheimer’s webinar came from.

Beautiful, Informative & Wanting Your Feedback

After years of learning, listening, and crafting, the Growing From the Root team is excited to share a draft of Philadelphia’s first Urban Agriculture Strategic Plan. Public feedback on the draft recommendations will be collected from November 3 – Nov 28. View the draft plan and a video recording of the meeting here.

Love Cinema, Will Travel outside the neighborhood?

The Secret Cinema presents another NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY SHORT FILMS program. This Thursday, 11/10 @ 8PM. Admission is FREE. The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street. Find out more here.

Let your holiday adventures begin in the neighborhood…

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral is hosting it’s holiday event on December 10th. Find out more and sign up here.

Independence Library

Our neighborhood library is typically open Monday through Friday from 1-5PM. This Friday they are closed in observance of Veterans Day. To get your holds on material pickup days, please call the library when you are outside, and have your library card or photo ID ready.

Can’t make it by 5pm? Call to schedule holds pickup between 5-6pm as needed. Current schedule is also listed on their website. 

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 TONIGHT!

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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