ePost October 11, 2022

ePost October 11, 2022

Join us TONIGHT!


11 OCTOBER 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Join the Public Board Meeting TONIGHT at 7 pm

On the second Tuesday of the month, the Washington Square West Civic Association hosts our monthly public Board Meeting.

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting TONIGHT at 7 PM

Monthly Safety Meeting

Join Officer Ferraro to hear the updates on crime happening in and around Wash West. Have a chance to ask your question.

This meeting is BACK IN PERSON. 

Location: Bluemle Life Science Building

Address: 233 S. 10th St. Rm. 101


Please enter off of the 10th St. entrance located behind the fountain.


Wash Square West Civic Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 918 4711 8602

Passcode: WSWCA

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This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion.


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October Meetings & Events

Zoning Meeting – 10/25 @ 7 PM

Every 4th Tuesday of the month, the Wash Sq West Civic hosts zoning meetings to discuss projects happening in our community. 

Zoom links can always be found on our Calendar.

Sunday, October 30th

Click here to reserve your pumpkin.

Click here to read even more about the event!

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.

WSWCA Board Elections

There are six positions on the Wash West Civic Board open for election at the Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 7:00 pm 

These six seats are among a total of 15 on the Board (the terms for five seats expire each year). Five seats are for a three year term and one for a shorter term of a year. Per the by-laws (refer to Section VIII – Elections), Members who wish to be candidates must provide a notice of intent to the Board of Directors prior to the October 11 Board Meeting.

Qualifications to serve on the Board are: (1) To be a member in good standing, and (2) To have attended at least two Civic Board Meetings or Committee Meetings in the year prior to the Annual Meeting. Current directors run on the same standing as new nominees. 

A Member’s notice of intent to be a candidate must be accompanied by a statement outlining their interests and qualifications for serving on the Board. Please send these to our Board Vice President, Marisa Shaaban, at and

Eligible nominations will be announced at Tuesday’s (October 11, 2022) meeting. Join the Zoom Meeting by Click to open Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 918 4711 8602

Passcode: WSWCA



Trash Delayed this week

Due to Indigenous People’s 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. Remind your neighbors too.

Want to refresh on all the residential rules? Check them out here.

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.

Click on image for enlargement of flyer.

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. There is a Town Hall on Thursday 10/13 at 6 PM at 1723 Callowhill Street (Center For Business & Industry – Community College of Philadelphia) RSVP here.

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. 

Independence Library – Hours

The neighborhood library is making plans to re-open with extended hours. Help them decide them. Take the Survey on Branch Hours.

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.

A Short Walk To Work…

Fleisher Art is looking to hire a Facilities Manager! Lead, manage staff, implement and maintain all physical aspects of Fleisher’s buildings, from cosmetic to structural issues.

Applications are due by October 21.

Learn more and apply 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.

Trick or Treat Map

We have a pretty solid trick or treating in the larger collective neighborhood. But if you want to help kids spread out a bit, use this 

interactive community populated map that Proxi Map developed for safe trick or treating. Developed in Seattle, it’s being tested out in Philly this year.

For these things to work, the community has to contribute. Share if you are handing out treats – they have a variety of choices to decide from such as No-Touch to stoop giveaway. Add your address/block to the map here. 

Love to Bike?

Join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Youth Bike Council, and the Haverford College Center for Peace and Global Citizenship for the Main Line to Manayunk Bike ‘n Bite. The Bike ‘n Bite offers free registration, including a post-ride meal, for the first fifty registrants under the age of 25. Find out more 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).

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!

See ya tonight on Zoom at the Public Board Meeting!

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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