ePost September 27, 2022

Weekly ePost – 27 September 2022


27 September 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Zoning Meeting TONIGHT!

At 7PM on Zoom, join the WSWCA Zoning Committee meeting for a second presentation for 308 Quince Street.

The applicant presented to the WSWCA zoning committee in July and the zoning committee recommended opposition to the proposed change of use. The WSWCA board voted to oppose the change of use and we made the applicant aware of our decision. The applicant has requested to present to the committee again now that they have a better understanding of the community concerns

Check out all of the events at our calendar..

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

Use the red button to join the Zoom meeting. 

WSWCA Zoning Committee Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 949 9250 5075

Passcode: zoning

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Upcoming WSWCA Events

The WSWCA is joining with the Bella Vista Neighbors Association, and the Queens Village Neighbors Association to help you learn more about clean residential solar energy.

Come hear a presentation from the Philadelphia Energy Authority on Monday, October 3rd at the Palumbo Recreation Center at 7 PM.

Stay after the presentation to ask questions and get answers!

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.



Help Keep Our Neighborhood Sidewalks Clean

Be a good to your community. Pick up debris in front of your home or apartment. If you need assistance with excessive trash, contact 311. 

Do not place trash out until 7PM the night before or after 5:30AM the day of pick up. Taking pride in our neighborhood is the first step in making it an amazing place to live.

Support Our Public School

Support your community by supporting your local public school!

Public schools are not just educational institutions, they are community institutions. Having a strong, award-winning public school like McCall attracts families that care about the quality of life of their neighbors and about the success of local small businesses. Support your community. Click here to donate to the McCall Annual Fund today and help McCall maintain its streak of excellence.

Free Art for Philly HS Students

A under-used resource available to Philadelphia High School students provides free admission to 20 of the city’s top museums and attractions. Must have valid School ID.

Check out the Philadelphia Citizen article here.

We are blown away by the participating sites – see them here. 

South Street Fest on Saturday

The annual Spring Fest was postponed to the fall and is happening this Saturday 10/1 from 11AM – 7PM. You will want to leapfrog from 2nd & Lombard to 8th & South Street to catch it all.  Take in the Philly AIDS Thrift block party while you are there.

Enjoy international food & drinks, handmade crafts and eclectic vendors. 

Find out more here. 

Neighborhood Community Gardens

We are fortunate to have three Community Gardens in our neighborhood. They not only feed the gardeners to tend their plots, but they give to neighbors and local foodbanks. The gardens add beauty and connect passersby with a bit of nature.

Find out more about our neighborhood gardens and sign up for your own plot on the Civic website. 

Morris Animal Refuge

This is Jasmine. She is a young pup looking for a new forever home. Find out how to make her or another cute creature yours. Morris Animal Refuge is a neighborhood non-profit committed to saving animals lives and touching human hearts. 

Find out how you can get involved or check out their Amazon Wishlist

Free Library Events

We have the good fortune to have several free libraries in or close to our community. You can always reserve a book or DVD and pick it up at your choice of library, including Independence on 7th between Market and Chestnut. They recently shared a list of the Top 10 Banned Books for 2021

Charles Santore Library (just south of WSW) has a few upcoming events that cater to a variety of user groups.  Check them out here. 

Portland Loo Coming Soon…

Philadelphia is launching a pilot program within the next year to address its dearth of public restrooms, which has only gotten worse.

Six permanent toilets will be installed across Philly over the next five years, starting with one in Center City. The restrooms will be ADA accessible, using a popular design called the “Portland Loo.” Read more here. 

Protect the migrating birds

August 15 – November 15

As millions of birds swing through Philly during fall migration, many get killed flying into buildings. The city is urging building owners, tenants, businesses and residents to join together to prevent night-time bird collisions. 

Visit Lights Outs to find out how you can help. 

Mail in Ballots Delayed

Due to the addition of City Council special election, Philadelphia voters will now have a shorter window to receive and return ballots for this year’s general elections for US Senate, governor and more. Therefore, if you are choosing to vote by mail-in ballot, be sure to return it quickly upon receiving it.


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

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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