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Getting Grimey with Squirrel Hill (Falls) Park

15 Jun

Ladies, gents, dogs, and feral street cats!  Now is the time to grab your elbow grease and put on your Rosy the Riveter!  The tiny cloistered park located on 48th and Chester Ave. will be opening its doors for a (late) spring cleaning.

photo by charlie clay

Squirrel Hill (Falls) Park has a long history of disuse.  Though it had many amazing attractions (murals, seating, lighting, sound equipment, and waterfall) most of these things are in great disrepair.  Now, I’m not suggesting making the lot a grande focal point of the city, in the image of its illustrious past, but just to breath a bit of life back into the park.

Friends Rehabilitation Inc.  [website sometimes takes a bit to load] has worked hard on filing the for the right insurance to let folks enter the premises again.  Now the local community has a chance to share in a service effort on June 26th from 1pm-5pm.  Bring gardening gloves and tools.

We are still looking for:

  • -Trash Bags
  • -Garden disposal bags for leaves/organic matter
  • -Able-bodied friends!

Everything helps, so bring yourself or a friend, a good pair of work shoes.  If you just want to drop by because you can’t stay long, bring a kitchen trash bag with you!


For the likes for you

29 Apr

Events are popping up like daisies after a rainy Sunday!

PIC Plant Sale

Parent and Infant Center is having their  plant sale today and tomorrow at 42nd and Spruce (at the church)  I pre-orded my herb garden this year. Success!  Grab your own plants!

Park Pleasant Craft Bazaar

Little old ladies selling their wares to support breast cancer research…power mamas!  Not to mention, these folks live on the block (Chester blocks that is!)  And for folks who don’t already know, this neighborhood loves our grandmas!  Come out and support, grab a hand-knit dish scrubber, hot dog, and listen to some tunes!  For more information about PP’s race for a cure, Catch the Action Here!

Saturday Yard Sales- West Philly 

I don’t know about you but I love used goods.  I practically created my power-suit interview outfits from mix-and-match pieces found all over the U.S.  But here’s your chance to check out your neighbors junk (or treasure).  There are some good looking yard sales on 49th and 47th street.  Check your local phone pole.  One even mentions banana boat lady shoes.  For those of you not blessed with HUGE anchors, size 10+.

Jumbo Jumble Sale!

Trinity Memorial Church will be sharing its Jumbo Jumble Sale.  Their church news letter is here.  Scroll passed a few cute pictures of Jesus and you’ll find the details.

David Kosbob

My dear friend David, a West Philly local, is looking for a neat girlfriend (or girl-friend) to do all of these sweet events with. Also, he has an awesome series of music events he plans to attend in the next few weeks.  Touch base with him via his music blog.  (p.s. the newest album on his site is fantastic!)