Archive | November, 2010

West Philly wayback

November 30, 2010

Guesses on where this 1934 photograph was taken? Leave them in the comments.

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Get your wreaths

November 29, 2010

I know … it seems like just last week it was summer. Get over it. In fact, a good way to get over it – if you’re so inclined – is to pick up a holiday wreath or swag. We can help you out with that. Well, actually Lauren Leatherbarrow can help you out. The West Philly gardener extraordinaire is once again selling holiday greenery. Lauren advises everyone to pre-order and pre-pay for wreaths. The pre-order deadline for poinsettia plants is long gone. She will have some wreaths for sale on spec on Dec. 4 at 517 Woodland Terrace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and that’s also where and when the pick-up is for pre-ordered stuff.

Proceeds from sales will go to the Boy Scout Troop 152 at St. Francies De Sales Parish, the University City Garden Club and UC Green, the youth choirs of St. Peter’s Church (3rd and Pine Streets) and the local chapter of the Habitat for Humanity.

A price list and order form is available below. For more information, call 215-386-3905.


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Poppy missing (update: found!)

November 29, 2010

A cat is apparently missing on the 4200 block of Regent. “Poppy” is six years old and is white with a black tail and some black spots and paws. No collar. If you spot Poppy, please write to editor [at]

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Ale and Arts West Philly style

November 24, 2010

If spending a few hours being driven around to look at West Philadelphia murals while sipping a beer sounds better than fighting the mad Black Friday shopping crowds, then we’ve got something for you. The Ale and Arts Adventure begins Friday afternoon at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) where you can grab a cold one a board a “trolley” that will drive you around to several murals in West Philly before stopping at Dock Street Brewing Co. (701 South 50th St.) for another round and a brewery tour.

Riders then return to the trolley for a scenic ride back to World Cafe Live for a “spread that highlights their impressive menu.”

Tickets are $35. Here’s the itinerary:
1:30 p.m. • Meet at Wold Cafe Live
2:00 p.m. • Trolley departs
2:45: • Dock Street tour
4:00 • Trolley returns to World Cafe Live

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Accomplished pianist taking students

November 23, 2010

A very accomplished West Philadelphia concert pianist is now taking students. Leonardo Le San has performed in a number of high-profile venues, including Carnegie Hall. See link above for more information.

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Write a caption …

November 22, 2010

Think you know where this 1927 photo was taken? Write a caption in the comments.

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