Archive | November, 2010

Baltimore Ave near Cedar Park – 1955

November 16, 2010

Cindy Miller was kind enough to pass along  about 10 photographs from various time periods. We will post them occasionally. If you want them all, write editor [at]

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Votes in the window

November 15, 2010

The Spruce Hill Community Association recently hung the receipts for voting in their precinct in organization’s front window at 257 South 45th St. Voters in West Philadelphia went overwhelmingly for Democrats Joe Sestak and Dan Onorato for U.S. Senate and Pennsylvania governor respectively. Both men lost, of course, in the November 2 election.

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Wilson playground construction underway

November 15, 2010

Construction of the new playground at Alexander Wilson Elementary School (1300 South 46th), a project that has been years in the making, began today.
A member of the construction crew that was beginning to assemble the playground equipment said that phase would be done by Friday, “if all goes well.” Another crew will then lay down a rubber ground surface.
The playground has been near the top of the Spruce Hill Community Association (SHCA) wish list for many years and became a reality after a $50,000 grant from the Hamels Foundation, the charitable organization run by Phillies Pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi. The grant was the Foundation’s largest made to a Philadelphia public school this year. Mary Goldman of the SHCA’s Youth and Education Committee was instrumental in arranging the funding for the playground. Community members from the school and a variety of organizations have been raising funds for the playground for about 20 years.
The 183-square-foot facility will provide 21 activities and will be able to accommodate about 70 children at a time.

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Keep an eye out for Teddy (found!)

November 15, 2010

Teddy is a tabby (striped) kitty, long, with white paws and nose, about 12 lbs. His right ear is notched at the tip. He has no collar. He is an indoor-outdoor kitty who has lived on the 4500 block of Regent (between Chester and Kingsessing) since April ’09. He hasn’t been seen since Saturday (Nov. 13) afternoon. He is very friendly, fixed and microchipped, and up to date on his vaccines. He roams between the park and 46th, Chester & Kingsessing. His owner fears he may have been injured.

If you think you have seen him since Nov. 13, please call Barbara at 215-386-6461.

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Einstein is missing (found!)

November 15, 2010

I just learned from a neighbor at 4924 Osage that they are missing their tan Cocker Spaniel named Einstein. Keep an eye out!


e-mail: editor [at] westphillylocal (dot) com if you see Einstein and we will pass along the info.

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Love on the El

November 14, 2010

This is from University City off the Grid… During a tour aboard the Market-Frankford train of the “A Love Letter For You” mural series, Canadian Todd proposed to another Canadian, Meaghan. All you need is love…as the Penn Singers Light Opera Company sing…

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  • By special request hand built WestPhilly mugs by threetceramics Neighborhood
  • Busy punching and binding calendars for Saturdays AnniVIXary XI party
  • Thanks to Zach from blackhoundclay for making us these tiles!
  • smallbusinesssaturday sale at VIX and in the preciousmeshes etsy shop!

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