Archive | February, 2012

Adopt-a-Cat: William

February 29, 2012

William, an absolutely adorable 9-10 week old kitten, walked right in Ben’s front door this past weekend. Ben lives at 51st and Walnut. William is the cutest and friendliest little guy – he enjoys playing, nuzzling, and lap-sitting in equal measure. Ben is at maximum cat capacity at the moment and can’t keep the kitten, so he would like to find a good home for him. William gets along great with Ben’s other cats, guests, and inanimate objects.

Anyone wanting to meet him, please contact Ben at 610-761-0315 or by email: herman.ben [at]

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Winning Cash 5 ticket comes from 40th and Market shop

February 29, 2012

Some lucky person will never forget their recent visit to the 40 Stop Mini Market at the corner of 40th and Market streets. That is where Monday’s winning Cash 5 ticket worth $325,000 was bought. The winner has not been named.

The jackpot comes as result of picking all five numbers – 13, 20, 22, 29 and 33 – correctly in the daily drawing, which now starts over at $125,000. The store will also get a cash prize for selling the winning ticket.

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March Kindergarten Open Houses

February 29, 2012

Here is a list of kindergarten open houses coming up in March in the area. The list has been compiled by the West Philly Coalition for Neighborhood Schools.


A. D. Harrington School
5300-34 Baltimore Ave
(215) 471 – 2914
Open House: CONFIRMED, 3/6, 9:09-9:45 a.m., in Annex Building
Kindergarten teacher: Ms. Davis, Room A1

B. B. Comegys School
5100 Greenway Ave.
(215) 727 – 2162

Alexander Wilson School
1300 S. 46th St.
(215) 823 – 8206
Open House: CONFIRMED, 3/6, Begins 9:00 a.m.

Samuel B. Huey School
5200 Pine St.
(215) 471 – 2901

Henry C. Lea School
4700 Locust St.
(215) 471 – 2915
Open House: CONFIRMED, 3/6, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Kindergarten teachers: Ms. Mykytiuch and Ms. McCloskey

Penn Alexander School
4209 Spruce St.
(215) 823 – 5465
Open House: CONFIRMED, 3/6, Begins 9:30 a.m.

Alain Locke School
4550 Haverford Ave.
(215) 823 – 8202
Open House: CONFIRMED, 3/6, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Martha Washington Academics
766 N. 44th St.
(215) 823 – 8203

Samuel Powel School
301 N. 36th St.
(215) 823 – 8201
Open House: CONFIRMED, 3/6, Begins 8:30 a.m.

Charles Drew School
3724 Warren St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 823 – 8204

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West Philly film project ‘MAYA’ reaches fundraising goal

February 29, 2012

We are happy to report that West Philly-based independent film project “MAYA” has reached and even slightly exceeded its funding goal on Kickstarter and will begin shooting in the first week of April. Thanks to everyone who supported it!

The film’s director, Dan Papa, is very excited that they hit the goal and says that they can’t wait to start shooting. They are still casting for the male lead role and should have a decision on that within the next couple of weeks.

A couple of crew members are still needed for this project, so anyone interested please email Dan at danieljamespapa [at] Here‘s the film’s Facebook page.

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Enjoy Cooking with Cat Ladies, help stray cats in West Philly

February 28, 2012

Here’s one delicious way to help stray cats and kittens in West Philadelphia. City Kitties, a local non-profit volunteer-run feline rescue organization, are bringing back their favorite fundraising event – Cooking with Cat Ladies. The event will take place the evening of Saturday, March 10, at a volunteer’s home.

The hostess, who is an extraordinary cook, will prepare a mouth-watering five-course feast for the event guests. A $50 ticket purchase reserves your seat at the table, where you will enjoy the dinner and the company of other City Kitties volunteers and cat lovers. The menu is not yet finalized, but it will be vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options.

Seats are limited and City Kitties would like to fill up the table by this Thursday, March 1, so don’t delay in purchasing your ticket. To check out the menu and to reserve your seat, visit this page.

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Popsicle shop in the works on 44th Street in former Unitea space

February 28, 2012

Vacant storefront at 265 S. 44th St.
(archive photo)

A popsicle shop is planning to open soon at 265 S. 44th Street in the vacant space formerly occupied by Unitea coffee & tea shop.

Local resident Jeanne Chang is going to open Lil’ Pop Shop in early April if licensing and inspections go as planned. Chang lives right around the corner from the shop and says she’s very excited about opening in West Philly. The shop is planning to sell artisan popsicles with rotating seasonal flavors using local dairy and produce. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.

This part of 44th street features three other businesses – Tampopo, Local 44 and recently opened Honest Tom’s Taco Shop.

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