Archive | May, 2017

Cedar Park Live Jazz series kicks off this Friday; Check out the lineup

May 31, 2017

A great summer tradition is still alive in Cedar Park! Summer live jazz series is returning on Friday, June 2, according to Cedar Park Neighbors. Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Six will kick off the series this Friday. West Philly musician Gretchen Elise will perform next Friday, June 9.

2017 Live Jazz Fridays in Cedar Park will be held every Friday at 49th and Baltimore, 6 – 8 p.m., weather permitting, through July 28th (see the flier for the full lineup). Don’t forget to bring your kids and your neighbors, as well as chairs or a blanket.

Stay tuned for more announcements about live jazz in West Philly – at Malcolm X Park and the annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz Festival. Continue Reading

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Saad’s Halal closed for Ramadan; Special hours at Manakeesh

May 30, 2017

Our Muslim neighbors are observing Ramadan until June 25, and this is a reminder that some local businesses will be closed or will have special hours.

Saad’s Halal restaurant (45th and Walnut) closed on Saturday and will reopen on Monday, June 26.

Manakeesh Cafe & Bakery (4420 Walnut St.) is closed during the day and open for dining from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Calls for pickup can be made after 6 p.m., and Iftar orders can be picked up after 7 p.m. The Dining Room opens at 7:30 p.m. Visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for more information.

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West Philadelphia Skills Initiative recruiting for Preschool Lead Teachers, Preschool Assistant Teachers

May 26, 2017

University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is recruiting West Philadelphia residents for its new job training program in partnership with Nobel Learning Communities and Drexel University. The program will prepare individuals to be Preschool Lead Teachers and Preschool Assistant Teachers at Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Drexel University.

In the summer of 2017, Nobel Learning Communities Inc., a network of more than 180 private schools that offers preschool through 12th grade education, will be opening a new location, Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Drexel University, in West Philadelphia. In this new partnership, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative will be supporting NLCI in hiring a full complement of Preschool Lead Teachers and Preschool Assistant Teachers.  Continue Reading

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Terrier mix found in Clark Park

May 26, 2017

A male terrier mix was found this morning in Clark Park.

“It was cold, wet and shivering. It seemed to have been out in the rain all last night,” the person who found him, Jeff, wrote in an email.

The dog has a blue collar but no tags. For more information, please call Darcy at 303-579-4162 or Jeff at 215-687-6710.

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‘Spring Fling’ Fair coming to Cobbs Creek; Vendor, resource tables still available

May 25, 2017

The Cobbs Creek neighborhood, with the help of Cobbs Creek Neighbors, is holding the annual Spring Fling Fair on Saturday, May 27. The event will take place at the Blanche A. Nixon (Cobbs Creek) Library at 5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, from 1-4 p.m.. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and learn about resources for the community. A used book sale will also be held.

Vendor and resource tables are still available. There is a fee for vendor tables ($25), but resource tables are free.

For more information and other upcoming events, visit Cobbs Creek Neighbors’ Facebook page.

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City cancels plans of moving Police Headquarters to former Provident Mutual Life Insurance building at 46th and Market

May 25, 2017

Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. building at 46th and Market (archived photo).

The City’s revised plans for new Police Headquarters have been revealed and they no longer include the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co. building at 46th and Market.

The Kenney Administration announced on Wednesday that it wants to relocate the Philadelphia Police Department headquarters to 400 N. Broad St., the former Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News building in Center City. The West Philadelphia site at 46th and Market had been selected by the Nutter Administration and has been undergoing renovations since 2014. The City has already spent about $50 million on purchasing and renovating the 90-year-old Provident building.  Continue Reading

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