Halloween Tot Parade back on Osage

Posted on 01 November 2018 by Mike Lyons

A lot of little (and not-so-little) ghosts, ghouls and goblins paraded up Osage Avenue in the Spruce Hill section of West Philly yesterday for the annual Halloween Tot Parade.

As usual, the parade culminated with a party on Little Osage Avenue. Thanks to the folks on Little Osage for the hospitality. Check out more photos and a video below. Here are some photos from Tot Parades in years past.  Continue Reading

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Downed trees, damaged vehicles after Friday storm in West Philly

Posted on 03 March 2018 by

Multiple trees and tree branches were down on Saturday morning after a storm with hurricane force winds passed through the area on Friday. Several vehicles were damaged. Some streets were still closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Saturday evening as city crews worked to remove broken trees and branches. Here are some more photos:  Continue Reading

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West Philly Community Rally and Strike (photos)

Posted on 17 February 2017 by

A West Philadelphia Community Rally and Strike took place this afternoon in solidarity with the nationwide general strike. West Philly residents, adults and children alike, and many business owners gathered at noon in Clark Park to protest the current administration and to celebrate the diversity in the city.

Some photos from the rally and from around the neighborhood are below, courtesy of Hanbit’s Contemplative Imaging. For more photos, go to Hanbit’s Facebook page.

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Spruce Hill Halloween Parade photos

Posted on 01 November 2016 by Mike Lyons


Lots of little ghouls and goblins were on the prowl last night for the annual Spruce Hill Halloween Parade. Donald Trump was also there (no doubt to make sure there was no fraudulent trick-or-treating) for the party on Little Osage Ave.

Here are some more photos and a video.

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Shakespeare in Clark Park opens

Posted on 28 July 2016 by Mike Lyons


Shakespeare in Clark Park opened last night in front of its customary large crowd. This year the performance, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, is being staged on the south end of the bowl and includes window frames and chandeliers hanging in the trees, a high-spirited cast and lively jazz sextet.

Performances are every night through Sunday, July 31 beginning at 7 p.m. If it rains, the whole thing moves to University of the Sciences (Main Dining Hall, 600 S. 43rd St.).

(Photos by Mike Lyons/West Philly Local)

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Tree down on 43rd and Osage due to high winds

Posted on 03 April 2016 by

Dangerous winds are blowing in the area this morning. A fairly large tree branch snapped and fell near 43rd and Osage, blocking the road, according to neighbor reports. There have been other reports of toppled trees around the city and in the region.

The high wind warning is in effect until noon. (Photos by Eva Jacobs and Abby Thaker).




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