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Author Archive | Samantha Krotzer

What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

New dog park proposed for Broad and Jackson

Chatter around South Philly High’s master greening plan is typically focused on the green roof, but did you know that a dog park is also on the agenda?

Now you do! At the corner of Broad and Jackson streets, the plan is to fence in the grassy area and make it an official dog park. This part of the master plan doesn’t depend on another phase being completed first — it’s its own mini phase. What does need to happen, though, is fundraising and support from dog owners.

Right about here.

Right about here.

Molly Devinney, of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, says that so far feedback from neighbors and community members has been positive, but all agree that the park has to be well-maintained because usage will be heavy.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Fundraising campaign launches for a greener South Philly High

A couple weeks ago we reported that South Philadelphia High School has big plans to break ground on Earth Day for their arboretum and now they’re ready to tackle the next phase of the greening process: the roof.

Today kicks off the fundraising campaign for the campus greening plan. A rooftop press event will be held this morning at the high school with school officials, representatives from the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association and landscape architects from Roofmeadow, the firm that is handling the rooftop garden plans.

The possible future, rendering by Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadows

The possible future, rendering by Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadows

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

The South Philly Co-op is in a pickle, kind of

The South Philly Food Co-op is getting a reputation for always having cool events, and they’re at it again. This Sunday, April 14  from 1 to 3 p.m. the co-op is hosting an afternoon of pickling and fermenting at the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch Center, 1729 S. 11th St.

coop

Pickling is all the rage right now, and with George Sabatino and his pickles gone from Stateside, this class is the perfect timing for us to take matters into our own hands.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Breaking Ground for the South Philadelphia High School Arboretum

It’s hard to believe that it’s Spring, like, yesterday. Lucky for us, the South Philadelphia High School Arboretum is here to remind us that it won’t be gray and lifeless outside much longer as they gear up to officially break ground on Earth Day, April 22.

SPHS

Via facebook.com/sphs.gardens

A few weeks back we posted about the possibility of South Philly High’s new greenery being on the roof. Well, first, there will be some changes closer to the ground – specifically, the large open spaces currently around the school’s parking lot on Broad Street.  Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Green roofs could be in the future for South Philly High

Ever notice that when you’re going south in South Philly you hit a wall and wonder, “no more trees?” South Philly High has been trying to do their part with its garden space at Broad and Snyder, but now they’re trying to take it to the next level. The catch is is that you’re going to have to look up to find it.

The possible future, rendering by Lauren Mandel of Roofmeadows

Last week, the Dickinson Narrows Civic Association shared on Facebook, on behalf of the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, that administrators from South Philly High and neighborhood representatives are going to work with Roofmeadow, a Philadelphia-based green roof firm, to transform the high school’s roof.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

24-hour veterinary hospital nears opening in Pennsport

We noticed a some construction a while back, and now some pretty glass windows, next to Mekong River on Front Street. We’ve got word that the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Levittown, Bucks County, is opening their second location at 1114 S. Front St. in Pennsport.

Here’s what 1114 S. Front St. will look like when you can fix Fluffy here

Rebecca K Orsher, marketing manager for VSEC, tells us that construction is going well and that they plan to open Feb. 4.

“We chose the location because it is easily accessible from I-95 and there is parking available,” Orsher said. “Also there is a need for 24-hour emergency and specialty care in the area.”

Available parking in South Philly is almost an oxymoron, but in this case she’s right, with acres of parking across the street under I-95. Good thing, too, because when there is a pet emergency at 2 a.m., parking is the last thing you want to worry about.

Getting there
You can see Mekong River with the green awnings next door

Nice to see two active uses over what was there before, according to streetview:

Not so long ago

Beyond 24-hour emergency care, VSEC will offer specialty care, according to a press release about their new hospital:

This second location of the well-known Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (VSEC) at 1114 South Front Street will have 24-hour emergency and critical care along with specialty referral appointments in cardiology, surgery, oncology, internal medicine, ultrasound, dermatology, neurosurgery and neurology, behavior and holistic medicine including acupuncture.

Pet acupuncture? OK, sure. On Feb. 2 VSEC is holding an open house for cat and dog lovers from 1 to 4 p.m.

- Samantha Krotzer, @SamanthaKrotzer

Are you curious about anything that’s going on in Pennsport? Ask by sending an email to punk@passyunkpost.com and we’ll dig up some info.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

With Props Safe, Fralinger turns to neighbors

It’s been one week since tragedy struck the Mummer’s warehouse at Second and Wharton streets. For the most part, the Mummers’ swag survived the fire, but neighboring homes suffered.

Photo via Metro
Metro reports that yesterday the Fralinger String Band marched down Two Street to raise awareness and cash to be donated to the four residents that had to be evacuated due to the fire. As if that isn’t heartwarming enough, Santa led the band through Pennsport.

Interested in contributing to the Fralinger Fire Fund? The organization is taking donations through its website.

One of the damaged houses on the right. This one is Samantha’s
- Samantha Krotzer, @SamanthaKrotzer

Are you curious about anything that’s going on in Pennsport? Ask by sending an email to punk@passyunkpost.com and we’ll dig up some info.

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