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Marconi Plaza warns dog owners about letting pets relieve themselves in child play areas

As some of you may recall, a few years back we were on a “dog shit crusade” to make an attempt to stop dog owners from simply leaving their pet’s poop on the sidewalk. It’s been two years since we’ve written one of those posts, but the problems regarding trash cleanup and dog poop are never-ending in the city.

Marconi Plaza, the park space at Broad and Oregon, is currently experiencing some difficulties with pet owners letting their dogs relieve themselves in the child-specific play areas of the park, making for an unsanitary scene. Friends of Marconi Plaza are now “asking parents to call the police if you are experiencing violations or abuse of the children’s play areas.”

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What's Happening in:  Packer Park 

Spotted: Pastificio is selling turkey shaped balls of mozzarella for Thanksgiving

Yes, we’re serious and here’s proof!

Gobble! (via Instagram)

Gobble! (via Instagram)

Eater Philly found out that Pastificio, a favorite deli/sandwich shop located next to Chickie’s and Pete’s at 1528 Packer Ave., is selling the glorious gobs of turkey-shaped mozzarella cheese this Thanksgiving season. Now, for the important question: How much does one cost?

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Packer Park 

Acme at 19th and Oregon unveils beer section with frosted mugs

There’s finally an explanation for that orange liquor license application at the 19th and Oregon Acme that we reported about way back in October — it’s a beer cafe and six-pack shop, the first that we know of in the city.

Dan Croce, Acme’s vice president of operations, told us they’re selling about 400 varieties of beer, of which you can buy up to two six packs at a time (just like takeout beer at a bar). Or you can have a seat at the new cafe with a frosted mug and grub from the grocery store or a small menu.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Packer Park 

Friends of FDR Park look toward keeping park clean, safe in 2014

Safety and cleanliness are the top priority this year for the Friends of FDR Park, according to board members who held their annual meeting last week.

Image of the FDR gazebo by flickr user czarsy.

Image of the FDR gazebo by flickr user czarsy.

One of the board members said at the meeting on Thursday that clearing the sight lines around the park will help parkgoers feel safer. The theory is that if you can see all around, there will be no fear of what is lurking behind the bushes.

A main contributor in reaching this goal will take place May 10, on “Love Your Park Day.” The event will take place by the boathouse, at FDR Park between 9 a.m. and noon.

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To-Do List: Winter Wonderland; Lucia Fest; Craft Bazaar and more.

There’s lots of stuff in this week’s To-Do List, which now includes listings from our new events calendar, as well as a smattering of other fun stuff from around the city. If you have something to add, please put it in the comments, or you can submit future events to our calendar here.


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Saturday 

  • Passyunk’s own Nice Things Handmade gift shop and the Philly Free School present the Super Fantastic Craft Bazaar. Over 35 local artisans and crafters will transform the school’s roller-skating rink, 20th and Christian, into a holiday wonderland filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, face painting, caricatures, make-and-take ornaments, paint-your-own ceramics and free candy canes. Ultimo Coffee, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Philly Free School and others will serve hot beverages, seasonal treats and lunchtime snacks. Admission is free.  For more show information, visit www.nicethingshandmade.com or www.phillyfreeschool.org, call (267) 455-0256 or follow @nicethingshandmade.
  • Swedish holiday celebration, Lucia Fest, is coming up. A woman  will sing traditional Swedish Lucia songs while followed by a choir of   boys, gnomes and gingerbread cookies. Sounds like a dream we had once. Sign up online here, call 215-389-1776, or pay at the door, $10. Read more about Lucia Fest here

Sunday

  • The South Street Headhouse District’s  (SSHD) annual  Winter Wonderland is scheduled for Sunday from 4  to 7  p.m., at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles at 2nd and Pine. Activities  include the annual holiday tree lighting, Santa Claus  on a firetruck, free horse-drawn carriage rides, performances by Philadelphia Dance Academy and Society Hill Dance Academy, and a holiday shopping market organized by PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market.  A full list of all activities can be found here.

Friday 

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What's Happening in:  Packer Park 

$4 million in improvements under way for section of FDR Park, G-ho rec center

Heavy machinery has been rumbling away in the southern section of FDR Park, next to the skate park under I-95, to make way for a new baseball field that’s partially funded by the Phillies.

The field is part of a $4 million effort here with Major League Baseball’s Urban Youth Academy, a year-round physical training and educational program for teens “who are serious about going to college and making a life in sports,” said the Daily News.

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This was taken middle of last month. Should be finished in the next couple weeks.

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Why is there a liquor license at Acme at 19th and Oregon?

Thanks to our helpful tipster Ariel Ritaldato for sending this one in. You can be an honored informant too. Just snap a picture of anything you find interesting and email it to us at punk@passyunkpost.com.


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A liquor license has been posted on the Acme at 19th and Oregon, which includes a notice that alcohol could be served outside.

Where exactly? A spokeswoman at Acme’s corporate office in Malvern said it was still too early to discuss the store’s plans.

And a quick look at the PLCB’s terrible website turned up – nothing. The info online only lists names of bigwigs at Acme Markets, including Jim Perkins, who became president of all Acme markets after the chain was sold in March to a group of hedge funds.

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