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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly :  Bella Vista 

Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Annual Spring Fundraiser

The Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia, Inc. (V/WSSP) will honor the Network of Neighbors Responding to Violence at their Annual Spring Fundraiser & Award Ceremony. The event will take place at 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. tonight at the Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street.

V/WSSP offers direct assistance and support to crime victims, witnesses and their families in the three Police Districts of South Philadelphia (1st, 3rd, and 17th Districts). V/WSSP has provided outreach and services to over 65,000 community members since they were founded in 1989.

Alison Sprague, V/WSSP Executive Director, said “Violence has a long lasting impact not only on the person directly harmed, but also on their family members and communities. V/WSSP works to provide a safe and responsive place to meet victims’ needs.” V/WSSP also has an Immigrant Victim Access Collaborative with staff that speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Cantonese and French.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Fleisher Art Memorial plans to build new studio and gallery space

Fleisher Art Memorial, located at 719 Catharine St., is planning some big changes. Their currently location next to the newly-renovated Palumbo Park is currently a valuable community resource, but the organization is hoping to expand even further.

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Atkin Olshin Schade Architects rendering, via Philly.com

Currently Fleisher is speaking with developers to build a facility for art studios, galleries and office space of up to 16,000 sq. ft. on an approximately half-acre site south of the current location.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Fleisher Art Memorial’s ‘Imagination Grove’ installed on Queen Street Tunnel

The Queen Street Tunnel between Front and Swanson Streets is just another tunnel, without much visual appeal. Fleisher Art Memorial, in partnership with the Queen Village Neighbors Association, has decided to change that.

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Over the weekend students, staff and volunteers of Fleisher worked to install the artworks created through the various programs at Fleisher, in addition to those made at the ARTspiration event earlier this month.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Fleisher Art Memorial hosts Friday Night Bites events throughout October

Fleisher Art Memorial will be holding Friday Night Bites events throughout October, featuring family-friendly fun, food and drinks.

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The first of the Friday Night Bites events is being held this Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fleisher Art Memorial at 719 Catharine St.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze :  Stadium District 

Quick Hits: Longer hours for Cafe Ynez?; Fleisher ‘mystery nude’; and Maglio expanding

Cafe Ynez, via City Paper

Cafe Ynez, via City Paper

  • Cafe Ynez near 22nd and Washington has become a worthy go-t0 Mexican spot for Point Breeze and Graduate Hospital, says City Paper, and it’s looking to expand its hours and menu later this summer.
  • A “mystery nude” painting fell out of the ceiling at the Fleisher Art Memorial, and officials there are now trying to find out who created it and how it got there, says Philly.com.
  • The Maglio sausage company, which has distributed to grocery stores and restaurants, is opening a direct-to-consumer retail operation at its plant at 3632 S. 3rd St., which the owners believe is close enough to the stadiums to get tailgating business, reports The Insider.
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