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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Southwark Elementary hosting fundraiser on Oct. 13 for planned schoolyard improvements

Southwark Elementary at 9th and Mifflin is among the schools in South Philadelphia planning playground improvements. Chester Arthur and the Taggart School are among those who have new schoolyards in the works.

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In about three years, the schoolyard at Southwark is expected to be transformed from solid concrete into an interactive space for kids to learn, create, grow and play. The project is still in early planning stages, so Southwark Elementary is hosting a fundraising event this week to help make this improved outdoor space a reality.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Dog runs in the works under I-95 in Pennsport, here’s a look at renderings

Is Pennsport going to the dogs? Last week we told you about the proceedings at a Dickinson Square West Civic Association meeting regarding the creation of a dog run for Dickinson Square.

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That meeting highlighted some of the negativity surrounding a dog run for the park, but it was also made clear that many residents, even those opposed to that specific location, want to see this happen somewhere in the neighborhood. Another separate group of residents is now working on plans for a dog run, this one located under I-95.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Special Olympics program coming to East Passyunk Community Center

The community center formerly known as Tolentine was taken over by Parks and Recreation in 2015, when the center at 1025 Mifflin St. was then renamed as the East Passyunk Community Center. Beyond the name change, the facility is now offering different programming to create a more accessible community space.

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Among the new things being announced at the facility is the Special Olympics program that will be launching at this new location in South Philly this year.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

East Passyunk Community Center hosting first annual art auction

The East Passyunk Community Center at 1025 Mifflin St. has been seeing some changes since summertime. For one thing, the name is new, but it’s also being changed in other ways to welcome in new programming.

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If you love art, or simply want to support the community center, now is your chance with their first annual art auction on Friday, December 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit the center’s programming.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Fall Festival this Wednesday at United Healthcare Community Center

Since Thanksgiving is almost here, now is your chance to give back to the community and enjoy some fall festivities.

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This fall festival event at the United Healthcare Community Center at Broad and Mifflin will bring together the community for festivities, in addition to meal giveaways for low-income families.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly’s first co-op playschool opening at East Passyunk Community Center

When Parks and Recreation took over the former Tolentine Community Center at 1025 Mifflin St., now called the East Passyunk Community Center, changes were promised to make this a more accessible community space.

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Now South Philly’s first-ever co-op playschool is bringing more programming to the center, beginning soon after Thanksgiving.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

School Talk: Learn about Southwark teachers while helping out with supplies

Editor’s Note: School Talk is an occasional feature that will look at education and parenting issues in South Philly. If you have concerns, ideas, suggested topics or other thoughts about the state of schools and ways to keep improving them, email us at punk@passyunkpost.com.

Weighing in this time are Rachel Moyer and Mary Falso.


Looking to help a South Philadelphia neighborhood elementary school?

#SuppliesForSouthwark

Southwark Elementary, at 9th and Mifflin streets, is in dire need of school supplies, like all Philly public schools. EPX Civic – Friends of Southwark is hosting an online supply drive for the school this November and you can help too.

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