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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

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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

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Fralinger Mummers fire – in pictures and video

Most of you have heard by now about the fire at the Fralinger String Band’s warehouse at 2nd and Wharton streets that nearly destroyed all the Mummers’ hard work. The good news is that most of their gear emerged from the fire in tact, if not soaking wet. Inky reports that the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring in the illegal auto repair shop that shared the warehouse.

Meanwhile Passyunk Post contributor Samantha Krotzer snapped a few pictures of the scene late Tuesday afternoon as crews were working to clear the wreckage. Take a look, and way down at the bottom, find a video of the billowing flames and thick smoke from Phillyfirenews.com.

Fox29 on the scene on Wharton Street 
Damaged neighboring house
View from 2nd Street, looking south
Mummers flare in the window
Crane on Howard Street, where the most serious damage is
Most serious damage at the back of the warehouse, seen from Sears Street

- Samantha Krotzer, @SamanthaKrotzer

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

Dickinson Narrows Civic searching for office space

The Dickinson Narrows Civic Associationreceived some great news late last week.  They’ve been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Golden Rule Foundation and are gearing up to spend some of it on an office space.

They posted on their Facebook page that they aren’t looking for anything too big, just a place where they can stash a desk, copier and a few chairs, with Internet access. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a conventional private office as they are open to a shared work space, as long as it has enough room for 8-10 people to meet. Of course, somewhere within the Dickinson Narrows boundaries, 4th to 6th and Washington down to Mifflin, would be ideal.

Civic President Jeff Wiesner, said they only want to spend $350 a month including utilities. The rest of the money “is for general operating expenses for one year. Our budget includes: pursuing non-profit status, acquiring directors and officers insurance, distributing flyers throughout the neighborhood, refreshments for our meetings, cleanup supplies, and a new neighbor welcome packet,” Wiesner said.

Anyone have an idea for where the DNCA could set up shop? Let them know at info@dickinsonnarrows.org.

- Samantha Krotzer, @SamanthaKrotzer

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