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Neighborly night out

Think you need to give up your Friday night out because you have little ones in tow?. This summer, Fishtown Neighbors Association is bringing back First Fridays, a family-friendly event featuring food, drinks and entertainment. The first event took place on Friday, June 4, and another one will be held...
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Taking the plunge

The weather is heating up, and one of the hottest summer jobs in Philly still has openings: lifeguarding. Philadelphia Parks and Recreation hosted a news conference on Thursday, May 13, at Samuel Recreation Center, 3539 Gaul St., to announce a pay raise for city lifeguards to ensure public pools will be adequately staffed for opening.
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Kensington native and Webster School teacher wins Lindback Award

“There’s so much,” said Lisa Forrest-Schultz when asked what makes Nancy Fackelman such a great teacher. “I don’t think there’s enough ink or space in your column.”. Forrest-Schultz is the mother of two students who attended Webster School, 3400 Frankford Ave., where Fackelman teaches special education for grades K-3. “She’s...
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Celebrating summer in the city

The Museum of the American Revolution, 3rd and Chestnut streets, will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to the country and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. From Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31, veterans, military and Blue...
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Little green thumbs

The St. Laurentius School Garden got some TLC thanks to efforts by second-grade students celebrating a special occasion: Earth Day. Lauren Borrasso, second-grade teacher at the Catholic school in Fishtown, organized the April 22 project: reassembling the space’s cedar waterwheel. Three years ago, with help from school families and a...
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Around the Neighborhood

Fishtown Social Bar and Natural Wine Shop, 1525 Frankford Ave., in partnership with Fishtown District, will host Sips for Students, a series promoting the Liguori Academy Sponsor a Student initiative while highlighting local businesses. The series will feature monthly tastings and pairings while presenting how to sponsor a student. This...
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Leaving a mark

Members of the Fishtown community celebrated Earth Day by focusing on an integral part of the neighborhood’s waterway system: storm-water drains. Volunteers from Fishtown Neighbors Association and parents and students representing Friends of Adaire installed 27 storm-water drain decals, in addition to collecting dozens of bags of trash, throughout 19125.
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A colorful scene

Fishtown residents can now connect with their neighborhood in a new, colorful way. Fishtown Neighbors Association released the inaugural edition of the “Around Fishtown” coloring book last week. The civic group worked with 14 local artists to create 15 unique pages that represent various aspects of the neighborhood in realistic...
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Around the Neighborhoods

Philadelphia-South Jersey boom nuisance town hall meeting. A Philadelphia-South Jersey boom nuisance parties town hall meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, April 15, at 6 p.m. Residents should email boom nuisance party concerns to dmartino@pahouse.net. Meeting ID is 96834165139. For more details, join the Facebook event, “Philadelphia-South Jersey...
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Alvarez emotional after loss on TNT

If you’re an Eddie Alvarez fan, Wednesday’s fight was probably the toughest you’ve ever watched. Alvarez was disqualified in the first round when the referee ruled he punched his opponent, Iuri Lapicus, in the back of the head in their One Championship fight on TNT. It was tough to watch...
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Around the neighborhood

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein is partnering with the River Wards for the spring citywide cleanup this weekend. There will be a cleanup, in partnership with Councilman Bobby Henon, at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., on Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the...
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What’s cookin’

Bridesburg’s dining scene is getting a much-needed addition next weekend. Chris Kulb, owner of Kulb Designs Clothing, will debut his outdoor, food truck dining spot on Friday, April 16. All thanks to COVID-19. “It’s been in the making for about a year now. The idea came from COVID because we...
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Community coffee buzz to continue

This month marks five years since River Wards Cafe opened its doors in Port Richmond, and now, the next chapter in coffee and community will be a transition. River Wards Cafe will become a ReAnimator Coffee spot in the beginning of May. Joe Livewell, proprietor at River Wards, posted the...