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The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District recently announced that Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday is returning on Saturday, Oct. 29. Set to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will feature a wide array of fall-themed activities at various venues up and down East Passyunk, including the Singing Fountain, the PPA Lot at 1628 E. Passyunk, the Mifflin Triangle and the Gateway.
The end of an era is here, and Devil’s Den is saying farewell to loyal patrons, fans and neighbors with one celebratory streetside Blow Out Block Party on Sunday, October 2 from 1pm – 7pm, with the street at 11th & Ellsworth blocked to allow for a bevy of fun-filled activities, great beer, food, music, and some of beer maven and Devil’s Den owner Erin Wallace’s favorite causes.
I don’t know what the record is for longevity at a newspaper, but I have been writing a column for the Review for almost 60 years. If that’s not a record, it’s pretty damn close. (There was a period of a couple months when I quit the Review after an argument with then-owner Leon Levin. But I crawled back.)
Meet me on South Street – Starting at 4 p.m. along South Street from Front to 11th Street, many businesses open at noon and most restaurant deals start around 4 p.m. and continue into the evening. This week’s theme: Shop Handmade. October 1. 16th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut...
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For 20 years, students at Studio Incamminati have had the opportunity to form their creative excellence and master their technique from a unique curriculum that can only be found in one place. Studio Incamminati originated in October 2002 in Philadelphia when Nelson and Leona Shanks established the private school for...
Wow, 75 years! That is how long the South Philly Review has been delivering community news to our neighborhood. That means, if my math is correct, that it originated in 1947. That year, I was between 6 and 7 years old and living with my twin brother and family on the 1600 block of E. Passyunk Avenue where I spent my whole young life until my marriage in 1972. After that, my new husband Stan and I moved just around the corner to the house where I have lived alone since he passed in 2010. We raised one daughter Claire who is married and lives in Delco.
Before closing the doors to its original Bella Vista location, Kalaya Thai Kitchen will be hosting a farewell dinner on Saturday, Oct. 1. Located at 764 N. 9th St., the final night will feature two seatings at 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. for a special 10-course menu. The event comes as chef and owner Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon is set to open the restaurant’s brand new, expansive location in Fishtown later this fall.
With $100,000, Samantha Evans could probably buy any new refrigerator she wants. But she might want to keep the old reliable one around. That’s where she kept the golden ticket that inspired her to apply to be on the $100,000 Pyramid game show. Well, it wasn’t actually gold, and it wasn’t a ticket. It was a pink Post-it note.
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Summer is almost over, but the fun at FDR Park will continue throughout the fall. The spacious 348-acre park on the west side of Broad and Pattison has plenty to offer as the leaves begin to fall from their branches. The Friends of FDR Park and the Fairmount Park Conservancy have compiled a list of things to do in the fall that are both family friendly and entertaining.
A 16-year-old girl was shot on the 2200 block of S. 27th Street on Sept. 22, police said. According to police, the girl was shot once in the left side at approximately 7:06 p.m. She was transported by police to Children’s Hospital and her condition was unknown. According to police, a weapon was recovered but no arrest was made.
The Yo’ South Philly Phestival Live!, a partnership of Live! Casino Hotel and Philadelphia and local neighborhood associations, will take place on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stella Maris School Yard at 10th and Bigler streets. The event includes a lineup of favorite local...
State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and state Sen. Nikil Saval welcomed Democratic nominee for governor Attorney General Josh Shapiro to South Philly to help launch their South Philly Voter Project on Sept. 10. The event drew a crowd of more than 250 people. The South Philly Voter Project is a voter...
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There’s a new name and a new date, but the same party atmosphere can be expected along South Street for a new fall festival. South Street Fest will take place on Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It takes the place of the South Street Headhouse District’s Spring Festival, which was forced to move from its normal time in the spring.
A suspected arsonist was located by U.S. Marshalls on the 1000 block of Oregon Avenue in South Philly on Sept. 14. According to officials, 37-year-old Darren Arnold, who was wanted for arson and other related charges in relation to several August fires, which occurred in West Philadelphia, was taken into custody shortly after noon.
The Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard St., recently announced that it will be hosting an opening reception for its Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 p.m. Originally postponed due to the pandemic, the event will be highlighting seven installations, three outdoor and four indoor,...
Local artists and makers have a new outlet to sell their wares in the heart of South Philadelphia. Baby Tooth is set to open on Sept. 9 at the Bok Building at 1901 S. 9th St. It is curated by House Cat’s Zissel Aronow, the organizer of the Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair, which has hosted more than 500 vendors and has raised more than $60,000 for local organizations since it began in 2018.
Jimmy Binns has a way of making things happen. When a beloved show honoring local first responders had reached a critical crossroads 16 years ago, Binns made sure it continued to pay tribute to its heroes. He can be a little bit persuasive. “I asked (Sylvester) Stallone if he wanted...
Two men were hospitalized after they were shot on the 1500 block of South 28th Street on Sept. 13. According to police, a 21-year-old was shot multiple times in the lower left leg and abdomen and was listed in stable condition at Presbyterian Hospital. A 20-year-old was shot once in the lower back and was placed in critical condition at Presbyterian, police said.
An exhibition inspired by the meadows in South Philly’s FDR Park will be on display at the F.A.N. Gallery, 221 Arch St., through the month of September. Artist Kate Kern Mundie’s work called “Rest” is landscape and still-life paintings that explore the idea of rest and rejuvenation. The show features landscape paintings about finding nature in the city and getaways by the ocean; still-life paintings of flowers from the community garden of which Kate is a member; or leisurely drinks at a restaurant.
Mike Strauss of Mike’s BBQ, along with Sidecar Bar & Grille, will be hosting a customer appreciation block party on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. Set to be held at the corner of 22nd and Christian streets outside of Sidecar, the event is being held as a way for both restaurants to thank customers for their support since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.