christmas tree

Thursday, November 29, 5-7pm
East Passyunk Avenue at Tasker

Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation invites you to a tree lighting with carolers from Alphabet Academy, complimentary refreshments and, of course, Santa!

Itinerary:
5:00 PM – cider/hot chocolate/cookies set up for the kids
5:20-30 – PM—elected officials speak
5:30 PM – Santa lights the tree
5:30 PM – Alphabet Academy starts
6:00 PM -food and adult beverages are served
6:00-6:45 PM – Jackson School rock band performs

homestead

From Philly.com:

“Philadelphia homeowners can now apply for a Homestead exemption that would provide some relief to those who could be hit hard under Mayor Nutter’s plan to move to a new property-tax system based on market values.

Homeowners can apply until July 31. Primary residences of all homeowners are eligible regardless of age or income.

Fill out the application here. You can get your OPA number by entering your address here. For additional information go to the city’s website. Completed applications can be mailed to the Office of Property Assessment.

The homestead exemption would knock $15,000 or more off of all homeowners’ assessed values.

Prom Night is a big deal in a teenager’s life. And it’s one of the priciest! Even more so when the economy is in a shambles and jobs are hard to find. As prom season approaches, lots of teens (and their parents) are stressing over how to make the big night magical on a shoestring budget. But, OMG, skimp on the dress? Are you serious?

Well, this year you could find that Cinderella dress, and ALL accesories, at a bargain price at Goodwill’s “Prom Party” dress sale the weekend of March 31st/April 1st.

BUT Goodwill needs your help! In order to sell these dresses, shoes, bags, etc at a dicounted price, they must first be donated to Goodwill! So clean out those closets and donate your last year’s couture, bridesmaids gowns, and your own old prom dresses on FRIDAY, March 30 from 11 -7 at Etc., Thrift (Southeast Corner 12th & McKean) or at the Goodwill Store at 2601 S. Front Street! 

Your donatiosn are tax-deductable for you and the money from any dress purchased from Goodwill will go toward helping the nonprofit’s mission of providing education, training and job services for disadvantaged or disabled people.

 

 

no bandit signs
Councilmembers Jannie Blackwell and Curtis Jones have introduced Council Bill 120017 for the legalization of bandit signs in Philadelphia. These are the signs proclaiming “We Buy Houses” or “Quick Cash” posted on utility poles, telephone poles, and even trees. Under the proposed rule, bandit sign erectors can apply for a $1 stamp from L&I for each sign erected. Then when signs are removed, they receive a $0.50 refund. This measure is “supposed to generate revenue,” but if you take the ~20,000 some-odd signs in Philadelphia now, the revenue generated only be $20,000 a year, not enough money to even pay for one City employee to administer the program on a part-time basis. The bill got its introduction to City Council and is now sitting at the Licenses and Inspections committee. This committee only met three times last year, and there’s no set agenda date for when the next one will be.

The board members of EPX unanimously oppose Bill 120017 as we believe these signs are a blight on the neighborhood. If you agree, we urge you to sign the electronic petition and share it with your family, friends and neighbors.

SIGN PETITION

Spirits & Suds with Santa on Wednesday, December 14, 5:30-11pm
Join Santa for holiday ales and merry cocktails at a dozen East Passyunk bars and restaurants, including: Adobe Cafe, Birra, The Bottle Shop, Cantina Los Caballitos, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Paradiso, Pub on Passyunk East, South Philly Bar & Grill, Stateside, Sticks & Stones, and Stogie Joe’s. A $5 admission includes an elf or santa hat, $3 seasonal craft beers, $4 holiday cocktails and a chance to win up to $300 in gift certificates from participating restaurants!

All proceeds will benefit local needy families this holiday season through East Passyunk Crossing’s holiday giving program.

Registration will be at The Bottle Shop (1837 EPA) from 5:30-8pm. Order your tickets www.visiteastpassyunk.com 

Spirits & Suds with Santa on Wednesday, December 14, 5:30-11pm
Join Santa for holiday ales and merry cocktails at a dozen East Passyunk bars and restaurants, including: Adobe Cafe, Birra, The Bottle Shop, Cantina Los Caballitos, Le Virtu, Lucky 13, Paradiso, Pub on Passyunk East, South Philly Bar & Grill, Stateside, Sticks & Stones, and Stogie Joe’s. A $5 admission includes an elf or santa hat, $3 seasonal craft beers, $4 holiday cocktails and a chance to win up to $300 in gift certificates from participating restaurants!

All proceeds will benefit local needy families this holiday season through East Passyunk Crossing’s holiday giving program.

Registration will be at The Bottle Shop (1837 EPA) from 5:30-8pm. Order your tickets www.visiteastpassyunk.com