Last evening at the very well attended (50+) first “EPX Happy Hour” at Paradiso several regular post readers wondered if they were missing any Association news. Well, although we have taken the summer off from our very busy meeting schedules the Board of EPX is still hard at work planning for the near future. Here are a few items in the works. Continue reading

a TREE!?Many of you returned our sign-up flyer to express interest in receiving a free street tree. With the first round of plantings completed some of you have already received your tree. (Huzzah!) Others will be included in the next round of plantings that will take place this fall. We appreciate your contribution to “greening” the neighborhood and hope you enjoy your tree.

Since proper care is crucial to the health of your new (or long-standing!) tree, below is a link to a flyer courtesy of EPX, with information provided by Fairmount Park, Philadelphia’s Park System, to assist you with that responsibility. Also remember, for the safety of your neighbors and the cleanliness of our neighborhood, please keep the tree leaves swept off of the sidewalk and streets – just as you would other litter.

EPX Tree Care Flyer 072007

If you are interested in learning more about caring for your tree, or have other questions about the tree plantings, e-mail us at

The entrance to East Passyunk Avenue never looked so inviting. Take a moment to stop and smell the roses and other beautiful plants our “Clean and Green” Committee has started potting at the triangle of Passyunk, McKean and Broad. Two humongous flower pots and a reworked Jardiniere, in front of the Wachovia bank, have all the makings of a secret garden. Thanks to the support of Wachovia, the East Passyunk Business Improvement District, and EPX! Special thanks to C&G Committee chair Tim Lidiak and our own “Mr. Green-Jeans” Jeff Goldman and crew for the excellent job. So nice to see the gorgeous variety of plants so finely husbanded, excelsior!