September 11, 2007 marks the one year anniversary of the meeting at which the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch filed to become an incorporated entity in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

To celebrate this milestone we have asked Clementine’s Bistro to upgrade our last summer happy hour to a party. The menu for this event is proving to be quite spectacular, from the Hors D’oeuvre list to the wine selection. Please mark your calendars and come join EPX as we enter into our second year!

Hors D’oeuvres to include: Chicken Satay with Thai Mint Pesto, Curried Vegetable Purses with Sesame Yogurt, Warm Caramelized Onion & Wild Mushroom Tart, Mussels with Curry Sauce, Brandade with Aioli, Asparagus wrapped with Serrano Ham, and Duck Breast with Fennel & Apple.

Space is limited so plan to get your tickets at the September 10 meeting; EPX members and guests will be asked to make a $10.00 donation in advance, $15.00 at the door. And remember “first come, first served” as we may run out of tickets.

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Super day folks: congrats on our first Thing!

Felt like summer was here. Kids and dogs and babies and sugar and odds and ends. Head bands and mini-me’s, needlepoint sunglasses cases and gazpacho, plants and pots, clothes and toys and books and kitchen gear. Super swell.

If you couldn’t make it out, we missed you, and if you did, check us out: 1st Annual EPX Spring THING!

Support our neighborhood businesses on East Passyunk Avenue for the second annual Flavors of the Avenue Festival! Come out this Saturday, April 21, from noon to 4 PM on Passyunk between Tasker and Morris Streets for food and wine tasting, live music, and a fashion show. Join the fun on one of Philadelphia’s most dynamic dining streets. Learn more here!

Do you like to mess around in dirt? Ever gotten a thrill out of seeing things sprout and bloom? Simply curious about how the heck Philly street trees can survive amidst all the concrete and pollution, or frankly skeptical about how it’s possible to for trees to earn you and your neighbors money?

You may have heard the phrase “tree tenders” thrown about by the Clean & Green folks and may be wondering what exactly that means. If you’re curious about how street trees survive and thrive in our urban jungle, and are interested in becoming involved in city-wide efforts to green things up, then the Tree Tenders Course run by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society may be the thing for you.

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