Inquirer Staff writer Jennifer Lin, while writing an article on Philadelphia activism, interviewed many civic leaders including our EPX co-chairs. The article runs in the Local News (section B) of the Sunday, August 26, 2007 edition of the Inquirer. Several other civic associations are mentioned as Ms. Lin examined the relationship of newcomers fueling life-long neighbors to work for a better city. How fortunate for EPX that we have as co-chairs a bright newcomer and a polished “landed gentry” as our co-chairs. The flattering photo was taken by Ed Hille in front of one of the beautiful flower pots EPX’s “Clean and Green” members planted at the entry to our district. Mr. Marino and Mr. Fava are both pleased with the coverage and the focus on all the good works EPX volunteers have done. And of course, as always, our Mr. Fava has the final say, bravo!

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.

EPX was awarded a grant from the Philadelphia Activities Fund in the amount of $2500.00 to be used for support of our ongoing programs. These programs are in keeping with our educational and charitable work as a 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt organization. The grant was awarded on July 1st and we received written notification just this week, however we are still awaiting the check. Special thanks to D’Arcy Webb, our Recording Secretary who edited the application and to Millie Ruffino, our Treasurer who will serve as grant administrator with co-chair and application author Joseph F. Marino.