Friends of Cione Host Family Festival and Fundraiser this Fall, Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11am-5pm

Friends of Cione invites you to their Fall Fundraiser which will have Music, Games, Food and Cow Chip Bingo!

As a fundraiser, Friends of Cione are selling tickets for Cow Chip Bingo. The event will be tons of fun. Plus, you have an opportunity to win $money$.

Event Flyer - Cow Chip Bingo

Tickets can be purchased at Memphis Market (Memphis and Huntington Street).

Cow Chip Bingo Tickets

See you there!

P.S. Like Friends of Cione on Facebook

Free Soil Testing in Olde Richmond, Saturday, July 12th, 9:30am-5:00pm

Correction: Event ends at 5pm (previously misstated).

Free Soil Testing
Saturday, July 12th, 9:30am-5:00pm
Maritime Academy Charter School
2700 East Huntington Street

What is in your soil?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a free soil testing event to analyze for lead in soil. If you do urban gardening, or children play in the yard, EPA would like to offer this service to you and your family!

Details on flyers below. NKCDC also has special events at the Garden Center during the day..



The Trenton Avenue Arts Festival is looking for Day-of Festival Volunteers

Location: Trenton Avenue and E. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
Time: 11am – 6pm

Volunteering is a great way to meet some of your neighbors. Even a few hours of your time would be much appreciated.

- Clean up Trenton Avenue, Friday evening
- Volunteers help with directing vendors to their spaces when they arrive in the morning starting at about 8am.
- Handing out tables and chairs to vendors who rented those items
- Setting up tables and chairs near food trucks
- Welcoming festival attendees throughout the afternoon and evening
- Clean up after the festival

Email volunteer(at)trentonaveartsfest(dot)org with the subject line “Day-of Volunteer” to sign up!

P.S. The TAAF is also welcome business sponsorships which helps cover the cost of the festival.

NextDoor Social Media Site Welcomes you to Join

NextDoor is a social media tool that might help neighbors communicate.

Dear ORCA members and friends,

Please take a minute to sign up for Nextdoor which is a free online network for neighbors in Olde Richmond (and other neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia as well). The site is used by ORCA as well as many neighbors in the area. It only takes a minute to sign up and it’s free. Go to or download the app for iPhone/Android.

Thank you,
Thanks again!

Join the free private social network for your neighborhood.

St. Laurentius requests your help

As those of you who are paying attention know, St. Laurentius may close due to structural concerns about the building.

You can read about the story here.

Roman Blazic, a local blogger, tells the story here.

If you’d like to donate, you can do so here.

According to the Spirit Newspaper Article:

The fundraising to repair the church has begun and the group asks for your help. You can donate to the fund online by visiting or by mailing your donation made payable to Friends of St. Laurentius, c/o Third Federal Bank, 2330 E. York Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125.

Support St. Laurentius. Give Now. Every single dollar adds up. Let the gauge on the thermometer rise!

Note: According to the Friends of St. Laurentius, if you contribute towards the repair fund and the decision is made to demolish the building, you have the option of having your donation returned to you; or, you may choose to have the donation go to St. Laurentius School. The donations will not be handed over to the parish or to the Archdiocese if the repairs are not made.