it is that time again! Firkin First Friday on March 7! Raffles and giveaways and really awesome photos by Meredith Kleiber! Meredith lives in Olde Richmond.
We would love to see you there!
Let’s make our neighborhood greener. Sign up to receive a tree to be planted in front of your house by TreePhilly. Street Trees are planted in the sidewalk area, next to the street.
After the Street Tree Department receives your planting request an arborist will come out in 7-10 business days to inspect the location and determine whether it is an appropriate and safe location for a tree to be planted (locations are chosen that promote tree health and minimize safety hazards).
When the site inspection is done, a Planting Permission Form will be left for you to sign and return to Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (if you are a renter, you must get the property owner to sign this form). Once this permission form is signed and returned, your location is placed on a future planting list and you will get your free street tree in the next possible planting season.
Be patient! In order to ensure their health and success, street trees are only planted when they are dormant, during the months of April, May, October, November and December. The Streets Department compiles lists for planting at least 6 months ahead of time so it can purchase all of the trees needed for the next planting season.
We regret to inform you that because Cione Rec Center has not opened today, we are not able to hold our scheduled zoning meeting for the following properties even though they were properly scheduled:
- 2542 Salmon Street
- 2656-58 E Albert Street
We will obtain a new date for this zoning meeting and reflyer the affected residents as soon as we can obtain a firm zoning date.
Please continue to check our website for the latest updates.
Support Maritime Academy’s purchase of the Douglas school building! Email SDPproperty@philasd.org and let the Phila School District know we want Maritime Academy in our community.
The Maritime Academy started leasing the former Douglas School building this school year and are in danger of getting kicked out because of other interest in the building. In the time Martitime has been part of the Olde Richmond community, ORCA has partnered with them on several initiatives… they have been great neighbors from board all the way down to the staff/teachers and students. And there is lots more we can do together once they purchase the building.
Join ORCA in petitioning the School District to charge a fair price for the building and keep Maritime in our community! (For more info on the School District’s process for selling recently closed buildings: http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/real-estate/)
On February 7th, Come to Cook and Shaker. Cook and Shaker will be tapping a firkin of southern rye ipa by Susquehanna Breibg Company and featuring local artist Alanna Ralph.
There are flyers floating around that include a coupon for a 50% off beer and a free glass. You can stop by and get a flyer if you like.
If you can’t make it this month, try the next First Friday.