In a team effort with our neighbors LoMo joined EPX (East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association), EPBN (East Point Breeze), PSCA (Passyunk Square Civic Association) & NCA (Newbold Civic Association) to recycle 415 trees! Tree topped cars kept rolling up all day mixed with a steady stream of neighbors carrying their trees to the park. Special … More We Recycled 415 Trees This Year!
We would appreciate your help promoting the Philadelphia City Scholarship this season. The scholarship goes to 50 Philadelphia based high school seniors The award is $1000 per year renewable without application The award can be used for four years of college The college the student attends must be in the 5 surrounding Philadelphia counties. The … More The City will award scholarships to 50 deserving HS seniors!
Did you know that quality early childhood education sets our children up for success? It reduces the need for special education, raises graduation rates, and narrows the achievement gap. That’s why the City of Philadelphia is expanding free, quality pre-K for 6,500 three- and four-year-olds over the next five years. The first seats are enrolling … More 300 seats left for Philly Pre-K
Looking to address Philadelphia’s trash troubles, Mayor Kenney on Tuesday announced the creation of the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet. The 16-member committee in six months will present a plan for how to cut down on waste and prevent litter, Kenney said. Read more here: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20161221_Kenney_takes_on_trash_with__zero_waste__goal.html
4 Reasons To Shop Local From the Mayor’s Office, a Blog by Geoffrey Lareau Shopping local is a way to invest in your own community — and help build a stronger city, block by block. Not only do these independent merchants provide jobs and economic growth, but they also reinvest in their communities, helping these neighborhoods flourish for … More 4 Reasons To Shop Local
Want to get lit up in the holiday spirit this season? Sure you do! To help out, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will hold our annual Holiday Lights Ride through South Philly on December 15th, where riders are encouraged to dress in costume and decorate their bicycles with lights, sparkles, bells and, well, antlers if … More 2016 Holiday Lights Ride on December 15
Join us at SouthHouse for LoMo’s Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 8th from 6-8 PM. Enjoy a complimentary drink (beer or wine) and snacks while chatting with neighbors and making new friends. Be sure to bring a neighbor! $5 suggested donation. SouthHouse 2535 S 13th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148 https://www.facebook.com/events/1517908654893068/
LoMo won the Garden of Distinction Award from the Philadelphia Horticulture Society. Jean Merritt (left) and Paula Werner (right) accepted the award on behalf of LoMo at the awards ceremony on November 14th. Recipients from all over city who create and maintain gardens of all shapes and sizes, types – flowers, vegetables, herbs – private … More LoMo at the PHS Garden of Distinction Award Ceremony
Attend this free workshop to receive a free rain barrel, a downspout planter for only $100, or $2000 towards patio permeable pavers. Or attend just to learn more about our water and sewer system. The PHS class instructor will begin the class at 6:30pm and it lasts about an hour. Go to phsonline.org/programs/rain-check to register … More PHS’s Rain Check Workshop/Free Water Barrel Class on December 12