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The Barnes to Display Artwork of Elijah Pierce

By Ted Behr | September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Exhibit of African American Artist Begins September 27  The Barnes Foundation will begin what it terms a landmark exhibition featuring the work of African American woodcarver Elijah Pierce in its […]

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Mütter Medical History Museum Reopens

By Ted Behr | September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philadelphia’s unique Mütter medical museum is opening again for in-person tours, seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Located at 19 South 22nd Street, the Mütter invites […]

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Summer Camp 2020 – a new wave of experiencing Summer-time fun and learning activities

By Globe Times Staff | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

SWCDC Staff and child participants express their impressions – contents & discontents. Written by, Francine Elizabeth Natal – SWCDC Staff member & School-age Group Supervisor Summer Camp was long-awaited and […]

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Southwest CDC Program Services

By Jackson Adams | August 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is one of many beneficial programs residents of Southwest can apply for at the Southwest CDC. The WAP has a similar purpose to the other […]

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Poetry: The Secret Language of Revolutionaries

By Ted Behr | August 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 20 Murals Arts Philadelphia (MAP) lives and breathes the notion that art ignites change, but what does that look like in practice? How can artists use their mediums as […]

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Unicorns, Dragons, Mermaids! Real or Fantasy?

By Ted Behr | August 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

Online Program by Free Library may supply answers!  August 18 Are the myths and legends about strange ancient animals like dragons, centaurs. Unicorns, mermaids and the sphinx true? Were they […]

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Gun Turn-Ins – No Questions Asked

By Ted Behr | August 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 19 City Councimembers Kenyatta Johnson and Cindy Bass, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Bilal Qayyum of Fathers’ Day Rally Committee, Rev. Gregory Holston of Jane Memorial United Methodist Church, and […]

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Kids Smiles: A Cornerstone of Dental Care in Southwest

By Ted Behr | August 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

Oral hygiene education and good nutrition remain priorities   In sustaining its extraordinary dental care for our children, Kids Smiles Clinic in Penrose Plaza has a guiding principle: It’s even more […]

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Hurricane Isaias: Knee-Deep Flooding Again in Eastwick

By Ted Behr | August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Residents recall the brutal aftermath of Floyd in 1999 With a suddenness that surprised weather experts and Eastwick residents, Hurricane Isaias struck Southwest Philadelphia last Tuesday morning, August 4. A […]

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Relieving Summer Heat for Philly Families

By Ted Behr | August 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Lorraine Thomas, a longtime member of CityLights, distributed Walmart gift cards for the purchase of electric fans to sixty residents of Southwest Philadelphia last week. “The cards were paid for […]

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