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Day Of Service At Mt.

Moriah Historic Cemetery


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OPINION
Legislation hurts voter rights
Bereaved family thanks police
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Meeting on 58th St. property
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Kingsessing walkers healthier
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Free computer classes
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Pharmacy celebrates 80 years
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Latest NAC Happenings
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News from Woodland Ave.
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COMMUNITY
Gun Buy Back
Successful
More weapons off
the streets
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Cutting the ribbon to officially open the Greater Philadelphia Health Action Woodland Avenue Dental and Behavioral Health Center
are (l to r) Brian Clark, CFO; Joyce Middleton-Moore; Dr. Bruce Drysdale; Ronald Heigler, CEO of GPHA; Dr. Arnelle Lloyd, dental direc-
tor; Royal E. Brown, board chairperson; George Timbers; Linda Jubiril-Taylor; and Dr. Ronald Smith
Raising
Mt. Moriah
Cemetery
Local groups help
restoration
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Promoting
Art in
Classrooms
Arabic music &
language
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Help for Local
Business
Woodland Ave.
team expands
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elebrating the grand open-
ing of Greater Philadelphia
Health Actions new dental
and behavioral health care center at
5501 Woodland Ave. brought together
a number of local officials, officers
and senior staff of GPHA and several
hundred local residents on Saturday,
June 11.
The center provides much need-
ed care to Southwest residents in areas
which have been traditionally under-
served, including professional dental
diagnosis and treatment and com-
prehensive behavioral health care,
stated Ronald Heigler, chief executive
officer of GPHA at the ribbon cutting
ceremony. This is a unique opportu-
nity to serve the community with our
two centers at Woodland and 50th and
this one at 55th Street.
The newly renovated facility was
originally opened for primary care in
1990 but was closed 14 years later
when the modern health care loca-
tion at 5000 Woodland was opened.
The day not only included the formal
opening, but also a range of health
screenings, music, tours of the build-
ing, prizes, giveaways and food for
neighborhood residents.
Helping to celebrate the special
event was State Representative Ke-
nyatta Johnson. This is a treat op-
portunity to come out and recognize
the important step that Greater Phila-
delphia Health Action has made to ex-
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O
n Thursday June
23, the Pennsylva-
nia State House of
Representatives passed House
Bill 934 by a party line vote
of 108-88 requiring all voters
in every election, with a few
exceptions, to present a val-
id government-issued photo
identification card at the polls
before being allowed to vote.
For most adults and many
young people, this require-
ment can be satisfied by pre-
senting a valid, up-to-date
drivers license. But seniors
and disabled persons who no
longer drive and younger vot-
ers who have do not own or
operate cars must now apply
separately to PENDOT for a
non-driver ID card in or-
der to exercise voting rights.
While this extra process is
provided at no cost, it does
represent an added obstacle
which will make the voting
process more difficult for ur-
ban voters in general, and
will complicate the registra-
tion procedure for first time
voters.
Current federal law only
requires voters to present
identification when they vote
for the first time in a new
election precinct, but in 2008
the conservative dominated
US Supreme court decided
to allow states to impose ID
guidelines.
The bill must now go to
the state Senate for approval
and be signed by the Gover-
nor Tom Corbett, but passage
is a foregone conclusion just
as it has been in the 23 other
states whose governments are
controlled by power hungry
Republicans.
Stated State Rep. Ronald
Waters, who chairs the Leg-
islative Black Caucus, At the
same time the Republicans
budget cuts spending on pub-
lic education, health care and
public transportation, they
are passing legislation that
would silence the voices of
those most affected by these
unfair cuts, minorities and
the elderly!

State Rep. Kenyatta John-
son added, This bill was
created to uphold integrity in
the voting process and appar-
ently falls in line with other
ID requirements that include
operating a motor vehicle,
boarding an airplane or even
obtaining season passes at an
amusement park. Its clear by
these comparisons that the
108 Republicans that support-
ed this bill are disconnected
from the individuals who will
be impacted the most, includ-
ing the elderly, poor and mi-
norities.
It is obviously connect-
ed to a national (Republican)
agenda Historically speak-
ing, requiring voters to pro-
vide valid ID every time they
vote in an election is similar
to tactics used after the Civil
War and Reconstruction era
Tactics such as literacy tests,
poll tax, and the grandfather
clause proved that such cam-
paigns are extremely success-
ful at disenfranchising minor-
ity voters.
Yet, here we are in the
21st Century, with elected
officials who support such
tactics As an elected of-
ficial, its my duty to fix any
process that does not work,
but according to the 2008
election, of the roughly six
million votes cast, just four
were found guilty of fraud.
In other words, there are no
widespread or even isolated
concerns of voter identifica-
tion being a problem during
elections.

In addition, to fix a pro-
cess that is not broken will
cost taxpayers millions of
dollars to implement. Ac-
cording to the Pennsylvania
Department of Transporta-
tion, nearly 700,000 Pennsyl-
vanians lack photo ID, with
half of them being senior citi-
zens. Estimates have put the
cost of implementing this bill
at nearly $10 million. This is
the same leadership thats im-
posing billion dollar budget
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une 14, 2008 was the date our beloved
son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle,
Kenneth Sims (also known as Smoke)
was tragically slain in Bartram Village.
June 24, 2011, three years after the date of
Kenneths burial, justice was rendered and his
killer received life in prison without chance
of parole.
Our family would like to publicly com-
mend all those whose tireless efforts made this
verdict possible: God, first and foremost; Seth
Williams, of the District Attorneys Office,
for assigning to the case homicide prosecu-
tor Leon Goodman, whose dedication was far
beyond the call of duty; Police Officers Bass
(Badge #9123), Girard (#2224), Gray, Caserta
(#6743), Lai (#5340), Martinez (#7361), and
Sotto (#2978), all of the 12th District; the
honorable Detectives Byard (#8110), Judge
(#8062), and Lucke (#880) who did tireless
work behind the scenes; and Detective Single-
ton (#8046); in addition, Sgt. Warrick of the
Clementon Police and Dr. Lieberman of the
Medical Examiners Office.
Thank you, each and every one, for all the
caring support during our time of grief, and
may God forever shower his blessings upon
you, your families, and this city.

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By Caleb Nothwehr
R
ashida Muham-
mad has lovingly
consigned the re-
mains of her beloved son Mu-
jaheed Skillet Muhammad
at Mount Moriah Cemetery
here in Southwest. Although
these famous burial grounds
are a historic landmark, they
are also sadly abandoned,
uncared for, overgrown with
weeds, and covered with
trash.
Feeling that this neglect
dishonors her beloved child,
Rashida has spearheaded ef-
forts over the past several
months to clean up sections
of the dilapidated 380-acre
grounds. This is for Skillet,
Muhammad said. From the
cradle to the grave youre re-
sponsible for your child.
City officials say respon-
sibility for the cemetery is
currently in judicial dispute,
and in the absence of any
foreseeable action to maintain
the grounds, Muhammad and
others like her are literally
taking matters into their own
hands.
Theres no way in the
world that a cemetery is sup-
posed to look like this, she
said. If we do not get the
manpower, machinery and
muscle that we need, were
stuck at the same place.
On June 4, Muhammad
mobilized a crew of neighbor-
hood residents to bring mow-
ers, trash bags and other lawn
care equipment to make a dent
in the overgrowth and trash
piles at the cemetery. She has
scheduled another such event
for July 9 starting at 9:30 a.m.,
and the city has organized an-
other on July 16.
From the cemetery en-
trance at 62nd Street and
Kingsessing Avenue, passers-
by can clearly see some neatly
mowed patch-
es of ground
where volun-
teer clean-up
groups have
already labored. Muhammad
and her friends feel these ef-
forts are clearly not enough.
Were going to get this done
together as a community, but
(support) has to start with the
people that are a little higher
than us - the people in office,
said Muhammad. I want
help.
Unfortunately, while Mu-
hammad and others take ac-
tion, she feels the city is trying
place blame for this eyesore
and nobody seems willing to
take responsibility or make a
commitment.
A communication from
Mayor Michael Nutters office
indicated that since the pass-
ing in 2004 of Horatio Jones,
the last member of the gov-
erning body for the cemetery,
it is unclear who has been
in charge of the grounds. In
fact, according city Managing
Directors Office chief of staff
Brian Abenathy, Philadelphia
is suing Joness widow, Lydia
Jones, to have the cemetery
declared a public nuisance.
This case went to court on
June 6, 2011 and the presid-
ing judge asked attorneys to
file written briefs by July 1.
Abernathy said the city
is eager to move toward solu-
tions for Mount Moriah, but
does not have the resources
to maintain the grounds. Fur-
thermore, he maintains, it is
not the citys responsibility.
This isnt something the city
can solve on its own, he said,
But it is something were
committed to helping fix.
With legal action at a
standstill, Abernathy said that
the city is actively seeking
groups which could poten-
tially take over responsibility
for the care of Mount Moriah
should a court ruling permit
them to do so.
One such organization
is Friends of Mount Moriah
Cemetery (FMMC), a team of
concerned neighbors, activ-
ists, and historians, who have
been keeping track of its his-
tory and responding to recent
events.
Were trying to help the
cemetery out of the current
situation, said Scott Maits,
FMMC board member. We
hope it can be stabilized and
brought back in some form
that its not a disaster zone
and that its not lost.
Maits insisted, however,
that FMMC isnt prepared
to take responsibility for the
maintenance
as a receiving
organization.
We formed
as an informational assistance
organization to the cemetery
association, he stressed,
noting that they maintain a
website (http://mountmoriah.
info) which chronicles a de-
tailed history of the grounds,
including records of person
interned there.
Maits said he is hopeful
about a new future for Mount
Moriah and the steps that the
city is taking. Were so thank-
ful for this unprecedented
work that theyre going to do,
said Maits.
Muhammad said she
planned to forge ahead with
the cleanup she scheduled
for July 9, as well as attend
the city-organized effort on
July16. Im grateful that the
city is now finally helping
and its getting done, she
said. My prayers are being
answered. Im just a little fish
in a pond splashing a lot of
water.
Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Turning a Sad Page at a Historical Burial Ground
Rashida Muhammad stands near the grave of her son in Mount
Moriah cemetery.
The historic brownstone entrance gate to Mount Moriah stands in
ruins.
To register for the cleanup day at Mount Moriah Cemetery
on July 16, please visit www.servephiladelphia.com.
The cleanup begins at 8 a.m.
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You have to wonder if
such tactics are implemented
to reduce turnout among Af-
rican Americans, Latinos and
the young all groups who
helped Barack Obama win the
presidency in 2008.

House Bill 934 is an ex-
treme response by House
Republicans to reduce voter
turnout. These tactics only
prove one thing: Voting mat-
ters! In an age when so many
individuals believe that their
vote does not count, such
strategies aimed at taking
away that right proves that
there is still power in a vote.
Its important that individu-
als, especially those who are
impacted the most by the de-
cisions made by current lead-
ership, put aside any feelings
of complacency and doubt of
the political system, and vote
at every elections. Not doing
so puts those very individuals
in a vulnerable position that
could potentially impact their
livelihood. It takes approxi-
mately ten minutes of ones
time to protect that.
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History and Facts about
Mount Moriah Cemetery
More than 5,000 war veterans from the Civil War onward
are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery.
More Congressional Medal of Honor winners are buried
in Mount Moriah than any other private cemetery in the
nation.
The cemetery is thought to have well over 100,000 buri-
als on its 380 acres including reburials going back as far
as the French and Indian War.
Betsy Ross, seamstress of the first American flag, died in
1836, and in 1856 the remains of Ross and her later hus-
band John Claypoole were moved from the Free Quaker
Burying Ground in Old Philadelphia to Mount Moriah.
Rosss remains were later moved to the historic Betsy
Ross House
Stephen Decatur Button designed the majestic gatehouse
that originally provided entrance into Mount Moriah
Cemetery. Designed in 1855, the Romanesque gatehouse
is fabricated from brownstone.
Sources: http://mountmoriah.info/
And Scott Maits, Friends of Mount Moriah
Important Events at
Mount Moriah Cemetery
1855 Mt. Moriah Cemetery incorporated Mar. 26 as
an historic burial ground; Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Assoc. founded
1950 Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association starts
perpetual care fund.
2004 Horatio Jones, last living Association
member, passes away
2004 - 2011 Burials continue at the cemetery
2011
March: Mt. Moriah Cemetery Assoc. advises cemetery
to be officially closed
June 7: First court hearing on closing; Judge orders briefs
from parties.
July 1: Legal briefs from the City of Philadelphia and
Lydia Jones due in court
July 9: Cleanup day at Mt. Moriah sponsored by Rashida
Mohammad
July 11: Cleanup day scheduled by the City of Philadel-
phia.
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pand healthcare in Southwest, said
Rep. Johnson. The availability of ad-
ditional, high quality dental and be-
havioral health services is especially
important for our residents.
Rep. Johnson and City Council-
woman Jannie Blackwell were re-
cipients of Community Appreciation
awards presented by Mr. Heigler.

The renovation of the building at
the corner of 55th Street was largely
made possible by a major federal
stimulus grant announced by Presi-
dent Barack Obama in December,
2009. The grant totaling $3.9 million
included funds for the renovation of
the new dental and behavioral health
center, as well as for improvements
and expansion of adult medicine, pe-
diatric and womens health services
at GPHAs Woodland and 50th Street
location.
Noting that the dental care service
started some months ago, Heigler add-
ed, We are now obliged to expand to
two dentists because of demand in the
Southwest community.
When clients come to us for gen-
eral medical care, we are able to refer
them for dental and behavioral health
treatment as well, indicated Heigler
who has directed GPHA operations
since 1989. And, for those who ini-
tially come for help at this new cen-
ter, we are able to offer broad general
adult, pediatric and womens health
services just 4 blocks away. Its what
you might call a tag team approach
to provide them with the best possible
healthcare.
Recognizing the contribution that
elected officials have made, Heigler
added, We deeply appreciate the sup-
port we have gotten from our city and
state officials for the entire process,
obtaining the grants and facilitating
the construction.
At the state level, we could not
have accomplished what we have
without the help we have received
from our state representatives, partic-
ularly Rep. Kenyatta Johnson, James
Roebuck and Ronald Waters, Heigler
noted. They were able to cut through
the red tape that inevitably
accompanies projects of this
kind, and we thank them for
their support. Likewise,
Heigler, who serves as chair
of the PA Association of
Community Health Centers,
expressed his appreciation
to State Senator Anthony
Williams for his on-going
support.
Regarding the current
state of federal support of
health care for the low-in-
come communities, I was
able to speak recently with
U.S. Senator Toomey, and am
sure he understands our needs.
GPHA also offers quality day care
and youth services for children and
families at the Woodland Academy
Child Development Center located
at 5401 Grays Ave. (Phone: 215-726-
6646).

GPHA Dental and Behavioral
Health at 5501 Woodland can be
reached at 215-724-4700; The Wood-
land Health Center at 5000 Woodland
can be contacted at 215-726-9807.
The toll free number for appointments
is 1-888-296-4742. For more informa-
tion, visit www.gphainc.org.
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...Grand Opening
Receiving their Community Apprecia-
tion awards are Rep. Kenyatta Johnson (l)
Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell with CEO
Ronald Heigler of GPHA.
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Paschall CleanUp Day
P
aschall residents load up a
Streets Department truck
with debris following a day
of cleaning the playground at 72nd
and Yocum streets. The playground
has long been a site for illegal activity
which was aided by the parks deplor-
able conditions. The site was once a
beautiful oasis where children could
play on land donated by former mayor
W. Wilson Goode Sr. to the Paschall
Betterment League. Richard Goll orga-
nized the cleanup effort.
T
ired residents pose after a
day of cutting and raking
overgrown plots of grass,
sweeping and bagging debris, pruning
trees and pulling weeds at the 72nd and
Yocum Streets playground owned by
the Paschall Betterment League. Major
improvements are planned for the site,
which has been in disrepair for the past
20 years. Led by Paschall area resident
Richard Goll, residents are seeking do-
nations to restore the playground to its
former glory. The land was originally
obtained by former mayor W. Wilson
Goode Sr. for the Paschall Betterment
League to provide a safe place for chil-
dren to play.
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cap came off of PECO and
if customers are still buying
their electricity from this utility compa-
ny, the rate increase could be as much
as 11%. The good news for these PECO
customers is that there are agencies out
there working for you: The Energy Co-
ordinating Agency and Southwest Com-
munity Development Corporation - your
Neighborhood Energy Center.
It would worthwhile for residents to
contact Southwest CDC in order to ap-
ply for programs that will not only help
them to conserve energy, but may also
help to lower the amount of monthly
utility bills.
In November of this year there will
be yet another increase in PGW gas
rates, and the water company has add-
ed a new charge to the monthly water
bill. For more information on how to
reduce the impact of these changes, give
SWCDC a call at 215-729-0800 or come
in to the office at 6328 Paschall Avenue.
You can also contact Ebony Taylor, En-
ergy Counselor directly at Southwest
CDC, 215-729-0736.
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outhwest residents can save
water, keep expenses down
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by installing free rain barrels on their
downspouts.
The Philadelphia Water Department
and The Energy Coordinating Agency
will be providing and installing free
rain barrels to those who qualify. Rain
barrels can help reduce the amount of
storm water that flows into our sewer
grates, streams and rivers. This can help
lower water costs, keep our drinking
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unhealthy eating, setting the stage
for weight gain, the study indicates.
Packing on pounds, in turn, boosts
risk for diabetes, heart attacks, and a
shorter life. Studies also link exces-
sive tube time to sleep deprivation
(another heart health hazard) and
even nearsightedness in kids.
1. Type 2 Diabetes
About 26 million Americans
have diabetes, which quadruples
risk for heart attack and stroke. The
main risk factors are overweight, a
sedentary lifestyle, poor diet (too
many fried foods, too much pro-
cessed meat and sugar-laden bever-
ages), and family history. Two hours
of TV viewing daily ups the diabetes
risk by 20 percent.
Best prevention strategies: If
youre heavy, drop a few pounds.
With people who are already in a
pre-diabetes state, shedding 5 to 7
percent of their body weight (10 to
14 pounds for a 200-pound person)
and exercised 150 minutes per week
trimmed risk of progressing to full-
blown diabetes by 58 percent. Ex-
ercise and weight loss also improve
insulin resistance, the problem that
leads to diabetes.
2. Cardiovascular Disease
(CVD)
This includes heart attacks, high
blood pressure, angina (chest pain
due to reduced blood supply to the
heart), stroke and heart failure. The
JAMA study found a 15 percent in-
creased risk for fatal or nonfatal CVD
among those who watched TV two
hours a day.
Best prevention strategies: Avoid
smoking, exercise at least 30 minutes
for five or more days a week, have
your cholesterol and blood pressure
checked, and if theyre high, get
them under control via diet, exercise
and, if necessary, medication.
3. Sleep Deprivation
We need between seven and
eight hours of sleep daily. Skimping
on slumber lifts risk for obesity, heart
attacks, and car accidents. Multiple
studies show that light at night, in-
cluding light from the TV, boosts
womens risk of breast cancer.
Best prevention strategies: Turn
off the TV at least one hour before
bedtime, since the bright light from
the screen stimulates the brain, mak-
ing it harder to doze off. Develop
good sleep hygiene.
4. Nearsightedness in Kids
Nearsightedness (myopia) af-
fects 1.6 billion people globally.
Rates are highest in countries like
the US where kids watch the most
TV and play computer games in-
stead of playing outdoors. In Tokyo
and Hong Kong, 30 to 50 percent of
kids are myopic (20 percent in the
US.P Myopic kids spend an average
of 4.3 fewer hours per week outside
than kids with normal vision and
logged about four more hours of TV
time weekly, a 2009 study found.
Best prevention strategies:
Spending two hours a day outdoors
reduces kids risk of nearsighted-
ness by encouraging them to focus
on objects in the distance, which
helps strengthen their eyesight. Out-
door play also helps kids maintain a
healthy weight.
TV Watching Linked to Higher Death Rates
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M
iddle Eastern drum beats
echoed down the hall-
ways; dancers moved to
the steps of traditional African dances;
and students listened to the flowing
melodies of professional jazz musi-
cians - just another day at Motivation
High School.

Through a program called
the Picasso Project, Motivation
High School, 2555 S. 78th St., re-
ceived a $4,500 grant to promote
arts education in their school cur-
riculum. The project at Motiva-
tion included four parts: Arabic
drumming, Jazz Journey, African
art and African dance.
Melika Komrokian, who
teaches Arabic language and cul-
ture Motivation, implemented
the Arabic drumming portion
of the grant into her classroom.
The grant allowed her to bring a
professional Arabic drumming
instructor to the school on a weekly
basis. The drumming training was a
delightful and popular accompani-
ment to Komrokains Arabic language
classes.
According to Komrokian, the stu-
dents mastered the basic skills quick-
ly.
They soon started coming up
with their own beats, she related, not-
ing that adding the rhythm and music
of near eastern lands to their study of
Arabic language and alphabet added
much to the students appreciation of
this different culture.
Starting with the coming fall term,
Komrokian will begin utilizing former
drumming students as the instructors.
They are becoming real profession-
als, she said.
The Picasso Proj-
ect is sponsored by
Public Citizens for
Children and Youth
(PCCY) which chose 10 Philadelphia
schools to receive varying amounts of
grant money for their arts programs.
In order to win the grant, a school
must have fewer than two full-
time art teachers, advised Chris-
tina Jackson who coordinates the
program.
A key factor in selecting Mo-
tivation was the expectation the
cross cultural experience stimu-
lated by the Picasso components
would find its way into many as-
pects of school life, advised Jack-
son.
They were also successful
in collaboration with the com-
munity, and building the school
culture, she said, noting the
close relationship with Al-Bustan
Seeds of Culture, a local organi-
zation dedicated to promoting Ara-
bic language, arts and culture which
provided the drumming teacher and
helped fund the program.
The more we can expose our
youth to different cultural experienc-
es and people it can only make each
and every one of us a better human
being, said Hazemi Sayed, executive
director of Al-Bustan.
In addition to infusing schools
with the resources to promote arts ed-
ucation, the Picasso Project also seeks
to empower students and teachers to
become advocates for arts programs in
schools, Jackson said. The organiza-
tion seeks to arrange meetings between
students and city and state representa-
tives so the schools can earn a voice in
the budget-planning process. Were
trying to build leaders and make their
voice be heard, she said.
For more information about Al-
Bustan Seeds of Culture, visit their
website www.albustanseeds.org.
PCCY is a Philadelphia organiza-
tion that seeks greater funding and
support for health insurance, educa-
tion, transportation, and public ben-
efits for children and families in the
Philadelphia. It can be reached at 215-
563-5848, by email at info@pccy.org
or by visiting its website www.pccy.
org.
Motivation High
Adding the Arts to Education
Motivation High teacher Melika Komrokian with
the drums used in the Picasso Project grant.
Water Conservation
Help Available
S
outhwest CDC offers a Water Conser-
vation program is absolutely free for
low income water customers living in
Philadelphia. Technicians will repair or replace
minor plumbing problems, install water conser-
vation devices, and provide education material
on water conservation.
The water conservation program will help to
lower your monthly water bill.
For more information, call Ebony Taylor en-
ergy counselor at Southwest CDC at 215-729-
0800 or stop by our office at 6328 Paschall Ave.
10 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper June 30, 011
T
hree outstanding stu-
dents at Cornerstone
Christian Academy at
58th Street and Kingsessing Avenue
received full tuition scholarships for
the coming school year at a worship
service June 5 at Wayne Presbyte-
rian Church. The awards were given
by a member of Wayne Presbyterian in
honor of the late Susan Galloway and
reflected not only exceptional aca-
demic achievement and participation
in school activities, but also
strong involvement by the
young men in their church
and community.
Pictured above (l r)
are the Rev. Casey Thomp-
son, senior pastor of Wayne
Presbyterian, Richard R.
Ollinger, president and CEO
of Cornerstone, the Rev.
Steven Harberts, associate
pastor, Wayne Presbyterian
with students David Jones,
Ruben Moore, and Vashon Chapman.
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Kingsessing 5th Division
Completes Walk
to Wellness Program
P
ictured above are members and friends of the Kingsessing Fifth Divi-
sion Community of Neighbors (KFDNC) who completed their 8-week
program of evening exercises, health checks and walks with a gather-
ing at Kingsessing Recreation Center on June 28.
Community residents met, had weights and blood pressure measured, and
walked at least once around the Recreation Center property two nights-a-week.
We were walking to wellness, said KFDCN president Greg Benjamin. We
thank all those who made the activity happen.
June 30, 011 Southwest Globe Times Newspaper 11
Y
OACAP and
Freedom Rings
announce com-
puter training
classes are
open on a con-
tinuing basis
at a number of
Southwest and
West Philadel-
phia locations
for beginner,
i n t e r me d i -
ate, and ad-
vanced levels.
Students are
able to study
at their own
pace, and
qualify for
empl oyment
in new fields
and for higher
paying jobs.
The courses begin at
regular intervals. Informa-
tion is available by contact-
ing YOACAP at 215-851-
1958 or emailing tajuana@
yoacap.org.
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center with new computers.
COMMUNITY NEWS
Gun Buy Back Nets 25 Weapons
O
fficer Leeloni
Velazquez (l) holds
shot gun turned
in during a gun buyback pro-
gram sponsored by the office
of Sen. Anthony H. Williams
in partnership with Youth Ac-
tion and State Rep. Kenyatta
Johnsons Peace Not Guns ini-
tiative. Officer Velazquez is
joined by (left to right) Donald
Cave, community relations
director of Sen. Williams of-
fice; 17th Police District Capt.
Anthony Washington; and Lt.
Tom Vales, both formerly of
the 12th.
Twenty-five guns were
turned in during the two-
hour program held at Donald
Finnegan Recreation Center in
South Philadelphia. The guns
will be melted down. The gun
buyback program is part of the
Summer of Peace initiative co-
ordinated by Sen. Williams
office in partnership. Partici-
pants received $100 gift cer-
tificates for turning in guns,
no questions asked.

Commenting on the event,
Rep. Johnson said, We are
all accountable for protecting
the public safety for all citi-
zens and communities in my
district and across the Com-
monwealth. We must make ev-
eryone, from law enforcement
officials, who come face to
face with weapons every day,
to the average citizen to not
only feel safe on the streets,
but also take on a responsive
approach to keep our streets
safe. One less gun on the
streets means, at least, one life
saved from gun violence.
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The NAC is sponsored by the
Office of Housing and Community
Development (OHCD)
T
he Neighborhood Advi-
sory Committee (NAC)
provides citizens of
Southwest Philadelphia with op-
portunities to plan, implement and
assess community development ac-
tivities at the neighborhood level.
The NAC helps to deliver di-
rectly to you the services under the
Office of Housing and Community
Development in a program funded
by Community Development Block
Grants (CDBG). These City-spon-
sored programs include housing
counseling, vacant house and lot
improvements and acquisitions,
acquiring Sheriff Sale properties,
Weatherization, Basic Home Sys-
tems Repair (BASR), and Adaptive
Modifications programs. NAC of-
fices also assist with neighborhood
beautification, crime prevention
through the Philadelphia Police
Department, court system and
Town Watch Integrated Services
and work with block captains and
other community-based groups to
build neighborhoods.
Office of Housing and Com-
munity Development, 1234 Market
St., 17th Floor, Phila, PA 19107
Deborah McColloch, director,
215-686-9723 or dial 311 for City
information.
Have you been the
victim of a
Mortgage
Foreclosure
Scam?
H
ave you used some kind
of service to halt your
pending foreclosure?
Did someone leave a flier or
pamphlet at your door offering help
stopping your foreclosure?
Have you pre-paid for services
to help prevent a mortgage foreclo-
sure?
Did you receive the services you
expected?
Has anyone ever advised you to
stop paying your mortgage?
If you answered YES to any of
the following questions and a mort-
gage modification should be in your
future. Call the Southwest CDC Ho-
meownership Assistance Hotline at
267-289-1103, or email housingas-
sistant@southwestcdc.org.
Housing Help is a
Phone Call Away
S
outhwest CDCs Housing
Counseling team Deirdre
Lowman, Arlene Cole and
Alexis Williams, is ready and avail-
able to assist with housing needs.
Want to buy your first home? Need to
clear up past credit problems? Dont
know what kinds of financial assis-
tance can benefit you? Are you facing
foreclosure? Or, are you the victim
of predatory lending? Call a housing
counseling team member at 215-729-
0800. Sessions are free, individual
and confidential.
New Program Helps
Homeowners Facing
Foreclosure
H
omeowners can apply now for fed-
eral Emergency Homeowners Loan
Program (EHLP) if they are unable to
make their monthly mortgage payments because
of job loss or income reduction. This program
will only be available through September 30,
201. Homeowners facing foreclosure should call
1-800-342-2397 immediately for help.
They may be eligible for a loan of up to
$50,000 or 24 months of mortgage payment
assistance if they:
Have a loss of at least 15% of income:
Have missed at least three mortgage pay-
ments or received a foreclosure notice due to
job loss, income reduction and/or illness;
Are likely to be able to start making payments
again with two years;
Are at or below 120% of area median in-
come;
Are applying for help with a mortgage on
their primary residence, which is a 1-4 family
house.
Call the Southwest CDC Homeownership
Assistance Hotline at 267-289-1103, or email
housingassistant@southwestcdc.org .
SUMMER
CAMP
T
he Southwest
CDC Summer
Camp program at
Patterson Elementary School,
7000 Buist Ave., is still tak-
ing applications for children
in grades K-4. Camp begins
on July 5, 2011 and is in ses-
sion weekdays from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. through August 12,
2011.
Children must have
a full physical form or a
doctors appointment card
showing that a complete
physical has been scheduled
for the child. Enrollment is
closing soon but parents can
register their children on a
first come, first served basis
by calling Peggy Roarty 215-
729-0831 or Jackie Simmons
215-730-0450.
EMPLOYMENT
HELP AT
SOUTHWEST CDC
R
esidents who need help
with resume writing,
finding a job or sharpen-
ing interview skills, can call South-
west CDC for an appointment 215-
729-0800.
A
new program from the Social
Security Administration al-
lows individuals receiving
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or
Social Security Disability Income (SSDI),
to return to work without losing their
monthly benefits.
The Ticket to Work Program encour-
ages those receiving SSI or SSDI to work
fulltime, and offers incentives to assist
the ticket holder in securing and retain-
ing employment. Southwest CDC has
formed a partnership with the Social Se-
curity Administration to help individu-
als take advantage of the program.

Under the Ticket to Work Program,
those on SSI or SSDI work the first nine
months to a year without losing their
benefits. After that initial period, So-
cial Security benefits cease. However, if
health concerns prevent the individual
from continuing to work, SSI or SSDI
benefits will resume without them hav-
ing to redo the application process.
For more information visit someone
with the employment network at South-
west CDC, 6328 Paschall Ave., or call for
an appointment at 215-729-0800.
SSI or SSDI Recipeints
Can Now Return to Work
F
ree weatherization and energy-
efficiency improvements are
available for owner-occupied
houses and rental units. Conserving
heat, water, and electricity not only saves
you money each month, but helps the
environment as well. Call Ebony Tay-
lor at 215-729-0736 at Southwest CDC
to learn what services are available. Ask
Ebony to speak at your block meeting,
church group, service club, or commu-
nity meeting.
Weatherize Your Home and Save
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Housing Complaints/Problems
Licenses & Inspections
215-686-2463
Landlord/Tenant Problems
Community Legal Services
215-981-3700
Licenses & Inspections
215-686-2463
Tenant Union Representative Net-
work 215-940-3900
Mortgage/Rental Assistance
Phila. Council for Comm. Advance-
ment 215-567-7803
Phila. Neighborhood Housing Servic-
es 215-476-4205
Tenant Union Representative Net-
work 215-940-3900
Unemployment Information Center
215-557-0822
Public Housing
Provides subsidized rental opportu-
nities.
Conventional Sites - Admissions 215-
684-4453
Scattered Sites - Admissions
215-684-4453
Housing Choice Voucher
(Section 8) 215-684-4300
Senior Citizen Programs
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
(PCA) 215-765-9040
Tenant Union Representative Net-
work 215-940-3900
Special-Needs Housing
ActionAIDS, Inc.
215-981-0088
Women Against Abuse
215-386-1280
Utility Bill Assistance
Energy Coordinating Agency
215-988-0929
LIHEAP 215-560-2970
Utility Emergency Services Fund
215-972-5170
Vacant House/Lot Acquisition
PHDC-owned properties
215-448-3000
Public Property-owned properties
215-686-4443
RDA-owned properties:
Develop.m.ent Division
215-209-8695
City Housing Agencies
Office of Housing and Community De-
velopment (OHCD)
17th Floor 215-686-9723
www.phila.gov/ohcd
Redevelopment Authority (RDA)
16th Floor 215-854-6500
www.phila.gov/rda
OHCD/PHDC/RDA all at
1234 Market St., Phila., PA 19107
Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)
12 S. 23rd St., Phila., PA 19103 215-
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f youre interested in having your block represented or need informa-
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elf Sufficiency provides financial counseling to patrons by complet-
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Community Organizer Position Available
S
outhwest CDC is seeking a full-time community organizer for its
Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) program. We are looking
for a person with an outgoing personality with the ability to bring
people together to improve the quality of life for residents in Southwest Phila-
delphia. Interested applicants need to email a resume to Lorraine Thomas, op-
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COMMUNITY NEWS
By Caleb Nothwehr
I
n a time when cor-
porate pharmacies
equate customer ser-
vice with drive-through win-
dows, the staff at Bell-Edge
Pharmacy, 5401 Chester Ave.,
chooses a different path. You
might call it, the mortar and
pestle path.
Long held as a symbol of
the pharmaceutical profes-
sion, the mortar and pestle
are, respectively, a small bowl
and a bat-shaped utensil used
to grind up medication. And
Michael Levin, owner of Bell-
Edge Pharmacy, said he still
gladly pulls the antique in-
struments off of a low-lying
shelf in his store to grind up a
prescription for local custom-
ers.

To Levin, it is a symbol of
the personalized service that
he and his staff still offer in
an age where small-business
pharmacies are increasingly
rare.
We provide
as much personal
attention as we
can, said Levin,
who has owned the
pharmacy since
2002. Levin said
there have been
only four owners
of the pharmacy in
its 80 years of ex-
istence, stretching
back to Mr. Edge
himself.
In an effort
to provide more
personal service
to the Southwest
Philadelphia com-
munity, Levin said Bell-Edge
Pharmacy was one of the first
businesses of its kind to offer
free deliveries to customers.
Whether offering advice as
a professional in the field of
medicine, or handing out can-
dy on Halloween, personal
interaction with customers is
a hallmark of Bell-Edge Phar-
macy, Levin maintains. We
dispense personal and free
advice, and people come to us
for that, Levin said.
Hope Coleman, pharmacy
technician, said she was aware
of the uniqueness of Bell-Edge
Pharmacys place in the com-
munity. You dont
see too many like
this anymore,
said the smiling
Coleman. The
personal attention
and conversation-
al atmosphere of
the pharmacy are
perks of the job.
As a fixture in
the community,
the staff at Bell-
Edge Pharmacy
has the unique
ability to speak
to some of the
pervasive health
issues that ale
the residents of Southwest
Philadelphia. Levin said it
was important for residents
of urban areas like Southwest
to know the dangers of high
blood pressure, and that they
should take the time to get
tested and educated. Also, in
response to a growing num-
ber of diabetes cases in recent
years, the pharmacy has peri-
odically offered free diabetes
testing kits.
Ultimately, being a com-
munity business that provides
a health service is about more
than just filling and dispens-
ing prescriptions, Coleman
said. Indeed, Bell-Edge Phar-
macy aims to be more holistic
in its service to the commu-
nity.
Its not just medicine,
Coleman said. We talk to
them. We make sure theyre
eating healthy. We help them
with their families and things
like that.
Bell-Edge is located at
the corner of Chester Avenue
and 54th Street and can be
reached at 215-729-4139.
Bell-Edge Pharmacy
Serving Southwest for 80 Years
Michael Levin, owner, and Hope Coleman, pharmacy
technician, have both served the community from Bell Edge
Pharmacy since 2002.
By Caleb Nothwehr
A
s Vaughn Taylor
makes his rou-
tine strolls down
Woodland Avenue in South-
west, he sees more than shop
owners and customers doing
business. He sees promises
becoming realities.
Taylor, a Philadelphia na-
tive, is the project manager of
Woodland Promise, an initia-
tive of Southwest CDC that
seeks to improve the busi-
ness climate, public safety
and consumer services on
Woodland Avenue, through
mobilizing area supporters
and resources.
Having grown up in West
Philadelphia, Taylor is no
stranger to commercial cor-
ridors like the
initial target area
which stretches
along Woodland
from 58th to 68th
streets. During his
formative years,
he spent time in
the business area
near 52nd and
Market streets.
That was a place
where I remember
hanging out, Tay-
lor said. Only we
called it the strip.
I dont know what
they call it now.
Since joining SWCDC
in April of this year, Taylor
said he finds the Southwest
neighborhoods allow plenty
of opportunities to create
good relationships and move
forward with
some new initia-
tives. Since there
are a lot of mom
and pop shops,
which operate on
low sales volumes
and marginal prof-
it levels, there is a
good chance that
we can work to-
gether help stores
prosper, he pre-
dicted.
In recent
months, Tay-
lor and his team
have drawn up and begun
implementing a 25-point list
of practical steps toward im-
proving service and safety on
Woodland Ave. The plan is
divided up into three phases:
1. Getting the attention of the
public visually; 2. Helping
clients marketing their prod-
ucts and keep their custom-
ers happy; and 3. Revitalizing
this portion of the corridor as
a whole. The plan includes
every-day, hands-on tasks
like sweeping up trash and
cleaning sidewalks and pave-
ments with a pressure wash-
er, to the big-picture reforms
such as attracting new and
larger businesses and service
The Woodland Promise Project
Helping Shop Owners
Vaughn Taylor chats with business owner Nina Williams
outside her grocery shop at 6306 Woodland
Continues on Next Page
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results of a subsurface in-
vestigation performed site
known as 2751 South 58th
Street, Philadelphia.
The site was formerly
used as a bulk storage and
blending facility, gypsum
manufacturing, auto repair
and chemical storage. The
presence of liquid petroleum
has been documented in
some of the wells at the site,
as well as volatile and semi-
volatile organic compounds
in soil and groundwater.
The site extends from
a line east of Eastwick Av-
enue to the Schuylkill River
between extensions of 56th
and 58th streets.
A clean-up plan will be
presented as well which in-
cludes removal of the liquid
petroleum from the ground-
water, excavation and dis-
posal of impacted soil, and
demonstration of attainment
of non-Residential Site Spe-
cific Standards. Copies of the
summary document which
will be provided at the meet-
ing are available for public
review at the Paschalville
Branch of the Free Library,
6942 Woodland Ave., and
Southwest CDC, 6328 Pas-
chall Ave.
Public Meeting on Restoring
58th Street Industrial Site
July 6
entities to the community.
Woodland Promise is
already working toward
achieving some of the points
in phase one, such as remov-
ing rubbish from vacant lots
and alleyways. The lots are
complete, but not the alley-
ways yet, Taylor said. We
always need the cooperation
of storeowners and residents,
and lots of volunteers.
Taylor brings a wealth of
business experience and edu-
cation into his role at Wood-
land Promise. In his under-
graduate degree, he studied
organizational dynamics
at Immaculata University.
More recently he earned his
masters degree from East-
ern University in urban eco-
nomic development. After
leaving school, Taylor spent
time in the corporate world
as a business broker. Now,
moving into community de-
velopment, he feels uniquely
prepared and equipped to
help bring about some posi-
tive change.

My experiences have
prepared me for the work Im
doing, he said. Im in my
lane.

Taylor looks to basket-
ball-great-turned-business-
developer Magic Johnson as
a role model as he carries out
his work. Since retiring from
the NBA, Johnson works to
promote franchising and
business development in
under-served neighborhoods
in New York and Los An-
geles among other places.
Hes the most visible person
Ive seen doing it on a large
scale, Taylor said.
Taylor said he wants to
emulate the way Johnson
involves the community
in planning how business
should operate in the neigh-
borhood. In economic de-
velopment, were supposed
to usher in new business, but
also challenge them to meet
needs in the community,
Taylor said.

In the coming weeks,
Woodland Promise is gear-
ing up for the July 2, Inde-
pendence Clean Up Day, to
help beautify the community
for the holiday weekend.
For more information on the
clean-up day, as well as oth-
er ways to get involved with
Woodland Promise, contact
Taylor at 215-729-0729 or
vaughn@southwestcdc.org
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JULY 1 JULY 2 JULY 6 JULY 6 JULY 7
Gaming Fridays,
2 p.m.,
Eastwick Library,
(see box below)
Woodland Ave.
Clean up
Teen Wii Workout,
Cobbs Creek Library Branch,
5800 Cobbs Creek Prkwy,
(see box below)
Public Meeting: Remediation:
U.S. Gypsum Property,
6:30 to 8 p.m.,
(see box below)
Baltimore Ave Dollar Days,
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Baltimore Ave
42nd to 50th Street,
(see box below)
JULY 16 JULY 23 JULY 30 AUGUST 13
Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Clean Up,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
6201 Kingsessing Avenue,
(see box below)
Build Financial Wealth
Free Workshop
10 a.m.
(See box below)
Ivan Pick Brown
Memorial Fun Day,
Kingsessing Rec,
1 p.m.,
Info: 215 729-2531
CLEAN UP DAYS
12th & 18th Police Districts Block Captains:
Contacts: 12th Joe Miranda 215-685-3987
18th Michelle Spencer 215-685-3975
LIBRARY EVENTS

Cobbs Creek Library Branch
5800 Cobbs Creek Prkwy 215-685-1973
Wednesday, July 5, Teen Wii Workout Thursdays,
July 7, 14, 21, & 28, 1pm Movie Matinees for Kids


Eastwick Library
2851 Island Ave 215-685-4170
Fridays, July 1 & 15, 2 PM Gaming Fridays
(families)Wednesdays, July 6, 11, & 20, 2pm Movie
Matinees for TeensMondays July 11

& 18, 2 pm
Movie Matinees for Adults Thursday, July 21
st
, 10:30
am, Family Story Time


Lucien E. Blackwell W. Phila Regional Library
125 S. 52nd St 215-685-7424
Fridays, July 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2:30PM Manga Caf
Japanese Comic reading and drawing (tweens and
teens) Wednesday, July 6
th
, 3 PM, Cooking Around
the World Wednesdays, July 6, 13 & 20 5:30 pm,
Chess Club for Kids Wednesday, July 6
th
, 6 pm Meet
the Author


Camp Groups are Welcome!
Call your local branch to arrange for a one-hour weekly
group slot during the summer! Ed Voves of the
Kingsessing Branch will also come to you to register kids
for cards, tell about programs, and read
stories. Contact Ed at VovesE@freelibrary.org


JOB RESOURCES

LIFT-Philadelphia provides personalized, one-on-one
services:
Locating employment opportunities
Creating/refining resumes and cover letters
Evaluating affordable housing options
Locating GED/Training courses
Free Income Tax Return Services/EITC
Applying for Public Benefits, including LIHEAP, Child
& Health Care, TANF/SNAP Assistance, and more
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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th
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th
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Made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial
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EVENTS

Phila. Authority for Industrial Development
Public Meeting July 6 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Bartrams Gardens Coach House,
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia,
To Discuss Subservice Investigation Findings
REMEDIATION: U.S. GYPSUM PROPERTY
58
TH
STREET EASTWICK AREA


Baltimore Ave Dollar Days
First Thursdays July 7, August 4, September 1
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Baltimore Ave 42
nd
to 50
th
Street
Live performances, street vendors, music, food trucks

For info & list of participating places visit:
http://www.universitycity.org/dollarstroll2011


Day Of Service At Mt. Moriah Historic Cemetery
Volunteers Needed to help clean up our neighborhood!

Saturday, July 16
th
, 8 am to 1 pm
6201 Kingsessing Avenue
Rain Date: Saturday, July 23,

Established in 1855, Mount Moriah Cemetery was the
chosen resting place for Philadelphia Mayors, Civil War
soldiers, and other notable historic figures.

Volunteers are needed for clearing the cemetery of cut
grass and debris. Note: Volunteers should wear long
sleeve shirts, long pants and sneakers or work boots.

INFO: Lance Haver 215-686-7598 OR
www.SERVEPhiladelphia.com

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SW & West Phila Locations
Beginners / Intermediates / Advanced
Study at Your Pace All Ages Welcome
Courses Begin at Regular Intervals
Contact: YOACAP/FreedomRings: 215-851-1968 or
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(Ask about our other programs, too)

Build Financial Wealth &
Improve Credit Score
Free Workshop -
July 23, 10 a.m. - Sponsor: Sen. Anthony Williams
Drexel Univ. Bossone Bldg. 3200 Market St.
Info: 215-492-2980 (See Ad Globe Times Page 7)

Vacation Bible School
An Island Odyssey Searching for Jesus Christ
July 25 July 29 6:30 8:30 p.m.
Clearview United Methodist Church
7601 Buist Ave Children 4 15 Invited
Registration Party July 23, 4 p.m.
Info: Contact Chuck, 610-259-3859
Flea Market
July 16, 2011
6118 Upland St.
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
CDs DVDs Books
Games Albums VHS Tapes
Household Items
Lots of Good Stuff !
Wawa
Welcome America Oo
Philadelphia July 2 - 4
Saturday, July 2
About Science: The Franklin Institute 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Free, ticketed event - Children with an adult
Chinatown Block Party: Chinatown, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. Phillys vibrant Asian culture. Open-air
market, entertainment, crafts, Asian food
Super scooper - All you can Eat Ice Cream Festival: - Penns Landing July : 1 p.m. p.m.,
p.m. p.m. July 3: 1 p.m. p.m. July : 1 p.m. p.m. $7 admission required to enter.
Fireworks on the Delaware River: Penns Landing 6 p.m. 9 p.m. Bands from the United
States Army and Air National Guard. Two Cities One Waterfront Fireworks display
Monday, July 4
Independence Day Ceremony: Independence Hall, 6
th
& Market 10 a.m. 11 a.m.
Music, speeches and a reading from the Declaration of Independence
Independence Day Parade: Historic Philadelphia 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Un4,500 patriotic
marchers, musicians dancers and floats
Happy Birthday American: Independence Visitor Center. 12:30 p.m. Celebrate with samples
from Tastycake.
Bell Tapping Ceremony: Liberty Bell Center, 500 Market Street 1:45 p.m.
Party on the Parkway: Benj. Franklin Pway, 20th and Eakins Oval 12 p.m. 7 p.m.
All day festival 7 blocks of activities, entertainment, food for sale, games
Phillys 4
th
of July Jam &Fireworks: Benj. Franklin Pway, 20th & Eakins Oval 7 10 p.m.
THE ROOTS, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles and more guests
By Edith L. Dixon
I
f people in the King-
sessing area are un-
healthy, they cant
blame on members of the Ad-
visory Council at Kingsessing
Recreation Center.
The Center has numerous
projects outside of the pro-
grams offered by the average
large city recreation center
to promote healthy living.
Not the least of these health
maintenance projects is its
latest endeavor to provide
healthy food for residents to
eat through the Black Farm-
ers Market.
The brain child of sev-
eral local residents includ-
ing Elliott Booker, the project
will provide fresh produce
to local consumers grown
by black farmers in Hen-
derson, N.C. The fruits and
vegetables will be picked on
Wednesdays and transported
in a refrigerated truck for
sale that Saturday. The next
Black Farmers Market will
be held on Saturday, July 2,
2011 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the gate at 50th Street and
Kingsessing Avenue.
We need fresh produce
in our community, said
Kingsessing Advisory Coun-
cil president Tom Henry.
This relationship will pro-
vide fresh produce for our
community. I dont under-
stand why were not includ-
ing the black farmers in the
whole initiative to provide
fresh produce and promote
healthy eating habits for chil-
dren in our communities.
Kingsessing also has the
Earths Keepers Urban Farm
and YAEP, an initiative of
Alia Walker, where fresh veg-
etables are grown on land be-
tween the recreation center
and the Kingsessing Library,
and another garden outside
the main door of the center,
run by Joe Woodlock and the
youth at the center. In addi-
tion to the healthy food be-
ing offered, block captains of
the Kingsessing 5th Division
Community of Neighbors
trek around the Kingsessing
Recreation Center complex
in their Weekly Walk for
Wellness.
However, offering goods
from black farmers is unique
not only to Kingsessing, but
to the city.
The farmers market at
Clark Park is done through
the Share Program, said
Henry. Were saying that
process (at Clark Park) is
fine, but we also want to sup-
port black farmers. We want
black farmers included in
the whole process of bringing
fresh produce to the city.
For more information on
the Black Farmers Market,
call the Kingsessing Recre-
ation Center, 50th Street and
Kingsessing Avenue at 215-
685-2695.
Black Farmers
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