- Back in June, local photographer Gary Reed organized the first “Germantown Photowalk,” which saw scores of participants—professionals and amateurs alike—snapping pictures of the Northwest neighborhood. After the success of that experiment, a second outing has been announced for this Saturday, September 8, from 9AM to 11AM, starting at the Happy Hollow Playground (4800 Wayne Avenue). The event is open to “all who love to take pictures, young and old. Bring a digital camera of any type… Maps will be provided.”
- An Inquirer piece covers yesterday’s Labor Day community painting of a mural to installed on the Archworks building, at 8th & Arch streets. The 3,175 square foot How We Fish “signifies that work is a fabric that unites all, and it gives more than a nod to Philadelphia’s once-important role in textile manufacturing” and stained glass window production.
- Naked Philly reports that work has finally begun on Hagert Square, a 30 home development in Fishtown. The original developer had sold the parcel, plans and approvals to another in Florida, possibly explaining the six months of delays in laying out the foundations.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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