It was mild and sunny on April 25, a perfect day for planting trees. What better day to do it? After all, it was Arbor Day. What better place to do it than at St. Hubert High School for Girls on Torresdale Avenue? The symbolism was obvious. St. Hubert’s is a school that has grown, shown resilience and, yes, some toughness.
Eakins Oval has a surface area painted into a beach, blanket and boardwalk theme. There are two large sandboxes, four spray-misters and live music, chess, checkers, ping-pong, volleyball, bocce and miniature golf. And it's free.
The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership will be giving away free water ice and pretzels on Wednesday evenings this month along with information about the creek that skirts the Lower Northeast. TTF also will conduct guided tours of the trails that cut through Tacony Creek Park.
Two years ago, Ray Gant and volunteers from The Ray of Hope Project cleaned up McPherson Square. This Saturday, he'll be celebrated at McPherson Square Library at a book signing that profiles Gant and other community leaders.
A longstanding haven for drug users, Kensington’s McPherson Square has struggled to shake its bad reputation. Now that it has a new Flyers-orange playground, neighbors hope that children will come, and junkies will leave.