Neil’s Sharpening Service will be at Saturday’s Parkwood Farmers Market. Facebook Photo/Parkwood Farmers Market
Saturday will be Parkwood’s largest-ever farmers market as it hosts eight vendors at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Rd.
The market opened for the first time ever on May 18, and has hosted about three vendors a week since then – Taproot Farm, McCann Farm and Wild Flour Bakery. continue reading »
Surveillance photo/Philadelphia Police
Police are looking for the man who robbed a Parkwood 7-Eleven Sunday night.
Around 11 p.m., the suspect walked into the store at 3224 Byberry Rd. and robbed the cashier at gunpoint, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash south on Academy Road. continue reading »
Q: I really want to buy a home in the Northeast but the absolute most I can afford is $100,000. I really don’t want a fixer-upper or anything that “needs TLC.” What can I get for that price and where should I be looking?
A: In the Multiple Listing Service Trend, there are 268 homes listed for sale today in Northeast Philadelphia for $100,000 and under. Out of those homes, there are 116 active listings that are noted as “Average +” continue reading »
Farm to City’s Ben Bergman led the effort to bring a weekly farmers market to Parkwood. Photo/Steven Mitchell
With the finishing touches being put together, the Parkwood Farmers Market is scheduled to open Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 3024 Byberry Rd.
Farm to City, which will manage the market, conducted a server to help determine the location of the next one. The effort was led by Farm to City worker and Parkwood resident Ben Bergman, who wrote the grant proposal, attended neighborhood meetings and created a blog and Facebook page to get residents on board. continue reading »
Q: I am looking for a home in the Far Northeast. I have noticed that there are several homes for sale on the same street. I would like to see one of them because the pictures look great online, but I am worried there is a problem with that street or something. Should I just avoid it?
A: Just because there are several homes for sale on the same street, does not necessarily mean there is something “wrong” with the street. It could simply be a matter of bad timing on the block and neighbors find themselves in the same situation of selling their home at the same time. You should also take into account that there can be up to 30 homes on the same block at times when you are considering row homes. continue reading »
Captain Marty LeBree, whose Engine 53 later carried Captain Michael Goodwin’s casket to his funeral service and burial. Photo/Michelle Alton
Friends of fallen Philadelphia Firefighter Michael Goodwin gathered on motorcycles Tuesday to honor the man who died fighting a building fire in South Philadelphia. Goodwin, a Parkwood resident, was laid to rest Thursday.
He died when the roof of a building along Fabric Row collapsed.
See the complete slideshow below for more photos by Michelle Alton from the ride and outside the funeral home. continue reading »
Castor Gardens residents cleaned up Max Myers Rec Center during the 2012 Philly Spring Cleanup. Photo/Michelle Alton
Is there a spot in your neighborhood that needs cleaning?
For those looking to volunteer, the Philly Spring Cleanup website has the full list of sites for the annual citywide clean-up event.
All cleanups scheduled for Northeast Philadelphia will be posted here, below. The clean-up day is April 13. continue reading »
A Parkwood woman has been charged for allegedly trying to buy a gun for someone else.
Margaret Litton, 27, of the 3000-block of Morning Glory Road, was caught during a state criminal background check after multiple attempts to make a straw purchase in Bucks County, according to a report. continue reading »
Rita Varley and Jim Coffin at the site of Parkwood’s new community garden. Photo/Steven Mitchell
A community garden is in the process of becoming a reality for Parkwood residents.
With support from Councilman Brian O’Neill, R-10th, an 18,000-sq. ft. garden located next to the Community College of Philadelphia along Townsend Road can now happen. O’Neill has dropped an amendment to the zoning code that would have required Zoning Board approval for community gardens.
The real leg work, however, has been done by resident Rita Varley, who brought her idea to the Parkwood Civic Association. She and fellow green-thumbed resident Jim Coffin have hopes of making a permaculture garden. continue reading »
Instructors helped 9-year-old Molly Mceaffrey onto a horse at the Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center. Photo/Lucia Volpe
Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center, a federally-registered nonprofit organization at 3142 Mechanicsville Rd., opened its doors to the special needs community in September.
“You use the horse in any way shape or form to achieve a short or longterm goal,” said Parkwood TRC President and instructor Sarah Del Ricci. “ We teach them a riding skill that can transfer over into a life skill.” continue reading »