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Help fronted A Point Breeze community center hosted the launch of a multi-partnered strategy against employment woes. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w s ta f f w r i t e r
ittle brings more satisfaction than landing a job, and less forges more frustration than losing that post soon after its acquisition. Low-skilled workers find themselves having to part with positions in such extreme numbers that numerous agents combined to announce a three-year initiative to reduce worry and increase bank accounts Dec. 7 at Dixon House, 1920 S. 20th St. A division of Diversified Community Services, 1529 S. 22nd St., which promotes self-sufficiency among children and families through an abundance of activiSee DIXON HOUSE page 8
Two communities’ residents rallied Dec. 4 to preserve an area that may become a site for real estate development. The citizens are hoping their summer and autumn toils will be springboards for their preferred growth plans.
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Dickinson Narrows and Pennsport residents are ghting to preserve the existence of a spot they have deemed a park, a title the City has contested. By Joseph Myers
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ddressing the reality of appearances, American poet Gertrude Stein famously stated “A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” Taking up her logic, 30 Dickinson Narrows and Pennsport community members have wondered when a park is not a park, to which the City has said when it is a lot.
The locals hope their eight-month mission to salvage Manton Street Park, 405-11 Manton St., bears figurative fruit, as they plan to have its adjacent garden produce the literal kind. “This situation illustrates some of the communication issues in getting information from City agencies to neighborhoods,” Jessica Calter, a nearly two-year resident of the 400 block of Manton Street, said at Monday’s gathering of group members.
Her referenced matter centers on the classification of the area she and her fellow members of Friends of Manton Street Park and Community Garden want to be a beacon of beauty and camaraderie. They suffered a setback Nov. 23, learning that the City had sold their beloved turf as part of a bundle of empty lots. Parks Coordinator Barbara McCabe told See MANTON STREET page 14
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How do you feel about the return of the NBA? â€œThey make too much money. Theyâ€™re overpaid and they donâ€™t follow through with what they say theyâ€™re going to do.â€? John Mitchell, Broad and Ritner streets
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â€œI think that with all the money they make and all the fans who provide them with all that money, they shouldnâ€™t have done [things] that way. There are young kids who want to be professional basketball players. There are guys on the bench who would kill to have a chance to get on the floor. I think it was really selfish.â€? Alice Walker, 16th and Dickinson streets â€œIâ€™m happy. I love the Sixers. I would choose basketball over any other sport. I was really missing it.â€? Eric Powell, Third Street and Snyder Avenue Interviews By Brooke Hoffman photos by Greg Bezanis
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Travesty To the Editor: Nearly 30 years ago, Mumia AbuJamal was found guilty of killing police officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death. Once again, the case has reared its ugly head in the federal appellate court. At crunch time, the federal judges decided to commute his sentence to life without parole. It was quite clear that their minds were made up well before the hearing ever started. Would these same judges raced to indifference had the officer been their son or daughter? The victims, especially his wife Maureen, keep becoming victimized, whereas the perpetrator is rewarded. The law, which was intended to protect the injured, now works in reverse thanks to clueless judges. Whatâ€™s next, maybe a pardon or a faked illness so heâ€™ll be released? Carlo Gonnella South Philadelphia
The almighty fall To the Editor: The American people told the government not to bail out the mortgage and investment banks with $700 billion tax dollars. The government did it anyway. Government mortgage schemes enforced since the Community Redevelopment Act have collapsed the housing market and imperiled banks. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bought and distributed worthless mortgage-backed-securities worldwide. Wells Fargo said it didnâ€™t need or want bailout money. The government intimidated banks to take the money. The banks paid it back. The government will not say what it did with the funds that were paid back and the media isnâ€™t asking. The reason we are having these problems is we have elected over and over again, and put in power the worst among us. We should discern choices and judge individuals by Godâ€™s commandments. â€œThou shalt not steal; thou shalt not bear false witness; thou shalt not commit adultery,â€? from Exodus 20 and Mark 10. Experienced politicians created the mess we are in. President George Washington on Oct. 3, 1789, from New York City, proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving: â€œWhereas it is the duty of all
nations to acknowledge the providence of the Almighty God, to obey his will, be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favorâ€? ... He also said, â€œIt is impossible to govern righty without God and the Bible.â€? Americans have been taught with books written by atheists like John Dewey, educator, philosopher and father of American progressive education, and those who understand as
said Joseph Stalin. â€œAmerica is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, its mortality and its spiritula life. If we can understand these three areas then America will collapse from within. Alfred Essex South Philadelphia Comment on these letters or topics at southphillyreview.com/opinion/letters.
Meet our judges
he South Philly Review recently conducted a talent search to find four judges between the ages of 8 and 15. Their task, in 150 words or less, was to tell us: What they liked best about the Mummers Parade. Youngsters presented their cute, yet vivid descriptions of Philadelphiaâ€™s annual New Yearâ€™s Day tradition. After reviewing all of the entries, the following four students have been named to the judges panel for the Fancy Brigade Finale Family Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center: Mia Iannacone, 10, of the 2700 block of South Cleveland St.; Jordyn DeMarco, 11, of the 300 block of Jackson St.; Kara Duffett of Voorhees, N.J.; and Mark McCafferty, of Voorhees, N.J. The winning essays will appear in the Dec. 29 edition of the South Philly Review. SPR
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even officers were honored for valor, 34 for bravery and 19 for heroism whereas one civilian received the Medal of Excellence at a Dec. 7 ceremony at the Fraternal Order of Police headquarters. In the 17th District, officers Steven Olivieri and Joseph Marrero were recognized with Bravery Awards and Officer Michael Collins was given a Heroism Award while 3rd District Officer Dennis Clair also received a Bravery Award. Clair earned his honor as a result of a Sept. 19 arrest in Dickinson Narrows. He and his partner were working in plain clothes when they tried to stop a trio that matched the descriptions of men responsible for an earlier robbery at Eighth and Morris streets. The officers identified themselves at 1:09 a.m. when Jameel Thomas, then age 18, allegedly ran north on the 1800 block of South Fifth Street. While his partner waited with the other two men, Clair pursued Thomas in his vehicle north on Fifth and west on Moore when Thomas allegedly fired a shot that missed Clair, who then chased Thomas on foot to a backyard of a home on the 500 block of Moore Street where he witnessed Thomas discard the loaded .32 caliber revolver and arrested him. Thomas, now age 19, pled guilty to aggravated assault and possession of a firearm April 18 and will serve four to 10 years in prison.
Entrance-way holdup A pair of men mugged a woman on her Queen Village doorstep Sunday. The 30-year-old was attempting to open her door when two men walked up behind her on the 700 block of South Third Street and put a black handgun to her head at 8:31 p.m., Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. After demanding she turn around, they insisted she hand over her bags, which included her purse that contained two BlackBerry cell phones, an iPad, a wallet with identification, credit cards, passport, jewelry and $40, as well as a black bag filled with clothes. The thieves commanded she run north on Third while they fled south on foot, Tolliver said. The first suspect was described as black,
in his late teens or early 20s and 6-foot-1; having a broad, athletic build; and wearing a black hoody with the hood pulled over his head and a ski mask covering his face. The second offender was described as black, 5-foot-9 and thin; having a silver ring on the right side of his lip; and wearing a read hoody with the hood over her head and light-colored jeans. It was unclear which man was armed. To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
Funding cuts A man sliced another man’s arm as he attempted to rob him in Bella Vista. The 37-year-old was getting into his car at noon Dec. 8 on the 900 block of East Passyunk Avenue when an unknown man pushed him from behind and demanded cash, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. As the man turned around, the offender appeared to have a box cutter that he began to swing around. During a brief struggle, the offender cut the man on his left forearm before fleeing empty-handed in an unspecified direction. The victim was transported to Pennsylvania Hospital where he received five stitches to his arm, Tolliver said. The offender was described as white or Hispanic with a light complexion, in his 20s, 5-foot-9, 180 to 200 pounds; having a medium build; and wearing a blue hoody with the hood tied tightly around his face and blue sweatpants. To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
Walk-by mugging As a woman attempted to bypass a duo on a Newbold/Point Breeze street, the pair mugged her. The 38-year-old was strolling westbound behind a man and woman on the 1500 block of Morris Street at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 6, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. When she started to pass the pair, the man grabbed her and put a silver handgun to her side and ordered his female companion to take her purse. Both offenders had to wrestle away the bag that contained identification, $500 and a laptop. Once they succeeded, the man pushed her
Police Report behind a parked car and told her to remain there until they departed. The man was described as black, age 45 to 50, 5-foot-7, thin and wearing a black jacket while the woman was described as black, age 40 and 5-foot-8; having a heavy build; and wearing a black jacket. To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
Illegal toll collection A teen robbed a woman while crossing a South of South bridge Monday. The 25-year-old was headed over the South Street Bridge at 12:22 p.m. when an unknown teen pushed her down, swiped her iPad 2 — with blue magnetic cover and “Write something worth reading or do something worth writing” engraved on the back — from her hands, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The woman chased after the man, who hopped in a black sedan — possibly a Pontiac Grand Am — with a spoiler and an unknown Pennsylvania license plate and fled toward the westbound ramp for the Schuylkill Expressway, Tolliver said. The suspect was described as a black or Hispanic man, age 16 or 17 and 5-foot-7; having a round face; and wearing a darkcolored hoody and gray sweatpants. To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
Hot steal A Newbold pretzel bakery was robbed overnight Thursday. An unknown man entered Philly Soft Pretzel Factory, 1410-12 McKean St.,
A man snatched a woman’s purse as she was walking her dog last week. While walking her canine along the 1200 block of Tasker Street at 6:50 p.m. Dec. 8, an unknown man pulled on the 40-yearold’s purse that contained her wallet, credit cards, orange Samsung cell phone and silver iPod nano, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The two struggled until the purse strap snapped and the thief fled eastbound on Tasker. The offender was described as Asian or Hispanic, in his 20s, thin to medium build and wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt. To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
Tag-teamed A duo held up a man at gunpoint on a West Passyunk street. A 24-year-old man was walking east on the 1900 block of Mifflin Street when two unknown males ran up behind him at 3:59 a.m. Dec. 6, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. One perpetrator, who was armed with a small, black revolver, yelled “give it up” as his accomplice fumbled through the man’s pockets to retrieve a Sprint HTC EVO Shift cell phone and black wallet. The pair fled west on Mifflin leaving the man unharmed, Tolliver said. The armed man was described as black, in his 20s, 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, thin and wearing a black hoody while the other man was described as black, in his 20s and 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9; having a stocky build; and wearing a gray shirt. To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635 or visit phillypolice.com/forms. SPR Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 117. Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/police-report.
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DIXON HOUSE continued from page 1 ties, the 93-year-old site typically assists more than 3,000 annual participants eager for answers. Last week’s event welcomed a fervent crowd coveting solutions to a troubling occupational oddity that strikes Philadelphia, namely, a lack of workforce programs for helping people to retain and progress in their jobs. The Federation of Neighborhood Centers oversaw the gathering and will manage the Career Support Network with Center City neighbors Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Job Opportunity Investment Network. “It is great to see systems and institutions working together to help families, the cornerstones of all neighborhoods, to obtain economic stability,” Mitch Little, Diversified’s deputy director, said. According to figures from the U.S. Census and Center City’s Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, whose senior associate for strategy and innovation, Sue Hoffman, sat on the day’s panel, 41 percent of working-age adults are unemployed, 40 percent of employed individuals do not earn family-sustaining wages and 50 percent of low-skilled workers fortunate to find work become unemployed within one year, Diane Cornman-Levy, the federation’s executive director, said. Cornman-Levy and her allies, with contributions from numerous foundations that bring the network’s allotment to $850,000, want to energize people by suppressing the barriers to prolonged, viable employment, which they have determined are a dearth of peer support, mental and physical health problems, pressing family needs and unreliable transportation. The federation, which counts Point Breeze among its 45 aided neighborhoods, is countering those travails with a network of offerings, including counseling and job training. “The task possesses difficulty,” Jennie Sparandara, Job Opportunity Investment Network’s director, said to the few dozen attendees, “but it is worth it to find new ways to address vexing problems.” Jerry Tapley has seen similarly ambitious endeavors fail yet sees this model as more powerful because it features a widened conglomerate of career support advocates. “I know all about unsuccessful programs and ones that have made modifications yet produced little,” the federation’s chief operating officer said. The unified representatives — including Jefferson’s Dr. James Plumb, whose employer is hoping to quell the targeted population’s struggles with asthma, diabetes, hypertension and obesity; and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society project manager Francis Lawn, who is running a program for exoffenders — have ample resources, yet they
Members of the Career Support Network team joined with Point Breeze resident David Dennis, far right, to discuss means to assist low-skilled workers. Their three-year plan will look to overturn staggering unemployment statistics among the residents of the nation’s fifth most populous city. S ta f f P h o t o b y G r e g B e z a n i s
know what they must generate matters as much as, if not more than, their means. “We need familiarity to establish trust and trust to remove reservation,” Tapley said. To ease trepidation, the Career Support Network heads will design employer advisory boards from which they will collect data to determine the most advantageous strategies and will speak with participants and supervisors to bolster the city’s overall job and quality of life statuses. “The public workforce system recognizes the needs for enhanced support services to help Philadelphians build skills to find, keep and advance in their jobs,” Hoffman said. With help from her company, David Dennis has become a star. For the last two years, with the federation as manager and Diversified’s funder, it has overseen the Neighborhood Green Job Readiness Partnership. Dennis became reacquainted with Dixon House last week, as he graduated from one of its 2010 initiatives. The ensuing months have proven kind to him, as he has earned six certifications and a teaching position at North Philly’s Energy Coordinating Agency. Unemployed before enrolling, he credits the federation’s existing relationships for helping him and expects new unions to guide thousands to improved productivity and larger paychecks. “The help I received provided a pathway of hope,” the resident of 22nd and Wharton streets said. “I realized a job would not be good enough for me and my family. I needed a career.”
Teeming with optimism, he constructed ideas of starting a business, seeking to use his green acumen to better not only his pockets but also the property value of as many homes as possible. “I have become so ambitious. Therefore, after I make every house in Philadelphia energy efficient, I’ll be moving abroad,” he said as the small crowd joined in laughter. THE FEDERATION INTERACTS with 10 community-based institutions tasked with offering culturally sensitive programs and services to more than 25,000 disadvantaged children, adults and families. More than 8,000 of those parties find aid through Diversified, which incorporated in 1968 and runs Dixon House; the Mamie Nichols Center from its headquarters; Dixon Learning Academy, 2201 Moore St.; Western Learning Center, 1613 South St.; and out-of-school time programs at Delaplaine McDaniel School, 1801 S. 22nd St., and Universal Vare Charter Middle School, 2100 S. 24th St. Dixon House abounds with bodies that come to partake in its community forums, receive health services, enjoy social events, use its computer lab, obtain housing counseling and gain tips through its parenting education program. The network’s outreach may be in its infancy as it helps Dixon House and North Philly’s Lutheran Settlement House to build thriving areas, but Southwest Philly’s Wayne Byrd has already proven it prosperous. Six months removed from time in Georgia, he
called upon Dixon House to rejuvenate his health-care career. “I was doing odd jobs, whatever really,” he said of keeping the wolf from the door. With his brother’s prodding, he decided to make the idiomatic animal a memory by venturing to Dixon House to see how the Career Support Network could give him help so he could spread it to others as a Certified Nursing Assistant. “Before coming to the CSN, I wasn’t able to get the necessary physical assessments and tuberculosis testing to apply for a position because I did not have insurance,” he said. “The staff was able to connect me to a free resource that completed the assessments and testing.” Byrd so desired to maximize its assistance that he walked to South Philly, often arriving at Dixon House before it opened. The facility’s graduation ceremony honored Byrd for his fortitude Dec. 8, and he began a job with Northeast Philly’s CAS Homes Health Care Tuesday. His position will help him to acquire the family-sustaining wages the Career Support Network hopes will become everyone’s. “All I had to do was to believe in myself again,” Byrd said. “Everyone else took care of the rest.” SPR For more information, visit foundationnc.org or call 215-989-3566. Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/features.
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MANTON STREET continued from page 1 them in June that the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department had the expanse listed in its inventory, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis said, so Calter and Mark Berman, a 15-year inhabitant of the 300 block of Manton Street, made the month their outreach time for rectifying its aesthetics. More than 50 years old, it had become a victim of illegality, neglect and trash. A razed house on its adjoining lot complicated the scenery, with broken brick retaining walls, dirt mounds, ivy and litter abounding, Berman, the two-month-old friends’ president, said. “We were just trying to find a solution,” he said. He and Calter met with volunteers June 18 to commence beautifying the space that received help from the hands of 15 children, too. That meeting came, they claim, one month after 1st District Councilman Frank DiCicco staffer Nick Schmanek gave verbal approval to rehabilitate the park and build a community garden. Attempts to contact DiCicco’s office were unsuccessful. Eager to show civic pride, the enthused dwellers participated in Sept. 10’s inaugural South Philly Garden Tour. Unbeknownst to them, the City began to sell the disputed area, though not the garden, which the Redevelopment Authority owns, after Mayor Michael Nutter signed an ordinance July 19, which DiCicco introduced May 12 and City Council passed June 16, with their haven joining a nearby lot on an auction blotter Oct. 7. “For the tour, we were a work in progress but were proud enough to show the improvements,” Calter said. Their pride led her to invite DiCicco to see their labors’ results. His office vowed he would make an October stop, Calter said but it was not the case. The group instead welcomed his soon-to-be successor, Mark Squilla, a resident of Front Street and Snyder Avenue, who commended the progress. “I am a supporter of their work,” Squilla said Wednesday. “The area is a neat community builder, and the sweat equity they have put in has been second to none.” The Manton crew weeded and constructed 10 garden beds on the adjoining lot Nov. 5 for LOVE Your Park Day, a combined ventured by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Five days later, some space tenders saw surveyors canvassing the stretch.With letters to DiCicco and Nutter earning no responses, Berman contacted the Office of Housing and Community Development Nov. 14, discovering the entity was not the owner of the property, which property records dubbed it was, along with calling it an “amusement
Many of the Friends of Manton Street Park & Community Garden convened Monday to reflect on the ever-increasing timeline in their civic crusade. As of yesterday, they were without final word on their site’s fate. S ta f f P h o t o b y G r e g B e z a n i s
city park.” Additional surveyor sightings spurred more letters and calls, with the chain of correspondences leading him to the Office of Public Property. A representative told him Nov. 23 that the space was under contract; that the City owned the land, never intending it as a park and that property records contained outdated, unreliable information, DiBerardinis said. Post-Thanksgiving, McCabe confirmed the use of a 1998 database in granting permission to tackle the renovation. “We were definitely frustrated to learn that,” Calter said of the mix-up. “Our understanding had been that it was a City park.”
block of South Fourth Street, obtaining a copy of the ordinance. That day, the friends group also met with Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, who notified them of the Land Protection Ordinance that spares properties owned by the City prior to 2009 from alteration. Hope sank again when Berman learned the measure did not apply to Manton Street Park because of a decade of sales. City Council-at-Large Jim Kenney’s office divulged the same day that the City sold the lot to the Redevelopment Authority June 10, 2001 for $1, removing it from Parks & Rec’s inventory, Richard Lazer, Kenney’s special project coordinator, said. On June 20, it became the property of the Jefferson Square Community Development Corp., active in the upkeep of Jefferson Square Park, 300 Washington Ave., for $1, too, but development did not
AS QUICKLY AS they rallied supporters to clean the space, she and Berman rounded up helpers for a letter writing campaign, delivering messages to City Hall Nov. 29, with Holly Ford, a resident of the 1200
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occur, and another $1 sale occurred Oct. 15 of last year, with the City making the purchase. Considering an injunction to block the sale, the Friends submitted an Open Public Records Act request to the aforementioned agencies and Licenses & Inspections last month. They discovered that KJO Design & Planning’s Kevin O’Neill applied for a zoning permit to build a trio a single-family homes on 409-13 Manton St. Oct. 21, Maura Kennedy, Licenses & Inspections Director of Strategic Initiatives said, yet Calter said that a final agreement of sale has not occurred. While many of the friends’ members had been strangers to Calter prior to June, she said they do not oppose overall development in Dickinson Narrows as they want construction to occur nearby. “We think it would be wonderful to have full rows of homes and a pocket park,” she said. A desired holiday fundraiser became a rally to halt the sale Dec. 4. Two days later, a meeting with DiCicco furthered their goal of being property protectors. They have begun to try to acquire the garden area from the Redevelopment Authority and have decorated its nearby fencing with a forthright sign declaring “Reclaimed & maintained by the Friends of Manton Street Park and Community Garden.” The Friends have freedom to pass through the debated zone, which they did Monday evening for a briefing on the latest news. DiCicco’s office promised them a resolution by the end of the year, Calter said, with her hearing that something in everybody’s best interest would result. The night’s chills seemed to give way to a wave of warn sentiment, as the group pondered hearing a beneficial announcement. “We would like to do more landscaping and upgrade the fencing,” Fritz Dietel, of the 1200 block of South Second Street, whose daughters, Emma, 12, and Anna, 9, have assisted with maintenance, said. The evening attendees stressed the communal joy the reparations have rendered, with Michael Oscapinski eager to treat the Manton Street spot like an artist’s canvas. “We could do so much, possibly making it a multi-functioning room,” the resident of the 300 block of Manton Street said. He and Berman are Pennsporters, yet geography, they said, should never matter when aiming to improve a city’s green space. “It makes us feel great to know we could soon have fantastic news,” Berman said. If it comes, Calter will enjoy another chance to perform her unofficial speaking duties. “When I moved here, I did not enjoy looking across the street,” she said. “Now I know and believe in its potential.” SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview.com/news/features.
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A Passyunk Square resident takes the stage — or rather descends on it — as Charlotte the spider in the Arden Theatre Co.’s family-friendly production. By Jess Fuerst Review Contributor
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n her newest role, Sarah Gliko enters the stage by descending from the ceiling. And she’s playing a spider. “The more I did it the more comfortable I became. It’s my favorite part of the show,” Gliko of 10th and Dickinson streets said. “I don’t think I will ever top this entrance in my career — in my life.” Gliko is Charlotte of the classic children’s tale “Charlotte’s Web,” running at the Arden Theatre until Jan. 29. Opposite her is Lower Moyamensing’s Aubie Merrylees, of 10th and Winton streets, who takes on the task of bringing Charlotte’s unlikely friend Wilbur, a pig, to life. “I never worked with him. I was a big fan. I saw him — he was in a production called ‘The Aliens’ at Theater Exile earlier this season and I was like, ‘that’s my Wilbur.’ I couldn’t be happier,” she said. “He’s so lovely, so easy to work with. He’s one of the best stage partners I’ve ever had.” The production brings the farm world of these animals to the forefront, including Charlotte’s “spidey” ways. The main setting of the barn features untreated wood and the show uses real vegetables, milk and soil to enrich the stage life. “It’s all real simple. It’s like a piece, a little slice, of farm
life we are giving to [the audience],” Gliko said. “It’s stuff a city or suburb kid might not experience otherwise.” Part of the Arden programming includes talkbacks after the production where attendees get to meet the artists and ask questions. “I was worried about the response to Charlotte because she is portrayed darker and more removed, but they love her,” Gliko, 32, said. “Like everybody says, that it really is the most rewarding part — getting to go back and shake their hands and hug them.” Gliko, who has done a lot of children’s theater throughout her career, thinks that her youngest fans bring a different intensity to the shows than she’s felt in a traditional drama. “The audience that is there, it’s a huge living presence that is hard to ignore. In a regular show it’s hard, but in this respect they are exuding so much energy and sometimes it’s quiet, sometimes very vocal, and they are feeding you and you’re feeding them,” Gliko said. “The dialogue is ongoing the whole time. “It’s very freeing and really rewarding, too. They are so uninhibited. They repeat what you say and laugh louder or gasp. They’re so honest it becomes a dialogue with the actor’s on stage.” These young theatergoers always manage to inspire and reward Gliko. In this production, they managed to surprise
Lifestyles her, too. “[The reception] has been incredible. We — originally, we were all joking around backstage that when Charlotte came down, the kids were going to freak out and lose their minds,” Gliko said of rehearsals. “As soon as I came down, they went completely quiet. You could hear a pin drop, feel the energy, that they were sitting up in their seats. It was a quiet theater and the exact opposite of what we were anticipating.” GLIKO WAS BORN in Montana, but moved to the Philly suburbs before she hit her first birthday. “I grew up in a very musical family. My parents and my brothers were all musicians. My uncles are musical, as well, so that was sort of where it started. I started playing an instrument before I was acting,” Gliko said. In “Charlotte’s Web,” Gliko plays her instrument of choice, which is the flute, but she also learned the piano, guitar, saxophone and a few other “derivations,” such as the accordion. It didn’t take long for Gliko to transition from music to theater. “I started acting when I was in seventh-grade and my friends were going out to audition for the school play. I
wasn’t interested, but they were like, ‘I want you to go with me, it’ll be fine,’” she said. “I auditioned and I didn’t get the part and I got really upset. And I was like, ‘why am I so upset? I didn’t want this anyway.’ “That summer I enrolled in a children’s theater camp because I realized I really do care and I do want to do this.” After high school, Gliko continued theater and vocal studies and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. to pursue the craft fulltime. While she was making headway in the New York scene, she began to get multiple parts in Philadelphia and after five years, decided all the signs were pointing to coming home. “In Philly, I think we are so lucky. There are so many professional houses here, some big established theaters, then you also have smaller companies that do all these world premieres or Philly premieres,” she said. “There is a lot of support here in Philly that you don’t necessarily have in New York.” Coming back in 2006, she eventually found her way to Passyunk Square nearly two years ago. “South Philly is pretty much everyone I meet in the theater community. I find out I live two blocks from them,” she said. “It’s an amazing feel-
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Next year is shaping ing down there. I feel very at up as a busy one home — the price is right, for local actress the vibe is right.” Sarah Gliko who Settled into what Gliko is currently filling called an emerging “artist the title role of enclave” in South Philly, Charlotte. the actress’ slate is filling up Photo Provided by quickly. When “Charlotte’s Mark Garvin Web” finishes its run Jan. 29, Gliko will be switching gears to perform in New City Stage Co. production “Terrorism” at the Adrienne Theater and by March, she’ll be performing in “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” at the Walnut Street Theatre. Before she moves on, she has more than a month to continue descending down the walls of the Arden for wide-eyed children as Charlotte. “I think it is such a refreshing production and one where you are using your imagination and you are completely engaged without knowing that you are,” Gliko said of “Charlotte’s Web.” “We don’t have crazy costumes, the set is very simple and real. I just think this production, the story and the characters shine through in a really special way.” SPR
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hile our eyes have been focused on the immigration threat from south of the border, my informants say the real threat to the American way of life comes from Canada. This is not a laughing matter. This is a warning you should heed, especially if you are a hockey fan. We are being overrun by Canadians. It is easy to dismiss the Canadian threat because they look like us and speak English. These foreigners are polluting our culture. An ingenious Canadian devised ice hockey so his country could excel at something besides maple syrup. At first, the NHL was content with six franchises as the Montreal Canadiens kept winning championships. We did see highlights in our movie theaters, but Americans didn’t know Maurice Richard from Little Richard. That funny looking trophy they called the Stanley Cup looked like somebody’s version of the Holy Grail on steroids. Canada used hockey like the Trojans used a wooden horse. Soon there were NHL teams throughout our country. It was clear Canada sought world domination. Why else place franchises in San Jose, Calif., and Columbus, Ohio? White kids began playing hockey instead of basketball simply because they couldn’t dunk. Even some African Americans have been seduced into donning skates, which pretty much ends Caucasian dreams of dominating winter sports in this country. You want proof that hockey is a threat to our culture? Hockey has European origins. Those sissy Europeans who can’t play a real sport like football (and insist on calling their soccer “football”) have found a way to undermine the essence of American exceptionalism. They failed with soccer, but hockey has been their triumphant weapon. Ice hockey is the creeping harbinger of socialism taking over this good nation. For all too long we have ignored the insidious threat from Canada. We were able to tolerate its maple syrup and Canadian bacon. Hell, we took its pure maple syrup and diluted it with corn syrup, cane sugar and artificial coloring and flavoring and soon our own Mrs. Butterworth was dominating the market. As for its Canadian bacon, any good American knows it isn’t really bacon at all, but ham cut into round slices. I think Canada really made its move when it exported its entertainers. It was bad enough when they sent jazz pianist Oscar Peterson across our border.
At least he stuck to playing the piano without getting into our politics. You didn’t find him playing protest songs; he played stuff like “Satin Doll.” Nobody ever accused that song of encouraging us to overthrow capitalism. Besides Duke Ellington, a nonthreatening African-American who often wore black tie and tails and told us, “I love you madly,” wrote the jazz standard. It was when those damn folk singers started to infiltrate America that the threat should have become evident. None of our kids realize Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and k.d. lang are Canadians. Why should Joni Mitchell be allowed to sing those subversive songs with lyrics like “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot” on American radio? Canada wants to turn our great American cities with their parking lots into one of their hick towns like Flim Flam. It’s easy for Joni to criticize parking lots because in Flim Flam, moose don’t need parking lots. Then there’s Young with his anti-war, George-Bush-hating songs and environmental nonsense. Who is Young to tell an American president which country he can bomb? And he collects royalties from America, too. We have been wearing blindfolds and it’s time to wake up. Why should any American be drinking Molson’s or Labatt’s beer when there are good-old-American beers like Bud, Miller and Coors? We are sending American jobs to Canada when we drink its beer. It is time that we build an electrified fence around our northern border. Good Americans are under siege in Buffalo and Seattle. Their mayors are asking the president to provide federal protection. Credit the Republicans for recognizing Canadians coming across the border are as much a threat as Mexicans. And don’t forget, Canadians don’t pick our fruit, landscape our gardens or act as nannys for our kids. They think they’re too good for these lowpaying jobs. And it isn’t Mexico that sends its geese over here to screw up the engines on our commercial air flights. I suggest we add another section to Homeland Security just to monitor the Canadian threat. We need a little profiling here. Even though they speak English, if you listen closely they usually add an “eh” at the end of their sentences and wear plaid-colored flannel shirts, even in summer. Engage them in conversation to trick them up. Ask “can you identify the starters on the Toronto Maple Leafs?” or “define Canuck.” Correct answers are sure giveaways. And please, don’t let these Canadians convince you about their superior healthcare coverage or how logging is a great life. Before you know it, your favorite channel will be Versus. SPR Comment at www.southphillyreview.com/opinion/cardella.
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George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) are in the entertainment business during the transition from silent movies to audible films.
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here are virtually no limits to the appeal and accessibility of “The Artist,” the French-made, silent, blackand-white Hollywood homage that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is now gobbling up critics’ awards left and right. Naysayers accuse the film of being out of touch with its era (the transition from silents to talkies circa 1930), but “The Artist,” in all its relentless, romanticized charm, has little interest in being a historical record. Timelessness is its goal — the enduring ability of fundamentally, modestly dazzling images to captivate, and the undying, universal power of visual narrative. It is with great irony that it emerges as one of the most artistically relevant movies of the year, a perfect commentary on the barreling forward of new-now-next technology, and how the virtues of a diverse media climate are often trampled amid the frenzy over the latest flashy thing. That it even exists in an industry dominated by 3-D ticket sales and intangible home video options is some kind of miracle, and its viral popularity is most certainly a testament to the necessity of a full and varied movie menu, with stripped-down throwbacks offered alongside the usual computer graphic spectacles. Written and directed by the Oscarbound Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” is a comedy and a tragedy. It tells of silent superstar George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), an expert ham with a megawatt smile who finds himself obsolete when sound films storm Tinseltown. The object of his affection and aggravation is Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), a beautiful fan who parlays a walk-on dancing role into
a career as the ultra-popular poster gal of the newly audible industry. The forging of the couple’s bond coincides with George’s detachment from his old life, and the ample laughs are ever-paired with the inexorable march of time. What results is something of such multifaceted pleasure, it’s hard to organize the wonders in your head. Nostalgic, relevant, hilarious, sad, smart, and very beautiful, “The Artist” is movie euphoria. Don’t bother arranging post-screening transportation; You’ll be carried home on a cloud.
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Recommended Rental Midnight in Paris PG-13 Available Tuesday In the grand tradition of his own masterpiece “Manhattan,” Woody Allen serves up a love letter to a city with “Midnight in Paris,” a coming-of-middle-age dramedy and cultural treasure trove that sees a lost writer (Owen Wilson) find inspiration and kinship with some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th century. An ode to learning from the past, but not living in it, the star-studded movie has magic to burn. SPR Comment and see the trailers for this week’s movies at southphillyreview.com/arts-and-entertainment/movies.
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“A Christmas Carol” continues to spread holiday cheer through Dec. 21. Tickets: $10-$15. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. walnutstreettheatre.org. Toys for Tots will collect goodies 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15-16 on 12th and Market streets and is accepting more through Dec. 24 at all Philadelphia firehouses and Toys-R-Us, 2703-2817 S. Third St. Staff Sgt. Mark Palos, 267-236-4728. philadelphia-pa.toysfortots.org. St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church spreads an early holiday fever 7 p.m. Dec. 16 with choir selections, a stop by Santa Claus and special music guests. The church will accept unwrapped gifts for needy children and adults at the event. 1718 S. Ninth St. 215463-1326. stnicksphila.com. The South Philadelphia Mural Arts Trolley Tour analyzes the area’s contributions to the city’s 3,500 murals 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 17-18. Tickets: Free-$25. Tour departs from the Independence Visitor Center, Sixth and Market streets. 215-685-0750. muralarts.org. The Philadelphia Flyers rev up for a chance to knock off the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins 1 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets: $81-$225. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 800-298-4200. ComcastTix.com.
Larry the Cable Guy shows Eagles fans “A Better Way to Tailgate” 1 p.m. Dec. 18 and includes a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Lincoln Financial Field Tailgate Row, 3601 S. Broad St. tailgatefan.cbslocal.com/tailgate-challenge. “Jason Douglas Holiday Spectacular” puts its best feet forward 3 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets: $13. University of the Arts Gershman Hall, 320 S. Broad St. 215-467-9551. danceadelphia.com. Handel’s “Messiah” intensifies the Christmas countdown 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets: $29-$124. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-8931999. kimmelcenter.org. The Real Housewives of South Philly “Occupy Christmas” puts the troupe’s hilarious spin on the revered holiday season 8 p.m. Dec. 20. Tickets: $15-$22. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 215496-9001. heliumcomedyclub. “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” acts out kid-friendly performances Dec. 21-31. Tickets: $16-$25. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. 215925-9914. paintedbride.org.
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Live shows >Julian McCullough: Through Dec. 17. Tickets: $10-$25. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 215496-9001. heliumcomedyclub. The Glorious Sound of Christmas: 7 p.m. through Dec. 17. Tickets: $35-$107. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999.kimmelcenter.org. >Comic Energy Sketch Comedy Show: Through Dec. 18. Tickets: $15-$25. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. comicenergyphilly.com.
> Peter Nero and The Philly Pops: Through Dec. 22. Tickets: $28-$111. Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. kimmelcenter.org. >The 2011 Philebrity Awards Xmas Pageant: 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Free. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215922-6888. thetroc.com. >The Elvis Christmas Bash: 8 p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets: $34.50-$45. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215-572-7650. keswicktheatre.com. >Phonte and 9th Wonder featuring Rapsody,
>Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus makes for merry memories 2-5 p.m. through Dec. 18. Free. Franklin Square Park, Sixth and Race streets. 215629-4026. historicphiladelphia.org. >Chlamydia for Christmas and Herpes for Hanukkah: More SexEd for the Holidays: Through Dec. 18. Tickets: $10-$20. Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215-665-9720. flashpointtheatre.org. >The Santaland Diaries ramps up the holiday season through Dec. 18. Tickets: $10-$20. Second Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215-665-9720. flashpointtheatre.org. >Photos with Santa makes cheeks chipper 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21. Alphabet Garden, 1631 E. Passyunk Ave. 215-336-1455. visiteastpassyunk.com. >Make and Take Holiday Crafts foster joy 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24 Free. Historic Philadelphia Center, Sixth and Chestnut streets. 215-629-4026. historicphiladelphia.org. >George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker dances through Dec. 31. Tickets: $20-$140. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215-893-1999. academyofmusic.org. >The Dickens Christmas Village offers a stunning look at 19th-century life in London through the eyes of the lauded novelist 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Dec. 30 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 31. Macy’s, 13th and Market streets. 215-241-9000. wanamakerorgan.com. >The Reading Terminal Market Railroad presents an interactive 500-square-foot train display with train lines that travel through miniature scenery including a Christmas Village and a snow-covered countryside 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 31. 12th and Arch streets. 215-922-2317. readingterminalmarket.org. >A Very Furry Christmas allows the Sesame Place gang to excite visitors with shows, music, rides, shopping and time with Santa through Dec. 31. Tickets: $13.99-$19.99. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne. 866-464-3566. sesameplace.com. >The Comcast Holiday Spectacular delights the masses with captivating music and imagery from George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” and includes a magical sleigh ride through the snow covered Pennsylvania countryside, a 64-piece orchestra and more 10 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 1. The Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. visitphilly.com. >Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays offers free adoption of most dog breeds and reduced prices for cats through Jan. 2. Pennsylvania SPCA, 351 E. Erie Ave. 215-426-6300. pspca.org. >The Blue Cross RiverRink Season includes an indoor heated facility with a game room, snack bar and other delights through March 4. Columbus Blvd. and Market St. 215-629-3218. riverrink.com. >Christmas in the Colonial City offers a tour of impressive locations, including The Powel House and Elfreth’s Alley 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. Cost: $10-$50. Tour begins at Powel House, 244 S. Third St. 215-546-1146. preservationalliance.com. >St. Edmond Church presents “A Night of Carols” 7 p.m. Dec. 15. 21st Street and Snyder Avenue. 215-334-3755. The Crafty Balboa Holiday Show offers a slew of fine crafts 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 17. Free. Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. craftybalboa. blogspot.com. The 7th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree benefits The Cystic Firbosis Treatment Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 8 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets: $40. The Blockley, 38th and Chestnut streets. 215-2221234. theblockley.com. The Moo Shu Jew Show delivers laughs for a Christmas Eve comedy event 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant, 1026 Race St. Tickets: $65 and includes dinner, the show, tax and tip. 215-545-4400. gershmanY.org.
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Special events >Free Haircuts for Students help low-income families. Contact United Communities Houston Center, 2029 S. Eighth St. 215-468-1645 ext. 226. >The Relay For Life of South Philadelphia Kickoff Celebration jumpstarts the 2012 effort to combat all forms of cancer 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15. Free. Bridget Foy’s, 200 South St. 215-922-1813. Don’t Shoot... I Want a Future Fundraiser secures money to help to combat violence in Grays Ferry 4-7 p.m. Dec. 17. Raffle tickets: $1. 2742 Sears St. Ella, 215-410-1037. Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown replaces the typical dropped ball with a square and guarantees views of fireworks from Penn’s Landing 6 p.m. Dec. 31. Free. Franklin Square Park, Sixth and Race streets. historicphiladelphia.org. The Fancy Brigade Finale entertains noon and 5 p.m. Jan. 1. Tickets: $4-$17. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. 267-639-8483. fancybrigade.com.
Jerry Blavat Oldies Night includes, along with cherished tunes, a plethora of food, beverages and prizes 7 p.m.-midnight. Jan. 21. Tickets: $40. Stella Maris Church, 814 Bigler St. 215-463-3410.
Theater/dance/opera >I Wish You a Boat: Through Dec. 15. Tickets: $20. St. Mary’s Chapel, 1831 Bainbridge St. 800-8383006. wardstudiocompany.com. >Ordinary Days: Through Dec. 18. Tickets: $15-$30. Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St. 267-987-9865. 11thhourtheatrecompany.org. >The Whipping Man: Through Dec. 18. Tickets: $34-$40. Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. Second St. 215922-1122. ardentheatre.org. >Noel and Gertie: Through Dec. 31. Tickets: $30. Walnut Street Theatre, Indepentudio on 3, 825 Walnut St. 215-574-3550. 800-982-2787. walnutstreettheatre.org. >Private Lives: Through Dec. 31. Tickets: $10-$56. St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets. 215-829-9002. lanterntheater.org. >The King and I: Through Jan. 8. Tickets: $55-$95. The Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215-5743550. walnutstreettheatre.org.
>Why Torture Is Wrong and The People Who Love Them: Through Jan. 8. Tickets: $10-$30. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St. 215-5637500. newcitystage.org. >Jersey Boys: Through Jan. 14. Tickets: $59-$215.50. Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St. forrest-theatre.com. >Charlotte’s Web: Through Jan. 29. Tickets: $16-$32. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St. 215-9221122. ardentheatre.org.
COMMUNITY Churches and congregations >Mount Hebron Baptist Church will hold clothing and items giveaways 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16-20 and 22-23. 215-336-8163; holds prayer and Bible study experience noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays. 1415 Wharton St. Sister Edna Peoples, 215-921-4532. >St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church holds St. Gianna’s Group for Life with rosary 6 p.m. and Mass 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. 1718 S. Ninth St. 215-4631326. stnicksphila.com. >Tasker Street Baptist Church presents Handel’s “Messiah” 3:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Goodwill offering. 2010 Tasker St. 215-389-8282.
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>Julian Abele Park offers baked and canned goods, homemade cheese, lemonade and mint tea, farm fresh eggs and produce 3-7 p.m. Dec. 16. 22nd and Carpenter streets. julianabelepark.org.
Flea markets >Guerin Rec Center: Craft Show and Flea Market 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 18. 16th and Jackson streets. 215-685-1894.
Health >Methodist Hospital holds a Bereavement Support Group 1-2:30 p.m. Fridays through Jan. 13. 2301 S. Broad St. 1-800-533-3669. jeffersonhospital.org/methodist. >Older Adult Program at Fels South Philadelphia Community Center presents Line Dance Class 10 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 20. Cost: $15 for five weeks; Afternoon Holiday Dance Party 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Cost: $2; Holiday Luncheon and Theater Group Performance 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21. Cost: $2; Tai Chi 12:15 p.m. Mondays. Free; Art Workshop 12:30 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $1-$3; Enhance Fitness Class 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. Free. 2407 S. Broad St. 215-218-0800. Starr Garden Playground hosts 12-step Nicotine Anonymous meetings 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. 600
Libraries >Donatucci Sr. Branch: Computer tutorials for adults and seniors noon Mondays; LEAP After School Program 3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; crafts 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays; gaming club 4 p.m. and yoga for adults 6:15 p.m. Thursdays. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755. >Fumo Family Branch: Music and Movement for Toddlers 10 a.m. and Italian Film Festival 12:45 p.m. Dec. 21; “Let’s Speak English,” 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Italian Film Festival 12:45 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month; Smoking cessation class 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Elizabeth Byrne, 267765-2319 or email@example.com. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758. >Whitman Branch: “Pajama Storytime 6 p.m. Mondays; Storytime for Families 10 a.m. Tuesdays; Gaming Club 3 p.m. Fridays; English classes 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754.
Veterans Support Homeless Veterans is announcing its intent to incorporate. The organization aim to provide supported permanent housing and services to homeless U.S. veterans, while promoting community involvement and awareness. supporthomelessveterans.org. SPR
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ecember can get pretty busy very quickly. After a tough day of work and spending some time purchasing holidays gifts, Marie Regalbuto’s Oven Chicken and Potatoes is the perfect way to still have a home-cooked meal during these hectic days. The resident of the 1300 block of South Fairhill Street’s meal takes less than an hour to bake. Just pop the bird in the oven and there is still time to wrap a few presents before dinner is ready. SPR Comment at southphillyreview.com/food-and-drink/recipes.
Marie’s Oven Chicken and Potatoes INGREDIENTS:
1 small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 teaspoon of basil 1/2 teaspoon of oregano 1 teaspoon of salt and pepper pper 5 potatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges 5 carrots, peeled and cut 1 chicken, quartered (or just thighs or breast)
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merica’s Best Bites,” a TV show that highlights the tastiest foods at restaurants across the country, will feature The Fitzwater Cafe, 728 S. Seventh St., as Best Breakfast noon Dec. 17 on PHL17. Chef Stacey DiPlacido-Guokas will demonstrate how to make her crème brûlée french toast. John’s Roast Pork, 14 Snyder Ave.; Termini Bros., 1523 S. Eighth St. and 1538 Packer Ave.; and Cosmi’s Deli, 1501 S. Eighth St., were recently featured on the show for best roast pork, cannoli and Philly cheesesteak, respectively. For more information, visit americasbestbites.com. SPR
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together except the chicken and place the mixture in a roasting pan. Lay the chicken on top and bake for 45 minutes.
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American/Continental Carman’s Country Kitchen: 1301 S. 11th St., 215-339-9613, $ Fitzwater Café: 728 S. Seventh St., 215-629-0428, $$ Fuel: 1917 E. Passyunk Ave. 215468-FUEL, $$ Royal Tavern: 937 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-389-6694, $ Sabrina’s Café: 910-12 Christian St., 215-574-1599, $$ South Philly Bar & Grill: 1235-37 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-334-3300, $
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Italian Chiarella’s Ristorante: 1602 S. 11th St., 215-334-6404, www. chiarellasristorante.com, $$ Cucina Forte: 768 S. Eighth St., 215-238-0778, $$ Dante and Luigi’s: 762 S. 10th St., 215-922-9501, www.danteandluigis. com, $$
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Mexican The Adobe Cafe: 1919 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-551-2243, $$ Restaurant La Lupe: 1201 S. Ninth St., 215-551-9920, $$ Taqueria La Veracruzana: 908 Washington Ave., 215-465-1440, $$
Middle Eastern Bitar’s: 947 Federal St., 215-7551121, www.bitars.com, $
American/Continental McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, 215-952-0300, www.mcfaddensphilly.com, $
Fast Break Nick’s Charcoal Pit: 1242 Snyder Ave., 215-271-3750, $
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Bomb Bomb Bar-B-Que Grill & Italian Restaurant: 1026 Wolf St., 215-463-1311, $$ Criniti Pizzeria and Ristorante: 2601 S. Broad St., 215-465-7750, $$ Johnnie’s: 12th and Wolf streets, 215334-8006, $ Medora’s Mecca: 3100 S. 13th St., 215-336-1655, $$ Ralph & Rickey’s: Seventh St. and Oregon Ave., 215-271-6622, $ B r o a d S t r e e t We s t
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Golden Szechuan: 2120 S. Broad St., 215-336-5310, $ Peking Inn: 20th St. and Penrose Ave., 215-271-1389, $$
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Vesuvio Ristorante Bar: 736-38 S. Eighth St., 215-922-8380, www. vesuvio-online.com, $$ Victor Cafe: 1303 Dickinson St., 215468-3040, www.victorcafe.com, $$ Villa Di Roma: 936 S. Ninth St., 215-592-1295, $$
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American Sardine Bar By Phyllis Stein-Novack R e s ta u r a n t R e v i e w e r
t was a dark and stormy night. A longstanding restaurant critic, her husband and big sister walk into American Sardine Bar at 18th and Federal streets. Seated at the bar is a congenial crowd lifting a few pints and nibbling on sandwiches, onion rings and fries. Every seat was occupied, which was fine with my sister Sandy, who puts up a fuss if she is forced to eat at the bar. We found one vacant table for four in the back of this delightful new spot. We settled in and I read aloud from the limited but nicely planned blackboard menu. I shall tell you straight away, dear readers, the harried waitress truly needed some aid, so Chef Scott Schroeder helped to serve soups and sandwiches to patrons and recognized me because Edward and I have enjoyed a number of dinners at the South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St. where he orchestrates fresh, seasonal ingredients with the ease of a maestro. That said, on to dinner. We waited more than 20 minutes for big bowls of homemade, steaming soup that are heated to order. Edward’s vegetarian cream of broccoli ($5) was brimming with bite-size broccoli pieces floating in a vegetable stock laced with the right touch of cream. Jewish chicken noodle soup ($6) was a triumph. It was almost as fine as mine. Unfortunately, there was too little stock and too many noodles, tender chicken shreds and vegetables. It was more of a stew than a soup. That’s when Schroeder came downCoffee/Café/Sweets
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stairs with two mugs filled with rich, hot stock and recognized me. Portions were so generous, I toted some home for lunch. I sipped a Rob Roy while Edward enjoyed a pint of Stoudt’s. I discovered a Pittsburgh cheesesteak is a cheesesteak smothered in cole slaw and French fries. My stomach turned as soon as I visualized it. Our server told me she would ask to have the fries and slaw served on the side. My cheesesteak ($12) arrived smothered in the aforementioned sides. It was whisked away and freshly prepared. This hefty sandwich was a delight. The beef was overly seasoned to my taste, sliced thin and piled high on a long hoagie roll. Do not for one moment think you will receive inexpensive chipped steak beef — not that there is anything wrong with that. I thought the salt and pepper fries were too salty and contained way too much pepper but I liked the coleslaw. It was not swimming in mayonnaise. A slightly salty, crunchy pickle spear came with dinner. You must order the beer-battered fried onion rings ($6). They were about the best you can get. Schroeder dredges thick onion rings into a flavorful beer batter and crisp fries them until golden. It was obviously fresh oil used in the frying process. All they required was a shaking of salt. Pulled pork is a staple in South Philly pubs. We were curious to sample Schroeder’s version of this classic sandwich ($8). Pork shoulder spends some time in Walt Wit and is braised to perfection. I thought
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the use of boursin cheese as a topping was a little quirky, but you never know what Schroeder has up his culinary sleeve. I’m a purist and prefer sharp provolone. Edward found the pork too salty. Sandy had a hard time choosing something to eat. She nixed a falafel, grilled chicken sandwich — and don’t think for a second she would take a bite of braised pork. Our server told us the grilled cheese comes on marble rye. I love marble rye. The blackboard menu states “Jack Bosch Grilled Cheese.” I thought Jack Bosch could be a form of cheddar I never heard of. The sandwich ($7) was made with American cheese, which Sandy loves. It was topped with tomatoes and onions, which she does not love. The menu should have stated this. The caring manager asked Schroeder to prepare a plain grilled cheese. It was not Jewish deli marble rye,
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In eighth heaven
An octet of high school basketball teams is hoping to give the area more hoops renown. By Joseph Myers R e v i e w s ta f f w r i t e r
Audenried’s Jamir Leach, right, played exceptional defense last year in his team’s ﬁrst season. To top their 14 wins, he and the other Rockets, who opened their campaign yesterday, will need tenacious defense as they join a new division. File Photo
Smith to better their amazing 14-4 novice season, which included a first-round defeat in the Public League Class AA playoffs. They started their year Tuesday by falling to World Communications, 63-61, and travel to Overbrook today. The district rewarded them for their success by shifting them to the 14-team Division C, along with The Academy at Palumbo, 1100 Catharine St. The Griffins also enjoyed amazing progress, registering 19 wins against only three losses. The Hawthorne players could not sustain their gusto in the postseason, as they lost their opening-round tilt. Coach Steve Gittleman had many reasons to be proud, as guard Demetrius Davenport appeared on Division C’s First Team and guard Sharif Smith joined the Third Team. The senior standouts could not lead their mates past University City Saturday, 67-58. Their busy schedule intensified with Monday’s road loss to Kensington, 65-53, and Tuesday’s road
win against Marianna Bracetti, 47-41. Edward Bok High School, 1901 S. Ninth St., claimed only three wins from 15 Division B games and four overall victories out of 17 total games last year. The East Passyunk Crossing school also lost coach Lloyd Jenkins, who passed away April 9. Replacement Greg Frangipani, longtenured as the girls’ basketball coach, will lead the Wildcats in a new branch, as they are among the members of the 13-team Division D. They play their third game this week today, following Monday’s road loss to Communications Tech, 79-46, and Tuesday’s home win over Swenson, 53-51. The Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, 901 S. Broad St., could not muster a win in 11 Division D games and picked up only one overall in 14 games. Having lost 1,000-point scorer Matt Powers, a First-Team selection, to graduation (now suiting up for Philadelphia University), coach John Dunphy will
THE PUBLIC LEAGUE programs will need awesome years if they are to drown out all the talk about the dynasty at Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School, 1736 S. 10th St. The East Passyunk Crossing institution registered a 27-4 mark last year, claiming the Catholic League, District 12 City and Class AAA State titles. The Saints lost league co-MVP Lamin Fulton to graduation (St. Peter’s University), but other guards, including sophomore Ja’Quan Newton, are ready to score and set up plays for returning First-Team forwards John Davis, a junior, and Derrick Stewart, a senior who last month committed to Rider University. Coach Carl Arrigale earned his 300th career win Saturday against Washington, D.C.-based Sidwell Friends, 76-61. The victory put his team into the finals of the Gonzaga Classic, where it dropped the championship, 56-52, to the host school, another D.C. unit. At 2-1, the parochial players will look to rebound tomorrow against Reading at Albright College. SPR Contact Staff Writer Joseph Myers at jmyers@ southphillyreview.com or ext. 124. Comment at southphillyreview.com/sports/features.
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ith the local high school football season complete, basketball has become the beneficiary of sports fans’ late autumn cravings. After today, all eight boys’ squads will have contested at least one game, with the next few weeks set to weed out those most capable of enjoying prosperous campaigns. Representing four divisions, the seven Public League units possess diverse pedigrees. The School District of Philadelphia has chosen to use recent results to order teams into divisions, so Prep Charter High School, 1928 Point Breeze Ave., which advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class AA tournament, finds itself moving from Division C to the loaded Division A. The West Passyunk school’s Huskies welcome a new coach, Rahim Washington, whose troops will try to top last season’s 16-12 record. Seven triumphs came in league play, with two more in the city playoffs. Their success landed forward Laquan Stephens Third Team Division C recognition. The junior hopes to propel his bunch, which dropped two games in last weekend’s West Catholic Tipoff Tournament, to a run at a state crown. The road to redemption resumes today at Frankford. Lou Williams, another first-year coach, will look to make Prep Charter’s new status a fruitless one, as he and Lower Moyamensing’s South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., strive for victories. The Rams claimed eight wins from 13 league battles last year and 10 overall successes. They dropped a preliminary Class AAA playoff yet are poised to be a factor in their 12-team division, beginning with today’s road test against Bartram. The Rockets from Universal Audenried Charter High School, 3301 Tasker St., impressed in their first varsity season. The Grays Ferry ballers definitely acclimated themselves to the rigors of top competition by dropping only one game from 11 Division D contests. Guard Qaadir Nock earned a Second-Team distinction, with fellow guard Daquan Jones grabbing a Third-Team nod. The junior and senior stars will listen to first-year leader Wali
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need his young charges to commit to establish winning ways at their Hawthorne institution, as they begin their inaugural year in Division E. They fell in Friday’s home opener to Rush, 55-43, Monday’s opening road tilt to Douglas, 56-36, and Tuesday’s home game against Science Leadership, 63-19. Art Kratchman returns for another year at the Girard Academic Music Program, 2136 Ritner St. The Girard Estate institution, a Division E member, picked up one win in 13 league affairs yet only one other reason to rejoice in nine other games, finishing with a 2-20 mark. The Pioneers remain Division E trailblazers, with competition from 12 other hungry squads, and will call upon junior guard Tobias Stokes, a Third-Team honoree last year, to please fans. They began with a Friday home loss to Masterman, 63-36, yet rebounded at home yesterday by beating Parkway Northwest, 46-29. They travel to face Rush today.
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3BR, 2 full baths - 1800+ Sq. Ft. plus large covered balcony, Ample room in a Grand one-level living condo. A large passenger elevator makes this building handicap accessible. Dedicated parking in a safe, well-lit space. Minutes from Center City, Sports complex, International Airport, WW Bridge and I-95. Remaining Tax abatement / No Dogs (any size) $399,000. Call for details.
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Spectacular rehab 2BD/1.5BA, gorgeous $210,000 cherry hardwood floors, central air, chef’s 1257 S 22nd Amazing 3BD/2.5BA corner home, finished kitchen, spacious bedrooms. basement, stainless steel appliances, ga112 Federal $525,000 rage, rear yard, bright bedrooms. Huge, unique mansion, circa 1835, with $225,000 6BD/3BA, 4 car garage, 7 original fireplaces, 1832 Earp New construction, 3BD/2.5BA, hardwood high ceilings, crown moldings, pine floors. floors, high end finishes, finished basement, roof deck, marble baths. EAST OF BROAD 2716 S Marvine $275,000 Newly renovated 3BD/1.5BA with finished PACKER PARK $359,000 basement, central air, front patio, enclosed 3223 Davinci Corner unit with 2BD/2.5BA, den, hardwood front porch, modern expanded kitchen. floors, granite and stainless kitchen, spa1330 S 5th $349,900 cious master bedroom, 2-car parking, low Extra wide 3BD/2.5BA with garden, front condo fees. porch, decked-in rear yard, spacious fin$389,900 ished basement, great paint schemes, EIK, 3143 S 18th Spectacular 3BD/1.5BA corner home that has central air. been meticulously renovated to offer 3 car 1715 S 13th $699,900 parking, oak floors, ornate woodwork, tons Newly renovated 4BD/4BA with oak hard- of windows, high-end kitchen, luxurious wood floors, crown moldings, custom kitch- finishes throughout! en, master bedroom, finished basement with media room, covered roof deck.
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2 Br estate sale that needs TLC. Three br etstate sale priced to Corner 2 Br home ready for re- Quincy Court, Newer Construc- Three Br, 1 bath, recently 6XX REED ST - 1 BR with CenNice street. Immediate Posses- sell at only $29,900. Immediate hab. Priced for quick sale. Im- tion, 3 Br’s, 2.5 baths, ultra kitch- updated, priced to sell at $89,900 tral Air. $850 sion too. posession too. mediate Possession too. en, fireplace, center city views! Brand New Rehab, 2 Br, 1 bath. Nice 2 Br home with large kitch- Three Br, 1.5 bath home that Totally renovated 3 Br 1.5 bath Garden in front of home. Only en and in move in condition. was rehabbed just 3 years ago. home that offers hardwood floors $199,900 $135,000 Deck, centrail air and hardwood and central air. Just move in! floors! 16XX S. 22ND
DUPLEX in good condition, New construction, 4 Br, 2.5 very spacious too. Priced to sell bath, finished basement, 3rd at $135,000 floor deck with city views. $324,900 17XX S. 2ND Double property street to street 4XX pORTER with parking. Call for details. Porch front, main street home with 3 Br’s, 1 bath, modern 3 Story, 4 Br, 2 bath home with kitchen and nice size rooms large yard. $329,000 11XX S. 11Th Three story home with 3 Br’s 1.5 15XX S. 2ND Extra Wide main street home, bath, hardwood floors and large 2.5 stories, 3 Br’s 1 bath. Priced modern kitchen. Located just to sell at $185,000 south of Washington Ave!
Southwest Rancher w/finished 21XX bROAD ST. - 2 BR with basement, new mechanicals Central Air. $1050 too!
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21XX SO. bROAD ST. - 1st In South Philly and Fishtown area. Can be bought Individu- floor commercial space w/ C/A Two 1 Br Duplexes with C/A ally or as a Package. 19XX WhARTON ST $1,500 month. Three story, 5 Br fixer upper in and parking. Call for details. 23XX WARNOcK Two Br, 1.5 bath home priced Point Breeze close to Washing- 2XX WATKINS 22XX S. 9Th - 2nd Fl. w/d, ton Ave. Priced to sell at only Great Pennsport tree lined street, to sell at only $99,900. Immediate Possession too. this 2BR, 1 bath home needs reng/d, d/w, h/w fl. & Deck. Call $79,900. ovation. Call for details.$138,000 22XX bOUvIER 11XX pORTER Beautiful renovation with qual- Joanne 5XX KATER ity workmanship & tasteful finNewer front, 4 Br’s, finished New construction, townhouse SpAcE AvAILAbLE - 13XX WOLF basement, modern kitchen, 1.5 with 3 Br’s, 2.5 baths located in ishes. Everything is new. Come take a look! Great for Drs. Office $2,000 baths too! the heart of Bella Vista! 12XX DOvER Recently renovated 2 BR, 1 month.
23RD & pASSYUNK
Four Br shell located in the Well maintained 2 Br home on bath home just off Grays4XX pIERcE - Newly renovated Point Breeze section of south prime Pennsport block. Call for ferry Avenue. Priced to sell at $84,900 details. $159,900 $1,100 month. philly. Reduced to $79,900.
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19XX S. WoodStock
3 Bed Red Foreclosure
19xx S. NoRWood
3 Bed in Excellent condition
15XX S. oPAL
Handy person spec., loc. in rapidly developing area.
20XX S. doRRANcE
2 Bed w/upgraded mechanicals, Lg. kit
corner orner property, 3 bedroom Short sale! 3Bed, Must be sold!
Asking only $79,900
duplex, live in one, rent out the other!
Lovely renovated hm w/open fl plan. why rent?
total Rehab, granitie kit., H/W Fls
20XX S. 28tH
Nice clean 3 Bed w/off-St. Parking, c/a
Vacant store and Lg. 1 Bed Apt. Exc. Location
18XX SNydER AVE
Spac office & 2 Bed Apt.
Spacious mod 3 Bed, H/W Flrs, 1.5 ba
Very nice mod 3Bed, H/W Flr, Lg kit, great block
30XX S. 18tH
3Spacious 3 Bed w/Lg yd., High ceilings, Price to Sell $179,000
3 Story mixed use property located in Newbold
28XX S. SMEdLEy
3 bed w/H/W fls, fin bsmnt, nice blk
22XX S. 21St
3 bed w/H/W fls, fin bsmnt, nice blk
GiRARd EStAtE - Spacious 4bdrm with many orig. feat.
14XX SNydER AVE
Store/office & Lg 3 Bed Apt., High traffic Location
23XX S. 17tH
Beautiful Newly Renovated 4 Bed Hm. Must See!
Packer Park - Brand new rehab. Must see!
32xx dAViNci dR.
the he Villa’s at Packer Park. A must see!
25XX S. 21St StREEt
Gorgeous 3Bed Girard Estate HM, Across from Park
Reasonably Priced at $169,000
Asking $109,000 $115,000 only $119,900
Asking $169,900 $177,500 $180,000
bella vista 7XX S HutcHiNSoN
newly renovated 3 Bed, 2 Bath Tonhouse w/open Fl Plan,
Prime loc., cozy 2BR w/newer Brick Fr REducEd $329,900
south of Oregon 27XX S. FAiRHiLL
South of oregon Ave. Fixer-upper
27XX S. MARViNE
Well kept 3 Bed w/new heater, c/a priced at only
7XX MoLLBoRE tER.
Well maintained 3 Bed on terrace Block
28XX S. FRANkLiN
South of oregon Ave. clean 3 Bed w/Lg kitchen Asking $194,900
Just listed! Spac. 3Bed w/extended kit
27XX S. dARiEN St
incredible, ncredible, total renovation, 3 story home
Asking $195,000 $289,900
lg packer park - $329,900 - Rarely offered 3 Bed,
2.5 bath, large Packer Park hime in need of repair. Make this your dream home! the villas at packer park - 21XX Verona Dr. Gor-
geous 4yr Old Townhouse w/oak Flrs., Totally upgraded all t/o. Tax Abatement Remaining. Asking $348,000 across from park - Girard Estate - 25xx S. 21st -
Gorgeous 3 Bed Home w/Beaut., H/W Fls., Granite Eat-in Kit., Full Fin. Rec Room. Must See! $379,000 exquisite home - 26xx s. hutchinson - 3 Bed,
beauty tastefully done w/gorgeous kitchen, H/W Flrs., fin rec rm. Just move in! $197,900
2 Bdrm, Whitman home, ideal for first time buyer
5XX MouNtAiN St.
3 Bedroom rental Property. Great income!
25XX S. FAiRHiLL
cute 3 bed, 1 bath hm, freshly painted
24XX S. AMERicAN
Solid 3 bed hm on prime Whitman blk
3 Bed Main St. HM priced to sell at
25XX S. GALLoWAy
Great starter home w/3Bed open porch, prime
Lg 3 bed hm in need of a litle tLc
21XX S. HANcock
charming well maintained 2 bed, excellent block
25XX S. AMERicAN
Modern 3 Bed home in excellent cond.
Lg. 3 Bed. Home in Prime Location
Spac 3BR in Pennsportt, priced to sell
Super clean 3 bed w/ lg rear yard
only $130,000 $139,000 Ask $139,900
23XX S. AMERicAN
Whitman’s most desired block! Spac. Mod. Home
25XX S. MiLdREd
Mod well kept 3 bed home
Lg 3 Bed home on prime Whitman Block
24XX S. 2Nd
updated prime Whitman home w/ new kit, c/a
23XX S. LEE
3 Bed Mod home w/off st. parking in rear
24XX S. AMERicAN
Great 3Bed, w/Extended kit., c/A, ex. Loc.
24XX S. oRkNEy
Very nice upgraded 3 Bed w/ Brand new kit.
Spac mod 3 bed contemporaty hm. 1.5ba
Lovely corner hm. Lease purchase available. call!
26xx S. HutcHiNSoN
completely renovated 3 Bed, Beauty
20XX S. 3rd
Huge 3 story triplex fully occupied
25XX S. 11tH
upgraded beautiful 4 Bed Spacious home
Fantastic rehab, everything is brand new
East Passyunk, Spacious, 4BR, High ceil., HW Flrs
east Passyunk 18XX S. 10tH
Spac. updated 3Bed in prime Passyunk cross.
18XX S. 12tH
3 Story 5 Bed w/ High ceilings, orig. details
Asking $199,000 $249,900
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