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West Oak Lane: Summertime Jam And More Happening This Week

West Oak Lane: Summertime Jam And More Happening This Week

Looking for things to do this week in West Oak Lane? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Breakwater Summertime Splashdown Jam: Friday, July 28, 7 p.m. – 3025 Walnut St. Del Val Reunion- The Last Days: Saturday, July 29, 8 p.m. – H & H Banquet Hall (2036 Haines St.)

 

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News — Community Meetings And Paint Mixers

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News — Community Meetings And Paint Mixers

In case you missed it, we found a few things places where people were talking about things happening in West Oak Lane.  The Philadelphia Police Department’s 14th District PSA Meeting – On Thursday, July 20, a community meeting was held for police servicing West Oak Lane. The meeting allowed community residents to voice concerns with […]

 

West Oak Lane: Movies, Book Signings, Understanding Your Credit Report And More This Week

West Oak Lane: Movies, Book Signings, Understanding Your Credit Report And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  EQ Conversation Café (Elkins Park): Brains for Collaboration: Tuesday, July 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Lea Brovedani’s (8107 High School Rd.) Understanding Your Credit Report – Clarifi Ambassador: Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. […]

 

West Oak Lane: Pop-up Shop And More Happening This Week

West Oak Lane: Pop-up Shop And More Happening This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Summer of Freedom – Free Library of Philadelphia Tour: Wednesday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; West Oak Lane Library (2000 E. Washington Ln.) Dexter Moore’s Debut Jazz Release Celebration: […]

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West Oak Lane: Flowers Bring Family Closer

West Oak Lane: Flowers Bring Family Closer

It all started in Virginia. The 15-year-old Paul Beale would rush to the flower shop after school and on weekends to be able to work with flowers. “I’ve always wanted to work with flowers,” Beale said. “It makes me feel closer to nature. You get to have so many different options to work with.” Shortly […]

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West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

West Oak Lane: Five Restaurants That Are Contributing To The Neighborhood’s Revitalization

As you travel north on Broad Street, you’ll come across several flourishing communities such as West Oak Lane, East Oak Lane, Olney and Fern Rock. These communities consist of thriving, independent restaurants, community service organizations, and spacious homes surrounded by lush green lawns that give the neighborhood a trendy yet suburban ambiance. During the 1960s, […]

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West Oak Lane: Volunteers Want to Keep Up with the Sweep Up for Philly Spring Cleanup

West Oak Lane: Volunteers Want to Keep Up with the Sweep Up for Philly Spring Cleanup

Each spring, brooms, rakes and buckets of paint come alive as the neighborhoods across the city participate in citywide cleanup days. But what about the rest of the year? Vernon Smith and Carlton Williams, legislative assistants and community outreach liaisons to state Rep. Dwight Evans, who serves the West Oak Lane area, helped orchestrate the April […]

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West Oak Lane: Planting Seeds For Youth to Help Clean Up Streets

West Oak Lane: Planting Seeds For Youth to Help Clean Up Streets

On the corners of many streets in neighborhoods throughout the city, there is trash and other debris strewn around. Events like the annual city-wide spring cleanup day were created to help keep streets clean and also teach kids that they should be keeping their neighborhoods in the best conditions possible. For parents, having their children alongside them […]

 

West Oak Lane: Expressions Of You Store Owner Offers More Than Just Cards, Gifts to Community

West Oak Lane: Expressions Of You Store Owner Offers More Than Just Cards, Gifts to Community

At the corner of Ogontz Avenue and Walnut Lane, a bright orange awning offered shade to a colorful storefront. Inside, owner Diane Caffie was bundling black and white balloon bouquets for one of her regular customers. Expressions of You: Cards and Gifts Shop is a West Oak Lane hub where customers have come to find a variety of cards, decorations […]

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West Oak Lane: Simons Recreation Center Director Offers “Safe Haven for the Kids”

West Oak Lane: Simons Recreation Center Director Offers “Safe Haven for the Kids”

For Amenah Claiborne, her role as center director at Simons Recreation Center doesn’t feel like work. Instead, her job reminds her of a family, one that is helping to provide a safe haven for kids living in the West Oak Lane community. Claiborne has worked within Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for 18 years. After graduating […]

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