Cobbs Creek

 By Joseph Poteracki and Randi Fair

Cedar Park: West Philly Tool Library Helps Residents with Home Improvement

Cedar Park: West Philly Tool Library Helps Residents with Home Improvement

The changing of seasons can mean many different things, but to West Philly Tool Library, it means a change of inventory. “This time of year we have a lot of gardening tools,” said Kathleen O’Donnell, full-time tool librarian. West Philly Tool Library, located at 1314 S. 47th St., has been a staple in its neighborhood since […]

 By Joseph Poteracki

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote the Arts

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Promote the Arts

Like many businesses on Baltimore Avenue, those in Cedar Park often use social media to reach out to customers and to promote the arts. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare can be particularly useful to business owners who wish to inform customers of store sales and special events. The Marvelous! Records, formerly located on the […]

 By Randi Fair

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Cedar Park: Local Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

When most people think of social media, they tend to think of their own pages or accounts including how to use these platforms to build new relationships or reconnect with those they’ve lost contact with. But many businesses use these networks to spread awareness of the goods or services they have to offer. Dawn Campbell, […]

 By Andrew Weiser

Cobbs Creek: Park Benefits Neighborhood Community

Cobbs Creek: Park Benefits Neighborhood Community

Cobbs Creek Park runs along the course of Cobbs Creek, which bounds West Philadelphia from Delaware County. Along 63rd Street, which becomes Cobbs Creek Parkway in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood, the park homes several recreation facilities including several basketball and tennis courts, playground facilities and the Laura Sims Skate House. James Stone of nearby Landsdowne, Pa. […]

 By Andrew Weiser

Cobbs Creek: Real Estate Market Shows Promise

Cobbs Creek: Real Estate Market Shows Promise

Recent trends in the real estate in Cobbs Creek have realtors hopeful that the once-suffering market will be stable for a long period. “Compared to five years ago, it’s come up quite a bit,” said Yvonne Alexander of Niahda Real Estate, located at 5143 Baltimore Ave. “Real estate was on a down slope. Even in my […]

 By Rosella Eleanor LaFevre

Cobbs Creek: Children Relish Year-Round Hockey and Skating

Cobbs Creek: Children Relish Year-Round Hockey and Skating

Bundled up in a camel coat, a rainbow scarf and a tan hat, Faatima Edmonds held open the gate to the ice. “My baby’s pants are falling down!” she hollered across the ice to one of the coaches. The coach quickly skated across the ice to help Edmonds’ youngest son hike up his hockey pants. […]

 By Andrew Weiser

Cobbs Creek: Award-Winning Block is Source of Pride for Residents

Cobbs Creek: Award-Winning Block is Source of Pride for Residents

Diane Newby has lived on the 6000 Block of Carpenter Street since 1972. “There aren’t many blocks like this here in the city, believe me,” she said. The quiet, tree-lined block in Cobbs Creek is notable for its history and tight-knit community of residents, many of whom have lived on the block for the majority of their […]

 By Andrew Weiser

Cobbs Creek: Community of Compassion Feeds Hungry

Cobbs Creek: Community of Compassion Feeds Hungry

Located at 6148 Cedar Ave., the Community of Compassion Community Development Corp. is trying to do its part to make the neighborhood a better place to live. Some of the most important outreach programs, which are extensions of the service ministry for the Church of Christian Compassion across the street, include groceries in partnership with […]

 By Andrew Weiser

Cobbs Creek: Community Environmental Education Center Prepares for Junior Docent Program

Cobbs Creek: Community Environmental Education Center Prepares for Junior Docent Program

The Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center holds many nature programs for members of the community including the Junior Docent Program, which is set to start March 2. “Docents are highly trained guides. The guides that take you on tour of the art museum or zoo are docents. The Junior Docent Program here trains students from […]