Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting

Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting

Walnut Hill Community Association President Horrace Patterson believes that the primary election and November general election could impact the community significantly. As president of the association for the past four years, Patterson finds that drugs, crime, cleanliness, schools, abandoned buildings and vacant lots are plaguing the community. “In my opinion, Mayor Nutter hasn’t done anything directly […]

 

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Community Leaders You Need to Know

Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill: Five Community Leaders You Need to Know

One of the most immediately distinct things about Spruce Hill and Walnut Hill are the many communities that these areas contain. Whether they are drawn together by religion, proximity or shared cultural backgrounds, the people in these communities are the lifeblood of the area. The five people below are community leaders whose actions help to […]

 By Irene Kipervasser

Walnut Hill: Community Protects Playground and the Kids

Walnut Hill: Community Protects Playground and the Kids

A playground is a sacred place for a community. It is there that parents and caregivers trust that their children will be safe from harm as they enjoy all of the fun amenities it has to offer. But when a playground becomes a location for drugs and violence, the community must step in to reclaim […]

 By Irene Kipervasser and John 'Jay' Jones

Walnut Hill: Community Playground Gets Creative

Walnut Hill: Community Playground Gets Creative

While the Walnut Hill Community Playground has had its rough patches, with two shootings last spring and numerous arrests, it has been taking a turn for the better with the help of the Friends of the Playground. From its rebuilding and cleanup with the help of the Home Depot Foundation and Kaboom to the events […]