Look up, Philadelphia. Study the clock tower at City Hall and the tops of our Center City skyscrapers to witness the high drama unfolding above the concrete and asphalt. Here the air’s top predators are flying high over rooftops and knocking their prey from the sky at 200 miles per hour.
Dream Team: Meet four members of Mayor Nutter's administration and the projects and issues they champion
Katherine Gajewski, Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia
Since 2009, Katherine Gajewski has been the face of sustainability for the City. When she took the job, Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s sustainability plan, had just launched. Gajewski was faced with the formidable task of implementing the framework as well as overseeing a spectrum of projects that routinely cross departmental lines.
Until my summer working at the Headhouse Farmers Market, I didn’t know what a real peach tasted like. The peaches from my childhood were firm, fuzzy globes—average, unmemorable pieces of fruit bought from the local box supermarket. Working at the Three Springs Fruit Farm stand changed that.
Need a reason to clean out your closet this summer? Here's your chance. Three local nonprofits are joining forces in a free donation pick-up day.
On Monday, July 23, Wash Cycle Laundry and Gearing Up will be offering free pick-up of gently used women's clothes to benefit the Career Wardrobe. Since 1995, Career Wardrobe has been empowering women in transition to successfully find employment by providing free professional clothing. Donated clothing is sold at The Wardrobe Boutique; all proceeds benefits the nonprofit.
Donations will be picked-up by Wash Cycle and Gearing Up between Noon and 4 p.m. from homes and offices. Donors who aren't current Wash Cycle customers can receive free pick-up by scheduling online.
This collaboration is an extension of the partnership between Career Wardrobe and Wash Cycle, which offers their customers the opportunity to regularly donate directly to the organization during their laundry pick up. Wash Cycle provides local laundry service by bikes pickup and delivery. Gearing Up provides bicycles for exercise, transportation and personal growth to women transiting from abuse, addiction and incarceration.
Local favorite Weavers Way Co-op in Mt. Airy is expecting big changes this summer.
Construction has already started on the Mt. Airy Pet Supply and Wellness storefronts, combining them to make an extended space that will include a huge bulk section for buying nuts, grains, snacks, dried goods and oils.
While the main building is under construction, the Mt. Airy store has opened a special Pop-Up Shop in the community meeting room at 555 Carpenter Road. For convenience to Mt. Airy shoppers, a shuttle van will travel to and from the Chestnut Hill Store Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday mornings.
And don’t worry, the Co-op isn’t going anywhere! In fact, they have tons of events planned for the summer, including parties, cook-outs, crafts and more. Check out what’s in store for the upcoming months here.