Lost and Found

When he’s not working with the Fairmount Civic Association, Sam Holloschutz picks up trash at the wooded area near his apartment. | Photo by Stephen Dyer

A popular TV show awakens an environmentalist in Fairmount

Sam Holloschutz credits an unlikely source of inspiration for his devotion to sustainability: the TV show Lost. “Just seeing how beautiful Hawaii is made it click.” Suddenly, he became acutely aware of the beauty of nature, and simultaneously the effect human life has on the planet.

Holloschutz is a Fairmount resident and former Temple University graduate with a degree in real estate and marketing. In 2013, he joined the Neighborhood Improvement Committee of the Fairmount Civic Association, a nonprofit community development organization.

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Fairmount Arts Crawl this Sunday!

This Sunday, April 29, walk off brunch and soak up some culture at the annual Fairmount Arts Crawl. At this spring time festival, 45 businesses along Fairmount will temporarily transform into art galleries and venues with over 70 installations to experience. Some locations, such as the Mural Arts Program Re-Shop tent (21st and Fairmount) and Fairmount Framing (754 N 25th Street) are more expected sites for artsy activities, but restaurants and bars, realty and insurance offices, and health-centric businesses will also play unlikely hosts to shows by local artists.

There’s fun stuff for the kids, too: dance lessons at LifeSport Fitness (2112 Fairmount), world music by local musician Emily Bate at Ali’s Wagon (2017 Fairmount), face painting at the Flying Saucer Café (2545 Brown Street), and more. The Arts Crawl is free, and the weather forecast for Sunday is looking like the perfect day to cruise the streets of this charming neighborhood.

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