Event11 Mar 2011 05:12 pm

Town Watch Tomorrow!

Our next Town Watch Patrol is this Saturday, March 12. It looks like this rain and gloom will have ended and we can expect a sunny day and 50+ degrees! Please join us this weekend and take an active role in increasing the safety of our community.

If you plan on attending, please respond before the patrol to townwatch@passyunk.org

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 11:00am
Location: 11th & Wharton in front of the 3rd District PD
Contact: Rob Flint (townwatch@passyunk.org) or 614.425.6387 before 10:00am day of
What to expect: Bring your observation skills and your sense of humor and maybe a notepad and your camera (or your phone’s camera) if you’re really ambitious.
Weather forecast (1 day out): Sunny and temp up to 53°!

Zoning Code Update

The City of Philadelphia is current in the process of doing its first major revision of the zoning code since 1965.   The proposed new zoning code promises to be fair, transparent, sensible, and smart, but it also contains many changes.

The staff of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is sending you this reminder that the Zoning Code Commission (ZCC) invites you to view a draft of the new code, and other helpful information, is available at www.zoningmatters.org.  If you have questions or concerns about the new code, there are a variety of ways to get answers from PCPC and ZCC staff and Commissioners.

First, the Zoning Code Commission will host a series of stakeholder meetings, which have been dubbed as “Zoning Code Stakeholder X-Changes.”  We invite you and other stakeholders to talk to staff and Commissioners about the proposed changes to the Code during these X-Changes.   Eight X-changes will be held between March 8th and May 3rd at 1515 Arch Street on the 12th floor. The intent is to provide an opportunity for residents to understand how the new code will work for their neighborhood.  Although there is a “focus” item for each X-Change, participants will be able to ask questions and receive information about other sections of the code.  See the schedule at www.zoningmatters.org.

You can attend meetings of the Zoning Code Commission.  Citizens can make comments at the meetings, which take place at 8:00am in Room 18029 on the 18th floor of 1515 Arch Street.  Upcoming meetings are scheduled for April 13 and May 11.

Parenting Workshop

On Saturday March 19th from 10:30-12:30, the ThirdPath institute (www.thirdpath.org) and South Philly Parent Resource Center will lead a parenting workshop on work life balance and parenting. They’ll lead a discussion about finding new options for men and women to approach family, and new and innovative ways for everyone to redesign work and create more time for life.  They help both men and women to find ways to redesign their work so that they can earn a living while staying actively engaged in the care of their children, calling this new work-family model Shared Care. If you are back to work, considering going back to work, or trying to juggle things, it may be worth your while to grab your partner and come discuss this timely topic.

It’s a great deal at only $25 a couple, and will be held at the Columbus Square Recreation Center at 12th & Wharton Streets. Babysitting is included by a volunteer group of parents (if you need it). If you are interested in registering or knowing more about the workshop email southphillyparents@gmail.com.

ThirdPath was featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story describing Shared Care.  Visit the ThirdPath website for more info and a link to to a video interview with their founder.

Second Saturday

Tomorrow, March 12, is Second Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue. Take a stroll down the Avenue and check out music, art openings, workshops, store openings, sales and complimentary refreshments at about 2 dozen shops. Events are 6-9pm unless otherwise noted. For more information and a chance to RSVP, visit their Facebook Event page.

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