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Riverfront North Master Plan meeting

Riverfront North Partnership will host a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. to present the updated Riverfront North Master Plan. 

Over the past two years, the nonprofit has met with many of its stakeholders, neighbors, visitors, and volunteers to put together a vision for the next 15 years of greenway development along the Delaware River waterfront in Northeast Philadelphia. 

Highlights will be reviewed and questions from community members will be answered. 

For more details, visit riverfrontnorth.org/masterplan2020. ••


Bridesburg holiday porch decorating contest

Riverfront North Partnership will sponsor a holiday porch decorating contest in Bridesburg. 

The contest will run through Dec. 16.

Prizes of $50 will be awarded.

For more details, visit riverfrontnorth.org/decorate. ••


Toys for Tots

There are several drop-off locations for Toys for Tots in Fishtown. Please contact individual businesses for operating hours. Collection boxes are located at the following businesses:

Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.; Bottle Bar East, 1308 Frankford Ave.;  Fabrika, 1108 Frankford Ave.; Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; Fishtown District Offices, 1509 N. Front St.; Fishtown Jewelers, 1617 Frankford Ave.; Fishtown Brewpub, 1101 Frankford Ave.; Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave.; Front Street Café, 1253 N. Front St.; Garage, 100 E. Girard Ave.; Goose Island Philadelphia, 1002 Canal St.; Igloo Desserts, 1514 Frankford Ave.; Kensington Food Co-op, 2670 Coral St.; Lloyd Whiskey Bar, 529 E. Girard Ave.; and Play Arts, 1241 N. Front St. ••

Sentience now available on Amazon

Bridesburg resident Courtney P. Hunter’s self-published debut novel, Sentience, is now available for purchase on Amazon.

For more details, visit https://amzn.to/2TAmB8H. ••


Richmond Library programming

A storywalk is posted on the fence of the Richmond Branch Library, 2987 Almond St., surrounding the perimeter of the property. Each book will be changed about every three to four weeks.

Virtual Storytime and Activi-day Thursday will continue on the library’s Facebook page. 

Take-and-make kits will be available to pick up at the front of the library on select Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Each kit contains instructions for crafts and all or almost all of the supplies needed, plus some bonus activity ideas. There will also be video instructions and upcoming dates posted on the Facebook page.

Supplies are limited and are first-come, first-serve. ••


Boy Scout Troop 120 seeking members

Boys ages 11 to 18 looking for adventure are invited to join Boy Scout Troop 120.

Troop meetings are held Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., at St. John Cantius Church, 4415 Almond St., in the basement of the school.

For more details, email Bridesburg.unit120@gmail.com. ••


Palmer Park Saturday Sweep

Friends of Fishtown at Palmer Park will host cleanups at Palmer Park, Frankford Avenue and Palmer Street, every Saturday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., weather permitting.

All tools will be sanitized, or volunteers can bring their own.

Groups of 25 or fewer are permitted, masks must be worn, and appropriate distance must be maintained.

For more details, visit the Friends of Fishtown at Palmer Park Facebook page. ••


Riverfront North programming

Residents are encouraged to share their solo cleanups.

Volunteers should post a picture of solo volunteer efforts and tag @riverfrontnorth and #riverfrontnorthtrailblazer.

Participants will become a volunteer Trailblazer.

Riverfront North Trailblazers receive swag, exclusive offers for programs, specials from local businesses and more.

Volunteers and community members can reach out to Riverfront North at info@riverfrontnorth.org or on social media @riverfrontnorth about illegal dumping, access, safety and graffiti issues along Riverfront North.

Riverfront North will follow up with the city on any issues reported. Residents can also use the city’s 311 system to make reports. ••

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