Who is an unsung hero in Fishtown?

dan's picture

Tell us about a person who deserves credit for all they do for the neighborhood, yet passes under the radar for some reason.

dan's picture

I have to nominate two

I have to nominate two -

Teri Ramsey - the work she does to keep the Playgroups and other Neighborhood Parenting Project stuff going is never-ending with little financial compensation - add to that the work she has done organizing in relation to the Fishtown library, and many other activities, and she deserves lots of credit

I'll also nominate Heidi Dryfhout - she goes under the radar because she does it under the umbrella of our church, but her work with kids and teens is impactful and exhausting

jobber's picture

Eric Rudy and Dave Dougherty

Eric Rudy and Dave Dougherty all of the hard work they do for the Fishtown A.C.

jmminarik's picture

The Lehigh Valley Dairy

The Lehigh Valley Dairy driver who steadfastly delivers Artic Splash to our neighborhood corner emporiums.

jobber's picture

Also Marge Wible, Marge

Also Marge Wible, Marge Schmidt & Ginny Clark for all of the hard work they do for the Veterans (Elm Tree Post) as well as every single event involving kids in the neighborhood (Christmas Parties, March Madness, Easter Parties, Spelling Bee)

AM's picture

Rebecca Minark. She is so

Rebecca Minark. She is so great with the kids she does theater with. She really has a positive impact on the children. My daughter absolutely adores her.

Becky's picture

jobber wrote:Also Marge

jobber wrote:

Also Marge Wible, Marge Schmidt & Ginny Clark for all of the hard work they do for the Veterans (Elm Tree Post) as well as every single event involving kids in the neighborhood (Christmas Parties, March Madness, Easter Parties, Spelling Bee)

Yes! They are at everything kid-related.

jmminarik's picture

jobber wrote:Also Marge

jobber wrote:

Also Marge Wible, Marge Schmidt & Ginny Clark for all of the hard work they do for the Veterans (Elm Tree Post) as well as every single event involving kids in the neighborhood (Christmas Parties, March Madness, Easter Parties, Spelling Bee)

Seriously, these 3 ladies are fantastic.

jmminarik's picture

AM wrote:Rebecca Minark...

AM wrote:

Rebecca Minark... My daughter absolutely adores her.

Me too.

AJThomson's picture

I'd add the teachers at our

I'd add the teachers at our local schools and the principals, Mr. McGrogan, Sr. Rita and Sam Howell.

Joe White who cleans up Hetzells.

The people who have made Palmer Park such a beautiful place. Also, Konrad Square volunteers.

People who keep the front of their houses neat and clean.

All of our Crossing guards.

codergrrl's picture

Don't forget Pizza Truck guy!

Don't forget Pizza Truck guy!

dan's picture

codergrrl wrote:Pizza Truck

codergrrl wrote:

Pizza Truck guy!

That has potential as an actual superhero.

Maybe if Jeffro isn't too busy...

Jeffro's picture

Quote:Maybe if Jeffro isn't

Quote:

Maybe if Jeffro isn't too busy...

I already have a "Sketches of Fishtown" about Dieter the Pizza Truck Guy on deck. It's a sequential comic retelling a conversation about a non-Fishtowner's surprise that we have a pizza truck.

rtsaidred's picture

Jeffro wrote:Quote:Maybe if

Jeffro wrote:
Quote:

Maybe if Jeffro isn't too busy...

I already have a "Sketches of Fishtown" about Dieter the Pizza Truck Guy on deck. It's a sequential comic retelling a conversation about a non-Fishtowner's surprise that we have a pizza truck.

I cannot wait to see this one. I picture Dieter hanging it up in his truck. Funny.

Maggie's picture

Franny Stepnowski, who is

Franny Stepnowski, who is deeply committed to making life better for teens in our community, and who holds a very high standard of excellence for all her efforts and programs.

kdubs215's picture

The neighborhood as a whole

The neighborhood as a whole ! We get a very bad rap from outside and in but we always are there for people when they are in need .

Jeffro's picture

Chuck Valentine. That guy

Chuck Valentine. That guy has always worked really hard for the bettering of Fishtown.

nhb's picture

Maggie wrote:Franny

Maggie wrote:

Franny Stepnowski, who is deeply committed to making life better for teens in our community, and who holds a very high standard of excellence for all her efforts and programs.

Yes, i absolutely agree!

YJB's picture

"Mr. R" of St. Laurientius

"Mr. R" of St. Laurientius fame. True Renaissance man.