East Kensington Residents

2014 susquehanna's picture

Hello East Kenso's. I'm putting together a community cleanup schedule for 2009. If you are interested in participating, please send me an e-mail to . You will recieve the schedule, once complete, and notices before each event.

Thanks,

Stan

Lighterthief's picture

Thanks for making the effort

Thanks for making the effort to organize this Stan.

jbette01's picture

Just a thought...I think

Just a thought...I think there are some Fishtowners who may be willing to participate too. I know there are lots of great EKenzo resources that we all take advantage of and there are some great EKenzos who rally for Fishtown causes

Believe it or not, there isn't an electric fence on the end of my street btwn Ftown and EKen. :occasion5: So let's all get together (kumbaya requisite) and pick up some trash...BUMP. (Plus its SOOO much easier when you are picking up trash with someone else...if you pick up the dog poo, I swear I will pick up everything else!)

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Nunzio's picture

Would it be possible to post

Would it be possible to post the schedule on fishtown.us? I can try to get together a group if I have a day and time.

2014 susquehanna's picture

I'll post the schedule here

I'll post the schedule here later this week. I'm awaiting feedback from EKNA members. Those who send me their e-mails will get a monthly reminder. The schedule is pretty aggressive in that we have an event scheduled each month. It would be awesome to get help from Fishtowners and that other neighborhood to the North...After all, most of our trash ends up on your streets.

2014 susquehanna's picture

2009 East Kensington Cleanup

2009 East Kensington Cleanup Schedule

Regular cleanups are scheduled for the second Saturday in each month. We are calling it Second Saturday Street Sweepers. If you are unable to join the group effort, try to clean your block during that week. Trash will be stored in the Emerald Street Park (Emerald between Dauphin and Arizona) Call Stan at (609) 209 0468 for bag collection, if needed. Cleanups will begin at 10 AM. NO HOUSEHOLD TRASH, BULK ITEMS OR TIRES.

Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) cleanups are community wide cleanup days with focus on the more blighted areas. The city sends special trash trucks on these days and we can get rid of bulky items. These are random Saturdays. All are encouraged to attend.

There will be a special cleanup of Trenton Avenue before the Trenton Ave Arts Fest on Friday May 15th and after on the 16th. Start time will be announced.

East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA) will supply trash bags and some tools, we encourage you to bring gloves, brooms and rakes if you have them.

February 14 - Coral Street from Susquehanna to York

March 14 - Coral Street from York to Cumberland

April 11 - Emerald from York to Cumberland

May 15/16 - PMBC cleanup FRIDAY CLEANUP FOR THE ARTS FEST

June 13 - Amber from York to Frankford

July 18 - PMBC cleanup All areas plus Boston Street (Amber to Front)

August 29 - PMBC cleanup All areas plus York Street
(Frankford to Front)

September 12 - Playground/Garden cleanup weekend. (Hagert and Pops)

October 10 - Jasper Street from Front to Cumberland

November 14 - Martha Street. (All blocks Norris to Lehigh)

December 12 - Clean your block for the holidays. No group event.

NOTE: Cleanups will not be rescheduled for inclement weather or snow cover. We will clean in the cold. Please print this list and hand it out to your neighbors.

2014 susquehanna's picture

Note on the schedule.

Note on the schedule. Those who want monthly updates, reminders and additional information should private me with their e-mail address.

Please contact me if you have a group that is willing to help with one of the cleanups. We may want to expand our effort on that day.

Thanks to those who have already contacted me,

Stanford

stanfordgable@aol.com

2014 susquehanna's picture

BUMP First Cleanup is

BUMP First Cleanup is tomorrow. We will begin at 10 AM at the intersection of York and Coral. Hope to see some of you there.

netable's picture

2014 susquehanna wrote:BUMP

2014 susquehanna wrote:

BUMP First Cleanup is tomorrow. We will begin at 10 AM at the intersection of York and Coral. Hope to see some of you there.

York and Coral, Boogers' Bar, that was like the 1st Bar' I got served in at 16, Do the Kirby's still own that Bar?

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netable wrote:2014

netable wrote:
2014 susquehanna wrote:

BUMP First Cleanup is tomorrow. We will begin at 10 AM at the intersection of York and Coral. Hope to see some of you there.

York and Coral, Boogers' Bar, that was like the 1st Bar' I got served in at 16, Do the Kirby's still own that Bar?

Been empty for at least 4 years and is up for sale. Boogers? I bet they had excellent food.

netable's picture

2014 susquehanna

2014 susquehanna wrote:
netable wrote:
2014 susquehanna wrote:

BUMP First Cleanup is tomorrow. We will begin at 10 AM at the intersection of York and Coral. Hope to see some of you there.

York and Coral, Boogers' Bar, that was like the 1st Bar' I got served in at 16, Do the Kirby's still own that Bar?

Been empty for at least 4 years and is up for sale. Boogers? I bet they had excellent food.

It was actually named after their Son, LOL
The whole bunch of Kirby's had nicknames when we were kids' and they are still called by them,

I grew up with the Cousin, and his name was Pooper Kirby' he is my age and people still call him "Poop" or "pooper", he even addresses him self as Pooper'

P.S. Thank you Mom for never giving me a Crazy nickname'

Kat's picture

and I thought my nickname

and I thought my nickname "Kitty" was bad...

netable's picture

Kat wrote:and I thought my

Kat wrote:

and I thought my nickname "Kitty" was bad...

Kitty is not Bad' it's cute =) I have a Friend that is called Kit-Kat,

My Grandmother's name was Alberta, and Everyone called her Chickie

My Neice' use to always lift her shirt when she was a toddler' and we all use to call her "Boobie Girl", now she is 23 and everyone still calles her "Boobie"

I Thank God' though, my Pop use to call my Johnny Fat Head' because he was all head when he was a Baby, and my pop called him that up until the day he died' However' my Sisters' started calling him "Johnny Handsome" so thankfully the Fathead' only stuck with my Pop, =)

th's picture

How did the clean up go?

How did the clean up go? Thanks again for tackling this huge project.

jason's picture

you guys did a great job.

you guys did a great job. thank you for your work! Next time I wont roll in at the very end.

2014 susquehanna's picture

The firsty cleanup went very

The firsty cleanup went very well. We had 18 hard working folks and managed to bag 80+ contractor bags....HEAVY.

Thanks to anyone who helped. Hope to see more of you at the next one.

Stanford