Around South Philly 11-6-2014


Photo 1: Diversified Community Services’ Dixon House, 1920 S. 20th St., celebrated its designation as a KEYSPOT Oct. 22. Like 50 other city locations, the site features a computer lab, free Internet access and trained technical support.

Photo 2: Dozens of local learners and their families gathered Oct. 30 at Urban Outfitters Philadelphia Navy Yard headquarters, 5000 S. Broad St., to launch the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, which will award 2,000 four-year kindergarten through eighth-grade endowments.

Photo 3: Oct. 25’s Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday prepped youngsters for Halloween at the Singing Fountain, East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street.

Photo 4: The Fumo Family Branch, 2437 S. Broad St., held its second annual Haunted House celebration Oct. 29.

Photo 5: Mayor Michael Nutter fraternized with learners from A.S. Jenks Academics Plus School, 2501 S. 13th St., Oct. 30 at Engine 49, 2612 S. 13th St., for a carbon monoxide awareness event.

Photo 6: South Philly’s Bhutanese community united on Seventh and Shunk streets Oct. 24 for Diwali, a festival of lights celebration that marks the triumph of all things positive over all negative forces.

Photo 7: The South Broad Street Neighborhood Association dealt in levity by holding a Great Pumpkin Carve in front of Methodist Hospital, 2301 S. Broad St., Oct. 25. SPR

Photos Provided by Deana Gamble, Laura Frank, Kory Aversa, Joseph Torres, Joseph Myers, Shekhar Bastola and Gregory Damis