Philly Set Go Talk on March 5

Occasionally opportunities come up for me to speak at events about Philly Love Notes. Aside from being terrified of public speaking (see Ignite Talk for reference), I'm sometimes unsure of how this project fits into larger political or media conversations. However, when Philly Set Go recently asked me to speak at an event that they're hosting this Thursday, March 5th from 6:30-8:30, I thought it could be a really interesting collaboration. Philly Set Go, along with the 5th Square, are two Read more

Home on Jeweler's Row

Liz Idalena Higgins Favorite Spot: Jeweler's Row Neighborhood: Center City Address: Sansom Street between 7th and 8th I Am: Philly Lover and Jewelry Maker, former citizen of South Africa, Beekeeper, Tailor, SCUBA, etc. Years in Philly: 30-4=26! Current Home: Fairmount My Love Note Dear Jeweler's Row, You knew me when I was a baby in my mother's front pack, before I knew myself. I loved going to mom's work, got to play with sparkly things and eating hot dogs was pretty much guaranteed before they kicked the cart Read more

My Annual Philly Love Note 2015 Edition

Emma Fried-Cassorla Favorite Place: Delaware River Waterfront (but I'm biased) I am: A lover of the waterfront, blogger, Philly-girl, twin, friend, giver of good gifts, closeted romantic, biker. Years in Philly: 32 minus 5 Current Home: S. Philly (even farther South than last year) My Love Note (this is written as Philly Love Notes and not as the Communications Manager for the waterfront): To the Delaware River Waterfront, Traditionally, my annual Philly Love Note has been tinged with a hint of sadness and confusion - lost loves, Read more

Devil’s Pool

Love Note #68: Vincent Alleva Jr. — Some beers, his dog, and Devil’s Pool in Wissahickon Park

Vincent Alleva Jr.
Favorite Spot: The Wissahickon Creek and Devil’s Pool
Neighborhood: Northwest – Valley Green which is situated between Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy and Germantown

I am: A third generation Philadelphian. I live, work, and play in Philly. I have lived in many neighborhoods in the city including Kingsessing, Parkside, Fairmont, Lower Moyamensing, and Pennsport. I blog about the South Philadelphia community on a facebook group page called South Silly. I’ve worked for the Painters and allied trades union of Philadelphia for 8 years. I currently work at the Barbary in Fishtown. On my spare time I enjoy spinning music, riding my bike throughout the city and walking my dog to the plethora of parks in and around my neighborhood.
Years in Philly: On and of for 14 years.
Current Home: Pennsport

My love note: In ’93 my family moved out of Southwest Philly to South Jersey where I grew up, in the suburbs. That gave me the opportunity to become a boy scout and spend plenty of time camping and playing in the woods. As I grew older, the allure of moving back to the city became a daily commute. 

Upon moving my adult self back to the city, I longed for the hot summer days spent in the woods by creeks and rivers. To me, there is nothing like getting the dog ready, filling a backpack with some beers, and heading to the woods with some buddies to go cliff jumping and swimming in the Wissahickon. Relaxing, fun, and adventurous. 

Meeting other people out there and watching dare devils doing back flips some 15-20 feet above the water with perfect execution and thundering splash is most definitely entertaining. Catch it during the week when its not so busy with a few close friends and you’ll have yourself a wonderful time. The surroundings can almost bring you back in time. This is why I love the Wissahickon Creek and Devils Pool.
(Top and third photo by Vincent)
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