Giving back this year

[UPDATE: We raised $4725 dollars!!] Now more than ever, I feel a need to give back to my community, so I'll be donating ALL of the profits from map sales from now (4:39PM on November 23) through 11:59PM, November 29. It's an opportunity to buy a holiday gift and give back to some great Philadelphia non-profits (see the Philly Love Notes Etsy shop for more details). Your purchase of a custom Philly map will be a donation to the following organizations: Sunday Breakfast Read more

With all my love

Emma Fried-Cassorla Favorite Spot: Anywhere along the Delaware River Waterfront (but I'm biased) I Am: A Philly lover and resident, Montana lover and former resident, twin, Philly Love Notes, Communications Manager for the Delaware River Waterfront, hiker, climber, traveler, papercutter, iPhone addict, handwritten note taker, Crohn’s patient, scientist, lover of the Race Street Pier and slippers and family Years in Philly: Off and on for 33 (I was 30 when I started!) Current home: A studio loft in Callowhill with my lovely boyfriend Read more

And so we conclude

Cynthia Schmitt A photo posted by Philly Love Notes (@phillylovenotes) on May 20, 2015 at 7:05pm PDT My Love Note Can anyone remember that first moment they fell in love? How does one encompass the complexities of living in a city that's caught between New York and Washington DC? Even Benjamin Franklin, a hero of this city, spent most of his time in Europe. He did choose to die here, so I always thought that must have meant something. Edgar Read more

Linda Huss

When love notes work

Last week I posted a great poem by Linda Huss to Grace Tavern bartender Rees. I’m never sure if the Philly Love Notes reach their intended target, but I’m happy to report that this one did.

So please keep writing about your love for Philadelphia and I’ll keep posting.

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Love Note #154: Linda Huss’ Ode to a Philly Guy

Linda Huss
Favorite Spot: Across the bar from Philly’s best ’tender
Neighborhood: Graduate Hospital
Address: 2229 Grays Ferry Avenue

I am: I’m a Downingtown-bred, Penn State-educated, and Philly-loving word nerd who works for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation—known to you and yours as Visit Philly. Also, I’m the occasional writer of those other Philly love letters.
Years in Philly: 1 in Manayunk (don’t we all?) and 5 in Center City.
Current Home: Fitler Square or Graduate Hospital, depending who you ask.

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Love Note #103: Linda Huss wrote her love note to the city’s written-word command center: the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Linda Huss 
Favorite Spot: Free Library of Philadelphia
Neighborhood: Parkway Museums District (and all over, thanks to 50 branches)
Address: 20th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

I am: I’m a Downingtown-bred, Penn State-educated, and Philly-loving word nerd who works for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, known to you and yours as Visit Philly. Also, I’m the occasional writer of those other Philly love letters.
Years in Philly: 1 in Manayunk (don’t we all?) and 5 in Center City.
Current Home: Fitler Square or Graduate Hospital, depending who you ask.

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