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March 29, 2016
FAIRMOUNT is a shepherd mix about 2-4 years old. She is very friendly and takes treats very nicely. Fairmount should only live with same size dogs, and we don't know about cats yet. She could live with children. To adopt Fairmount, contact PAWS at dogs@phillypaws.org or 215-298-9680, ext. 16. prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number A31100670 when inquiring. A $150 fee includes sterilization, vaccines, and micro-chipping.  
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | Michael Hinkelman
Construction worker dies in Fairmount accident A construction worker fell from scaffolding at a work site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead about 1:45, police said. Authorities said the unidentified 30-year-old man came in contact with a live wire while working on the third floor of a building under construction at 20th and Parrish Streets and fell to the ground. A police spokeswoman said the cause of death was under investigation.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
Two men were wounded in a double shooting Wednesday evening near the city's Fairmount section, police said. Shortly before 7, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Girard Avenue and Taney Street, police said. The victims were not at the crime scene, in the 1200 block of North Taney. A 24-year-old man, who was shot in the back, was in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital. An 18-year-old man, who was shot in the right buttock, was in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2011
LAST WEEK, I visited Lemon Hill, the anxiously awaited spot set to open next week at 25th and Aspen in what's alternately called Fairmount or the Art Museum neighborhood. Lemon Hill's pedigree has raised expectations - it's a partnership between the owners of the acclaimed Supper and Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company, the Center City cocktail temple. Mitch Prensky, of Supper, and Mike Welsh, of the Franklin, showed me around the warm, unpretentious space where the short-lived Lucky 7 had been (and before that the Aspen Restaurant)
NEWS
March 6, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THERE WAS something strange about that hair tonic Charlie Zebrowski was splashing on the heads of his fellow sailors aboard the destroyer USS Coughlin. A case of it had been sent to him by a cousin when he learned that Charlie was the ship's unofficial barber, keeping the other sailors trim for inspections. There was something different about the tonic all right. It was booze! An honest mistake? Or his cousin's idea of a good joke? Whatever, Charlie soon became the most popular man on a ship that often saw action in World War II. Even officers stopped into Charlie's makeshift barbershop for a cut - and a sip. There was one thing that Charlie Zebrowski appreciated and that was a good joke.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
They got through the awkward first date at Pod, when Alison confided to Steve that she slept every night with a stuffed white teddy bear from childhood. They endured a year of long-distance dating - he was a senior at Villanova while she was at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. - taking turns making the five-hour drive in his beaten Pontiac Sunfire or her Honda Civic. But the real test of their partnership came a year into marriage. They were celebrating Alison's birthday at a Hilton in New York, and she set her engagement ring - a diamond circled with sapphires, which Steve had given her in a carefully arranged proposal at the Race Street Pier - on the sink ledge while she showered.
NEWS
March 21, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gene A. Woock, 75, of Fairmount, a resource specialist with the National Park Service, died Wednesday, March 14, of leukemia at home. Mr. Woock was with the National Park Service in Philadelphia from 1990 until retiring in 2002. His projects included developing hiking and biking trails over abandoned rail beds, his wife, Patricia Pronz Woock, said. Before moving to Philadelphia, Mr. Woock studied water management for two years on a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then was on the staff of the university's Sea Grant Institute for 10 years.
NEWS
February 28, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / VICKI VALERIO
Firefighter Sean Gallagher clutches a wind-damaged sign on the London restaurant in Fairmount. Later yesterday it was cut down.
NEWS
July 29, 2014
J   ILL MARKOVITZ, 40, of Fairmount, is founder and director of Philly Art Center, with locations in Queen Village and Fairmount. The centers hold art classes, after-school programs and summer camps for kids as young as 18 months, as well as workshops for adults.   Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: My background is art education, and it was always my dream to have an arts center. We just celebrated 10 years in Fairmount, and [Queen Village] opened in 2011.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2016
Title: Chief executive. Home: Fairmount. Family: Son, Cameron Lyles, 21; daughters, Natasha Allen, 19, Gabreale Simmons-Benton, 18, Marcaela Allen, 13, Lainey Allen, 11. Diplomas: Temple University, psychology; University of Phoenix, master's in technology management. Resumé: Professional basketball player. Advanced at VisionQuest, later led ACHIEVEability, a program for underserved families. Also: Owns real estate through Merritt Development Co.
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NEWS
September 4, 2016 | By Jenice Armstrong
IF YOU KNOW Philly, then you know Philadelphians like to keep things real. I was reminded of that Friday when Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump arrived in North Philly to meet with a small, select group of African Americans. It was intended as a private lunch meeting with the presidential hopeful who has been reaching out to minorities in recent weeks. I didn't score an invitation inside so I wasn't privy to the happenings inside the church. But the political theater that took place on the sidewalks outside the closed-door gathering was a free for all, the likes of which doesn't hit North Philly often.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
Ever since Pope Francis' visit shut down Philadelphia streets, a group of cyclists and pedestrians have been clamoring for more car-free days. It appears their wish is going to come true. City officials have confirmed that on Sept. 24 they will temporarily close a swath of the city from South Street to Fairmount Park to vehicular traffic. Clarena Tolson, deputy managing director for infrastructure and transportation, on Tuesday gave residents of the Bella Vista Neighborhood Association a heads-up about plans for the first Philly Free Streets event, according to Mike Dunn, city spokesman.
FOOD
July 1, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
We're a mobile society. Now even pop-up beer gardens can move, too. Parks on Tap - a new partnership among Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality - sends a mobile beer garden from park to park in the city for 14 weeks, starting Wednesday, June 29. The two trucks - one with regional craft beers, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks, and the other with snacks and sandwiches on a menu created by...
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
The Fairmount Park Conservancy has named Rick Magder as its new executive director. Magder's post leading the nonprofit that raises funds for and preserves more than 10,200 acres of city park land is effective Sept. 1. He succeeds Kathryn Ott Lovell, who is now Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation commissioner. Magder has spent the past 16 years as a leader in the Groundwork movement, a network of organizations created by National Park Service and Environmental Protection Agency to focus on the relationships between urban open space, waterways and community renewal, according to the conservancy.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
A woman from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., has been charged in the murder of a 26-year-old woman whose handcuffed body was found last week in Fairmount Park, police said Monday. Shavon Armstrong, a.k.a. Palliadium Smith, turned herself in at police headquarters on Friday. Police said Armstrong was 39. Court records put her age at 30. She was charged with murder, kidnapping, robbery, and related offenses in the death of Chester resident Toy Charda Bryant. Bryant's body was found June 14 near the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
NEWS
June 16, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A WOMAN'S BODY was found handcuffed, stabbed, and shot in the back of the head Tuesday morning in Fairmount Park, near the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, police said. The woman was identified late Tuesday as Toy Charda Bryant, 26, of Chester. At an earlier news conference, Homicide Capt. James Clark said she had defensive wounds on her hands. Investigators believe her body was dumped in the park Monday night. "I believe she was in a fight for her life," the captain said.
NEWS
June 13, 2016
Philadelphia's 10,000-acre Fairmount Park system is one of the largest such municipal spaces in the world. Yet the park's origins do not belong to any botanical benevolence. Unlike Central Park - a deliberate attempt to preserve New York's dwindling green spaces amid urbanization - Fairmount began as a solution to a practical problem: providing Philadelphians with clean water. In his vision of a new type of city marked as much by greenery as geometry, William Penn planted the seeds of five public squares.
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Craig LaBan, Restaurant Critic
Some Philadelphians may need to fight the urge to call it "Bar Hoagie. " The young parents around Fairmount Avenue might find "Bar Huggies" tempting, too. Judging from the many families there grazing in the early-evening hours over sharing boards of heirloom radish dips, grilled coconut shrimp, and farmstead American cheese (all the better washed down with a frosty array of stellar house beers) the neighborhood's new brewpub is definitely kid-friendly, down to the high chairs and changing table.
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A black bear was spotted Friday morning in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park by a man fishing near the Valley Green Inn. Maura McCarthy, executive director of the Friends of the Wissahickon, said she got a call about 11 a.m. from the fisherman, a member of the Friends group. "He looked downstream and saw a black bear approaching on the same bank he was on," she said. "The bear was fishing. " The bear then swam across the creek and disappeared into the woods. "We're encouraging people to exercise caution," McCarthy said.
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