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December Community Digest

We hope everyone enjoyed a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your support of Fairmount CDC throughout 2022, and hope you will continue to invest in our work. In the last 12 months we have:

Support our Mission!

Special thanks to all the neighbors and businesses who made the 18th edition of Taste of Fairmount a huge success, and congratulations to our award winners:

  • Best Signature Dish: stuffed salmon at Sky's Place, 2841 Girard Ave

  • Best Drink: Hygge house punch from Bar Hygge, 1720 Fairmount Ave

  • Best Special Dish: mushroom & kale tacos from Buena Onda, 1901 Callowhill St

  • Best Dessert: Philadelphia buttercake from Jack's Firehouse, 2130 Fairmount Ave

Please join us celebrating these and other neighborhood businesses this month. We have published a guide holiday season deals and discounts and share more every day on the @FairmountCDC Instagram account. Looking forward to a great December!


Community News


Calling all snowbirds! While you’re enjoying warmer weather and sunnier days, your Philly residence could house those in need.

HOSTS for HOSPITALS is looking for homes, Airbnbs, in-law suites, and vacant residences in the Greater Philadelphia area to open their doors to people traveling to receive medical care. For more information or to volunteer your residence, visit:


SEPTA Draft Network

SEPTA has just released its Draft Network bus redesign and wants feedback from our community. SEPTA’s draft proposals include changes to the overall network and individual bus routes. These changes intend to improve the bus network to make it easier to understand, more convenient, and more reliable for all riders. They want to keep the conversation going and hear feedback, so here are some of the ways you and your community members can get involved in giving input:

  • There will be a Center City Open House at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street (1234 Market Street) on Dec 8 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM so people can learn and comment in person.

  • There will also be Virtual Community Conversation for Center City on Dec 12 at 6:30 and you can register HERE. You can attend these to also learn about the local impacts of the redesign, ask questions, and provide feedback.


Neighborhood Job Openings

View our Neighborhood Job Board to see the latest job opportunities in the Art Museum District.

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