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Scenes From Park(ing) Day

By Patty Wetli

Gloomy skies and chilly temperatures couldn’t dampen the spirits of Laura Cripe, co-owner of Moss Design, on Park(ing) Day, celebrated last Friday, September 16. Passing motorists honked their approval of the urban oasis Cripe and partner Matt Nardella created outside Southport Grocery & Cafe. With a carpet of grass and border of plants, the two Read the Rest…

Southport Celebrates Park(ing) Day: Turning Parking Spaces Into Parks

By Patty Wetli

Parking spaces aren’t just for cars, they’re for people too. Put your quarter in the meter (or your credit card in the kiosk) and the space is yours to do as you please: pull up a chair and crack open a book, share a cup of coffee with a friend, plant a tree. That’s the Read the Rest…

PARK(ing) Day Comes to Southport Avenue

By Laura Pearson

This Friday, September 17 (9 a.m.–4 p.m.), a portion of Southport Avenue, from Addison to Eddy, will be transformed into a green oasis as part of PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event in which people reimagine and repurpose public parking spaces. Participants ‘lease’ these parking spots (by feeding the meter) and turn them into temporary parks Read the Rest…

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