Don’t really know what Earth Day is all about? No problem. Earth day is a day dedicated to respecting the environment. While we should consider every day Earth Day, the official day to celebrate everything that makes the world great is Tuesday April 22nd! Whether you celebrate the day by helping planting trees, picking up trash or learning about sustainability there are plenty of ways to respect the environment for Earth Day.
5K Run for Clean Air
Date: Saturday April 19, 2014
Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Time: 9 am – 12 pm
Cost: $25- $35
Details: Run or Walk for the Earth at the 5k Run for Clean Air! Participate in the 3k (walk) or 5k (run) and don’t miss out on the Earth Day celebration afterwards.
Directions from TempleTown: Take the SEPTA 15 trolley towards 63rd and Girard from Girard and 16th avenue. Get off the trolley at 24th street and head west on S. College Ave toward N. 24th street. Turn left onto N. 24th street. Turn right onto Fairmount Ave. Turn left toward Art Museum Dr.
More details here.
Earth Day Week
Date: April 21st- 25th, 2014
Location: Navy Yard
Cost: Pay as you go
Details: Head to the Navy Yard for their Earth Day Week celebrations! Learn about and tour local sustainable businesses, get a sneak peek of the new park, and be sure to visit the Energy Awareness Festival! Check the Navy Yard’s website for a full schedule of events.
Directions from TempleTown: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line Subway starting at Cecil B. Moore to AT&T Station. Turn left onto Crescent Dr. Turn right onto S. 13th St. Turn right onto Intrepid Ave. Destination will be on the left.
More details here.
Campus Sustainability Week at Temple
Date: April 14th – 18th, 2014
Location: Temple University
Details: Campus Sustainability Week features a wide range of events and activities designed to foster a sustainable worldview on campus. These include two panel discussions, on financing energy resources and bike safety, respectively; a walking tour in which participants will learn how to identify edible and medicinal plants that grow on Main Campus; and a clothes swap.
Check out the full schedule of events here.
Did you miss our Open House last week? No worries, we have two more Open Houses coming up. And if you can’t make those, just give us a call and we’ll schedule a private tour for you! In fact, take a tour of The Modules the week of April 7th and we’ll give you a sweet TempleTown t-shirt!
Open House Dates:
Wednesday, April 23rd, 5pm to 7pm
Wednesday, May 7th, 1pm to 3pm
Monday, March 31st, 3pm to 6pm
Come take a tour of The Modules at TempleTown – A modern, sleek, and green apartment building featuring a roof deck, free wi-fi, and furnished and unfurnished 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, just 1 block from Temple’s campus!
Open House guests will enjoy:
Summer is approaching and most of us are likely thinking about getting in good shape. Balancing school, work, friends, and family may be hard, but it is important that we find the time to exercise. It is not only good for our physical health, but it is also a great tool for keeping calm and controlling stress levels! So here are some tips to approach getting fit on a tight budget:
Workout gear is surprisingly costly. If you want to look the part without investing money in workout gear, we’ve listed some great places for you to shop!
$9 yoga capris and $6 spandex shorts, need I say more?
Unfortunately there aren’t any Forever 21 stores nearby that are easy to travel to via public transportation, but it is about a 25 minute drive up I-95 N to the Franklin Mills location. Online ordering is also a convenient option if you do not have a car.
When it comes to work out gear, Target provides good quality and low price tags. Items are constantly going on sale, so keep your eyes peeled in the clearance section because you are likely to find a great deal!
The closest Target to Templetown is the location on 2701 Castor Avenue. It is only a 15 minute drive down I-95 N. And again, ordering online is also a convenient option if you do not have a car.
You can never go wrong with Marshall’s. They offer the same great quality at discount prices and have a large selection of athletic gear. Marshall’s can sometimes be a hit-or-miss, but when they are a hit, Marshall’s is the cheapest option out of the bunch.
The closest Marshall’s to Templetown is located on 1044 Market Street. To get there you will want to hop on the Broad Street Line going South, get off at City Hall, then take a short walk on over to Market Street.
Old Navy offers a wide selection of comfortable, affordable, and flattering pieces. (And is a great back-up plan if Marshall’s is a bust because it is within walking distance!) They are always running some kind of coupon or deal, so shop smart!
The closest Old Navy to Templetown is located on 1001 Market Street. To get there you will want to hop on the Broad Street Line going South, get off at City Hall, then take a short walk on over to Market Street.
Temple University offers free, unlimited gym access for students, so why not take advantage of it! All you have to do is show your student ID at the door. Temple has two fitness facilities: the Independence Blue Cross Recreation Center (IBC) and the Temple University Fitness facility, both which are free and accessible to students. They both offer state of the art equipment. Temple’s recreation centers also offer group fitness classes with a variety of choices ranging from hi/low aerobics and yoga to body toning and spinning. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. So you should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.
For more information visit: http://www.temple.edu/studentaffairs/campusrec/
College brings stress, time-constraints, and high costs upon students, which makes healthy choices extremely difficult. Fast food is cheaper and more readily available, especially because of the plethora of food trucks at our disposal. Eating out on campus may be convenient (no grocery shopping, no cooking, no washing dishes), but it’s also expensive. When you buy your own food, you can eat healthier at a lower cost. You might have to spend a little more time on your meals, but you can choose what you want to eat and build up your culinary skills. Here are some tips to eating healthy on a tight budget and time schedule:
Just coming back from a warm, sunny spring break vacation? It might be easy to get down about being back in the polar vortex, but these sweet treat and deals in the city should make the transition back into heavy coat weather a little easier.
The Baker’s Jar
Description: This new bakery will definitely cure any sweet tooth. Enjoy anything from a Happy Birthday Cake, Lemon Pie, or chocolate bread pudding all served in a mason jar (a perfect excuse to keep it all to yourself).
Directions from TempleTown: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line southbound toward Center City. Get off at the Lombard/South Street stop. Walk toward 625 S. 16th street.
More info: here
Lil Pop Shop
Description: Close your eyes and pretend you’re in the warm sun when you eat a Vanilla Bean Orange Blossom popsicle from Lil Pop Shop. With 17 flavors to choose from, it will be easy to pick out a sweet treat.
Directions from TempleTown: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line southbound toward Center City. Get off at the Lombard/South Street stop. Walk toward 534 S. 4th street.
More info: Here
Description: If you’re looking for something different to do that won’t break the bank, Daily Candy has you covered with events and activities around the city all for less than $10. Go to a Yoga class for $7, get a free skin care consultation with free samples, and when the weather finally warms up play a game of min golf at Franklin Square Park. Take a look at the list and see if there’s something that catches your eye.
More info: here
Not going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? No worries, neither are we. Have your own celebration here in Philly all the way up to Fat Tuesday.
Be safe and “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” (Let the good times roll)
Date: March 4, 2014
Time: 5 pm- 11 pm
Cost: Pay as you go
Description: Head to this “Southern-style street” bbq spot for your fix of Mardi Gras grub. Grab a bowl of the Andouille sausage and chicken gumbo and some King Cake, a classic New Orleans treat.
Directions from TempleTown: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line southbound to Center City. Get off on Lombard/South street. Walk west toward 15th street.
More info: More Information available at uwishunu.com
Date: March 3, 2014- March 6, 2014
Time: 4 pm – 2 am
Cost: Pay as you go
Description: Get a real taste of New Orleans and Mardi Gras with classic Bayou dishes like crawfish bisque, bbq shrimp, jambalaya, and a big steaming bowl of gumbo. Catahoula will have food and drink specials all week long so you can keep the festivities going after Fat Tuesday.
Directions from TempleTown: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line southbound toward Center City, and get off at Lombard/ South Street. Take 40 Bus from Broad and South street headed towards 2nd and Lombard. Walk to 775 Front Street.
More Info: More information at uwishunu.
City Tap House
Date: March 4
Time: 11 am – 10 pm
Cost: Pay as you go
Description: City Tap House tips its hat to the New Orleans celebration with a homemade Doughnut tasting. If you need anymore convincing, think about The Elvis - peanut butter with Neuski bacon and banana cream. If you want, stick around for a Fat-Tuesday themed quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes starting at 10 pm.
Directions from Temple Town: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line southbound toward Center City and get off at City Hall. At City Hall, transfer to the Market Frankford line going west and get off at 40th and Market Street. Walk west on 40th street toward Walnut. Make a right onto Walnut and walk to 3925 Walnut Street.
More Info: Here
World Cafe Live
Date: March 4
Time: 8 pm
Description: “This is the 30th annual Mardi Gras celebration for local band, The Wild Bohemians, atWorld Cafe Live. The band’s repertoire consists of any and all music from Louisiana, including Cajun, Zydeco, Dixieland, Mardi Gras Street Music, Jazz, R&B, and a specialty the Bohemians called Swamp Stomp.”
Directions from Temple Town: Take the SEPTA Broad Street Line southbound toward Center City and get off at Walnut/ Locust station. Walk to 1421 Sansom Street .
More info: More information at World Cafe Live
It’s only day two of Leasing Season and already our calendars are filling up with appointments for apartment tours!
If you would like to schedule a tour of The Modules, please call or email us to schedule a tour today! 215-232-3707 or email@example.com
The TempleTown office will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Please stay safe and alert during this time.
If you have a maintenance emergency, please call the TempleTown Emergency Maintenance Line at 610-755-8593. Leave a detailed voicemail message with your name, phone number, property address (make sure to include apartment number), and nature of the leak or maintenance emergency. We will be checking voicemails and responding to emergencies only. Non-emergencies should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preparing for Hurricane Sandy
What to do in the event of a leak
If during the storm your ceiling starts to leak, don’t panic. Leaks can happen if high winds blow off roofing material or if gutters and downspouts get blocked. If a leak forms in your ceiling, immediately move any personal belongings away from the leak and put down a bucket, trashcan, large pot, or other receptacle to catch the water and prevent damage.
You should then call the TempleTown Emergency Maintenance Line at 610-755-8593. Leave a detailed voicemail message with your name, phone number, property address (make sure to include apartment number), and nature of the leak or maintenance emergency. Unfortunately there is not much repair that can be done to a leak during an active storm. Once storm conditions have subsided, maintenance will be able to come out to make necessary repairs.
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Welcome back to school everyone! It’s the second week of class and by now you probably have your off campus apartment mostly set up with the essentials – bed, desk, dresser, TV, etc. Maybe you need a few more items to really personalize your space and make it your home. Maybe you still haven’t found the perfect poster or piece of art to put above your bed. Maybe you actually still don’t have a desk! In any case, here are a list of upcoming sales, great places to shop, and other tips to make decorating your off campus apartment easier and fun!
This one is a no-brainer. IKEA is a long popular shopping destination for college students looking for affordable furniture and home decor for their off campus apartment.
The closest IKEA is located in South Philly, only 5 miles away from Temple’s main campus. Last time we checked, if you don’t have a large car for transporting furniture, it costs $70 for IKEA to deliver a truck full of furniture.
Also, for a limited time only, students get 15% off in the Swedish Food Market with a purchase of $20 or more with student ID. Offer is valid til September 30, 2012.
Philadelphia Flea Markets has two big markets coming up this weekend.
The second Flea Market is on Saturday, September 8th around Eastern State Penitentiary, 9am to 5pm. Use 2201 Fairmount Avenue, 19130 for GPS directions.
We are pinning fools! You don’t need to have a Pinterest account or even understand how Pinterest works to enjoy our awesome inspiration boards such as Great Study Spaces, The Modules: Suggested Shopping List (Furnished), College Dorm & Apartment Decor Ideas, Cool Owl Things, and more!