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The Fairhill Times
With the Fairhill School set for closure at the end of the school year, many children and teachers will find themselves in a totally new environment with new peers, new colleagues and new challenges.
For some students this closure caused transition will be a little bit easier, as they were going to be graduating from Fairhill…. Read More
The historic Fairhill Burial Ground held its fourth annual astronomy night on April 26, an event where children and adults from the neighborhood are encouraged to come out and join Astronomer Denise Vacca to take a look through the telescope and stare-gaze…. Read More
When protesters upset over the closing of the M.H. Stanton Elementary School blocked the intersection of Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue they endured jeers and shouts from motorists inconvenienced by the demonstration.
Police had blocked off the right side of Broad Street in order to give the protesters a safe place to demonstrate…. Read More
On the 3300 block of North 5th Street, there is a small but wondrous destination for people from across the city – the home of self-taught artist Dino Vazquez.
Vazquez moved into the neighborhood about twenty years ago as an immigrant from Puerto Rico…. Read More
East Coast Midways will be running a midway carnival in Fairhill at Somerset and Second streets through Sunday.
The Maine-based company travels up and down the East Coast between Philadelphia and Maine, giving percentages of proceeds to community organizations.
“We raise money for whatever organization is our committee for the week…. Read More
When Taller Puetrorriqueňo dismantles its current featured exhibit, which is a gallery of art pieces by Esperanza Cortes, the culture organization will launch what it is calling the Claiming Places Laboratory or “CP Lab.”
The CP Lab project will bring together Urban Planner and Architectural Researcher Ariel Vazquez and artist Mabel Negrete of the Counter Narrative Society to conduct an artistic and architectural investigation of the neighborhoods immediately surrounding Taller, located on North Fifth Street near Lehigh Avenue….. Read More
Fairhill community organization Village Arts and Humanities has teamed up with the Free Library of Philadelphia to provide residents with a free internet hot spot.
The seven-seat computer lab is located at Village Arts’ headquarters at 2544 Germantown Ave.
“The library rents out space in various areas and different community centers where they provide computer internet service for people who are not as fortunate enough to have that service available,” said Odell Foster, community intern at the Free Library…. Read More
Nelly Maldanado often stands outside of his clothing store on the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue and reminisces about a time not long ago when businesses up and down the corridor flourished.
Although Maldonado’s store, M.J Apparel, has seen steady business over the years, the corridor as a whole has fallen on hard times…. Read More
When Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn received the news that Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program wanted them to come to design a pair of large-scale projects, they immediately knew that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Koolhaas and Urhahn, also known as Haas & Hahn, are a Dutch artist team hired by the Mural Arts Program in September 2011 to help transform the city with art…. Read More
When Darlene Lomax-Garrett became co-principal of Fairhill Elementary School at 601 W. Somerset St. last year, it wasn’t her first time around. Earlier in her career she had joined the school’s faculty to fill in for a principal on leave, but the principal came back before she could make a serious impression…. Read More