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Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Olney: Home Buyers Seminar, Bop & Cha-Cha And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood. Bop & Cha-Cha: Monday, July 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Greater Olney Library – Community Meeting Room, (5501 N. Fifth St.) Stay and Play (Pre-school aged children and caregivers): Tuesday, July 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Greater Olney Library […]

 

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

Olney: This Week In The News – Alumni Soccer Reunion, Skydiving Seniors and more

In case you missed it, we found a few places where people are talking about things happening in Olney: Cardinal Dougherty and an Alumni Soccer Match Worth Watching – Steve Schmidt, 1985 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, helped organize a reunion soccer match to take place in Wildwood, New Jersey this Saturday (via The […]

 

Harrowgate: Outsiders Pitch In When Locals Don’t

Harrowgate: Outsiders Pitch In When Locals Don’t

Longtime community members fight for their neighborhood one block at a time in Harrowgate. Repelling drug dealers, moving addicts along and fighting opportunistic slumlords starts less with city-wide policy and more with in-person communication and leading by example. Local civic association leaders like Shannon Farrell and Jim Ridgway do it neighborhood-wide. But it’s the block captains […]

 

Amateur Sports: Roller Derby Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

Amateur Sports: Roller Derby Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

When reminiscing about the storied sports history of Philadelphia, roller derby isn’t exactly one of the first things that comes to mind. Despite its turbulent swings in popularity, the sport’s history in Philadelphia dates back almost 70 years. Philadelphia’s first roller derby team was founded before both the Flyers and 76ers were playing in the […]

 

West Oak Lane: Pop-up Shop And More Happening This Week

West Oak Lane: Pop-up Shop And More Happening This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Summer of Freedom – Free Library of Philadelphia Tour: Wednesday, July 12, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; West Oak Lane Library (2000 E. Washington Ln.) Dexter Moore’s Debut Jazz Release Celebration: […]

 

Olney: Open Mic Night And More Events This Week

Olney: Open Mic Night And More Events This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in Olney this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.   Movie Wednesday: Secret Life of Pets: Wednesday, July 12, 2-3 p.m. Greater Olney Library, (5501 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19120) Neighborhood Basketball: Wednesday, July 12, 4-6 p.m.  Olney Presbyterian Church Yard (5435 […]

 

Fairmount Park: Protecting the Water Supply

Fairmount Park: Protecting the Water Supply

One of the largest urban green spaces in the nation sits right here in the City of Brotherly Love. With more than 10,000 acres of parks, trails and trees, Fairmount Park wasn’t originally created to build recreation centers with playgrounds and pools. It was created to protect the city’s water supply. To begin to understand […]

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South Philadelphia: The City Unites over Soccer

South Philadelphia: The City Unites over Soccer

The city will host the second annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup , a 48-team regional, World Cup soccer-style tournament, this fall with the final match set to take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 11. In addition to a highly competitive soccer match taking place that day, there will also be a parade of nations, where each team […]

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Fairmount Park: Historic Homes Have Stories to Tell

Fairmount Park: Historic Homes Have Stories to Tell

The Charms of Fairmount Park are six historic houses with six different stories to tell. Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford are maintained as historic house museums. Some people have visited all of them while others have never heard of them. In recent years, fewer people are visiting the […]

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Juniata Park: Everybody Knows Rose Webster

Juniata Park: Everybody Knows Rose Webster

Rose Webster’s car transmission blew the other week. For most people waiting while the garage assessed the vehicle’s damage, the city’s public transit would have to suffice in the meantime. But Webster has customers, senior citizens from the neighborhood she shuttles to the doctor or the grocery store or wherever else they need. She counts […]