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Northwest: Rediscovering The Past At Glen Fern

Northwest: Rediscovering The Past At Glen Fern

Glen Fern is the former property of wealthy and influential miller Thomas Livezey that dates back to 1747. In its day, the sprawling farmstead at the edge of the Wissahickon Creek featured one of the largest mills in the colonies. Unfortunately, the mill itself was torn down after being purchased by the city of Philadelphia […]

 

Germantown: Music For All Ages

Germantown: Music For All Ages

Often times activities are referred to as, “character builders.” Sports, more often then not, are noted for building character, if not revealing it. Going through the trials and tribulations of building anything with one’s hands is said to build character within people, as well. Students and instructors at Settlement Music School in Germantown, however, learned that building character and following […]

 

Germantown: Remembrance Of An Historical Battle

Germantown: Remembrance Of An Historical Battle

Every year, on the first Saturday of October, Germantown has one of its biggest events – a reenactment of the famous Battle of Germantown on the very grounds the battle took place 237 years ago. “It’s a huge event,” said education director of the Cliveden origination, Carolyn Wallace. “People come from all over the tri-state […]

 

Mt. Airy: Inside Majeki’s Stained Glass Works

Mt. Airy: Inside Majeki’s Stained Glass Works

In today’s world, it is easier than ever to get one’s name out there. Social media and other websites have given artists the ability push their names out there with only a click of their mouse. One local shop going against the grain in that regard is Majeki’s Stained Glass Works. The “Majeki” from the […]

 

Northwest: Enemies of the Wissahickon

Northwest: Enemies of the Wissahickon

William Penn believed that open, natural spaces worked positively on the mind as well as the body, providing respite from the chaotic pace of urban life as well as the unsanitary closeness of quarters. Today, more than 10 percent of the land within Philadelphia is park territory. Tucked inside the Northwest sits the 1,800-acre Wissahickon Valley […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Places to Know Along Germantown Avenue

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Places to Know Along Germantown Avenue

Germantown Avenue is one of Philadelphia’s oldest cobblestone streets. The charming strip stretches across Northwest Philadelphia from Chestnut Hill to Mount Airy. Once a route where trolleys ran, the avenue features unique shops, bars, restaurants and historical attractions. Featured below are five locations anyone should look into if they find themselves walking up or down […]

 

Northwest: Five Historic Sites You Didn’t Know on Germantown Avenue

Northwest: Five Historic Sites You Didn’t Know on Germantown Avenue

Every summer, tourists flock to Market and Fifth streets to visit the sights linked to our nation’s independence. Drive up Broad Street and hook a left at Germantown Avenue however, and one will follow a path of historic sites and structures that spans well beyond 1776. Northwest Philadelphia is filled with the metal blue markers […]

 

Mount Airy: What To Know

Mount Airy: What To Know

If Mount Airy was personified it would be the progressive girl seen in a street-style blog with light purple hair, an ethnically mysterious face, and a penchant for knowing where the best midnight snack food is located. People are enthralled by the area and the recent cultural revival. Business is booming in the neighborhood because […]

 

Wissahickon Valley Park: Trash to Treasure

Wissahickon Valley Park: Trash to Treasure

“I found a pregnancy test, not pregnant, which is the answer you want when you take a pregnancy test in the woods.” Bradley Maule has discovered some unusual trash while hiking through the Wissahickon Valley Park. Hiking has always been a pastime of his from growing up in the middle of wooded Pennsylvania. He moved […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Spring Clean Up for Wissahickon Valley Park

Chestnut Hill: Spring Clean Up for Wissahickon Valley Park

Winter 2013 to 2014 was one of Philadelphia’s roughest. Record breaking snow was the cause of many natural disasters including potholes, home damage and fallen trees. The Wissahickon Valley Park was especially affected with over 100 down trees and multiple broken paths. Now the Friends of the Wissahickon are beginning to clean up, but environmentalist […]