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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 […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Passion is an essential element in the development of communities in Northwest Philadelphia. Each of these individuals brings their own skill set in an effort to build a stronger community. They strive to improve their communities by instilling stability within families, reinforcing positive attitudes for children and providing invaluable guidance for adolescents. Rich Drayton (pictured […]

 

Mount Airy: Tattoos With Church Support

Mount Airy: Tattoos With Church Support

A law in Philadelphia could have stopped Eric Perfect’s Kadillac Tattoo from opening across the street from Mount Airy Presbyterian Church. However, Perfect, with such a conglomeration of tattoos speckled across his body that it appears as only one, found support in the Church instead of opposition. Diversity is a significant feature of the community, […]

 

Mount Airy: Improvements for Lovett Library

Mount Airy: Improvements for Lovett Library

A decision was made to perform renovations on the Lovett Memorial Library in Mount Airy, and the public responded positively to the idea.  Joe Benford, the Chief of Extensions for the Free Library of Philadelphia estimates that with funding in place, the project could break ground in March of next year.  Benford said the plan […]

 

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Germantown Avenue: Five Places to Know

Renewing and reinventing theater, jazz and the corner cafe, Germantown Avenue businesses continue to play a role in the development of both Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy. Though it’s known as a historic district, the Avenue embraces cultural trends. It has turned into an area that houses tattoo parlors amongst colonial architecture, showcasing how diverse […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: The Joseph E. Coleman Library Closes For Repair

Northwest Philadelphia: The Joseph E. Coleman Library Closes For Repair

Sitting on the corner, at the intersection of Greene Street and Chelten Avenue, lies the Joseph E. Coleman library. Since January 25 of this year, the library has been closed due to electrical issues causing a lack of power and heat in the building. According to library officials, this is not the first time this […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Women Making A Difference

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Women Making A Difference

While the cliche might state “a good deed never goes unnoticed,” that doesn’t quite hold true for these five women you need to know. Collectively they’ve harnessed their skills and passions to give back to neighbors in their communities who are sometimes in need of a little help. These five woman normally play their parts […]

 Aaron Stevens & Christine Mattson

Mt. Airy: Houston Elementary Library Renovations Spark Community Outreach

Mt. Airy: Houston Elementary Library Renovations Spark Community Outreach

Henry H. Houston Elementary in Mount Airy weathered the Philadelphia School District budget crisis with help from the surrounding community. Despite the Philadelphia School District faces a $304 million budget gap this fiscal year, Houston Elementary has not only added several after school programs but also will open its newly renovated library full of donated […]

 Aaron Stevens & Christine Mattson

Mt. Airy: Houston Elementary Devises New Funding Plan

Mt. Airy: Houston Elementary Devises New Funding Plan

In lieu of the Philadelphia School District budget crisis, Houston Elementary in Mount Airy has created a different model for creating and funding various after school programs. With the decrease in funding from the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Schools have to learn to do without or get very creative in procuring their needs and materials. […]